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Old 03-30-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Anyone on this list familiar with LA?
Are there any LA equivalents to Wash Park?
(centrally located, great schools, quiet, safe, walkable, great park, nice architecture, etc).
Los Feliz?
Parts of the Valley?
Venice?
Pasadena?
Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Public schools are going to be the issue -- MANY LA neighborhoods and areas offer fun shopping, walkability, etc., even more so than Wash Park. This, all assuming COL is not a concern to you.

However, as I recall, South Pasadena has very good schools. You can research on greatschools.org too.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I'd say the northern part of Santa Monica (north of Wilshire) and Brentwood but you're going to need some serious cash. A friend of mine is looking for a 4 bedroom house to rent there and he's planning on spending $10,000/month. The cheapest studios are probably $1500.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Not really any close neighborhood comparisons between Denver and LA. The only place in Denver that actually has a distinct LA vibe to it is Cherry Creek North which sort of like our version of Beverly Hills. Aurora reminds me a little bit of places like Torrance, northern Orange County. Pasadena sort of is like some of the old historic districts of Denver (think more City Park or Park Hill than Washington Park)... That's about all I can think of. LA as a whole is a very different vibe, a very different mindset than Denver.

I also disagree with your characterizations of Washington Park. Washington Park is not a very walkable neighborhood, in terms of walkability to basic daily necessities. Walkable in terms of taking a leisurely stroll, jogging through the park, yes, but it's fundamentally an old suburban neighborhood full of single family homes, not a walkable urban neighborhood. Also the schools it's assigned to in DPS are not particularly good.
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