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Old 12-29-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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Hi,

I was hopeing I could get some advice on apartments in the LA area.
My friend and I have chosen LA just because we became more familar with it during vacations, tours etc. So we are relocating from Houston, TX, and we are not picky on the area, we are just curious what is a good, safe area where apartments are generally with a good affordable rent for two 22 year old college students, and I suppose researching the colleges around there would be smart but at this point we are looking for affordability when moving out here.

Thanks
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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we are not picky on the area, we are just curious what is a good, safe area where apartments are generally with a good affordable rent
Sound like you are picky about the area. Heck, why not stick a "close to the beach" requirement?

Research the rents in general for the SoCal area. Within five minutes you'll know if you should even bother applying.

If you can afford it, then apply.
Live near the campus, preferably within cycling or walking distance. If USC then be careful as it is a rough neighborhood.

What are you going to be majoring in? If it is basket weaving then by all means come to LA and enjoy yourself. If it is a major that requires the 40-60 hours per week of studying, paper prepartion, labs, coding, presentation, and research, then when will you find time to enjoy the amenities? The weather in LA is a major distraction for a college student. It's February and 72 degrees and there are chicks in bikinis highlighting their textbooks in the sun.

You have a choice of debugging 15000 lines of code program or biasing a transistor or joining them.....


http://www.mtsu.edu/%7Eproffice/Record/Rec_v13/rec1321/kom_study.jpg (broken link)



Here's how I spent those 72 degree sunny February days. So fun.



UCSB, tough school to study indoors at.

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Old 12-29-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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im also moving to la from houston. ive been looking around and it seems that hollywood has some cheap apartments, but most arent in a very good area, a few are, you just have to check them out. burbank is really good, a some cheaper apartments.

ive also looked around mid-wilshire, also some cheaper apartments, ive heard both good and bad things about the area.
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