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Old 11-25-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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Hi everyone. Iam Candaian and ive been planning to move to LA. I read all of your post so i pretty much got an idea of what LA is like. I would like to ask more specificly about the prices (rent and appartement , or rent a house ) . Thank you !
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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Hi everyone. Iam Candaian and ive been planning to move to LA. I read all of your post so i pretty much got an idea of what LA is like. I would like to ask more specificly about the prices (rent and appartement , or rent a house ) . Thank you !

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Old 11-26-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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how are things in candaia?
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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The weather is usually good in Los Angeles , there are some overcast days but it's mostly good , I can't complain its excellent.. The people hmmm it depends where your are at it can shady or sketchy in Los Angeles sometimes especially in bad neighborhoods highland park , east Los Angeles , etc. A lot of Hollywood types tend to live or hangout in wealthy areas. Los Angeles is really overcrowded, i mean really overcrowded, this state roads were built to handle 18 million people and its grown twice as much.. as a result there is traffic everywhere everyday of the week, actually people need to stop moving here and do something about the border pronto or they need to fix the infrastructure problem with roads and housing because it's making the standard of living worse for California residents.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Hi everyone. Iam Candaian and ive been planning to move to LA. I read all of your post so i pretty much got an idea of what LA is like. I would like to ask more specificly about the prices (rent and appartement , or rent a house ) . Thank you !
It depends on what part of the city you are. You'll enjoy the mild winters over here as it rarely gets below freezing in the basin.

The trendy areas(Santa Monica, West LA, West Hollywood, Hollywood) tend to be safe and nice. But the housing is usually expensive as most people tend to rent or share rooms with other people. The traffic is usually terrible from 5-8 in the morning, and from 5-7 at night, especially on the freeways when people are getting back from work. Hollywood also has a large homeless population who tend to beg alot.

The South Bay Beach Cities in my opinion is cleaner and nicer than the trendy areas of LA. But it's a bit isolated from the rest of the country. The prices of housing tend to be on the expensive side over there too, and the weather is milder than the inland areas all year. There does tend to be a fog in the mornings.

The areas of LA to avoid is generally East Of La Brea, South of the 10 Freeway, West of the 710, and North of the 105. As these are the lower income neighborhoods which tend to have a large gang problem. Most people in those areas are getting by, and the weather tends to be a bit hotter than on the coastal cities.

I don't know much about the SFV, so I'll leave that to other poster. But yes, the LA area is a bit overcrowded.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I definitely agree that it depends on where you live and commute times too.

Regarding lower income areas , I think gangs are less a concern compared to just living in run down areas that the city doesn't care much about. Also the lack of quality places to go also sucks.

Gentrification definitely hasn't reached enough neighborhoods in my opinion for the value of properties.

You have homes selling for $300k or more in areas that many consider Ghetto...it's nuts!

In other cities across the country the ghetto places are under $50k sometimes. aka 800% cheaper .

Renting is a different story though and you can get more for your money (cheaper to rent) , this is why people are able to rent in neighborhoods that they would never be able to buy in.

If you look back some years properties were 1/3 the price about 15 years ago.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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"Charles
Not disagreeing but....
I wonder how high a $60/month gardening service would go to if Americans (who demand $50/hour just to show up to your front door) were performing the work?
How much would a head of lettuce cost?
How much for a car wash?
How much for a restaurant meal?"

Answer: Nothing; get off you lazy butt and do it yourself. This is why we have an illegal problem in the U.S.. Mow your own lawn, clean your own car; that's the difference between L.A. and most of the country. I was 13 years old, and I mowed lawns for a living when I was younger. We don't need illegals here in the U.S. to keep this country great. Look around, the illegal problem is only making Los Angeles and the U.S. worse.
Nail hit right on head.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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but isn't it great that foriegners bring diversity in our surroundings which in turn make our life a bit more interesting.
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