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Old 01-19-2012, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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^^agreed and I really don't think Los Feliz is as hipster as every makes it out to be. I am not a hipster and the majority of people I pass on the streets are not either. Silverlake is hipsterville in my opinion.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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The Grove is it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Beverly Hills, Westwood, Santa Monica (near the beach), West Hollywood. I live in the Hollywood Hills, pretty secure and nice people.

Places to avoid: Downtown LA, East LA, South LA (completely ghetto), Compton, Long Beach (even tho some areas are nice), etc, etc, etc.
I was looking at Beverly hills , and the whole area seems good. Is there any place there to avoid?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I was looking at Beverly hills , and the whole area seems good. Is there any place there to avoid?
Century City.. As a car is necessary otherwise you'll be stranded..
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Gosh. Ummmm... Well, the wealthy areas in L.A. are Mid-City (especially Hancock Park area), Palisades, Brentwood, Venice, and Downtown (has a median income of $83,000- more then Beverly Hills). Echo Park and Silverlake are both safe, hip, and fun, but 'wealthy' they are not. Upper Middle Class, maybe? It's hard to put hipsters into socio-economic categories.

Outside of L.A., Santa Monica within a mile and a half of the beach, Malibu, and West Hollywood. The thing about Beverly Hills is that wealthy L.A. natives don't live there. People who have just moved to L.A., and wealthy immigrants who come from out of country, live there, because it is what is portrayed in TV as 'wealthy', and all they know about L.A. is from the TV. Also, downtown BevHills (The Golden Triangle) is a total tourist trap. When an L.A. native needs to do some high-end shopping, they mostly go to Century City, Robertson, or Melrose. Every store on Rodeo has at least one other store somewhere else in L.A. County. One store for the tourists, another for the locals.

Where do young people hang out? Personally, I hang out in Brentwood a lot, as that is where I live. Country Mart area, in particular, is where most of the wealthy high-schoolers go to chill. I always see people from my school there.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:59 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Gosh. Ummmm... Well, the wealthy areas in L.A. are Mid-City (especially Hancock Park area), Palisades, Brentwood, Venice, and Downtown (has a median income of $83,000- more then Beverly Hills). Echo Park and Silverlake are both safe, hip, and fun, but 'wealthy' they are not. Upper Middle Class, maybe? It's hard to put hipsters into socio-economic categories.

Outside of L.A., Santa Monica within a mile and a half of the beach, Malibu, and West Hollywood. The thing about Beverly Hills is that wealthy L.A. natives don't live there. People who have just moved to L.A., and wealthy immigrants who come from out of country, live there, because it is what is portrayed in TV as 'wealthy', and all they know about L.A. is from the TV. Also, downtown BevHills (The Golden Triangle) is a total tourist trap. When an L.A. native needs to do some high-end shopping, they mostly go to Century City, Robertson, or Melrose. Every store on Rodeo has at least one other store somewhere else in L.A. County. One store for the tourists, another for the locals.

Where do young people hang out? Personally, I hang out in Brentwood a lot, as that is where I live. Country Mart area, in particular, is where most of the wealthy high-schoolers go to chill. I always see people from my school there.
But an 80k median income isn't really all that wealthy..
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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But an 80k median income isn't really all that wealthy..
LOL. Do you just enjoy trollooooooo trolling these forums that much?

Median household income for Beverly Hills 2006-2010 - $83K

Beverly Hills (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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But an 80k median income isn't really all that wealthy..
No, it's not. But median incomes include the poor people living in the neighborhood as well as the rich people. Because of this, median incomes are never as high as one might think for a neighborhood. Anything above 75k would be viewed as wealthy if one walked down the street.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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If you want to live near the beach w/ younger people and a safe area..you might want to checkout the South Bay... Hermosa Beach ..Manhattan Beach areas.. it's more of a beach culture I think compared to Santa Monica / Malibu areas.

Of course Beverly Hills is nice..and no there aren't really any "bad" parts of Beverly Hills. It's actually it's own city , and they keep it very safe. Santa Monica is it's own city and very safe too (for the most part).

Also Culver City might be an area you might want to look at ...but probably not a place you'd need to live if money was no object.. But there's a good and growing food/nightlife scene there ,it's not too far from the beach (like 8 miles maybe)...?

The thing is L.A is a bad spread out city and (in my opinion) you aren't really experiencing "L.A" if you just stick to a wealthy/safe area and don't venture out to some of the other areas..that might not be super safe and they might even have *GASP* poor people living there!
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