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Old 12-16-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Compare nicer houses and nicer areas outside of Compton or likewise areas, and $500,000 may start to not sound so expensive...
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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the fact that i read posts on here advising people to not even drive through, let alone walk around compton. i have no idea, i'm from the east coast, never been to california, that's why i'm asking. i just thought it was strange that you could have neighborhoods that are so expensive that people consider so dangerous. you won't find that over here, the hood is cheap. thanks for the answers. it looks like anyone that bought a house in LA 20-30 years ago has it made if they decide to sell and move (out of the state).
don't believe everything you read. you know how south and west philly have plenty of homes owned by hardworking, lower-income folks whose children and grandchildren aren't exactly the salt of the earth, but they themselves are decent people who would welcome you into their homes and offer you the last bit of food in the pot? well, compton is just like that. the people who raised their families there can't help what the neighborhood has become. although many of them took their equity and moved on, some stayed. not everyone wants to live 50-75 miles outside of the city and away from everyone and everything they know.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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It really doesnt matter if it's in the "ghetto" or not.
Perhaps they are trying to get middle and upper class families or people into these cities to start changing the perspective people have about these cities. This might also be an attempt to start getting rid of some of the people there to other places. If you sell cheap homes in the ghetto then all youre gonna get are lower class residents buying them, which will add to the great amount of lower class residents already there, causing it to remain a "ghetto".
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:23 PM
 
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don't believe everything you read. you know how south and west philly have plenty of homes owned by hardworking, lower-income folks whose children and grandchildren aren't exactly the salt of the earth, but they themselves are decent people who would welcome you into their homes and offer you the last bit of food in the pot? well, compton is just like that. the people who raised their families there can't help what the neighborhood has become. although many of them took their equity and moved on, some stayed. not everyone wants to live 50-75 miles outside of the city and away from everyone and everything they know.
'don't believe everything you read' i think you're right, i've noticed that a lot of opinions on here, especially when it comes to crime, are blown way out of proportion. i guess compton is just another working class area, not some war zone like some people make it out to be. you might as well throw north philly on that list. but if these hard working people were lucky enough to be sitting on $500k equity, they would cash out and go live the high life down in atlanta, no question about that.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:02 AM
 
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'don't believe everything you read' i think you're right, i've noticed that a lot of opinions on here, especially when it comes to crime, are blown way out of proportion. i guess compton is just another working class area, not some war zone like some people make it out to be. you might as well throw north philly on that list. but if these hard working people were lucky enough to be sitting on $500k equity, they would cash out and go live the high life down in atlanta, no question about that.
I don't think that the opinions about crime on here are blown out of proportion. Compton is not just another safe little working class neighborhood. Start reading the LA Times Homicide Report ( in the blog section), to get a feel for some of the "good ol boys" that reside in that neighborhood and other areas of LA.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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california is like NY man its eapensive living. the houses in the inner city cost alot because that's where everythings at .. I never seen ahouse in Compton a million dollars LOL but 300 thousand I've seen ranned down houses that still cost like 1 hundredthousand in 60thousand but people the stay in Compton either renting or there granparens owned there house in it went down in the family .. No one buys a house in Compton for that much unless your a big time dope dealer or something LOL
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: southern california
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gangsters need a place to live and gota do something with all that dirty money.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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No one buys $500,000 homes in Compton. I'd be surprised if there were more than 3-4 non-investor sales in the past 6 months.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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i've never been to california, but from reading some of these threads on here you would think some parts of LA are third-world war zones. i suppose there's a lot of gang activity, but i'm wondering how exaggerated it is? for example, compton, i go check out home prices and i'm seeing $500k...
You are making the same mistake that many out-of-state people make who haven't been to L.A. This city isn't divided up into separate areas with dividing lines, borders, walls or any other distinction between what might be called cities, neighborhoods, postal areas (zip codes), divisions... The whole city just blends into other neighborhoods for the most part, often seamlessly. For example, drive from Sherman Oaks to Valley Village or Lake Balboa and if you don't see the little courtesy sign you'd never know the difference between one of them and their neighbor. Even residents are often ignorant of where the borders are.

So what's next to Compton? I'm sure there's very seedy parts of Compton but if there's a more affluent area bordering Compton then maybe they have $500K houses in "upper" Compton. (I find that a little hard to believe but I haven't visited Compton in decades.)

You can't tell what most parts of L.A. are by knowing what "city" they are. (Most of them aren't even cities, they're part of City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County or some of them like San Fernando and Burbank are incorporated cities, i.e. "real" cities not part of L.A.)

You should visit the parts of Los Angeles you're interested in and see for yourself, and also you should get a real estate agent who will not only show you properties but will know what the real values are and will steer you away from bad deals.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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There isn't any "good areas" of Compton. All of it is pretty bad and crime infested.
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