I Want To Move To West Hollywood

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    Sep 23, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    I was looking at gay friendly places to live and it seems like West Hollywood is my best bet. I have a two year degree and I'm working on my bachelors now. I was wondering if any members here have relocated at a young age? And if so how they made it work.
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    Sep 24, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    EW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.
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    Sep 24, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Inostrankan saidEW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.


    Why ew? Is there something I'm missing?
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    Sep 24, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    mynamesadonis said
    Inostrankan saidEW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.


    Why ew? Is there something I'm missing?
    Do you speak Russian? It helps.
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    Sep 24, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    mynamesadonis said
    Inostrankan saidEW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.


    Why ew? Is there something I'm missing?


    LA is a place where lost souls go. People who don't know what they want in life go there, hoping that they'll find something, anything, that will give them purpose and meaning. Walking through the streets you just see people roaming around, looking for a glimpse of something that will light the way.

    Honestly, it's a bit of an eerie town to go to because yeah, it's pretty lively, but at the same time, it's completely dead.
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    I live in the area, but not in that specific neighborhood. There are a number of guys on RJ who live there and can give you honest pros and cons. Pay no attention to the comments from guys who do not live here.
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidI live in the area, but not in that specific neighborhood. There are a number of guys on RJ who live there and can give you honest pros and cons. Pay no attention to the comments from guys who do not live here.


    Or in my case, used to.
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    allezallez said
    mynamesadonis said
    Inostrankan saidEW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.


    Why ew? Is there something I'm missing?


    LA is a place where lost souls go. People who don't know what they want in life go there, hoping that they'll find something, anything, that will give them purpose and meaning. Walking through the streets you just see people roaming around, looking for a glimpse of something that will light the way.

    Honestly, it's a bit of an eerie town to go to because yeah, it's pretty lively, but at the same time, it's completely dead.




    I think you're being a bit harsh. People who live in L.A. have meaning and purpose in their lives. Just as many, I'm sure, as those who live in any other part of the country.

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    Sep 24, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    Being a native Angeleno I see many people come to Los Angeles wanting and looking for a new take on life. I think to have a positive experience here youn have to be very grounded. Most people stay for about 3-5 years then bail cause it was to hard or they find the people to be shallow. On that note the shallow people they find are usually the transplants pretending to be something there not

    If you think you are a grounded and stable person that can handle the mostly dominant entertainment industry... Then go for it!! It's not an easy city, but a fun place to be with many surrounding places to go such as museums, mountains, beaches, amusement parks and Palm Springs. It's also not quite fashionable as NY but itnis changing.
  • allezallez

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    Sep 24, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles said



    I think you're being a bit harsh. People who live in L.A. have meaning and purpose in their lives. Just as many, I'm sure, as those who live in any other part of the country.



    I didn't say everyone there is a lost soul, but it sure is filled with them. I'm mostly speaking of transplants, of course. Hell, there's even a book written about it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Los-Angeles-City-Angels-Souls/lm/R2XO5YFAPRWMM0
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    Kalifornication saidOn that note the shallow people they find are usually the transplants pretending to be something there not

    If you think you are a grounded and stable person that can handle the mostly dominant entertainment industry... Then go for it!!


    Precisely! it's a common misconception, and a lot of people don't realize that the transplants from other places to be the ones cultivating that shallow culture and cultivate that craptacular attitude thinking that's what LA is all about.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 24, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Gay areas and gay neighborhoods tend to be nasty and run down
    Don't let your sexual orientation force you to move somewhere
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    Santa Monica is not to far away (considering you'll drive everywhere) from WEHO and cleaner, nicer, and of course closer to the beach. Been up there several times...never considered living in WEHO but Santa Monica yes.
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidGay areas and gay neighborhoods tend to be nasty and run down
    Don't let your sexual orientation force you to move somewhere


    Clearly you've never been to West Hollywood.
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    Sep 24, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    allezallez said
    mynamesadonis said
    Inostrankan saidEW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.


    Why ew? Is there something I'm missing?


    LA is a place where lost souls go. People who don't know what they want in life go there, hoping that they'll find something, anything, that will give them purpose and meaning. Walking through the streets you just see people roaming around, looking for a glimpse of something that will light the way.

    Honestly, it's a bit of an eerie town to go to because yeah, it's pretty lively, but at the same time, it's completely dead.


    I have no idea what experience you've had in LA leads you to this conclusion. There are definitely some people who arrive in LA thinking they've reached Neverland, but most people are as down to earth as any other major city.
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    Sep 24, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    lgswimr saidSanta Monica is not to far away (considering you'll drive everywhere) from WEHO and cleaner, nicer, and of course closer to the beach. Been up there several times...never considered living in WEHO but Santa Monica yes.


    SAMO is beyond expensive.

    The downside to WeHo is its hard to get in and out of keke. If you really want to be all things gay, then its fine. I find its better to visit weho than live in it. But, I know tons of people who live in WeHo and love it.
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    Sep 24, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Hunter9 said
    allezallez said
    mynamesadonis said
    Inostrankan saidEW.

    Please reconsider.

    For your own sake please HEARTILY reconsider.


    Why ew? Is there something I'm missing?


    LA is a place where lost souls go. People who don't know what they want in life go there, hoping that they'll find something, anything, that will give them purpose and meaning. Walking through the streets you just see people roaming around, looking for a glimpse of something that will light the way.

