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Old 06-07-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Moving to LA in September from the MI. Taking an EMT course at UCLA. Got about 17 grand to my name, a paid off car but have yet to find employment in the Westwood area. Not too proud to bus tables or flip burgers until I find a spot on a dept. also I have experience as a security guard. Currently a national resource wildland firefighter w experience on a city dept. where should I live? Is Brentwood a decent area? Any suggestions? looking for something around $800 900. Also how close is Westwood to the Venice beach?
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Generally, it gets cheaper as you head away from the coast, so you might want to consider areas that are east of UCLA, rather than west. Also be aware that school starts on September 24th, and the closer that you get to that date, the worse the competition is going to be for available places to live near campus - especially the affordable ones.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Yeah that's not a bad idea. I've done some looking around for an apartment online but it's hard to tell whether or not you're getting scammed. It might look and sound great online but be a complete dump when I show up! I've seen some inexpensive studios and appts. In Korea town which I think is near by? But I'm assuming Korea town is not a place I wanna live?
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Westwood or Brentwood would be pretty expensive though you might find roommate rentals around Venice or Westwood or other nearby areas for around $600-800 a month, as well as some bachelor apts which are basically a small studio with maybe a hot plate if you're lucky. Koreatown does seem to have a lot of studios for around $600 to $800, and if you're used to city life you could probably live there without freaking out too much. You could hop on the 720 rapid bus to UCLA but it's a really long ride, probably an hour.

Palms is south of UCLA and might be ok, it's cheaper but supposed to be kind of seedy but doable. Culver City maybe too for rentals? Can hop on the Culver City 6 or R6 buses to Westwood.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Why'd you create another thread about moving from MI to LA just so you could add 'crappy' to the title?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Why'd you create another thread about moving from MI to LA just so you could add 'crappy' to the title?
Exactly!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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hey, he's allowed to add "crappy"!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Gold! Eureka! All my troubles will be cured!
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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well, if that's the case, then maybe I'll start making multiple threads about the same thing too, hell let's all make multiple threads about the same thing and just add some wording to the titles
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:51 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Moving to LA in September from the MI. Taking an EMT course at UCLA. Got about 17 grand to my name, a paid off car but have yet to find employment in the Westwood area. Not too proud to bus tables or flip burgers until I find a spot on a dept. also I have experience as a security guard. Currently a national resource wildland firefighter w experience on a city dept. where should I live? Is Brentwood a decent area? Any suggestions? looking for something around $800 900. Also how close is Westwood to the Venice beach?
Hello. Just out of curiosity, what brought you to L.A.? I'm curious because I really don't like living here and I'd rather be living in the Midwest.
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