Hello fellow MiceChatters,
I'll be moving to LA in the very near future and am pretty familiar with the area. I'm just looking for some tips from those MiceChatters who live in the area and can point in the right direction to good housing in a safe town. If you know of any links for finding housing (other than Craigslist, Renttimes) let me know.
Here's what I'm shooting for.
* A unattached guest house for $900 a month or less or an apartment of decent size in a nice building. Guest house preferred for obvious reasons.
No Roomate or sharing.
Non-street parking space.
I've also heard that careful lookers can find houses for rent in this price range.
* Located in western LA (Santa Monica, etc.) or in a very decent area of Burbank, Glendale. Not interested in Orange County or north of Malibu. Will consider Pasadena but prefer outside of the valley. Would also consider Newhall and Santa Clarita despite the distance.
* My job will be in the Universal City-Burbank area, but a commute does not bother me.
* Would like to live in an area that is in short distance to big box type stores, (Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) rather than just frou-frou Beverly Hills boutiques and health nut grocery stores. I think you know what I mean by that.
If you know of some good areas to scout, please let me know. I don't need to hear the horrors of traffic, etc. of LA. Quite familiar. Any positive info is appreciated. And, of course, if you know of someone who has what I'm looking for, please let me know.
Thanks for your tips.