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Old 05-21-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Potential relocation to L.A. coming up, offices are in Century City area. We've got two very young kids and want to keep the commute time to as short as we can get while still being in a safe, nice, family-friendly neighborhood with good schools.

While we're not multi-millionaires, we are very fortunate to be able to live in what might be considered more expensive areas.

Neither my wife nor I know very much about L.A. neighborhoods, so any advice is most welcome.

Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Potential relocation to L.A. coming up, offices are in Century City area. We've got two very young kids and want to keep the commute time to as short as we can get while still being in a safe, nice, family-friendly neighborhood with good schools.

While we're not multi-millionaires, we are very fortunate to be able to live in what might be considered more expensive areas.

Neither my wife nor I know very much about L.A. neighborhoods, so any advice is most welcome.

Thanks!
Culver City. 99% of neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles aren't family friendly.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:06 AM
 
Location: USA
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Are you planning on renting first and buying a house later?
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Culver City. 99% of neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles aren't family friendly.
Culver City seconded.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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While we're not multi-millionaires, we are very fortunate to be able to live in what might be considered more expensive areas.
Well, why not look into Beverly Hills? Its right next door.

I did a quick search and found 48 homes between $1 Million-$1.5 Million, which is a pretty common price range for people in CA who 'are very fortunate to be able to live in what might be considered more expensive areas'

Crime is low, schools are good, small town feel despite being surrounded by gazillionaires and celebs.

On second thought, I dont know if Id want my kids surrounded by too much vapidity? Maybe Culver City is a better place after all.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Well, why not look into Beverly Hills? Its right next door.

I did a quick search and found 48 homes between $1 Million-$1.5 Million, which is a pretty common price range for people in CA who 'are very fortunate to be able to live in what might be considered more expensive areas'

Crime is low, schools are good, small town feel despite being surrounded by gazillionaires and celebs.

On second thought, I dont know if Id want my kids surrounded by too much vapidity? Maybe Culver City is a better place after all.
The level of crime in Beverly Hills is slightly higher than in Culver City (although both are pretty low crime areas). BH doesn't have a "small town feel" anymore. The schools are pretty good, though (Culver City schools are decent, not great- OTOH the schools in the areas within LA city limits around both, particularly those between BH and CC, are really awful)

Either one's fine but BH has more conspicuous consumption.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:12 AM
 
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"West LA" and "South Westwood" are good and close to Century City. Think intersections like Veteran and Olympic and the areas immediately north and south of it.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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As someone who grew up in Beverly Hills, I am totally offended by the "too much vapidity" comment. Ridiculous and posted by someone with little to no experience in Beverly Hills. You will be putting your kids in, quite possibly, one of the best public school systems in the country. I was fortunate to attend private school in Beverly Hills also and I can attest to the superior education your kids would receive in one of those institutions, should you choose to go that route.

You could not do any better "commute" wise (I mean really, there wouldn't be much of a commute at all) and you'd be living in a beautiful, safe, centrally located part of town.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Default Thank you!

What great and quick replies!

Thanks everyone for your thoughtfulness. You have given me some fantastic starting points. As a complete newbie, I need the help.

Keep 'em coming, of course.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Potential relocation to L.A. coming up, offices are in Century City area. We've got two very young kids and want to keep the commute time to as short as we can get while still being in a safe, nice, family-friendly neighborhood with good schools.

While we're not multi-millionaires, we are very fortunate to be able to live in what might be considered more expensive areas.

Neither my wife nor I know very much about L.A. neighborhoods, so any advice is most welcome.

Thanks!
What is your budget? Knowing this will make this 69 times easier.
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