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Old 12-23-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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I am moving back to California from Florida next summer. I used to live in Marina Del Rey and loved it but find it too expensive so I am thinking about heading towards Pasadena, Glendale or? Any suggestions on a specific safe extended stay hotel that is affordable or furnished studios in those areas that I could initially stay in until I find a room-mate? I am 43, single female, no kids and no pets, work as an executive assistant in a corporate position and would most likely seek employment in Beverly Hills or surrounding area. How long would the commute be approx Mon-Fri from Pasadena to Beverly Hills? How is the employment in downtown Pasadena? I really love Santa Monica but my budget by myself does not allow me to go there initially! I would appreciate any advice at all! thanks! ;-)
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Oakwood is best for short term housing and they have a lot of options, including arrangements with properties other than their own in a variety of areas. However, it's very expensive. On average the monthly rate for a furnished studio or one bedroom apartment in LA is between $2500 to $3000 a month thru Oakwood.

Also, if you plan to work in Beverly Hills, living in Pasadena would be rather impractical.
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I am thinking about heading towards Pasadena, Glendale or? ....


would most likely seek employment in Beverly Hills or surrounding area. How long would the commute be approx Mon-Fri from Pasadena to Beverly Hills?
The commute would be horrible for normal business hours, maybe around 1.5 hours.

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Old 12-28-2007, 05:03 PM
 
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An extended stay hotel can be had for anywhere from $1,500-$2,500 per month, depending on the area. I paid about $1,500 per month, but that was down in Gardena. Not the nicest of areas.

The commute from Pasadena to Beverly Hills is ridiculous. My boss does it occasionally. 1.5-2 hours is a good estimate. It's taken him as long as 2.5 hours. That's during normal commute times. If you leave at 6 am or so you can do it in 30-45 minutes. There just isn't an easy way into Beverly Hills. It's all surface streets and traffic lights.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I seem to be one of the only short term corporate apartment provider on this forum. I joined to speak to others in the field.
To answer your question you pay a lot more for extended stay and I know the prices in the Marina are also high and so is traffic.
My wife and I manage about 60 apartments in the Adj Bev. Hills and West Hollywood area. We loved the location and are concentrated there. For two reasons, 1.we can offer a full Furnished apartment with unlimited local Phone parking, HBO, Showtime, H.S Internet. 2. It is close to the Grove and a walk to everything. Yet it is a quiet homey area everyone loves. What is the catch? None except they are all 1960-80 buildings. Some folks like the newer ones but need to pay 3000-4000 per/mo. Yes it's a crazy price, I'm from Minnesota where we get a "heck of a deal" as they say there. We charge 2300/Mo and include everything. You really pay for what location you get we are the bread and butter price range. I talk a lot, hope this helps. sholom@Furnapt.com
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