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Old 05-26-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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I've lived in LA my whole life and am now looking to purchase a home. Due to budget and commute constraints, the areas in which we are looking are fairly limited, but I want to make sure we don't end up in a terrible area.

Obviously Harbor Gateway is a fairly long strip of land with some pretty bad parts, but I know it varies depending on the exact area. How is the block of Gardena/Harbor Gateway just north of the 405 and west of the 110 - basically the 184th-187th Streets between Normandie and Vermont?
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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When I was in patrol at Harbor Division, that area was decent. Stop by Fire Station 79 at 182nd & Vermont and ask the fire laddies there. They'll have a good feel for the area.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:36 AM
 
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Let your own instincts guide you since you are a native. PD stats will certainly help. Just know that by buying property you now have a vested interest in the community. Get active wherever you end up. Illegal aliens have taken over most gangs and they are pushing for more territory. The PD's are not so open with this info due to political reasons. The most expensive areas of LA are the most crime free.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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Thank you both for the input! It seemed relatively decent to me, but I just don't know much about the South Bay in general, having lived mostly in the central and Western areas of LA.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I don't know a lot about that area except I've driven through it a lot, been to the Walmart and the Home Depot there. I'd have a hard time comparing it to the rest of Gardena and Harbor Gateway, but by South Bay (as in beach cities) standards it's pretty ghetto.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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Well, if we could afford to buy in Redondo, I wouldn't be asking about it!
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:35 PM
 
Location: NNV
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You're going to have to MAKE time to look for yourself. People can give you advice, but you can only make the decision on your own. And if you don't make the time and look, you only have yourself to blame if you make a bad decision.

It's not like you're moving to a different state...
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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Im just down Vermont and to be honest that area is decent. I've never really had much concern for that area.

West side of Vermont it only gets better, if you have the chance definitely look along closer to Western/Van Ness.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I also used to live near there, it was a pretty decent area. But I would drive down there and see for yourself. Also I'm not sure where you live now, but that location is pretty close to the 405/110, so the air quality will not be the best especially if you have young kids. I used to smell the fumes from the 110 when I left my house.
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