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Old 04-14-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Portland, other times LA
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there is no such thing as "cheap and safe" here in LA County. Those two words do not go hand in hand here
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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There is "affordable" and "mostly safe" like Palms.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Check out the West Torrance area near Redondo Beach. Myself and 2 roommates have a simple but nice/clean 3br in a small apartment complex about a mile from the beach in a safe area. We pay 1700/mo total.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Wow, I sure hope the OP hasn't been living on the street since he posted . . . 4 YEARS AGO!
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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HI I was looking for the same answers, I am wondering where you ended up find. My family is planning on moving out to the LA area next summer and we have 3 kids, therfore looking for cheap and safe!! Thanks for any help you can give!
Where will you be working? That is the number one thing to consider before anything else, along with how long of a commute you are willing to accept. Definition of "cheap" would help, too, along with minimum housing requirements (2 BR? 3?)
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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Me and a buddy are looking to move to LA or its surrounding area this October as a time frame...we need a 2 bedroom place, anything at or below 1400 a month, and absolutely in a safer area...we are not set with jobs yet but are trying to figure out the good places to live as job offers appear...if there is any place besides what is listed above, as extra reference, that could be listed here that would be great...thanks!

--Dan
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Acton
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Dan:
I highly recommend checking Craigslist daily. The best deals on apartments I've ever found in the LA area have come from Craigslist or just driving around the neighborhood I'm looking to live. I've seen basic 2-bedrooms in Brentwood for as low as $1300, although that was for a small place with no amenities. Still, Brentwood is a great walking neighborhood, close to lots of trendy and fun stuff, and super safe. You should also be able to find something in the San Fernando Valley at that price. Van Nuys is pretty cheap, but there are some bad and ugly areas of Van Nuys. Would you rather live in a nicer apartment in a less desirable neighborhood, or a shabbier apartment in a more desirable area?
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Me and a buddy are looking to move to LA

we are not set with jobs yet
Maybe you could become an English teacher.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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Dan:
I highly recommend checking Craigslist daily. The best deals on apartments I've ever found in the LA area have come from Craigslist or just driving around the neighborhood I'm looking to live. I've seen basic 2-bedrooms in Brentwood for as low as $1300, although that was for a small place with no amenities. Still, Brentwood is a great walking neighborhood, close to lots of trendy and fun stuff, and super safe. You should also be able to find something in the San Fernando Valley at that price. Van Nuys is pretty cheap, but there are some bad and ugly areas of Van Nuys. Would you rather live in a nicer apartment in a less desirable neighborhood, or a shabbier apartment in a more desirable area?
Thanks for the post back! We would rather suffer with the quality of the place to get in a nicer neighborhood. Our price limit is pretty solid for the first year but after that it most likely will be able to rise. Just for this year, we are kind of limited since the costs of moving across the country. Any other areas by chance? I am compiling a list to scour craigslist with.


Charles, I'll make sure to look into that when I get to LA...I hear teaching jobs pay extremely well...
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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I am also thinking of moving to L.A, from New Zealand where rent is at the most affordable price of $120p/w before rates. I am moving over with my baby and my partner to come live the american lifestyle but not sure how america rolls though but we have applied for green cards and just looking to pursue a dance career, my partner wants to pursue a make up artistry career so we are looking around at whats out there is Cali. Can anyone help me on where to find affordable living, where its close to dance studios, and dance opportunities but still able to live, work and play for a family etc?

Last edited by NZDancer278; 10-09-2011 at 07:43 PM.. Reason: missed some aspect of why we want to move to L.A
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