SAHEM62896 saidOkay guys.... it's official. Starting a job at USC in September!
So I'm heading out to LA to find a place to live that's reasonably affordable, dog friendly, and will accept dogs. Trying to stay under a G-note, which may be impossible. Any suggestions about neighborhoods to look in/at?
Couple of limiting factors...
1) What kind of dogs and how big are they, weight wise? Some restricted breeds won't even be considered in certain cities and size matters. Ex: I saved $100 on my rent by moving 5 miles because one of my dogs weighs over 25 lbs.
2) How long of a commute do you want? USC is fairly central, but it's also over heavily congested freeways. And with that, are you actually at the campus itself or at an annex or the hospital?
3) Do you mind living with bars on your windows? Pretty much everything south of USC and under an hour commute isn't an area I'd be the most comfortable living in, or walking my dogs at night. (Crenshaw, Ingelwood, South Gate)
Staying under a grand for a one-bedroom and finding something in a decent area is going to be a challenge, but doable.