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Looking For A Place In Los Angeles

  1. Jun 8, 2003 #1
    hey people,

    im moving to LA and i am looking for a place. preferably somewhere in the downtown or hollywood area. but just about anywhere within a reasonable radius of cal state LA will do.

    whether it be an attic room, a basement, a one bed room apt. or a studio... i dont care, im not too picky and i dont have much of a high standard of living anyway.

    i dont smoke, i dont have any pets, i dont care about cable or satelite tv cos i dont even own a tv in the first place.

    im a rather quiet and reclusive sort.

    ok thnx.
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  3. Jun 8, 2003 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    I grew up in LA. Find out as much as possible about the area you are considering. You could easily end up in a very dangerous neighborhood. Not only have I worked in the worst areas of LA [at nearly every [edit; major] hospital due to my work on CAT scans, MRI units etc], and I can tell you there are places in LA that you don't want to be, but I have also traveled a great deal; as a result I have also worked with engineers who have worked all over the world. One of the most worldly of these once commented that East LA is the scariest place he had ever been.
  4. Jun 13, 2003 #3
    'eh. east LA doesnt freak me out really.

    although... the wholesale district (aka skidrow) in the downtown area on the other hand... <cringe>

    any other suggestions?
  5. Jun 13, 2003 #4
    ^^ Heh, when was the last time you saw it? Downtown got way, way nicer a few years ago...

    What kind of a town are you looking for? Cheap, quiet, upscale, active, hip? West Hollywood is a fun area; so is Westwood, by UCLA. A friend lived in Los Feliz, which was really nice though a bit expensive. Pasadena is nice, quiet, and relatively cheap.
  6. Jun 13, 2003 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Off topic: I was down in Long Beach a couple of years ago and I couldn't believe what they have done with the downtown area. I remember that area as skid row and a very dangerous place. I think this is the first example of which I am aware, of a really bad area in LA being renewed. It was really great to see.

    PS. I used to work frequently at MLK hospital in Watts. I have seen houses with entire walls missing! That is one scary place. One side note, if you are ever shot or stabbed MLK is the place to be. They deal with the stuff daily. A doctor once joked that while eating his lunch, he had to do open heart massage on an ER patient.
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