(maybe). I've been accepted to a graduate program in LA, and I'm really considering accepting the offer. I've been in contact with people at the school, but the more feedback the better. What I'm worried most about is cost of living. I've been told you really need a car in LA, and that apartments can be quite expensive. Does anyone here live or has lived in LA and can offer some insight? How hard is it to find a studio apartment in a decent neighborhood without spending a fortune? How expensive is it to own a car in LA, and is parking a nightmare like in some cities? What are some things people looking to move there should know ahead of time? Also, I really love the outdoors and moving to a big city like that is really something I'm concerned about. How difficult is it to get away from the city and go for a hike or something on the weekend? Thanks in advance for any advice/info you could share.