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Old 05-25-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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I am moving to LA and I want to be close to the entertainment industry.

So I have ruled out living way out in Palmdale etc. to get cheaper rent.

I want to rent the cheapest one bedroom I can that is safe and secure. I expect this will be around $1500/month.

I am looking in Sherman Oaks, Burbank, West LA, West Hollywood, Studio City, and Valley Village.

What are the differences between these places? Should I be looking elsewhere?

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Old 05-25-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I am moving to LA and I want to be close to the entertainment industry.

So I have ruled out living way out in Pomdale etc. to get cheaper rent.

I want to rent the cheapest one bedroom I can that is safe and secure. I expect this will be around $1500/month.

I am looking in Sherman Oaks, Burbank, West LA, West Hollywood, Studio City, and Valley Village.

What are the differences between these places? Should I be looking elsewhere?

I can't help you much other than to recommend checking out existing threads. Those places seem to have been mentioned before for the circumstances you describe. I take it you don't know exactly where you'd be working.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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I don't know where I would be working. My main purpose in moving to LA is because it is easier to pursue an entertainment career than the Midwest.

I am self-unemployed with enough money saved up to live for a year or so in LA . . . and maybe indefinitely if my income stays consistent.

I know that all of the places I mentioned are close enough to each-other that driving to appointments in the greater-Los-Angeles area will be possible -- this is my main goal of moving. (So I don't have to constantly hop on planes to make appointments in LA).

So I am looking for blunt, subjective opinions on the general character of these different neighborhoods. Are they all he same?
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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They are all fine. They are good entertainment industry choices.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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What are the differences between these places? Should I be looking elsewhere?
Spelling, that's the difference. Oh, and zip code...
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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West Hollywood is its own incorporated city. The other neighborhoods you mentioned are all in the City of L.A.

West Hollywood and West L.A. will be a little cooler than any of the San Fernando Valley cities.

You should be able to find a decent one-bedroom anywhere for that price.

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I am moving to LA and I want to be close to the entertainment industry.

So I have ruled out living way out in Palmdale etc. to get cheaper rent.

I want to rent the cheapest one bedroom I can that is safe and secure. I expect this will be around $1500/month.

I am looking in Sherman Oaks, Burbank, West LA, West Hollywood, Studio City, and Valley Village.

What are the differences between these places? Should I be looking elsewhere?
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Atwater Village in northeast Los Angeles, CA
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I think you can find a decent apartment in Valley Village for $1500 per month. Be forewarned -- evictions, apartment demolitions, and condo conversions were rampant in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, and Village Village as real estate levels skyrocketed, and the trend will probably resume as soon as the housing market improves. So if you want a secure place to live in that part of the San Fernando Valley, it won't be easy as a renter.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Granada Hills
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I think Valley Village or North Hollywood in the NOHO Arts District might be the most cost effective and central location for you.

You will be close to all major freeways and therefore close to most studios and won't break the bank.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Burbank is a little slower and suburban/less dense imo (though you would consider the entire valley suburban), so there is a little less traffic and nightlife than the other towns listed.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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I'd start with Burbank if you want to work in the entertainment industry. I live there currently. But you won't get much for $1,500/mo.
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