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Old 12-30-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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Are Playa Vista or Playa Del Rey safe areas? I've also noticed that most of the apartments in Santa Monica have really old appliances (sp?). Is this common for all of LA?

Can anybody answer the question, why do most apartments not come with refrigerators? I know some prop. managers have said, that a refrigerator is personal and that they wouldn't want to go into a place that has a refrigerator, but I'm thinking, if you have to rent one, it's still not going to be new and bleach will kill most anything. Also, these same people don't say anything about washing machines and dryers as they are shared in most complexes. Just an observation. Thanks for listening.

Kardenham
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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Playa Vista and PDR are fairly safe areas, yes. I live in PDR and have no problem going for a walk along the main streets every night. Traffic is lighter in PDR, but Playa Vista is almost like its own mall in some of the big apartment buildings.

Old appliances vary by apartment, of course. In some of the beach areas it is fairly common to have old appliances in older buildings--e.g. the ones that are smaller and have cheaper rent. I have yet to encounter an apartment that has a refrigerator furnished in the apartment, though some apartments do have them. The main reason, I think, is that so many people move in and out of apartments. In a bigger city like LA, the short-term tenants will sometimes not take care of things like the oven or frige, so that is why you see old stove/ovens and no friges. Also, in a city with a high occupancy rate, there is little incentive to landlords and apartment managers to update appliances since they usually have a lot of applicants for even a substandard apartment.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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Thanks. That makes sense regarding the landlords not wanting to upgrade the apartments.

Have a Happy New Year!
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: temporarily corporate housing in washington d.c area, but a los angeles resident.
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I lived in Playa del Rey and LOVED it. I lived Archstone Apartments for 3yrs and it was great. Clean, new apartments, come with washer/dryer/fridge/secured parking/heated pool/great little gym...Very safe...wonderful neighbors...close to beaches...LAX...405. We loved spending time in Marina del Rey, Santa Monica...spent majority of our time in Manhattan Beach....aaahhh...wish i was still there!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Westwood, Los Angeles
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Playa Vista is a new developement area with lots of new to newer buildings. It has a resort feel to it. Its mostly condo/townhomes, but there are leases available, as well as an apartment complex. Depends on your budget. What is your budget?
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Playa Vista is a new developement area with lots of new to newer buildings. It has a resort feel to it. Its mostly condo/townhomes, but there are leases available, as well as an apartment complex.
And here's the web site....

West Los Angeles Homes and Condos, West Side LA Luxury Homes : Playa Vista Real Estate
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:30 AM
 
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Thanks to all who posted. We found a place in Marina Del Rey and moved in about a week ago. So far, so good.

Have a great week,
Kardenham
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