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Moving to LA

I know a lot of you are in LA, so I'm hoping you can suggest good areas to me to look in for a rental. I'm coming from the Inland Empire, so it's not a big move, but I'm not too familiar with the LA area.

I would like to be within a 30-45 minute commute of UCLA.

I was thinking about somewhere around Pasadena but I think that will be too far.

So, where can I move that's really nice and really cheap and close to UCLA? I want champagne at beer prices!

Seriously, I'm hoping to keep it at $1400/month maximum, less would be nice.

I would also prefer to not be murdered.
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I would also prefer to not be murdered.
Being a little bit picky now aren't we?
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Just where is the "Inland Empire" I've seen that a lot when looking for cars but couldn't figure out just where it was.
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Just where is the "Inland Empire" I've seen that a lot when looking for cars but couldn't figure out just where it was.
Riverside/Chino area

If I were you I would get as close to UCLA as possible, "commuting" in that part of town is a nightmare.
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east of LA. between LA and palm springs. Ontario, Riverside, San Berdoo, etc
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Just where is the "Inland Empire" I've seen that a lot when looking for cars but couldn't figure out just where it was.
A bit East of LA. It starts at Pomona/Diamond Bar/Walnut.... but it's usually thought of as Chino Hills, Ontario, Fontana, Riverside, etc

It took me 40-45 minutes to go from Chino Hills to Hollywood when traffic was light
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Bodie was known as the roughest mining town in the old west. A little girl's family was moving there and wrote in her diary, "good bye God, I'm moving to Bodie."

So......"good bye God, I'm moving to LA"
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There might be an apartment coming available in the building across the street from me.
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Pasadena is a great town but as you say a bit too far IMHO.

Don't know if there is anything in your price range but I would check Santa Monica and Century City.

I think Todd (nostatic) lives on the west side and might be some help.
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You're going the wrong way.

And would La Verne and San Dimas be considered part of the "Inland Empire"?
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There might be an apartment coming available in the building across the street from me.
Honestly, that would be ideal. UCLA is pretty close, and your street is beautiful.
Hopefully, they replace the carpet rather than trying to clean up the blood stains.
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There might be an apartment coming available in the building across the street from me.
Hahaha, funny, kind of. Sounds like a NYC thing to do.
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Crap Eric, I didn't make the connection when I read speeder's post. But I am laughing now!
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I don't think Speeder's neighborhood is a hotbed of violent crime. Certainly no more than any other place in LA where you could find sub-$1500 rents
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I currently work in San Berdoo; the plan is find a new job closer to our new place. I'm okay with my wife commuting a bit to get to UCLA, she doesn't need to be RIGHT there. Based on just eyeing Google Maps I'm looking at Torrance, Thousand Oaks, Glendale as possible locations.

I'm also okay with closer, but need to skip over Inglewood and Compton and I'm assuming right in the middle of LA will get pricey. West Hollywood is also not of the top of the list. NTTAWWT.
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I don't think Speeder's neighborhood is a hotbed of violent crime. Certainly no more than any other place in LA where you could find sub-$1500 rents
I was going to ask exactly where he was at but then I realized I could just go get that info from the news story!
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Frankly, if you are both going in opposite directions and want to be 45 min to UCLA, I would look at Long Beach and western OC. Of course 45 min to UCLA can be less than 15 miles at peak periods. Torrance is good, but most of it is not freeway friendly. You need the freeway to be only minutes from the house.

If you do look down this way, look in the Grunion Gazette paper for rentals.
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There are a lot of safe a inexpensive places to live in LA.

Lower Alabama has a nice range of places to live.
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