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Old 08-31-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Hi everyone!

I'm moving to LA in a few days and I've made appointments with realtors to look at a few places. There's one place in particular that I'm wondering if it's safe. It's a place on N Alexandria Ave and Clinton Street. Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Go to spotcrime and type in the address
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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you already asked. it's not the best area, should be fine during the day, don't walk around at night.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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You should acquire a firearm if u make that area your home.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:18 AM
 
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Don't let these commenters scare you. Just because people have brown skin doesn't make them dangerous, and you most certainly do not need a gun to live there.

FYI, Alexandria and Melrose is not Koreatown. Its East Hollywood.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:53 AM
 
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Don't let these commenters scare you. Just because people have brown skin doesn't make them dangerous, and you most certainly do not need a gun to live there.

FYI, Alexandria and Melrose is not Koreatown. Its East Hollywood.
Of course it's East Hollywood. nobody said otherwise. it's close to koreatown though.

It's not the best area, but not the worst. you don't need a gun. you can walk around safely during the day. exercise lots of caution at night.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Of course it's East Hollywood. nobody said otherwise. it's close to koreatown though.

It's not the best area, but not the worst. you don't need a gun. you can walk around safely during the day. exercise lots of caution at night.
The OP said it was Koreatown. But yeah, I agree with what you said. I personally wouldn't want to live that close to the 101.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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I posted this before, and I think its pretty dead on. Lived in Ktown for 10 years now.
Think of ktown as being bordered on the east at Vermont Ave. and on the west at Western Ave. The border on the north is 3rd St (some say Beverly, but I disagree) and on the south at Olympic (some say pico, but that's too south). Wilshire run right through the middle of it from east to west.

Try to stay west of Vermont. Going east gets you closer to MacArthur Park and it gets sketchy. Avoid at absolutely all costs going southeast of Wilshire (east of Vermont). This is a VERY bad area. Plus, there's really not that much to do there. Between Vermont and Western try not to go more than 2 blocks south of Wilshire. There are actually some cool buildings just south of Wilshire, but I would say that once you go south of 8th Street, things can get kind of sketchy. If you do venture down south of 8th, try to get close to Western. The closer to Western, the better its going to be. South of 8th and east of I say Normandie is not so good. But in general, stay above 8th.

IN GENERAL, north of Wilshire is better than south of Wilshire. From Vermont to Western, north of wilshire but south of 3rd is going to be fine. Staying as close to Wilshire is going to be best. I would say that the prime apartment areas in ktown are the 2 blocks north of wilshire (6th Street and 5th Street) extending east to west from vermont to western. After that, it would probably be the 1st block south from wilshire from vermont to about normandie, and then the 2 blocks south of wilshire from normandie to western. Like south of wilshire, going north of 3rd street up to Beverly can get kind of sketchy the closer you are to vermont. But the closer you get to western (I would say the first 2 or 3 streets east of western), you can go up to beverly and the neighborhood will be ok. But you'll be away from the scene.

The way ktown is developing, it seems the epicenter is becoming wilshire and 6th street extending from vermont down to western. All the fun things to do are located somewhere on those 2 streets or a block away from them. So to maximize the urban ktown experience, you really should try to be as close as possible to those 2 streets.
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