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Old 12-23-2007, 09:47 PM
 
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I plan on moving there and I need to know what life is like there. How is the enviroment? Weather? People? Shopping? I just need a detailed overview of the daily life in present- Los Angeles. I also need to know what is like in Hollywood Hills. Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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I suggest you search through this forum first. All of those questions have been answered. Once you do that, come back with more specific questions about more specific areas. I could literally write a couple thousand words describing "LA" because there are so many different areas all with different things to do and all with different weather.

Please, search this forum first.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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Now, if you specifically need info on the Hollywood Hills, let me start with that until you can decide on other, most specific areas.

Let me just give you a broad overview. The Hollywood Hills, as you can tell by the name, is the area of Hollywood up in the hills. Several rich people live up there, such as Lindsay Lohan, but the area is still a huge bargain compared to Beverly Hills. I really like that area and plan on living there someday. I like it because if you get high enough in the hills, you can have views of all of the LA Basin. But, you can also get a home on the other side of the Santa Monica Mountains facing the San Fernando Valley, which I would say is the less desirable side. For me, that's because the SFV has worse smog than the basin, and I don't want to be breathing that. Also, the SFV side is much hotter. I like the weather of the HH. The summers are nice and warm, always in the 80's, while the winter nights can dip into the upper 30's and lower 40's, which is a nice change. You will have easy access to almost anything in LA by living there-Downtown LA, West LA, the beach, Pasadena, the SFV, the Hollywood Bowl, the LA Zoo, Griffith Observatory, the Getty Museum, and several other things and places.

Now, do you have any more specific questions?
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I plan on moving there and I need to know what life is like there. How is the enviroment? Weather? People? Shopping? I just need a detailed overview of the daily life in present- Los Angeles. I also need to know what is like in Hollywood Hills. Thanks for your help.
Weather is awesome, if you like warm temps and sunshine.

Shopping is the best in the world! I used to live near three major malls!

Plenty to do, all the time.

Downside is the pollution, traffic, and high cost of living.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:26 PM
 
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L.A. is great if you have bucks. Lots to do, lots to love. If you don't commute, have breathing problems or a shortage of cash, you'll be a happy camper.

You're going to need that cash to live in the hills... the canyons... near the beach... anywhere with a view, peace, quiet or security.

I'm being tongue-in-cheek, but really bring cash, forget the hills or plan on having lots of roommates. Four or five should do it. I do love L.A., though. Good luck to you!

P.S. Hey, Greenie! How was the trip?
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Default Yep....you need major bucks to have a decent life in LA

These guys just said it but I gotta say it too: If you do not have a lot of $$$ here you will likely be miserable. Hard to explain or describe but if you come to LA for a long visit or just move here you WILL catch on to this aspect real fast. There are just a lot of problems/aspects to life here that having a lot of cash in had will solve...if you don't have the money, these problems/aspects will trip you up real bad....real bad !
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:58 AM
 
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It's a lot like NYC in the fact; If your rich, it's amazing, and if you anything but rich, it's not the same standard of living as many other large cities. Definitely a playground for the rich. Average houses start at 600k, and they aren't really anything special at that price. 2500+ rent will get you into a good apartment in a decent neighborhood. Make sure you have some money to throw around. You need to be very patient, because you will wait 3 times as long for everything out here. Service is horrible. Don't get me wrong, there are some upsides to it here. If you have purple hair and are a tattooed freak, no one will look twice at you. Although this city is very racially diverse, races here are not too accepting of each other. Every neighborhood is extremely segregated here; especially in the valley and outskirts. Try to live in the O.C. or the West Side. When I first came here, I thought people were snobs about the valley. I lived in the valley for 5 years, and it's true -> so ghetto...

DO YOUR RESEARCH. L.A. has it's ups and downs. One thing for sure, it ain't like on TV. If your going to move here, try it out for several months. Stay with a friend or in an extended stay lodge. This place is very different than the rest of the United States. It's more like another country than the U.S..

g' luck...
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:38 AM
 
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I do not understand postings like this. This board is full of postings saying how terrible it is in LA unless you live in an elite neighborhood and have lots of money, but people keep posting saying they are moving to the City expecting it is still like it was in the 1960s.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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Default LA or MEXICO? Take a Guess.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_-qEzu1FW4
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WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDING FATHERS DO? ...
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:26 AM
 
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Junkman, this is a great "wake up"/trade-offs vid for potential relocators. I recognize so many of these areas depicted. To everyone else, ignore the rhetoric around it and watch the video. This is what you'll always be driving through in our long distance commuting city (particularly when you're detoured off the freeways east of downtown) and what you'll be living in (and having this music blasted at you at stadium volumes 24/7) on the equivalent of other cities' middle class incomes... unless you have one of those fabled, fabulous incomes and can cocoon yourself in the richest areas on the West side (or the 4-roommates to a 1-bedroom apartment in a better area solution, yadda yadda.)

Granted, I saw spots of hope in this video (poor people trying to brighten up their dire hovels with plastic flowers) but it does realistically depict what the now, new majority of Los Angeles considers acceptable. None of the this can ever be legislated away, due to L.A.'s peculiar laws protecting illegals.

I also recommend the first "Fast and Furious" (the Diesel one) as a companion piece to videos of this kind (and it's a lot more fun!) Despite its exciting action/adventure fantasy elements, it's a good depiction of sorts of what RIGHT NOW Los Angeles is, which, as the other posters point out, is far, far, far, from the old 1960's illusion one peddled by the entertainment PTB to this day. The locations and demographics picked for this film are spot on for present day L.A.

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