Moving to LA: Picking the Right Neighborhood

Moving to LA: Picking the Right Neighborhood

Grace Shu
Jul 29, 2008

One question that we get from time to time is, "I'm moving to LA, what's the best neighborhood that's affordable and convenient?" This question turns out to be the hardest to answer, mainly because there's just too many factors to consider. For Los Angeles, it seems like where you work will influence where you'll narrow your options, especially with gas prices skyrocketing. And just as important is what you're looking to get out of your neighborhood...

Looking back on our years of living on the east and west sides of LA, it seems like going out was much more convenient when we were living in West Hollywood on Kings Rd. We still miss being able to walk to the Gelson's at the end of our block! Living on the east part of town also had its advantages: less tourists, more community-based events (i.e. Sunset Junction), and it felt a bit more small-town because we'd often see the same people ambling down the sidewalk.

How did you pick the neighborhood that you live in? How does it compare to other neighborhoods where you've lived?

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