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Old 04-24-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I live in San Francisco now. If I were ever to relocate to Los Angeles, I would like to live in Koreatown or Hollywood and take the metro to downtown. Driving is not my thing even though I have a car. It's so cool to get around SF most of the weekend without a car and like to approximate that experience here.

What is a typical rental price range for a two-bedroom apartment with middle-class amenities including a fridge and within half a mile walking distance from a metro station in Koreatown/Hollywood? What areas specifically are close to reataurants/grocery stores?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I live in San Francisco now. If I were ever to relocate to Los Angeles, I would like to live in Koreatown or Hollywood and take the metro to downtown. Driving is not my thing even though I have a car. It's so cool to get around SF most of the weekend without a car and like to approximarte that experience here.

What is a typical rental price range for a two-bedroom apartment with middle-class amenities including a fridge and within half a mile walking distance from a metro station in Koreatown/Hollywood? What areas specifically are close to reataurants/grocery stores?
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Looks like about 2 grand. I live in a 1-bedroom in Hollywood and am .5 miles from two Red Line stops (Vine and Highland). Trader Joes and Fresh and Easy are very close.

If you are looking for something cheaper check out Hollywood/Western. Close to Ralphs, next to the subway - a little grimier but still fairly safe.

I don't know much about Koreatown but I believe it is pretty comparable (maybe a little cheaper?)

Oh and my wife and I share a car which she uses for work (required for her job). So I am without a car from about 7am to 7pm - it has never been an issue. Weekends we almost never use our car unless it is to go to Malibu or out of town.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I also do the shared car arrangement with family. I take the train to work while my family member takes the car during the daytime. Two people for one car. It is usually not an issue and is great for our budget!
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I also do the shared car arrangement with family. I take the train to work while my family member takes the car during the daytime. Two people for one car. It is usually not an issue and is great for our budget!
LA is a great city for owning one car for the family. Most things are pretty accessible via PT but there are others such as Griffith Park and Malibu Beach/Canyon that require a car to get to.

Another option is to have a Zip Car account - they just opened their new office down the street from my apartment and seem to be rapidly expanding. I even saw a Zip Car pick up truck the other day - I had never seen a Zip Car truck before here or in Boston where I lived previously.
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