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Old 01-18-2014, 03:25 PM
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I am starting UCLA next fall (transfer student) and will start looking for apartments soon.
Could someone please advise which streets/areas are quiet around UCLA? I looked around the forum, could not find anything. I did find areas that are quiet that you can reach by bus from UCLA, but I would really prefer it if I could walk to campus.

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Old 01-18-2014, 04:00 PM
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Can you define what is quiet to you?

Hilgard on the east side has traffic and lots of buses going through. No parties because of Sorority row.

On the west side Gayley and Landfair have the Fraternities and there is always a party. Avoid the central part of these two streets. Upper and lower Gayley are regualr apartments. There are apartment parties in many apartments on weekends and noise is similar if you lived a normal apartment and someone next door is having a party. Noise dies down after a while. Otherwise I dont find UCLA students really loud or big partiers. All those other streets have lots of apartments mostly of UCLA students who walk to school. There is sometimes lots of traffic because some students are trying to find free parking or whatnot. There are some newer apartments south of LeConte along Weyburn; One is near the City Target and the other which I think are Grad school apartments are the opposite end of Westwood Village.

South of Wilshire are more apartment complexes. Typically quiet except for cars. Students mostly walk home from the school, from the UCLA shuttle or any bus, or bike. Many of these small side streets are often used as alternate routes to avoid huge traffic along Veteran, Westwood, Wilshire and Santa Monica. If you want quiet, then find an interior/back apartment. Not something that faces the street.

Have you looked into Transfer student housing? I did this and it was a great experience. It's like freshman dorm living but with older and mature upperclassmen.

Pros/Cons of living in different parts of Westwood.

West part of UCLA Gayley-Veteran. very hilly, sometimes steep, and walk to classroom /lecture buildings at North and South Campus is about 20-30 mins depending on where your apartment building is. I lived off Veteran and had most classes north of Royce Hall. No buses that I know of. Getting groceries down in the Village was a pain because of the hills. Good part is you get lots of exercise and see a lot of the campus and pass lots of campus events. Also the sports/gym facilities are more accessible. You can also easily walk home take a nap and get back for a later class.

South of Wilshire. While a slightly longer walk, it is all flat from Le Conte down. It is only hilly once you are on campus. You can walk to the grocery store or other shops on the way to/from home. There are numerous buses that go along Westwood and most turn right towards Hilgard Takes sometimes 5 minute and sometimes 20 minutes depending on traffic. Most transit students catch the bus on Hilgard and Westholme. The UCLA shuttle bus may have changed their route, but it used to go around North/South campus and down to Wilshire. I always thought it was a pain to watch night games at Pauly Pavillion or movies at Ackerman, and other events and even study group meetings.

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Old 01-18-2014, 04:28 PM
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Thanks for your reply saybanana.
I am mostly looking for areas that don't have a lot of parties. I understand that if you have a street facing apartment it will not be completely quiet, in any case.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:55 PM
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Do you have a budget? UCLA/Westwood is super expensive.

I used to live right next to campus in the area that is supposed to be the loudest, but I never had an issue. The only noise problem I encountered was being so close to Ronald Reagan/UCLA hospital, and could hear ambulances sometimes.

I don't think you'll have an issue with noise. But as with any big city neighborhood, it will be impossible for things to be completely quiet.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:33 PM
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well my budget is 1400 dollars/month max (if I can get it under 1400, that would really be great. If not, it's okay.)
As I said, I understand that it will never be completely quiet in LA, but in general I am looking for areas where there aren't many parties.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:16 AM
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Lot of students live on the west side, but like someone said, there are some hilly areas and some are steep..Westwood is a unique and beautiful place, but expensive. Of course it seems that half of the students drive BMWs too!
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