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'the kind of exponential growth that should get us all into fuck-you money before we turn forty'

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Given that it seems that I'll be down here more often, it's starting to look like imbecility to keep renting hotel rooms. So out of curiosity- other than Venice, where do you think I might enjoy living, in greater LA? Ideally, a short commute to eastern-edge-of-West-Hollywood.
Silverlake?
North Hollywood?
I kind of liked what I saw of Burbank, last I was down...
  • When I was living in So-Cal I was quite fond of Silverlake. I don't know how much rental prices have changed since I left nigh on seven years ago (which is to say probably a lot) but it is a lovely area.
    • Yeah- one of my coworkers is having a birthday party this Saturday at his place over there- I'm planning on keeping an eye open for what I think of the area, as I've not been there yet.
  • I liked West L.A. (Well, I liked it as much as anyone could like living in a city that she hates.) I lived just outside of Santa Monica, a bit north of Venice.
    • Yeah- I definitely prefer the west side of town, and downright LOVE Venice. But I don't want about an hour's freeway commute one-way to be part of my time down here. :/ If I'm going to have to live in LA, I can at least do it without that.
      9 years at the Microsoft Mountain View campus taught me that, at least. ;)
      • Bear in mind that the dominant traffic patterns in LA are: most people go west in the morning, and go east in the afternoon. So if you live in Venice/Santa Monica, at least you're driving against the flow. But if you live east of your workplace...
        • Good to know- the Silverlake->Office commute is '12 minutes (30 in traffic)', per google maps. 30 minutes I can cope with; an hour I'd be ready to stab until all I saw was red, by the time I got out of the car.
          Besides, I'd get to be in The car.
  • I long ago decided that if i was ever forced to live in LA, i'd live the the neighborhood between Venice and Santa Monica.

    Of course this helps you not at all. :)
    • Yeah- I'd agree, except the commute in to where the office is makes SF->Mountain View look rational.
  • I live at roughly Santa Monica and Westwood, and it's a great neighborhood. Probably about 20-30m to the eastern edge of West Hollywood, tho.

    Silverlake would be a good choice if you can foot the rent.
  • amen on the traffic patterns. i liked venice, but i also liked silverlake. downtown is starting to thrive as well. hollywood is becoming very neighborhood-ish, but everyone around there is in the entertainment industry, which gets old *fast*.

    check out north hollywood as well, and the fairfax district.

    la is not as awful as it used to be. wouldn't move down there for any amount of money, but that's my history speaking.
    • wouldn't move down there for any amount of money, but that's my history speaking.

      I can definitely understand that feeling.
  • You know I will push hard for you to be my neighbor in Zee Burbank, yo. Decent prices, too.
    • I... yeah, there is that.

      I dunno. I'm- yeah. uhm.
      • Not wanting to move to the hideousness that is LaLa Land? Totally understood, amigo.

        But if it comes down to it, I'll help you apartment hunt. :3
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