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Old 12-27-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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i just L'ed OL!!! 560 will get you a studio in the worst part of town. maybe a bedroom in a home. in SFS/Whittier/Dwny a 2 bed apt would probably be 1200 to 1500.

Spacious 2 bed 2 bath Apt ready for move in (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2756201665.html - broken link)

Walk-In Pantry * Walk-in Closet* Central Heating and A/C (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2766628006.html - broken link)

next is a house in SFS.
2 bd room 1 bath (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2762439279.html - broken link)

pico rivera
Pico Rivera 2 BR Home (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/apa/2771279219.html - broken link)

Downey
8634 E. 5th St. #B (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2756643337.html - broken link)

SATURN APARTMENTS IS NOW RENTING SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM IN DOWNEY (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2770153458.html - broken link)




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Yes my name is Roberto and I am from México working as a Software Engineer in Indiana, so 100% bilingual English-Spanish

How much are the rents in those towns? I know much more expensive than Indiana but the salaries are much higher of course.

I currently pay $560 for a 2 bedroom apartment with kitchen, washer/dryer, living room and one full bathroom in a quiet and nice area.

I have a friend that lives in Aliso Viejo, CA and she pays $2,000. (She's also a Software Engineer).

Thanks everyone !!
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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I am not a night life lover but I ocasionally like to go to bars and restaurants on the weekends.

Are there any single women on those towns?

I am more into exercising in the gym and outdoor activities if possible. Is this what you would call "low density"? I am not familiar with that term.

There's not much to do in Indiana on winter except going to the gym IF we are not having snow storms
With a good job and in decent physical shape, you'll do just fine in Whittier, Downey, etc. Lots of attractive single women...mostly Latina.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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oh, i meant low density in terms of population. the higher the density, the more crowded it is. in terms of going out, whittier has a nice nightlife scene. and you wouldnt be too far from pasadena or downtown LA either. there are gyms and outdoor activities in most of these parts of town. being in whittier will put you close to whittier narrows park. its huge! good luck.

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I am not a night life lover but I ocasionally like to go to bars and restaurants on the weekends.

Are there any single women on those towns?

I am more into exercising in the gym and outdoor activities if possible. Is this what you would call "low density"? I am not familiar with that term.

There's not much to do in Indiana on winter except going to the gym IF we are not having snow storms
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Bien, Roberto - and you know the language better than me -I am sure my grammar was off in my post!.

The One is right - you will need at least $1200/mo for a 2 bedroom in the area although you might get away with $1000 if you don't mind living in a less desirable locale. Studios are going to run you from $700 - $900 on the LOW end.

Whitter and La Mirada are ok - the very nice areas are pricy - but you can find decent rents in those two in OK areas. You might also look at La Habra. It is just over the line in Orange County but has good access to SFS via Imperial or Rosecrans. If you live in Whitter - you can take the 605 Freeway to SFS but you could also commute ok via surface streets - especially if you live east of Colima Road. If you are in La Habra - any freeway you use to get to SFS will take you longer then surface streets no matter what hour you are traveling. La Habra is somewhat in the center of an island bounded by freeways - and those freeways are all 6 or 7 miles away. However - you can get to SFS from La Habra in less then 30 mins easily.

I would stay away from Pico Rivera and Norwalk. Norwalk is not bad - but has more rough edges then the three I mentioned above. It will be OK if you have to live there - but look at others first. Pico Rivera has a reputation for gang violence - and if you are a Latino + a newcomer to the area - I cannot in good conscience reccommend PR. I am sure i WILL get many attacks for this - but that is OK because you can take what I say and what they say and come to the best decision for YOU!

Good luck, and welcome to the Gateway cities (or as I call it - the Greater Whittier Area)!

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Yes my name is Roberto and I am from México working as a Software Engineer in Indiana, so 100% bilingual English-Spanish

How much are the rents in those towns? I know much more expensive than Indiana but the salaries are much higher of course.

I currently pay $560 for a 2 bedroom apartment with kitchen, washer/dryer, living room and one full bathroom in a quiet and nice area.

I have a friend that lives in Aliso Viejo, CA and she pays $2,000. (She's also a Software Engineer).

Thanks everyone !!
You know.. these boards have a tendency to assume you're a White middle-aged person if in doubt.. a few years ago when I wanted to live in the Rosemead-Alhambra-MP area, people urged me to stay away until I revealed I'm a young Chinese guy..
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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You know.. these boards have a tendency to assume you're a White middle-aged person if in doubt.. a few years ago when I wanted to live in the Rosemead-Alhambra-MP area, people urged me to stay away until I revealed I'm a young Chinese guy..
Yeah, and while it ultimately shouldn't matter, the fact is many areas (including the non-industrial parts of SFS) are PERFECTLY FINE.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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i just L'ed OL!!! 560 will get you a studio in the worst part of town. maybe a bedroom in a home. in SFS/Whittier/Dwny a 2 bed apt would probably be 1200 to 1500.

Spacious 2 bed 2 bath Apt ready for move in (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2756201665.html - broken link)

Walk-In Pantry * Walk-in Closet* Central Heating and A/C (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2766628006.html - broken link)

next is a house in SFS.
2 bd room 1 bath (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2762439279.html - broken link)

pico rivera
Pico Rivera 2 BR Home (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/apa/2771279219.html - broken link)

Downey
8634 E. 5th St. #B (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2756643337.html - broken link)

SATURN APARTMENTS IS NOW RENTING SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM IN DOWNEY (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/apa/2770153458.html - broken link)
hahaha I knew you were going to be amazed but as I said the cost of living is much cheaper in Indiana than in California.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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I have been reading that most of these towns are pretty close to Los Angeles.

I for sure would not like to live in LA that has a huge population (more than 3 million ).

Is the traffic and population in these towns expected to be equal or similar to LA?

Or even though they are very close to LA they are considered separate towns?

Thanks
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I have been reading that most of these towns are pretty close to Los Angeles.

I for sure would not like to live in LA that has a huge population (more than 3 million ).

Is the traffic and population in these towns expected to be equal or similar to LA?

Or even though they are very close to LA they are considered separate towns?

Thanks
It's one big giant sprawl thing. 18 million people give or take. Only 12 million if you are just talking urbanized LA/OC.

SFS is smack dab in the middle of it, so yeah it's city.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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It's one big giant sprawl thing. 18 million people give or take. Only 12 million if you are just talking urbanized LA/OC.

SFS is smack dab in the middle of it, so yeah it's city.
mmm that's disappointing. Seems like I should look somewhere else to live.

Looks like I will be dealing with all the noise from heavy traffic, people, etc. even if I live in any of those small towns.

Not the best place to live for someone like me who practices daily yoga and meditation and who is looking for a quiet place to live.
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