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Old 06-19-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Walkability is pretty much tough thing in LA.

Smog is often prevalent during the summer. You'll get warm weather but it's often unpleasant with the smog. It feels dry and dirty. L.A.'s best weather is around fall and spring imo. No june gloom and comfortable heat.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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understandable. Children raised in New York have no chance to grow up to be productive and successful members of society
If you can make it in new york, you can make it anywhere.. Or so I'm told.


But anyway, which city do you want your girl to represent? Want her to be a new yorker?

If anything, just dont let her grow up like a valley girl. If there is one thing I admire about New Yorkers is their no bull**** attitude.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Walkability is pretty much tough thing in LA.

Smog is often prevalent during the summer. You'll get warm weather but it's often unpleasant with the smog. It feels dry and dirty. L.A.'s best weather is around fall and spring imo. No june gloom and comfortable heat.
I guess if you live in a far corner of Atwater Village you'd have that perception, but there are plenty of areas that are highly walkable - too many to list, that is for sure.

The problem is what the OP is looking for - walkable, bungalow/SFH, bikeable/walking distance to the beach, and at a price that isn't for the elite only. I'm sure there are tons of bungalows in Venice, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, which are all highly walkable and pretty close to the beach - the problem is even a small house in these places are going to cost you at least $2500 a month... Most of the residents of these areas live in apartment buildings.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I guess if you live in a far corner of Atwater Village you'd have that perception, but there are plenty of areas that are highly walkable - too many to list, that is for sure.

The problem is what the OP is looking for - walkable, bungalow/SFH, bikeable/walking distance to the beach, and at a price that isn't for the elite only. I'm sure there are tons of bungalows in Venice, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, which are all highly walkable and pretty close to the beach - the problem is even a small house in these places are going to cost you at least $2500 a month... Most of the residents of these areas live in apartment buildings.
that sounds very low for a detached home. Hell, there are 1 bedroom apartments that rent for close to 2500 w/in walking distance to the beach in SM.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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that sounds very low for a detached home. Hell, there are 1 bedroom apartments that rent for close to 2500 w/in walking distance to the beach in SM.
yeah it is very low, just giving a conservative estimate.

Like I said, most people in LA live in apartments, because that is what most people can afford.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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Yup, agree 100%.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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I wonder if my close enough to the ocean and your close to the ocean are vastly different. I don't mean living where you can see or even hear the waves, but more like can ride a bike to, or even walk to within a reasonable distance. I'm talking NY walking distance too.

We would like a beach to be within striking distance, not day trip distance. Are we still talking 4k rent?
Yes. By close, I mean within 5 miles or so. If you're willing to drive 30 minutes to the beach, you may have more options. Ultimately, your housing budget will determine where you can live.
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