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Old 03-08-2009, 09:53 PM
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We will be moving to LA at the end of the coming summer. (We=myself (34), my wife, and our 2 year old son). I will be working for a law firm in Downtown LA. A lot of people who have families at my firm live in the South Pasadena, La Canada, La Crescenta area. The problem I have is that my extended family all live in Orange County (Irvine and Tustin) and I would like my wife and son to be able to take advantage of having family close by (since I will likely be working long hours). So I am looking at possibly moving to South Eastern LA county. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions about which communities to avoid or even better, maybe some "hidden" gems? I would prefer to drive to work, but I am willing to use reliable public transportation. I have a friend from the area who suggest the Los Altos area of Long Beach. Any thoughts on that idea? Would the commute be a nightmare from there? He says the 710 isn't bad, but he hasn't made that commute before. Right now I am looking at spending around $2500 for rent, but might be interested in buying if the right opportunity came around. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:03 PM
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East Long Beach (which includes Los Altos) is very nice. Also look at El Dorado Park and Park Estates. Belmont Park is a great place as well and is walkable to shops, restaraunts, etc. if you value that sort of thing. Los Altos is more in the $2,500 range for 3 bedrooms. In the other areas I mentioned it will be closer to $3,500.

commuting is painful in socal but if you're working long hours that commute won't be too bad.
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