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.