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« on: July 03, 2014, 12:51:25 PM »

I just graduated from college a month ago and I want to move to LA. My budget is probably $900 a month at the most and will take any apartment that is dog-friendly. I would obviously need the basic amenities: a kitchen and a bathroom. A studio would work.


I know I can't get my hopes up too high with my budget, but finding a suitable place in a decent neighborhood in LA, or anywhere in Los Angeles County with opportunities for work, is certainly possible. I currently live in Iowa and am willing to work like a dog to live in the area. My family will anyway provide a little cushioning to get me started, so there's little to fear.


I need to limit it down to one neighborhood. I would like to move in a couple months. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 01:00:15 PM »

The living costs here in California are expensive and the minimum wage is low. Admittedly, it's not a great situation for someone looking to make it here on their own.
Try out apartments.com or craigslist, see if you can find anything.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 01:12:37 PM »

The living costs here in California are expensive and the minimum wage is low. Admittedly, it's not a great situation for someone looking to make it here on their own.
Try out apartments.com or craigslist, see if you can find anything.

I know what I'm doing Bubbly Waves. I have only been in parts of LA and am simply asking good areas I should look for an apartment in. I will find a job and pay the bills, and come from a relatively well-off family (didn't want to say it, but there) so there's nothing really stopping me from moving. I also have a four year degree.

Part of my family is actually from SoCal so I am familiar with California and have spent a lot of time there. My sister is also moving to San Diego. I love California and need to get out of Iowa. There's no question in mind to where I should move, and not much stopping me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 01:15:46 PM »

Why do you want to move to Los Angeles? Been there once, will never go back.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 01:27:46 PM »

Why do you want to move to Los Angeles? Been there once, will never go back.

Okay, next!

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 01:30:08 PM »

Valley?
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 01:42:49 PM »

Apparently, this is a website. Also, this gives you a pretty good rundown of the neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 01:56:40 PM »

Thanks!

The Valley seems like a good place. Maybe North Hollywood?
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 02:01:39 PM »

Why do you want to move to Los Angeles? Been there once, will never go back.

Okay, next!


Thanks for a great answer.

You can't even disclose on an anonymous forum why you prefer LA over other US cities? What do you think will happen to you if you tell us?
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 04:03:26 PM »

Swedish frog is an international renaissance man. Wink
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 04:13:33 PM »

I thought you were going to ask for a ride or something, Gabo. And being in Minneapolis, I suppose theoretically I could give you one. But you didn't ask, so I won't offer. Also, I don't want to go to LA. (In the two years I spent in Iowa--first two years of college at UNI, where I studied jazz--I actually enjoyed Iowa ... and found women from Ankeny shockingly attractive. The Midwest farmer's daughter, and so on...) But good luck to you in the move.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 04:38:37 PM »

I am interested to move to chicago, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis after school.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 04:44:18 PM »

I recommend starting a thread seeking help to move to one of them.

(Minneapolis and Chicago, can't go wrong. Milwaukee, I've only ever driven through/around it.)
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 09:23:16 PM »

I thought you were going to ask for a ride or something, Gabo. And being in Minneapolis, I suppose theoretically I could give you one. But you didn't ask, so I won't offer. Also, I don't want to go to LA. (In the two years I spent in Iowa--first two years of college at UNI, where I studied jazz--I actually enjoyed Iowa ... and found women from Ankeny shockingly attractive. The Midwest farmer's daughter, and so on...) But good luck to you in the move.

I'll be in Minneapolis this month to visit some friends. I may still need the ride. Wink

I was considering Mini-applez, but its not diverse enough for my dating tastes. I'm not really attracted to the blue-eyed blonde-haired variety you get in the Upper Midwest.  I also visited Austin TX recently but its no less expensive than my dream location in terms of rent, LA and there are far less opportunities there. I know once I move to LA I can be satisfied living in the area for my whole life. I loooooove LA.

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I am interested to move to chicago, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis after school.

I can help connect you with cool people around your age who dig The Beach Boys if you choose the Twin Cities area. It's a great place to live. Probably the most hippie city in the Midwest. Chicago is a little too business oriented, not artsy enough for me and I don't know Milwaukee well. Madison is a great city, but it's dominated by the college campus and doesn't have a lot of identity outside of it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 09:54:01 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014, 04:18:39 PM »

Chicago is a little too business oriented, not artsy enough for me

That's really only true for the Loop/Gold Coast/Viagra Triangle. Chicago is a great artsy town if that's what you're into, especially in the right neighborhoods. It's also now the top market for vinyl record sales (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-vinyl-records-0630-biz--20140630,0,650610.story - although the store they point out in this article is a few blocks from me and not a particularly good store).

SMiLE Brian - If you're thinking about moving here, you should. It was a really hard transition for me at first, but now I love it. I'd be glad to help if you need it!
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2014, 04:46:18 PM »

My family history there goes back to the early 19th century and I have visited many times. I just love the place !
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2014, 07:02:44 AM »

You can't even disclose on an anonymous forum why you prefer LA over other US cities? What do you think will happen to you if you tell us?
Ha, that's a cheeky attitude, but you're right, froggy. I mean come on, we're talking about favorite cities! Not asking to share pages from Gabo's diary (if he ever got one).

And SB, you actually track your family history? Cool, I know nothing about this stuff, except that we have Polish roots.
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