best neighborhoods of LA to live

Recently moved to LA and started a new job a few months ago. Had a temporary setup in Santa Monica but need to move. I work in the West Hollywood area and trying to figure out if i want to stay in Santa Monica or go somewhere else in LA. Right now, it's a good commute, completely opposite traffic. So i'm tempted to look in SM to keep the same setup.

being near the beach in santa monica was great, but i feel like i didn't go as often as I liked mostly because of too many tourists.

I'm interested in the following areas:


-La Brea


-West LA

-Culver City - not 100 percent on this one

Any suggestions or comments on those? Most interested in mid-wilshire and la brea areas.

I'd definitely like to be in a neighborhood that has good restaurants, cafes and bars and just general good crowd of young professionals in their late 20s to early 30s.

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Aug 9, 2021 - 12:53am

If you ever have a family, I'd say BHPO in the future. Now though, I would recommend Pacific Palisades, but I personally like relatively quieter areas; you'd have to drive to SM though for nightlife.

Aug 9, 2021 - 1:56am

The rule of thumb is the further you are from the beach and the further you are from a major metro city, the cheaper it will be.

But you also have to worry about your commute from work. Take a car ride to each of the places you want to go to and find the area that best fits your time, cost, and community.

If you're choosing between mid-wilshire and la brea though, personally I would lean towards mid-Wilshire, a lot more safe as long as you dont head down south of Venice blvd or around the 10fwy

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Aug 10, 2021 - 1:36am

Most people I met in Brea were families, so if your goal is to meet your wife I am not sure if that is the right neighborhood. Or pick an area in Brea that has more singles, but I wouldn't know which one that is.

I don't know how important meeting people is for you in LA; but LA is known to be a bit more difficult in that space, doesn't matter if you are looking for a new group of friends or a girlfriend.

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