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Old 06-19-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: brooklyn
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Hi there

My wife and I are thinking about moving to LA with our 1yo daughter. We're both in our late 30's, I'm a restaurant manager, and my wife is an educated, and skilled artist.

She has been based in New York since she was a child, and I've been here for seven years, but we're realizing that our daughter needs to be raised in sunshine, playing on grass, and seeing the ocean.

However, we still want to be a part of a cultured and active society.

We would love a bungalow or small house, close enough to the water, parks, and in an area with good schools, restaurants, and places to walk to.

Our rent in Bed-Stuy is on the low market side, $1400, and I was wondering what we could get for something similar there.

Any suggestions? and thanks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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No.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Your budget allows for a 1 bedroom apartment, not much more, if you plan to live in even a moderately desirable part of LA.

Also, this is a gigantic area - where will you two be working?


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Old 06-19-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Hi there


She has been based in New York since she was a child, and I've been here for seven years, but we're realizing that our daughter needs to be raised in sunshine, playing on grass, and seeing the ocean.

understandable. Children raised in New York have no chance to grow up to be productive and successful members of society
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: brooklyn
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1400 isnt our budget, it's what rent is here, we're trying to find out what comparably it would get us, or what it would take to get into a bungalow, or small house.

We're open to where we'll live, but somewhere interesting, clean and with safe streets after dark.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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A SFH for rent that's close to the ocean is going to run you 2.5-3x what you are paying now.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: brooklyn
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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?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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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?
We still need to know where.

But if you're talking biking/talking distance, and in LA metro area, and not in an awful area, yes, 3-4k rent for a SFH home is extremely realistic.

Keep in mind, 1 bedroom apartments in "normal" (not even NICE) areas around here rent for $1200 minimum, normally closer to $1400. 2 Bedrooms $1600-1800 minimum, normally closer to $2k. 3 bedroom apartments, just normally just shy of $3k.

You can't walk into a single family home for less than $550k, but more realistically $700k somewhere you'd want to be within "striking" distance to the beach.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Yes.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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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?
It's mostly the bungalow/small house part that will make it expensive... Believe it or not, a very large portion of LA is apartment buildings, and most residents in the city live in apartments.

Maybe you could find something more reasonable if you tried to rent in a duplex, which often have yards.

What do you mean by New York "walking distance"? Is that more than average or less than average?

I guess maybe Culver City? You could ride a bike there and in a few years the Expo line will take you right into downtown Santa Monica.
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