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LA is a sprawling city that covers over 469 square miles and is the 2nd most populous city in the United States. Not only that, the City of Angels is ranked 6th in the Global City index due to its massive ties with the global economy. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, considered the creative capitol of the world, and has a strong presence in numerous industries such as business, media, culture, fashion, education, technology and medicine.
So, for those relocating to the area, there is a lot to consider in order to make your living situation comfortable. Luckily, the variety of living environments is astounding. With city-living both inland and coastal, beach homes, suburban areas that range from modest to extremely wealthy, small-town atmospheres, numerous urban cores, luxurious apartments and condos, and much more, if there is a certain type of neighborhood that you are looking for, chances are it is in L.A.
There are a ton of coastal communities to choose from, but which one will work for you? Santa Monica may be the most popular area and one of the most expensive, however the vibrancy and energy of the town is one of the most upbeat in the city. The area draws in wealthy, professional, and famous residents with its many luxury apartments for rent and upscale nightlife.
If swanky nightclubs are not your thing, there’s Venice Beach for those that adore the bohemian, artistic side of living. If you go further south to areas such as Redondo Beach or Manhattan Beach, you will find more relaxed, residential areas close to the beach with houses for rent. Families should pay extra attention to Redondo and Manhattan Beach since each feature great school districts. Also, with the beach so close by, these areas are definitely pet-friendly for dog owners.
There are many different options for higher education such as UCLA, CSUN, and CSULA. You will find many UCLA students living in Westwood, Brentwood, and Santa Monica. With tons of apartments for rent in these areas, their close proximity to UCLA and relatively safe neighborhoods, many students find themselves living here. Although these areas are close, they can be expensive.
If you are looking for cheap and affordable apartments that are still within nice areas and are near UCLA, check out Sherman Oaks, south Van Nuys and Studio City. The quality of apartments in these areas can vary, so make sure to use an apartment guide to find the highly reviewed properties as opposed to relying on Craigslist.
For a low-key, small-town feel (yes, this exists here), check out Claremont. Located about thirty miles east of central L.A., and just south of Angeles National Forest, Claremont retains a college town feel due to its historic Claremont College. The downtown area known as The Village sports a number of mom and pop stores, restaurants and cafes, with trees shading the streets. The location is excellent for those that want to be near some of the national forests in the area. In fact, Claremont was rated as the 5th best place to live in the U.S. by CNN/Money magazine in 2007. Known as “the city of trees and PHDs”, this is a definitely an area that one will want to search in if they want a safe and well-to-do area.
Those intending to move to Hollywood to pursue a career in entertainment should be happy to know that the once crime-ridden area has seen a major clean-up in recent years. A surge of new businesses, restaurants, clubs, and apartments and houses for rent have opened up the area for a cleaner, upscale environment. Obviously, Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard are some of the most popular areas to live near, though can be on the expensive side. Try finding apartments near Little Armenia for inexpensive studio apartments with all bills paid.
Those looking for a middle-class suburban area to call home, should check out southeast communities such as Cerritos, Artesia, and Cypress. With ethnically diverse residences, good school districts, and safe neighborhoods, these areas are great for families looking for homes for rent.
One of the first things that you are going to want to acknowledge is the traffic situation. The region is notorious for its traffic jams, so finding a place near your work is going to be very important. Prior to your move, try checking this traffic reporter to get an idea how traffic flows throughout the city. However, finding a rental near the LA Metro is also a good idea to cut your commute times.
As far the weather goes, residents enjoy a moderate subtropical-Mediterranean climate with over 280 days of sunshine each year. Coastal communities will obviously be a bit cooler than inland communities, so during the summer when the temperatures sometimes reach 100 degrees, those apartments in Los Angeles with utilities included will come in handy.
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Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Los Angeles, California: $3,020
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