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Q: I need help finding an apartment in (or near) Los Angeles that is in a safe neighborhood for a girl with 2 cats? I'm moving from Chicago and in a few months I'm looking to move out west. My apartment budget would be around $1200/mo. for rent (not including utilities). Can you give me any suggestions on where to look? I've never been to Los Angeles and I know it sounds pretty silly to just leave my comfort bubble for unknown territory but I figure, why not live a little?

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