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Old 06-12-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I am 99.9% sure that this topic has been covered before, and I apologize if it's one that's been discussed billions of times. I searched and found nothing, and even when I typed in my original topic of "Safest & Least Expensive places to live" it auto fed me links to threads in NYC & Atlanta, not here.

So I know there is no magical area of LA/Hollywood where you can live in a relatively nice & safe area on a budget of say 3-4,000 per month. But in your experience what is the safest & cheapest place to live in the area?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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Alright, googled my question and found this thread.

Any other replies would be greatly appreciated though, this thread is a few years old (still a lot of good stuff in it)
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Making 3-4k per month, you should be fine just about anywhere that isn't the Hollywood Hills. If it is just you, I would look into finding a roommate so you can save a little money. If you have a family or are looking for something larger than an apartment, then there probably isn't a lot that will be affordable enough for you.

As far as safety, that really depends - there are some people that wouldn't consider any of Hollywood safe enough, while others (such as me) would live just about anywhere in the neighborhood save for a few blocks.

Generally (and I mean generally), one of the safer areas is bounded by Highland, Franklin, Bronson and Santa Monica.

Anything west of Highland, even all the way down Melrose and Beverly is pretty safe.

Another area that is pretty safe is north of Hollywood Blvd and east of the 101.

That being said, there are plenty of places outside those parameters that are perfectly safe as well - in LA things can really vary block to block.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Thanks a lot munchitup, I appreciate it. It'll be my wife and I and an apartment is just fine when/if we decide to make the move. We do have pets so we'd look for a place that would allow for that.
Just to be clear, because I've always had it in my head that living in the LA area would be super expensive, when I am talking about 3-4,000 I don't mean that I have that for rent, I am talking about living off of that money month to month for all living expenses.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Thanks a lot munchitup, I appreciate it. It'll be my wife and I and an apartment is just fine when/if we decide to make the move. We do have pets so we'd look for a place that would allow for that.
Just to be clear, because I've always had it in my head that living in the LA area would be super expensive, when I am talking about 3-4,000 I don't mean that I have that for rent, I am talking about living off of that money month to month for all living expenses.
Yeah I figured 3-4k was for overall expenses. We get by with ~4400 a month (it's a little confusing because we are saddled with student loan debt, but that is about what we have left over after all the loans are paid ) - my wife's job requires a lot of driving so our expenses are a little higher than most would be.

Our rent is a little over 1400 for a nice one bedroom in a renovated building near Hollywood and Cahuenga. The neighborhood is perfectly fine to us, but our less "urban" friends find it a bit dodgy-looking.

- I forgot to mention, we have a cat and a dog. Some places will charge a pet deposit but there are plenty of apartments that are pet friendly, it wasn't much of a problem for us when apartment hunting.
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