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Old 05-17-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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Hey everyone!

I'm from Mass and I recently got a job near LAX. I just graduated college and I want to be somewhere young but also safe. What is a good place to live? My budget is $2000 max but I would love a place where I don't have to pay that much. Somewhere with diversity as well? Anything helps!
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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Hey everyone!

I'm from Mass and I recently got a job near LAX. I just graduated college and I want to be somewhere young but also safe. What is a good place to live? My budget is $2000 max but I would love a place where I don't have to pay that much. Somewhere with diversity as well? Anything helps!
Somewhere young? You have to be more specific. Diversity won't be an issue. $2000 doesn't go very far in the Westside...
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: The Big Apple and Shytown and Miami and Dallas and Milwalkie and St Paul-Mineopolis n DCMV n WestBay
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Look around Culver City near Downtown area. Nearby Downtown Lots of new construction near the Expo line attracting lots of 20s-30s age. You dont have to live near the expo, even look at nearby Palms. Many UCLA, USC, Santa Monica college students/grad students live there. Venice is quite hip these days and is 5 or so miles away but super expensive.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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Diversity is meaningless. Its Los Angeles and suburbs. Everything is diverse except perhaps small pockets.

If I were you, I'd look around El Segundo and Redondo Beach, maybe Playa Del Rey though I think rents are probably crazy there. Anything on the Westside will be sky high expensive.

Torrance is less young(but still very very close to the beach towns) and will be a bit further from the airports, but rents will be less. You can still find some 1 bedrooms there in the $1200-1400 range if you look hard enough.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:58 AM
 
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Check out Inglewood and Hawthorne.. These are middle class areas that nobody wants to hype up in LA cause its not really sexy to say you live there but they are getting gentrified and the rents and home prices are getting higher. Now like I said this is middle class territory but not run down skid row project type areas. Now 9 times out of 10 what makes a block or neighborhood in LA sketchy in these type parts is one or two bad homes/neighbors on the block- everything else could be fine except for one or two homes or apartments.

All you have to do is drive through these areas and pick the spots/blocks you potentially like and feel comfortable with THEN- this is a must- you drive through the same area at night to see if its the same vibe as it was during the day. Talk to the property manager/landlord about the neighborhood/block you're interested in and maybe talk to a resident of said neighborhood. There's a lot of quiet well kept blocks and solid working class people in Inglewood, Hawthorne, Westchester, and so forth. Don't know if you have a family or not cause then you will have to look at which school is the best but if you're solo then by all means have a look around.

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