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Old 01-15-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: phila
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I am a 30/single/ male moving to LA, I will be working in hollywood/ SM, where would be a good place to live for a guy like me? My price range is $2000-$2400/month. I prefer a 2 bedroom if that is doable, and I do have a small dog as well. I appreciate the advice in advance,

John
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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If you are working in Santa Monica, why not Santa Monica?
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I second Santa Monica. West Hollywood if you are a gay Russian because W.H is most Russian and gays.

Just kidding about you being gay though. But seriously, if you are working in SM you dont really want to live in the valley and deal with the commute.

If you are moving here from Philly for a new job, you MUST ask your new employer for recommendations on where to live as well.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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OP says they'll be working in "hollywood/ SM," which could mean they are working in more than one location or just somehwere between the two areas (which aren't adjacent), which covers a lot of territory (Santa Monica? Westwood? Century City? West Hollywood? Beverly Hills? Hollywood?). Until they clarify that, kind of hard to make suggestions. They could start looking at ads, and maybe contact a property management company (real estate offices dealing with rentals and working with both owners and renters) to see what they have in their inventory. The L.A. Times should have lots of ads, as should many Web sites.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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If I were 30 and single moving to LA, I'd opt for WeHo. Studio City is terrific, but to get a younger/single pulse on the area, West Hollywood would be great for your first few years here.

P.s. Most areas in WeHo aren't that "gay".

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West Hollywood if you are a gay Russian because W.H is most Russian and gays.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Out of the 3 choices I vote for West Hollywood. It's between Santa Monica and Hollywood and you'll find it's extremely dog friendly. The city has plenty of things to do day or night. Most places are at a comfortable walking distance (for your dog also). Plus I love the year round climate in WeHo. It can be in the 100s in Studio City/Sherman Oaks and it'll just be in the 80s in West Hollywood. Unless you like some heat during parts of the year of course.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: phila
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thanks for advice so far, I will clarify. I am opening a restaurant in SM and Hollywood, moving from Carlsbad, SAn Diego. So I will have to commute maybe daily from SM to Hollywood etc. Is $2300-$2500 doable for a nice place, in a nice area (as listed above) with two bedrooms? thanks

fyi- not gay, or russian
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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thanks for advice so far, I will clarify. I am opening a restaurant in SM and Hollywood, moving from Carlsbad, SAn Diego. So I will have to commute maybe daily from SM to Hollywood etc. Is $2300-$2500 doable for a nice place, in a nice area (as listed above) with two bedrooms? thanks

fyi- not gay, or russian
Yes that price is doable in nice areas for a 2 bd apartment somewhere between Hollywood and Santa Monica, including in both of those cities.

At that price range you won't have an issue. Just about anywhere in that area is nice. Since you are in So Cal, I recommend just driving around and seeing what you like.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: The OC
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West Hollywood is the place to be. I live here and love it; I find Studio City and Sherman Oaks too boring and family oriented and too quiet for me. West Hollywood is not all gay and Russian; plenty of straight people too; it's considered a very exclusive and upscale and "hot" and "happening" and very desirable place to live. Lots of single females live in WeHo. Weho is tiny; it's only like 2 miles long and Beverly Hills adjacent.

I hate driving into the Valley; I didn't come to L.A to live in the valley but in L.A proper.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Miracle Mile, CA
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West Hollywood is the place to be. I live here and love it; I find Studio City and Sherman Oaks too boring and family oriented and too quiet for me. West Hollywood is not all gay and Russian; plenty of straight people too; it's considered a very exclusive and upscale and "hot" and "happening" and very desirable place to live. Lots of single females live in WeHo. Weho is tiny; it's only like 2 miles long and Beverly Hills adjacent.

I hate driving into the Valley; I didn't come to L.A to live in the valley but in L.A proper.
Hate is a 4 letter word missy.
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