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Old 07-13-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: South LA
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What's this area like? I found a couple housing listings, but they are pretty cheap compared to other areas of the westside that I've looked at... is the MM area safe? Maybe these are scams?
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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it's a really nice and happening neighborhood, although there are some crummy neighborhoods nearby. try to stay north of wilshire, but i you can't, avoid living south of olympic.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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In case you haven't noticed, BRinSM, south of Olympic is largely middle class (those who live in apartments), and upper middle class whites (those who live in homes). I'd hardly call a safe, desirable and sought-after (and surprisingly, well-integrated) area with numerous $800,000+ homes "crummy," but then again, that's just me. Sure, maybe the schools are a wreck, but isn't that typical of many nabes in this city?

The nabes south of Olympic and north of Pico, deserve far more credit than you giving them. Photos of such areas: prettyugly.: Strollin'
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Sawtelle District
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Miracle Mile is nice- you have LACMA (better then the Getty in terms of visiting exhibits in my opinion), the tarpits, El Rey Theater, among other great venues close by. South of Wilshire is still nice, great old homes and apartments. You have the Carthay neighborhood, Little Ethiopia, etc. I wouldn't consider it shady at all. You still have the issue of a lot of homeless on Wilshire that can spill over/ but this is one of the things you have to deal with when living in the city.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i'm not hating on the area, just going by my personal observations. there aren't nearly as many apatments once you get south of olympic, mostly single family homes. not only that, there's not much in the area (minus the very 'little ethiopa' on fairfax). usually when people are considering the miracle mile it's because they want city ammenities, which are mostly north of wilshire. with regards to my crummy neighborhoods comment, i meant closer to the 10 and along venice blvd. maybe crime is low (i have no idea), but a street filled with auto shops and run down apartment buildings is crummy in my book.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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It is a reasonable safe area to live in and is close to public transportation, museums, etc.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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he might have meant olypmic [east of western]. stark difference.

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In case you haven't noticed, BRinSM, south of Olympic is largely middle class (those who live in apartments), and upper middle class whites (those who live in homes). I'd hardly call a safe, desirable and sought-after (and surprisingly, well-integrated) area with numerous $800,000+ homes "crummy," but then again, that's just me. Sure, maybe the schools are a wreck, but isn't that typical of many nabes in this city?

The nabes south of Olympic and north of Pico, deserve far more credit than you giving them. Photos of such areas: prettyugly.: Strollin'
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:05 AM
 
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I lived in the Miracle Mile for 10 years and would have stayed had we had the money to buy a house there. It is VERY conveniently located, close to great entertainment, food and shopping, and I miss it badly.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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miracle mile is a great area - close to LACMA, shops, nightlife etc

great food in the area too
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: South LA
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Thanks for all of your help! We decided that even if we find something nice in MM, it's going to be too far of a commute for my husband to Venice. Back to the drawing board.
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