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  • LAnewbie998

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:15 AM GMT
    Hello all I am going to be moving down to LA in June/July from SF and wanted to get some information about the areas before I move down there. I have some friends of friends down in WeHo and Silverlake, which I plan to live in. Any advice? I've lived down in SF for the past couple of years and wanted a change. I'm a down to earth guy who loves going out and having a good time at the local gay bars. I am just kinda concerned because usually after leaving the bar I'm in no way shape or form ready to drive a car.

    I am thinking about WeHo but just concerned from a couple of my friends who lived down there stereotyped the culture. Is everyone really bitch, catty, gorgeous down there? WIll a laid back, average looking guy enjoy himselficon_question.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    I live in K-town area, but I venture off into Weho/Los Feliz/Silver Lake area often. Los Feliz and Silver Lake both have a hipster scene, more so with the latter. The areas are overall very nice, though. A nice community vibe. Weho is more trendy. I've met all kinds of people from Weho area, but many of them were the catty types. Silver Lake seems to attract the older, "bear" types. Just from my experience so far living in this city. Getting used to LA culture/lifestyle as well. Good Luck!
  • calibro

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    Jan 09, 2013 12:30 PM GMT
    if you're this "laid back, down to earth, average guy," then no, weho isn't for you.
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    Maybe Silverlake would be better. It's a slower pace of life compared to WeHo. But there are probably more gay bars/restaurants in WeHo. In case you have heard, our public transportation sucks. So if you're gonna go on bar crawls, then you're probably going to want to take a cab or have a designated driver.
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    calibro saidif you're this "laid back, down to earth, average guy," then no, weho isn't for you.


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  • Montague

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    Jan 09, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    xrichx saidMaybe Silverlake would be better. It's a slower pace of life compared to WeHo. But there are probably more gay bars/restaurants in WeHo. In case you have heard, our public transportation sucks. So if you're gonna go on bar crawls, then you're probably going to want to take a cab or have a designated driver.


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  • calibro

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    Narciso said
    calibro saidif you're this "laid back, down to earth, average guy," then no, weho isn't for you.


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    Jan 09, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    I assume you already have work lined up coming to LA. Are you roommating with someone or alone? Your from Chi town then from San Fran to LALA land. I dont see your face pic but LA gay may not be what your used to coming from these other places, assimilation can be difficult at first. I couldnt live in WeHo, parking ticket and towing are too bothersome and expensive for me, although, most of LA has a parking problem (they now ticket people for parking at a broken covered meter, its a money thing), get used to driving, you need a car. Depends on where you work, i hate long commute so i picked a place to live within reasonable drive time and not because of the need to be in the gay ghetto. There are neighborhoods you DO want to stay away from. As long as I have lived here, Silverlake, Echo Park, parts of Hollywod probably would be more like Chi boystown and a little bit San Fran mixed in, the SF valley...i would chose carefully here, Studio city, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, South Pasadena are all great places to start out in LA until you get the vibe here. If you have to be in the gay ghetto, surrounded by its lifestyle then WeHo is your place which includes its 24 hr fitness. There is lots to do and many things to see in LA, if you limit yourself in a bubble, you will miss them. West LA is also charming. Good luck to you and safe travels!