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Old 06-16-2007, 04:10 PM
 
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What is this area like? Would it be a safe place for a single 23 year old female? Is it safe enough to walk around alone at night?

Also, how would the traffic be if traveling to the valley for work and to Santa Monica for school?

Thanks in advance for all answers!
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:18 PM
 
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Ha, well I can tell you that I live here. Kinda funny I saw this thread out of no where...

Anyway, it's a good area. Miracle Mile has a lot of history, and it's close to major streets, like wilshire, olympic, etc. So it's easy to get around to basically anywhere in L.A, whether you are driving or taking the metro. You can basically just take wilshire down all the way to Santa Monica, that's what I did when I went down there pretty frequently.

Are you going to SMC, or UCLA?

What city are you coming from?

It's safe to walk at night, it's not a bad area at all. In fact, if you go up one block from wilshire, from the miracle mile side. You'll hit hancock park, and that's a whole nother' world in terms of "Hollywood"-ness. There are mansions stretching out forever, lol.

If you have any more questions, let me know!
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:35 PM
 
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Wow, that sounds pretty cool actually! I like living in a central location with lots to do around. I'm going to SMC and am moving from Richmond, Va. What is the average price range for a studio or 1 bd in that area?


Is Mid-Wilshire the same as Miracle Mile? I'm guessing not..

Last edited by Strummer83; 06-16-2007 at 04:41 PM.. Reason: forgot a question
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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Erm, do you have AIM? It would be easier to communicate about this.

Anyway, mid-wilshire? Heh, that's a hard thing to say. Wilshire spans all the way from Santa Monica to Downtown, that is A LOT of miles. Ha, but actually the more I think about it in my head, miracle mile could indeed but the middle of wilshire.

Average price ? I'm not really sure. The apartment I currently live in costs $800 and it's pretty fair / big for the price. If I walk outside and look north, I can see the Hollywood sign directly in front of my point of view, I always thought that was cool.

I may be attending SMC this winter myself, it depends if I have more time w/ all this work I've been getting myself into.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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Is Mid-Wilshire the same as Miracle Mile? I'm guessing not..
No. What is historically Mid-Wishire (Western Ave to Vermont Ave) is now often referred to as Koreatown.

Miracle Mile mostly runs between Highland or La Brea to San Vicente). It's a nice, hip area with a lot of retail shopping options from malls to street side storefronts, restaurants of every kind, cafes, and lots of coffee shops. The area around the The Grove and Farmers Market at Third Street and Fairfax is especially popular. The area is also home to the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) and a few other museums. It's also very close to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Hollywood. And you can get downtown pretty easily without taking the freeway.

The Miracle Mile is a great central location and I think the area offers the quintessential LA experience, especially if you are a young urban hipster type.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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How safe is Mid-Wilshire in comparison? Or Koreatown? I don't remember liking it much the last time I was there..
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:45 AM
 
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I live right by mid-wilshire. It's pretty much 5 blocks away, and the area is fine. I've always been safe, never had a problem. It's 10 minutes to get to some really popular areas from mid-wilshire. It's not the prettiest place around L.A, as it's one of the older areas of course, but it's very easy to live there and then go where ever you need.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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Oh okay, that sounds like it would be alright as another option then. Thanks for all the help!
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