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Old 06-21-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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I will be moving from PA to CA in August.
For my first year, I would rent, then look for a house while I am out here.
any suggestions for a 2-3 bedroom house or apartment rental for $1500 or less a month ?
Looking for a low crime rating, does not need to be a prime area, but at least decent. within 30-45 mins of west hills, and preferably within an hour of santa monica beach. I am thinking the better areas of San Fernando, but I am not familiar enough yet. If I could get a single place, .vs. apartment complex, that would allow me to play the music I want. I am open to suggestions on any single place - house, 2nd floor over a business, converted barn, etc... last choice would be a 2+ bedroom apartment complex.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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I will be moving from PA to CA in August.
For my first year, I would rent, then look for a house while I am out here.
any suggestions for a 2-3 bedroom house or apartment rental for $1500 or less a month ?
Looking for a low crime rating, does not need to be a prime area, but at least decent. within 30-45 mins of west hills, and preferably within an hour of santa monica beach. I am thinking the better areas of San Fernando, but I am not familiar enough yet. If I could get a single place, .vs. apartment complex, that would allow me to play the music I want. I am open to suggestions on any single place - house, 2nd floor over a business, converted barn, etc... last choice would be a 2+ bedroom apartment complex.
I would consider Warner Center (a section of Woodland Hills)

When you say the better areas of San Fernando, I think you mean the better areas of San Fernando Valley. The city of San Fernando is in the northeast part of the valley and West Hills is in the southwest part.

Try Apartments for Rent - PadMapper Apartment Search for Oodle, Apartments.com, Kijiji, and Craigslist Apartments and type 91367 in the 'hop somewhere' field and that will get you close. Basically north of Burbank, east of Topanga, south of Victory, and west of Desoto


Edited to add...I see you wish to play music, I would look for a house instead and that is going to be tough on your budget, you may need to stretch your zone a little
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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I am in the same position as the OP. I have a question to add to it, though. What are the quality of these cheaper places going to be like? If I choose somewhere out in the SF Valley, what are the apartments/houses/townhouses out there typically like in that price range?
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:11 AM
 
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I am in the same position as the OP. I have a question to add to it, though. What are the quality of these cheaper places going to be like? If I choose somewhere out in the SF Valley, what are the apartments/houses/townhouses out there typically like in that price range?
It depends where. For instance, your money will tend to go farther in Northridge than in Sherman Oaks.

Keep in mind that parts of SFV are really quite bad. $1500/mo that OP cites is basically an impossible amount for rent in SFV 3 bd.

You might get an older home or townhome in a place like Sun Valley or Canoga Park, but then those are very unsafe areas.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Portland, other times LA
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Its a rule of thumb here in LA that the more you pay the safer, the better the neighborhood. There is no place in a great area where you will find a 2+ BR house for $1500 unless you dont mind commuting over an hour+. You could get a roommate and spring for an apartment together that will get you in a good neighborhood that doesnt have a terrible commute. John is right, the SFV has a lot of areas that are just as seedy as east/south/central LA
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Could I get a nice 3BR townhouse in a good neighborhood in the SF Valley for under 2000??
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