    Honestly, it's a bit of an eerie town to go to because yeah, it's pretty lively, but at the same time, it's completely dead.

    I have no idea what experience you've had in LA leads you to this conclusion. There are definitely some people who arrive in LA thinking they've reached Neverland, but most people are as down to earth as any other major city.

    Agree completely. I think some may have a friend of a friend who thought he was a big deal in his town, and came here thinking he would automatically be a big deal here as well. Surprise. Some come with hopes of making it big, are disappointed, and bad mouth the place. Still others are jealous of the weather and attention this area gets, so they need to find something to bitch about.
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    Sep 24, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    I wouldn't live in weho, it's nice and all, but I don't want it 24-7. I live in the Hollywood hills... East by the Hollywood sign. Hollywood in our area is way more diverse and eclectic
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    Sep 24, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    WeHo is ok. But that place has turned into a hipster hideaway. So you'll find just as many straight people as gay people. I like the previous suggestion for Hollywood Hills. It's much more mellow, you get a nice view, and you're within easy reach of the night life whenever you want to go out.

    The thing with LA is that you have to drive a lot. So if you're not used to sitting in crappy traffic all day or you don't plan on bringing a car, try to find a place to live somewhere close to your work/school/whatever. Or at least close to a Metro Rail station.
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    Sep 24, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    What's wrong with Weho? In NYC, the gay distircts are the nice ones, from the Village to Chelsea, etc.
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    Sep 24, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidI was looking at gay friendly places to live and it seems like West Hollywood is my best bet.
    You don't have enough shirtless torso pics to live in WeHo.
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    Sep 24, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    A lot of people who are bashing WeHo clearly do not and never have lived here.

    First of all it's clean and safe. You can go out pretty much any time of night on foot and do whatever. The place is lively most of the night unlike places like Culver City(dies around 9 pm) or Santa Monica(dead by midnight maybe earlier).

    Santa Monica by the way is not clean, full of bums, and gets very sketchy(as in potentially unsafe) at night. Avoid.

    Culver City is also boring and dirty.

    WeHo is misrepresented as some gay mecca, maybe it was at one time, but it's not now. The yuppies outnumber us by a large margin, there are also plenty of lower tier actors here, and other randoms. There are gay people, but we aren't even close to the majority. So don't come here thinking everyone is gay. There are way better places to go for that. There are a lot of straight boys running around here.

    There are a lot of fake people in HOLLYWOOD that should be obvious to anyone who decides to move here. Anywhere else in LA you pretty much have to look for them and make the stupid decision to approach them and then whine about how they rejected you.

    LA is a nice place to live but don't expect some sort of magic to happen. If you come here talentless, shallow, vapid, and expecting your life to change when some talent scout discovers you magically out of a crowd don't bother coming here because it won't happen.

    Also if you're a minority don't expect the white gays of WeHo to pay you any attention. They will glare at you like you don't belong and then ignore you. I shrugged it off because I didn't care. If you're thin skinned this will probably bother you. In my own building I actually had someone try to deny me access(my hands were full carrying a box) stating that the building was having security problems. I whipped out my keys, gave her the eye, and she tried to apologize...I shrugged her off.

    I've met more gay men of all colors(white included, the man I'm dating is white as well) at Santa Monica College than I have in WeHo but that's fine by me because I enjoy living in WeHo and commuting elsewhere throughout the day.

    If you choose to live here don't bring a car. It's hell. The bus system is perfectly fine and you won't risk totaling your car like I did(though I did get all of my money back plus a little extra...get good insurance if you do choose to drive here).

    The apartments here are excellent and very large. You may need a roommate though because they aren't cheap. I have two roomies in a huge loft around $2600 which is way better than the $975 shithole I had in Culver City.

    Gotta reiterate if you look for love in Hollywood...any part of Hollywood you'll probably be disappointed most of the time. This is where the shallow, vapid, fakes come to show off their appearance and totally empty heads. This is a nice place to live, not so much to visit. Even the most homely men here are full of themselves and talk shit about damn near everybody. Don't get me started on the gossiping.

    Live here, make friends, and date elsewhere. Just my two cents from my few months of experience living here. The people who complain about LA being full of fakes always hang out in trendy areas and wonder why they can't seem to avoid them... LA is a very huge city, it's not full of fakes. Hollyweird is full of fakes.

    Also take a look at Silver Lake, I've heard nice things, haven't been there myself...but it should be more affordable and have much much friendlier gays.
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    Sep 24, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    West Hollyhood is great -- tons of fun. My gay buddies love it, and I even know a straight couple that lives there (and loves it -- the husband gets a kick out of going running and being swarmed haha). It's of of the few "walking neighborhoods" in the metro area with tons of nightlife and recreation options, as well as easy access to shopping. That makes it convenient and a lot of fun.

    My only beef with WeHo is if you don't live there the parking situation is horrendous.

    I'm moving there in January. It's the only place, in my opinion, worth living in LA that's not in walking distance of a beach.

    Consider the beach towns also -- EXCEPT Santa Monica which is full of tourists and bums.
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    Sep 24, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Move to Manhattan, Young Man...preferably East village/West village/Chelsea icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 24, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    I actually live here (WeHo) and I like it better than when I lived on Wilshire near Westwood. This is where more of my friends live. There are parties almost every night here - no way could I hit them all (with the crazy hours I work). I like the people I've met, and it's all good. I live in a high rise condo with views up into Beverly Hills. Where else could I live and have such a short commute?