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Old 12-23-2009, 04:25 AM
 
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I agree with Uptown Urbanist. You won't be able to get all that in a good area for $1500/month. Since you are single, I'd look for a smaller place in a better neighborhood.

Santa Monica is great but you should also check out Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and that area.

However, if you like more artistic things, I'd check out the mid-Wilshire area. There are a lot of great high-end condos on Wilshire Blvd. plus you are closer to LACMA and a lot of the "arts" events and venues.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Venice.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: LA
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So I have been reading about LA for sometime. I have done alot of research online and have spent a week there. I am going again for a 1 month stay in FeB 2010 to check it out more in depth. I want to leave MI- people are boring and depressing and everybody knows each other. Same faces at every bar, lounge and restaurant. And the weather sucks.

About me:

I'm 29 Single, I work from home. I have a online business so I can work anywhere in the country. It makes me 80K-130K a year. I will also have $150K saved up. I will possibility invest in some businesses if something sounds good. I am a business man. I have been self employed since 16 and dropped out of high school.

I love great weather and working out such as jogging and biking on the beach. I love beautiful women and hitting the bar once or twice a week. I love to drive nice cars and motorcycles. I take care of my self and thinking if I am going to be living there I might as well do some auditions for rolls. ( You never know!!)

I'm thinking about santa monica or somewhere nice like that by the beach.

Any recommendations?

I want to spend $1500-$3000/month all I need is a 2 bedroom and 2 baths. apt or condo to rent. Some where to park a car maybe attached garage or a motorcycle if I purchase another one out there.

What do you guys think? Please any advise would help. Looking to do this soon. Also I have no friends out there. Only a high school friend that is married that I am not too close with.
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Glad you are considering LA. It is a great place to be. You can be in any type of environment within 1-2 hours (beach, mountains, desert).
Shopping is terrific. Food is varied and abundant. Architecture is varied. The housing stock is marvelous; newish and older properties. Entertainment is abundant.

There are 2 br rentals in Santa Monica in your price range. They wont be drop dead gorgeous but ok. Parking garage is another matter but we could look happily.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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This guy is setting himself up for disaster. I hope he doesn't think that just by starting to take some acting lessons he is immediately going to get some gig.

The $150k in savings will be gone in less than a year if you are not working at all.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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The $150k in savings will be gone in less than a year if you are not working at all.
maybe if he's a coke head, which i highly doubt. my take home income is under $50k annually and I manage just fine and live near the beach.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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lol , I am not a coke head. No I have 150K saved and make 100K a year average working on the computer from home. I want o take acting classes on the side. I know it's a long shot in the acting business and can take 10-20 year to catch something and 1 in a million it might happen. I already know that. Just figured if im living out there I might as well try and hope for something. Also I do not mind going down to a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath if possible to live somewhere better and newer. I defintley prefer somehting built in 2000 and up. Is this possible? Or something remodeled at least?
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I know you mentioned wanting to be near the beach, but you should also consider the mid city area (e.g. Fairfax District, Miracle Mile, West Hollywood, Hollywood, etc.). This is perhaps the hippest and most urban trendy area of the LA with lots of young, single, professionals, great clubs, restaurants, cafe scene, coffee shops, shopping galore, etc. This is generally the area between Doheny to the west, Highland to the east, Sunset to the north and Wilshire to the south. This area is also a good central location for those pursuing acting gigs.

As for areas near the beach you should also consider Marina del Rey and Playa Vista, both of which of have newer apartment communities.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Thank you, That is a a great help.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Argentina
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lol , I am not a coke head. No I have 150K saved and make 100K a year average working on the computer from home. I want o take acting classes on the side. I know it's a long shot in the acting business and can take 10-20 year to catch something and 1 in a million it might happen. I already know that. Just figured if im living out there I might as well try and hope for something. Also I do not mind going down to a 1 bedroom 1.5 bath if possible to live somewhere better and newer. I defintley prefer somehting built in 2000 and up. Is this possible? Or something remodeled at least?
Hi I`m moving to LA in January, in my case from Argentina. I`m probably going to end up living in Miracle Mile, because it`s seems a nice place and it is within walking distance from my job. That is the reason why I rented a furnished apartment for some weeks: I want to know if I like the vibe of the place, and to visit in person several options for a long term lease. If I don`t like it, no harm done, and I`ll know I`ll have to look in an enterily different direction... The same can happen to you...

Some of my friends recommended me craiglist/ Apartments for Rent | An Apartment Finder & Guide for Rentals - ForRent.com HotPads - Map Search for Real Estate, Apartments & Houses for Rent, Foreclosures and Homes for Sale as tools to find a place I could like. I generally put the addresses I like in a google map, and then, I choose the option that allows you to see satellite images of what the neighbourhood is really like. There are options that show grocery stores and gyms in each area, too.

I hope that helped

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Ps: By the way, if I could work from my home, I`d live either in _Marina del Rey or in Venice.
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