U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-10-2007, 06:38 PM
 
3 posts, read 9,486 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

Hi,

I'm thinking of moving to LA for at least a few months and was wondering about neighborhoods. At the moment, I'm living in the East Village (7 years), which I like (as opposed to say Tribeca or Soho). I'm not looking for anything too trendy - i.e. I really don't like glossy bars, but prefer a divey feel. Something where I can be scrubby and laid back as opposed to celeb watch. I'd definitely like to be near the beach. In doing research, it seems Santa Monica would be good, though perhaps too glossy. Is there a neighborhood near the beach that is perhaps a little more scrubby than Santa Monica - that is, somewhere where I wouldn't be paying so much but with a vibe I might prefer to the Lauren Conrad vibe?

Thanks for your help
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-10-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
1,287 posts, read 4,708,203 times
Reputation: 663
Try Venice. Also the area of Santa Monica south of Pico is more scrubby than glossy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2007, 06:53 PM
 
580 posts, read 1,548,982 times
Reputation: 108
Try Seal Beach, although its not so glossy
I think you also would like Huntington Beach, its more younger and cheaper house rates

I like the fact that you are moving there just for months because who knows you may not like it then you would be stuck there even longer ( or it would seem. )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: West LA
723 posts, read 2,808,748 times
Reputation: 294
Venice Beach.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2007, 09:00 PM
 
186 posts, read 601,086 times
Reputation: 90
Definitely Venice, although it's become trendier, lately. Palms, if you want to get more down to earth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2007, 09:35 PM
 
7,938 posts, read 14,761,155 times
Reputation: 5617
Venice and Long Beach. But, it really depends on your price range.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2007, 11:53 AM
 
3 posts, read 9,486 times
Reputation: 12
Thanks for all the responses.

Price range doesn't really matter all that much. I'm a single guy with a pretty good job. The main thing I'm looking for is a vibe I like. I certainly don't want a crime ridden place, but, like I said, I'm pretty anti-supertrendy.

Whats the traffic situation like in Venice or Long Beach? I'll be getting some tech job (not sure where, yet) and will have a commute, I'm guessing, north.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2007, 12:08 PM
 
830 posts, read 2,621,237 times
Reputation: 381
Traffic in Venice is just as bad as anywhere else in LA. You'd be 15-20 minutes from the nearest freeway most likely. Long Beach isn't any better.

Venice is just as trendy as most other places in LA, people just dress differently. And it's not any less expensive. A room near the beach will cost you $1,000+. But look around and sometimes you can find a decent deal on a place to live.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2007, 12:11 PM
 
4 posts, read 9,395 times
Reputation: 11
Hey. I lived in Santa Monica for 5 years. Venice is probably your best bet. Stay away from the Oakwood area, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2007, 05:54 PM
 
7,938 posts, read 14,761,155 times
Reputation: 5617
Pasadena and Burbank aren't too bad either. The places to stay away from are Hollywood, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Westwood, Brentwood, Huntington Beach, Century City and Palos Verdes.

Burbank, Pasadena, Torrance, Long Beach, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, Playa Del Rey, Culver City, Downtown, and Glendale don't seem too trendy. I may be wrong about some though.

Price range really matters though. It could run you from 600-3000 per month in just Long Beach. In Venice, you could push the 4500 mark. Same with Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top