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Old 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Hello guys!
I'm 20's years old considering moving to downtown long beach with my mum. Do you guys know how safe is 325 West 3rd street ? What kind of people living in this area? does it have many noisy neighbors? We're considering buying a property and really need your help
Thanks a lot in advance !
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar, CA - Coronado, CA
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Ummmm, can't comment on neighbors, the area is okay, but Downtown LB is not a place I'd live. Why are you looking there?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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We just found a property around our budget for $ 127k in that place. That's why
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar, CA - Coronado, CA
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We just found a property around our budget for $ 127k in that place. That's why
Well if the price is low..... and it seems too good to be true... there probably is a reason.

Other than price, is there any other reason for you to be in Long Beach?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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It is a small condo. 600 sqft . Actually no. We're looking to buy something in whole LA area...yeah it's hard to find something decent in our price. And that's why I asked about downtown long beach. Probably not very nice area to live?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I think Downtown Long Beach could be a nice area to live in, I haven't spent a ton of time there..but theres a lot of restaurants and stuff to do. It's hard to say safe compared to what? Are you or your mom going to be working near Long Beach? If not you should consider that too. You should definitely check out the area before you move there. Where do you live now?

I think Long Beach is pretty undervalued , homes prices went down a lot from their highs. The same can't be said for other areas like the Westside Beach communities - Santa Monica, Venice, Etc..these areas haven't gone down that much.

You'll also want to check out how much HOA fees are per month.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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My mum is working from home so location doesn't really matter...thanks guys! I"ll check out area first. Just heard some bad things about downtown LB and decided to ask
Thank you!
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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The area is fine.

You may want to look into HOA and parking situation. That's more likely why prices are so low.

There's nothing wrong with downtown Long Beach. The bad things you might have heard probably come from people who are not up to date on things and stubbornly hold onto antiquated notions. Same thing happens where I live in downtown LA.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Yeah there have done a lot of development in both Long Beach and DOwntown L.A ...the good part about people's outdated notions is that it can keep prices down.

I can't imagine how cheap Downtown L.A was when nobody wanted to live there and they didn't have a bunch of cool bars/restaurants.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar, CA - Coronado, CA
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The area is fine.

You may want to look into HOA and parking situation. That's more likely why prices are so low.

There's nothing wrong with downtown Long Beach. The bad things you might have heard probably come from people who are not up to date on things and stubbornly hold onto antiquated notions. Same thing happens where I live in downtown LA.
Downtown Long Beach is fine, but you don't need to wander too far before the area is not fine. The nice area of Downtown LB is a rather small footprint. I've spent enough time at Poly to know what the area is like.
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