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Old 01-23-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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If she is considering buying in that area, it is clear she doesn't understand Los Angeles enough to settle (buy) a neighborhood yet. If you can convince her to rent, you would be doing her a great favor.

Once she has been around the area for a while, she will understand better the area that will work for her.

The area she selected is not a good area, not at all.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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People don't live in areas like that unless they have to.

She should go talk to the cops at the front desk at LAPD's Southwest Station near MLK and Western. Have her ask them if they think she should live there.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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i am very familiar with that area. i know several people who have CHOSEN to buy in that area. i have a friend that lives around budlong and 65th. its a very nice street. mostly black folk, more hispanics coming in. my friend doesnt have a fence around her yard. she drives a luxury car. on either side of her are familes that have been in the area for decades. the neighbors watch out for eachother. we have had parties go on past midnight without incident. there are certain parts where its just old people, and thier visiting relatives.

i would invest in that area if i had the money. i would even live their myself if i didnt already own where i do. there are very nice older homes. where my friends like it is family oriented. and the gang problem is over blown hype. this is los angeles. most urban areas will have its share of gangs. but this area tho is NOT watts or athens or the projects. there are some suprisingly nice pockets of blocks there. even heading south down vermont south.

but it all varies block to block. going north towards budlong and slauson its a bit dicier. crossing western it might be a different feel.

best suggestion is for your cousin to come out and check the area.

i and my friends who live in the area approve.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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i am very familiar with that area. i know several people who have CHOSEN to buy in that area. i have a friend that lives around budlong and 65th. its a very nice street. mostly black folk, more hispanics coming in. my friend doesnt have a fence around her yard. she drives a luxury car. on either side of her are familes that have been in the area for decades. the neighbors watch out for eachother. we have had parties go on past midnight without incident. there are certain parts where its just old people, and thier visiting relatives.

i would invest in that area if i had the money. i would even live their myself if i didnt already own where i do. there are very nice older homes. where my friends like it is family oriented. and the gang problem is over blown hype. this is los angeles. most urban areas will have its share of gangs. but this area tho is NOT watts or athens or the projects. there are some suprisingly nice pockets of blocks there. even heading south down vermont south.

but it all varies block to block. going north towards budlong and slauson its a bit dicier. crossing western it might be a different feel.

best suggestion is for your cousin to come out and check the area.

i and my friends who live in the area approve.
I would agree with the "crossing Western" deal. Yes, from personal experience I will say that it has a different feel. I have walked 8th and 10th Avenues with nary a problem. It has been a while, and I know that Rollin' Sixties at one time claimed that area, but that area (zip code 90043) definitely has that homier feel (no opposite pun intended).
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: LA
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If I remember correctly thats a few blocks from the famous "florence and normandie" where reginald denny got pulled from his truck...

none the less...gang infested...

L.As bad areas may look suburban...but that doesnt mean there is no crime and no gangs...

All these threads on compton this and south central that...i feel like a broken record...because a lot of these so called hood areas...look like a typical decent working class neighborhood...even better then working class...especially west of main, but even compton has some really nice looking areas, but that doesnt mean that its not gang infested.

For example look up western and 111th...looks like a real nice neighborhood but its home to the 111 crips...
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Investors have been buying up the inner city neighborhoods for the last year or so, cash, gobble gobble. They will clean them up, rent them out and sell down the road when tha values are back up.
So there is value in town.

Here is the LAPD crime map if that helps you determine what level of criminal activity seems tolerable to you. Each person's subjective feeling about a neighborhood is their own. What I consider safe may not be what you think of as safe.

LAPD Crime Maps
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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an interesting article in todays paper...

Within South L.A.'s killing zone, a haven from violence - latimes.com

The visual cues in the area that has been spared bloodshed, which is situated within the Vermont Knolls neighborhood, speak volumes. Most streets are lined with modest but appealing single-family houses. Frontyards often have no fences, the lawns are green and well-maintained. On recent days, a man meticulously swept the grass clippings off the sidewalk and young children rode scooters and bicycles without a parent to be seen.

The area is home, he said, to a generally older group of residents. The predominance of single-family homes instead of apartments means a less densely packed population and less turnover. And many in the neighborhood own their homes and have had roots in the area for generations.

"People keep an eye out," he added, saying that residents have built close ties to the Los Angeles Police Department officers who patrol the area. Koonce, 64, recalled a neighbor who watched a suspicious-looking stranger knocking on doors a few weeks ago and called police when the person tried to break into a house.


i swear im not the author
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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How many Marines will she have guarding her house and escorting her around? I suggest no less than 4.
For real! The neighborhood is ghetto. South of Wilshire is GHETTO and very gangridden.

North of Wilshire/Vermont is a bit nicer, but not by much. There are buildings and blocks where there isn't any riff raff hanging outside clocking your comings and goings.

Either side will be police sirens and helicopters going EVERY night.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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For real! The neighborhood is ghetto. South of Wilshire is GHETTO and very gangridden.

North of Wilshire/Vermont is a bit nicer, but not by much. There are buildings and blocks where there isn't any riff raff hanging outside clocking your comings and goings.

Either side will be police sirens and helicopters going EVERY night.
Typo? Don't Vermont and Wilshire cross perpendicularly in Koreatown. What did you really mean then?
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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no, that poster is probably some sheltered wannabe rich girl/snob. if yo uare too afraid to go south of wilshire, or think everything south of wilshire is ghetto, then you got some serious eye opening (or growing up) to do.

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Typo? Don't Vermont and Wilshire cross perpendicularly in Koreatown. What did you really mean then?
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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Delete. Not worth it.

Take care.
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