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Old 05-14-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Hey Guys, I am considering moving to San Pedro, but don't know much about the area except it has a large European community and good restaurants. Any information on what area to live, where the good and bad area is, how the city is overall and if it is a safe and nice place to live. I don't know if i want to live somewhere with a large older population. Any info will help greatly.

Thanks.

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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Go look for a San Pedro thread from early February with my my screen name in it. My wife grew up there and posted under my account about it.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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...I am considering moving to San Pedro, but don't know much about the area.....
Why are you considering a place you know little about?
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:09 PM
 
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Hey Guys, I am considering moving to San Pedro, but don't know much about the area except it has a large European community and good restaurants. Any information on what area to live, where the good and bad area is, how the city is overall and if it is a safe and nice place to live. I don't know if i want to live somewhere with a large older population. Any info will help greatly.

Thanks.
If by European community, you mean, Italian, Croatian, Yugoslavian, etc., then yes. San Pedro is/was heavily influenced by many generations of fishermen. There is a very large Hispanic population as well and, unfortunately, Hispanic gangs are very active in the small city.

San Pedro doesn't come to my mind when I think good restaurants. While it used to be a very nice city, and there are some parts that are still nice, I would not recommend San Pedro to anyone at this time. Particularly if you have, or want to have, a family. If you're looking for employment, it's probably not a good area for you either, unless you're looking to longshore.
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Default Which streets are good to live at?

Where are the good area at? What streets should I stay away from? I found a nice apartment complex online on 3rd street. Is that a bad area?
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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San Pedro doesn't come to my mind when I think good restaurants.
I was thinking the same thing. When I was a kid, sometimes my parents would take us down to Ports O' Call to eat at a restaraunt they had there and would also go on helicopter rides as well.

That was fun.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I was thinking the same thing. When I was a kid, sometimes my parents would take us down to Ports O' Call to eat at a restaraunt they had there and would also go on helicopter rides as well.

That was fun.

Trust me when I tell you that Ports O Call is NOT how you remember it to be. The area has been in decline for a while(specifically below Gaffey)

The better areas would be Pt Fermin, the streets above Meyler and the areas that border Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Old 05-15-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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Trust me when I tell you that Ports O Call is NOT how you remember it to be. The area has been in decline for a while(specifically below Gaffey)

The better areas would be Pt Fermin, the streets above Meyler and the areas that border Rancho Palos Verdes.
Ditto Ports O Call. Though they're trying to spruce it up . . . again. I think the only restaurant of note in SP is/was Papadakis. It was an institution but he's decided to close it down. They're building a Marie Calendar's on the site. Sad. Finally, I agree also on the locations you mention. But I don't think there are any apartments on 3rd Street, where the OP is looking, above Meyler. I think it's all residential.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I meant the areas above Meyler in general are better areas as San Pedro neigborhoods. But I also want to add that anything North of about 9th street is not so great.

3rd Street is not in a good area but if the OP provides a cross street I can give a definite critique
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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Default San Pedro

San Pedro does have it's nice parts of town - around Averill Park, or the area known as Vista Del Oro. I would personally avoid Point Fermin (by the lighthouse) or anywhere near Gaffey or Pacific. Don't be fooled by thinking this is a little European town. The Croatians I know don't necessarily think it's all that diverse. Great restaurants? I wouldn't say great, I'd say good. I am thoroughly annoyed with the new graffiti I see spring up around town, especially on Western Ave. or Weymouth corners. I have noticed that it's become worse over the past year and it is bothersome to me.
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