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Old 01-22-2012, 03:55 PM
Location: L.A.
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My sister lived in LB for years and thought it was much better than L.A.
Granted, she only lived in those big condominiums near Belmont Shore.

Some areas in LBC are cheap because they are either ghetto or they have those buildings where sex offenders live. Once my sister was looking for an apartment and went to a very cheap area and a woman pointed a building near and told her that convicted sex offenders lived there.

Search the zip code of the apartments you see listed and see how far and how many sex offenders live by.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by emilieee7780 View Post
I was surprised at the "low" cost of rent in Long Beach in comparison to other areas of LA county and was wondering if that was due to certain apartments being in unsafe areas. I'm from out-of-state and don't know much about the area but am considering transferring to Cal State Long Beach next year.
Well, if that will indeed happen and you do not have a car, then as others stated, stick to the area around CSULB, say a 3-4 mile radius.

If a little commute is not an issue and you want to live in a more vibrant and also noisier part, downtown area is where most of the action is. Some people like the lifestyle around downtown area better since it is more urban and energetic where the area around CSULB might seem more mellow, though more peaceful.
Housing cost will likely to be at the highest around Belmont Shores area, followed by Belmont Heights. Downtown should be cheaper but also the area around The Circle (North, West and North-West of CSULB is very nice and less expensive then BS/BH areas so it might be worth checking that area as that is where most of the students seem to live.

Good Luck.
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