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Old 04-02-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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Hi, I'm moving to Los Angeles. Husband is a professional. We would like to move to a professional area. But near the airport, not too close where we hear planes. I would like to move near studios.

I realize if I move very west towards beaches there are many professionals there. We would be happy. But the traffic has a reputation for being bad. I would like to live near studios. Also, my husband travels for work so a lot of his work wouldn't be based in LA.

We are not billionaires and could afford a rent maybe 2000-2500 hopefully for 2 bedroom. I don't want to spend more.

I keep hearing from people that I am going to get shot in LA or get into a car accident. I have a friend who is a professional and she seemed to get extremely angry that I am moving there. She can afford a good living. I don't understand her reaction. Now she is ignoring me.

My sister had a very nasty reaction particularly. She got very angry. She said she has been there. But refused to explain why I shouldn't move there?? She just said that I don't understand how dirty and congested it is.

We are making a visit in a couple of weeks there to look for places.

Both really didn't explain fully why i shouldn't live there. I need real reasons. I have lived in some major cities. What is the difference?

I am from the east and I am street smart. Admittedly, I can't handle myself well around a gang or working class environments. I could deal with it, but I can't live in it.

Is there anywhere safe that we can live that is somewhat central but not in any bad areas? I heard that many apts house roommates illegally? I don't want to live very farawary, like Santa Monica seems far.

What do you think of Noho and Glendale?

Any suggestions of places I can look into?

Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:41 AM
 
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NoHo is not very good, is mostly latin with an income below 15.000 USD/per capita, thats not much in Los Angeles, some gang problems, but certainly is very well located between the valley and central los angeles, and close to major studios in Universal City and Burbank, its true that in recent years NoHo is going better and many old buildings were down and built new ones, with many amenities, but still the area isnt the best.

Glendale is in the medium of the income chart in Los Angeles, above 22.000, and is a big city so theres more affluent areas and less, is close to the studios and even to central city, but Burbank is better a little more affluent, but still in the medium, above 25.000 usd/per capita, with very good malls and close to everything but the beaches.

Are you lookin all white community, mostly latin but well-situated, asian???

there are 100 possible places that fit your wishes in and around Los Angeles, so you might be more concrete.

I would try Toluca Lake, 2.500 is enough for a two bed, or Studio City but arent close to LAX or you mean Burbank airport????

You might specified....
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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NoHo is not very good, is mostly latin with an income below 15.000 USD/per capita, thats not much in Los Angeles, some gang problems, but certainly is very well located between the valley and central los angeles, and close to major studios in Universal City and Burbank, its true that in recent years NoHo is going better and many old buildings were down and built new ones, with many amenities, but still the area isnt the best.

Glendale is in the medium of the income chart in Los Angeles, above 22.000, and is a big city so theres more affluent areas and less, is close to the studios and even to central city, but Burbank is better a little more affluent, but still in the medium, above 25.000 usd/per capita, with very good malls and close to everything but the beaches.

Are you lookin all white community, mostly latin but well-situated, asian???

there are 100 possible places that fit your wishes in and around Los Angeles, so you might be more concrete.

I would try Toluca Lake, 2.500 is enough for a two bed, or Studio City but arent close to LAX or you mean Burbank airport????

You might specified....
Hi Miracle, the proximity to LAX is not a necessity. But I was hoping for husbands sake it will be somewhat convenient to get to, but not take hours to get to. I didn't know about Burbank airport.

I had not thought of the diversity aspect, but I am white.

I just want to feel safe without much crime. I would like to live near a Starbucks, Trader Joes and places like that. Doesn't have to be those stores, but to live in close proximity to some nice places. And then to live near studios.

Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to look at Toluca Lake, which I hadn't heard of.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:52 AM
 
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Hi blueskylover, it seems like you want to live both near the airport (LAX)and near the studios. Most of the studios are concentrated in Hollywood, Studio City, Universal City and Burbank all of which are not near LAX. Sony is the only major studio on the Westside (Culver City to be exact) and is closest to the airport. Unfortunately, you will need to decide what is most important to you, being near the studios, at least near most of them, or being near LAX. If the former I would suggest places like West Hollywood, Fairfax District near The Grove and Farmers Market, Park LaBrea, Hollywood, Studio City or Burbank. One of the pluses about Burbank is that it's near the studios and near the Burbank airport, which has a fairly wide range of flight offerings.

It sounds like your friends are jealous that you are moving and are starting a fresh and exciting new adventure. Perhaps this is something they are not able to do right now, so they're envious of you.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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Burbank airport is also called Bob Hope Airport or Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena aiport.

Toluca Lake is just above the Hollywood Hills, beside Universal City and Burbank Studios, very close to major amenities, has a town felling but in an urban environment, you can easily go to Burbank malls, to ventura boulevard shops, and down the hills you will get straight to the core of Hollywood district

The Burbank Airport has flights to many us cities and is not far from that section of the valley.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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Hi blueskylover, it seems like you want to live both near the airport (LAX)and near the studios. Most of the studios are concentrated in Hollywood, Studio City, Universal City and Burbank all of which are not near LAX. Sony is the only major studio on the Westside (Culver City to be exact) and is closest to the airport. Unfortunately, you will need to decide what is most important to you, being near the studios, at least near most of them, or being near LAX. If the former I would suggest places like West Hollywood, Fairfax District near The Grove and Farmers Market, Park LaBrea, Hollywood, Studio City or Burbank. One of the pluses about Burbank is that it's near the studios and near the Burbank airport, which has a fairly wide range of flight offerings.

It sounds like your friends are jealous that you are moving and are starting a fresh and exciting new adventure. Perhaps this is something they are not able to do right now, so they're envious of you.

She said "safe" so I dont think Hollywood (the district) not the hills, is a good and safe area, is good to a daytrip from Toluca Lake or Burbank but not to live there. I dont like Hollywood as a living place.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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She said "safe" so I dont think Hollywood (the district) not the hills, is a good and safe area, is good to a daytrip from Toluca Lake or Burbank but not to live there. I dont like Hollywood as a living place.
Hollywood is a large area. Suggesting that one live in Hollywood doesn't mean they should live on Hollywood Blvd.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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Hollywood is the only place I have ever had a crime done against me. (I was mugged).
I always would go to Hollywood in the 80's to go to the clubs and visit friends that lived there. I had a friend that lived 1 block behind the Chinese Theater and another on Orange and another lived by the Police Station. All these locations were just off Hollywood Blvd and Highland and I would not recommend any of these spots to live at but I don't know about other areas around Hollywood to say if they are nice and safe or not.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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the only good parts in Hollywood are those in the hills, so arent Hollywood itself, are the Hollywood Hills or Los Feliz, or Franklin Hills or Beachwood....but not Hollywood. Anyway because of gentrification Hollywood is not bad as if was in the late 80s and 90s, some new condos are pretty good but sorrounding areas are quite nasty at night, mainly East Hollywood or Little Armenia.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Yes Miracle, It was in the 80's, and things could of changed for the better. I have not been to Hollywood for a loooong time. I have been to dinners on Sunset Blvd more recently but those restaurants aren't the places I used to go to when I was young.
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