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Old 06-06-2012, 09:23 PM
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
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Hello, everyone!

I just got admitted to USC as a transfer student and I am THRILLED to attend! I've been in Los Angeles before, but only for a few days (in Burbank, actually). I'm originally from Seattle and went to east coast for my freshmen year of college. I'm not too worried about living in an urban environment; I'm actually quite used to it. I come from a low-income family and neighborhood, so I'm used to the gang or "hood" type of neighborhoods.

I've heard some negative things about the surrounding environment of USC, so then where is the "safest" and "affordable" place to live? I'll be bringing my car and will most likely work a part-time job. Right now, my parents will help me pay the rent and I'm hoping to find roommates. I want to find a place somewhat big (two rooms, two bathrooms) because it's possible more people or family might swing by and stay over. Also, a location where I can get to the campus easily (15-20min. distance is doable). Price range of $800-1500 is preferred, but $1500 is pushing it.

Any ideas or suggestions on areas to look at? Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:26 PM
Location: The Big Apple and Shytown and Miami and Dallas and Milwalkie and St Paul-Mineopolis n DCMV n WestBay
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I think Culver City/Palms is a good area to rent, especially if you live near the Culver city Metro Expo line and/or entrance to the 10 freeway. It may be a little out of 20 mins. There are many students who live in the area and popular with UCLA and Santa Monica Colleges because of cheaper rent. It is also closer to the beach. I guess there are many areas much closer and cheaper like in and around Downtown also in Koreatown or mid city..
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