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Old 03-09-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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hi

i am currently living in germany but intend to move to L.A. to get married to my boyfriend (we have a daughter of 3 yrs.).

he lives in lawndale right now where he also works.

we are going to move to a 3+ bedroom apartment and am looking for areaas to consider. it shouldnt be too far from lawndale, but since i am not very happy with the environment in lawndale, i would like to move to another city.

which cities can you recommand? i prefer the beach (though the beach area seems really expensive) or a more "natural" environment yet able to get to work in lawndale within a reasonable time also safety is very important for us since we have a young daughter. our background is african-american/german.

any suggestions?

thank you so much in advance!
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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This is an easy to use tool which maps craigslist rentals on google maps

HousingMaps

also check out School Performance Maps
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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There's really no such thing as a 3+ bedroom apartment here. If you want more than three bedrooms, you have to rent a house. If you want only three bedrooms, your apartment options will be VERY limited, as they aren't many of those either. LA is unlike other cities where families live in apartments their whole lives, so developers don't construct apartments with space for expanding families in mind. Is there some reason you think you need that much space for a couple and a small child?
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Let's also begin with your budget. What can you cover in monthly rent?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:20 AM
 
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Hello and sorry that I didn't write earlier! I haven't gotten a notification

Thank you for the school and housing maps!

After reconsidering we decided we would be OK with 2 bedrooms. Especially since our budget is limited to 1.500,-/month.

After checking the traffic there aren't too many areas left to be considered. We fell in love with Palo Verde, Redondo or Hermosa Beach are interesting too. Is there any other area you could recommand?

For me, the most important issue is good pre/schooling for our child and a "safe" neighbourhood.

Hope to hear from you again
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, California
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Check out the mass of apartments in the West Torrance area of Anza Ave, Emerald Ave, Spencer Street. Also the South Redondo area along Prospect Ave. North Redondo also has apartments you can rent in that price range. All are very safe and family friendly. I don't recommend Lawndale at all.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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Where did you end up, and in what type of housing? Did it work well for you?
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