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Old 01-26-2010, 03:03 AM
 
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hey. I am a 21-year-old female and I want to move to a city near LA. I don't want to exactly live in LA. I'd rather live near the coast. What is a good part of town/city to live in where I don't have to worry too much about my safety? I just want a simple studio/1 Bedroom apartment (decent) up to 1,500-2,000. I can't do the roommate thing, too. sorry if this post was confusing.

Emma
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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Will you be working? If so, you'll want to plan an easy commute. Otherwise, half your day will be spent in your car, and you'll never get to the beach.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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The working question is question #1. You don't want to commute a long distance. If you are basing your budget on the assumption that you will be getting a job, then I'd find the job FIRST; the economy is terrible and decent jobs can take a long time to find, and you're going to be facing stiff competition.

If you're independently wealthy and don't need to work then you have a lot of options. If that's the case, what kind of neighborhood do you want, other than safety? And when you say "near" LA, what does that mean? Do you mean near as in Santa Monica, which is technically not LA, is by the coast, is "near" LA, but is part of the metro area and is essentially the same thing as being in LA? Or do you mean "near" as in a smaller, non-urban area along the coast?
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Default I am self-employed

I work from my computer.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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You must be small.
At any rate, go to Santa Barbara. You won't regret it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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She could have a supercomputer. They have doors on them they're so big.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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How far away from LA do you want to live? (and what do you mean by "LA" - do you mean outside but near the LA metro area? Or do you mean somewhere like Malibu?) What kind of neighborhood or city do you want to live in? It's still too vague for us to give you any useful suggestions.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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I need to do some traveling to cities I guess to see for myself first - but I was thinking something like Venice...a safe area, cheap, easy to grasp and get into the swing of things without it being too drastic..
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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I need to do some traveling to cities I guess to see for myself first - but I was thinking something like Venice...a safe area, cheap, easy to grasp and get into the swing of things without it being too drastic..
venice is none of the above
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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New to the boards here but just wanted to say THANKS for all of the helpful info. Considering relocating to West Coast from East Coast and wondering about careers. Have had a booming real estate career for the past 14 years (mid six figures) but did a workshop at Fred Segal last year and loved it out there! Ready to make a change so any info on jobs, economy, etc would be great!
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