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Old 08-24-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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Hey all,

Lucky I found this site. Plenty of great information for those thinking about transplanting.

I'm 23, single, living with parents right now, and looking to move out. I've been born and raised in NYC (Queens), however I don't want to 'venture' out here. It's always been my dream to move to CA and I'm considering the move and asking for advice, especially from those similar to my situation.

My job is considering relocating me to our Chatsworth office, so I suppose I'd live somewhere by there, any recommendations? I'd say my living budget would ideally be 1200 (hopefully including utilities). I'd prefer not to live with someone and rather secure a studio or 1 br. I probably will also have a car.

How is this area? Crime/gangs/etc? I've only been to Chatsworth once, and while I generally got a good vibe - living is different.

Finally, any 20-something New Yorkers care to share LA's 'nightlife' with me? Lots of cool things to do? I suppose I wouldn't mind driving to different places.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Finally, any 20-something New Yorkers care to share LA's 'nightlife' with me? Lots of cool things to do? I suppose I wouldn't mind driving to different places.
I'm not New Yorker, but I've lived in NYC and I'm 20something and ughhh, do yourself a favor and stay where you are.

And the Valley of all places! Ugh. If you're coming to LA, find someplace on the Westside. I would be very depressed moving from NYC to Chatsworth.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Sherman Oaks is a really good area and close to Chatsworth. Plus I believe you'd be going against traffic for that commute (but I could be wrong). I'd recommend you live near Ventura Blvd since that's where all the retail/restaurants are located in the area.

As far as nightlife, there's really not too much in the Valley, but you'd be pretty close to Hollywood and there's always stuff to do there.

Also, as you'll hear a lot during this thread: Bring a car and be prepared to use it a lot.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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you will not want to live in chatsworth being a young single guy. you could easily commute from more appropriate neighborhoods like encino, sherman oaks, and studio city.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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I'm 23, from New York, and moved to California.

I don't see unless your job is making you move why you'd want to come out here. At least in this time. Your cost of living is going to be significantly more expensive and owning a car is a almost a must. Also keep in mind should you lose your job, that the job market out here is non-existant and you could very well be unemployed for a year or more.

Not to knock this out, but just trying to be realistic. Sometimes the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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My thoughts. There are NYC. people and there are LA. people. They have some things in common. But in general, NYC. people dont like LA. and vice versa. Now, just because your from NYC. dont mean your not an LA. guy. I would visit LA. for a week or two and tour around. I actually like LA. a lot. Its an amazingly diverse city and the weather is fantastic. Good luck.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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He already stated clearly that he liked California, and even Chatsworth.

To the OP: I think the posters above me are talking about Chatsworth being suburban - and hence, perhaps not as exciting as NYC. I have never been to Queens, and so am not knowledgeable about how urban/suburban it is.

We also do not know the nature of your job. It is true that California's economy is suffering badly just at present. Depending on the particular industry, it is possible that NYC's economy is healthier right now. Do your research, because it seriously isn't any fun to move and then lose your job.

All the best -
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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I'm not New Yorker, but I've lived in NYC and I'm 20something and ughhh, do yourself a favor and stay where you are.

And the Valley of all places! Ugh. If you're coming to LA, find someplace on the Westside. I would be very depressed moving from NYC to Chatsworth.
would have to agree. i'm 26 and grew up here in LA, the nightlife here is good but def. not as good as NYC or, say, south beach (miami).

also if you're a young guy you really wanna be on the westside/southbay, there's just much more to do, not just better nightlife but also outdoorsy activities and the beaches are closer too.
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