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Old 03-23-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Hey,
Young adult, moving to LA.

Don't mind the commute, they're both ok.


If you could live in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills (Budget of $2.5k/mo for apartment), where would you? and why?



p.s , if BH, Where? As I'm not really familiar with best locations.


Thanks
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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You will mind the commute... Where are you working?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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BH is way quieter, with few "street people."
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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@ jamil, it's same commute, I've confiremd, I don't mind a 30min commute, now let's stop talking about commute

What do you mean by street people? homeless?


I like where there is a lot of activity to do, where I can walk nicely and stuff, Santa Monica it is right?
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Santa Monica is your best bet for a young adult. Beverly Hills is more suited for older adults
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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I like both but I would rather go with Santa Monica.

You can't beat living by the ocean. Also, the traffic here during the week isnt bad at all. But get ready for a hot day when all of Southern California comes to the beach.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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You will mind the commute... Where are you working?
This. But since the OP is not specifying, let's assume s/he doesn't work, or is working somewhere in the Westside where it won't matter much (i.e. West LA, Westwood, Brentwood).

I'd choose Santa Monica. Much more laid back, better air quality, more going on. Sure there are homeless, but they're mostly at the 3rd st promenade and entirely harmless.

Beverly Hills is dull, stuffy, and closes at 9 pm. It is closer to West Hollywood and Hollywood, but then, if you want to hang out in those areas, you should live in West Hollywood.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Santa Monica by far. As disgruntled pointed out, BH's best quality is that it's closer to WeHo, Hollywood, and the Miracle Mile areas of LA, but the city itself is quite staid overall. There are far more interesting places to live as a renter.

Santa Monica is the jewel of the Westside IMO. The ocean, the amenity-rich downtown, the Main Street area. I love the mixed-use projects that are in the works in preparation for the Expo Line. A great place overall.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Earth
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This. But since the OP is not specifying, let's assume s/he doesn't work, or is working somewhere in the Westside where it won't matter much (i.e. West LA, Westwood, Brentwood).

I'd choose Santa Monica. Much more laid back, better air quality, more going on. Sure there are homeless, but they're mostly at the 3rd st promenade and entirely harmless.

Beverly Hills is dull, stuffy, and closes at 9 pm. It is closer to West Hollywood and Hollywood, but then, if you want to hang out in those areas, you should live in West Hollywood.
If the OP works west of the 405, then Santa Monica. If they work east of the 405 then Beverly Hills, although I agree WeHo's better than BH for someone who doesn't have children.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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If the OP works west of the 405, then Santa Monica. If they work east of the 405 then Beverly Hills, although I agree WeHo's better than BH for someone who doesn't have children.
probably going to CSUN.
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