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Old 07-10-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: New York
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I'm was born and raised in New York City and this is where I currently reside. I've visted Los Angeles a few times and now I want to move there. I was wondering if anyone could help me find a Los Angeles neighborhod to move to that will be "ideal" for me. I'm in my early twenties, I'm single, I love to shop, I want to move somewhere that's safe and affordable (I don't need a luxury apartment). The only language I speak is english. I really appreciate the help.

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm was born and raised in New York City and this is where I currently reside. I've visted Los Angeles a few times and now I want to move there. I was wondering if anyone could help me find a Los Angeles neighborhod to move to that will be "ideal" for me. I'm in my early twenties, I'm single, I love to shop, I want to move somewhere that's safe and affordable (I don't need a luxury apartment). The only language I speak is english. I really appreciate the help.
Where is your job located, or do you not have one yet? If you don't have a job, I think you had better stay where you are for awhile. What is your rent allowance like? Only speaking English will not be a problem nor will finding a place to shop. As for safe and affordable, again depending on what you consider affordable, I would suggest Eagle Rock, or Echo Park if you want to stay in Los Angeles. If you don't care about being right in the city, you may want to consider someplace like Pasadena. Of course you will need a car most likely.

NIta
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Look high and low and you can find something in The Fairfax district: easy, walkable commute to the Grove, Melrose, W.3rd and Beverly shopping and gastronomy corridors.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I live in Eagle Rock, and we absolutely love it. Although we are in the city, it has a great neighborhood feel. Some cute, funky shops, coffee houses and restaurants. Plus we've got Glendale on one side of us (2 malls), and Pasadena on the other side. So you would have tons of places to go within 10 minutes. We also have Occidental College, so lots of younger kids as well as families.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I live in Eagle Rock, and we absolutely love it. Although we are in the city, it has a great neighborhood feel. Some cute, funky shops, coffee houses and restaurants. Plus we've got Glendale on one side of us (2 malls), and Pasadena on the other side. So you would have tons of places to go within 10 minutes. We also have Occidental College, so lots of younger kids as well as families.
yep, I was born and raised in Eagle Rock (not really born there) and spent part of my teen years in Pasadena (San Rafael Hills) but graduated from Eagle Rock. It has always felt like a little city all its own.

Nita
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I definitely think that Eagle Rock was long underrated, but is now coming into its own. You just need to be careful and not stray too far into Highland Park or Glassell Park. Although both have some good streets, those neighborhoods are only slightly gentrified, with some gang activity. Especially as the OP is a single female... I have never felt unsafe in Eagle Rock, even going to the market at night alone.
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