Moving to LA

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    Aug 20, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    After moving back last year in Oz, it's time for me to move in sine new place . LA it is.
    In a month I will be in Cali for few months at first.
    Def looking to hear from locals , where to stay,etc
    I will also be happy to catch up for a drink with guy I find connexion with !

    Can't wait !

    PS: I will also have to go a couple of time in NYC
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    Aug 20, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    If you're into hiking and mountain biking, and flexible on residential location, look into living near the mountains a little out of town. I may be moving there next year, to El Monte, far east side of LA, right next to some good mountain biking trails...literally across the street from where I'll be.
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    Aug 20, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf you're into hiking and mountain biking, and flexible on residential location, look into living near the mountains a little out of town. I may be moving there next year, to El Monte, far east side of LA, right next to some good mountain biking trails...literally across the street from where I'll be.

    Please don't move to El Monte. That place is fuckin ghetto.

    If you want to be near the foothills, anywhere north of the 210 freeway is fine.
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    Aug 20, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    HFrenchM saidHey guys,

    After moving back last year in Oz, it's time for me to move in sine new place . LA it is.
    In a month I will be in Cali for few months at first.
    Def looking to hear from locals , where to stay,etc
    I will also be happy to catch up for a drink with guy I find connexion with !

    Can't wait !

    PS: I will also have to go a couple of time in NYC

    Details? Any particular part of LA you're considering?
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    Aug 20, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    What about Burbank?
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    Aug 20, 2014 3:10 AM GMT

    where to stay? hmmmm, LA is huge


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    Aug 20, 2014 3:15 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThat place is fuckin ghetto.

    If you want to be near the foothills, anywhere north of the 210 freeway is fine.


    Actually North El Monte bordering Temple City can be very decent. South El Monte is definitely a no-no.
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    Aug 20, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    Consider the South Bay beach areas: Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach.
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    Aug 20, 2014 3:30 AM GMT

    Suggest anywhere in the 28th district, not the National Forest of course


    California's 28th congressional district
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California's_28th_congressional_district

    http://schiff.house.gov/the-28th-district/

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    Aug 20, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    Suggest anywhere in the 28th district, not the National Forest of course


    California's 28th congressional district
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California's_28th_congressional_district

    http://schiff.house.gov/the-28th-district/



    Ooh Silver Lake and West Hollywood are very gay-friendly and hip and trendy too. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 20, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    I would skip WeHo. Traffic is atrocious. Plus, there are lots of straight hipsters living there now amongst the cliche gays.

    If you want to be near the beach, Santa Monica. If you can't afford that, then move to Culver City. Mid City is another option. Kinda away from the madness, but central enough to allow easy access to various parts of LA.

    I suggest living relatively close to where you're planning to go to work/school. But ideally, you'll want to live in the area where you'll be planning to spend most of your free time.
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    Aug 20, 2014 4:53 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    paulflexes saidIf you're into hiking and mountain biking, and flexible on residential location, look into living near the mountains a little out of town. I may be moving there next year, to El Monte, far east side of LA, right next to some good mountain biking trails...literally across the street from where I'll be.

    Please don't move to El Monte. That place is fuckin ghetto.

    If you want to be near the foothills, anywhere north of the 210 freeway is fine.
    I'll probably be just north of Huntington Dr, which is north of the 210. I'll let ya know when dates are finalized so we can hang out again.
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    Aug 20, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    HFrenchM saidHey guys,

    After moving back last year in Oz, it's time for me to move in sine new place . LA it is.
    In a month I will be in Cali for few months at first.
    Def looking to hear from locals , where to stay,etc
    I will also be happy to catch up for a drink with guy I find connexion with !

    Can't wait !

    PS: I will also have to go a couple of time in NYC


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    Aug 20, 2014 5:13 AM GMT
    LA is fun to visit. Santa Monica is where the young hip crowd hangs. Venice Beach is still crazy and I love Malibu and Santa Barbra.

    My favorite beach towns are Manhattan Beach and Hermosa beach and especially Encinitas for surf

    I love San Clemente and our family has a beach house in Carlsbad.

    I lived in San Diego most of my youth during the summers and love the surf, sand and sex on the beach!! LOL

    I also love the nude beaches along the coast. Blacks Beach is a long beach in Torry pines and you can still walk nude and it goes on and on.

    San Pedro has a nude beach called Abalone Cove and it's awesome too. Even Malibu has a hidden nude beach and the entire coast is great to travel all the way to San Francisco!

    I do love California, it's just a little over populated for me to live there year round!

    Good luck
  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    Tell us what kind of lifestyle you would like and how much you are willing to pay for rent and we can hopefully point you to the right direction. What are your interests?

    If rents don't matter and you like the beach, then get a place on the ocean. Determining which beach depends on what you want. If you want really liberal and like to people watch, Venice can be a lot of fun. Santa Monica is a pretty big city, it has a gay beach, and quite a variety of things to do.

    If you like the mountains and small town feel...I would pick Sierra Madre. Or if you want a little bigger city, possibly Pasadena.

    If you want to be in a gayborhood: West Hollywood, Silverlake (more residential), or Belmont Shores area of Long Beach (residential/beach).

    If you are not going to have your own transportation, I would probably stick to Santa Monica, Westwood, West Hollywood, etc.
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    Aug 20, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    Silver Lake is a good neighborhood.

    You'll have to explore after you get to LA. Because traffic is so horrendous and travel by rail is so limited, those commuting other than by helicopter or limousine should consider living near to where their job is.
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    Aug 21, 2014 6:48 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    xrichx said
    paulflexes saidIf you're into hiking and mountain biking, and flexible on residential location, look into living near the mountains a little out of town. I may be moving there next year, to El Monte, far east side of LA, right next to some good mountain biking trails...literally across the street from where I'll be.

    Please don't move to El Monte. That place is fuckin ghetto.

    If you want to be near the foothills, anywhere north of the 210 freeway is fine.
    I'll probably be just north of Huntington Dr, which is north of the 210. I'll let ya know when dates are finalized so we can hang out again.

    Yesssss. icon_biggrin.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 21, 2014 6:58 AM GMT
    Smog traffic gangs enjoy...jkicon_lol.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 21, 2014 7:02 AM GMT
    Also listen to Gary Newman's song I love LA, and Missing Persons song Walking in LA. Classic 80's music to get you into LA!icon_exclaim.gif
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    Aug 27, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    Thanks for all advices guys ! cant wait ! such a big adventure ahead !
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    Aug 27, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
    What is your target location for work or grad school? That will help you decide on a city.

    Some favorite locations of mine:

    Pacific Palisades
    Brentwood
    Holmby Hills
    West L.A.
    Mandeville Canyon
    Topanga Canyon
    Benedict Canyon
    Santa Monica
    Toluca Lake
    Pasadena
    San Marino
    Laguna Nigel
    Laguna Beach
    Newport Beach

    Again though, what do you need to be near? You don't want to sit in traffic more than necessary.
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    Oct 06, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    Hey guys thanks for all replies : i moved to LA about 3 weeks ago, and start to like it - quiet place in hollywood, plenty of outdoor to go for a daily hike in the canyons, not far from Weho, beach, downtown ...

    Loving it icon_smile.gif
  • metta

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    Oct 06, 2014 9:48 PM GMT
    Good to hear! Enjoy your stay! icon_smile.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 06, 2014 11:21 PM GMT

    Just don't venture near the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandy in South Central LA and you will be perfectly fine.
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    Oct 07, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    Hey welcome to SoCal, LA up north neighbor. Hollywood is a nice area. icon_smile.gif Enjoy.