Best of luck.
. I see so many good answers by my fellow Realtors and neighbors. But it was asked i 2010. I wonder where he went finally. So there are answers here in 2012. Its pretty funny.
For people looking in Hermosa Beach it would be good to talk to an agent that lives here. Like me!
I moved here in 1986 and my husbands family moved here in 1960. We now have 3 generations living in Hermosa Beach. That alone will tell you something. Its a great place to live and raise a family.
Not by any measure. My home is much closer and for 12 years we've been renting to doctors , PhD students at UCLA, USC, and nearby language schools. We provide breakfast and dinner and are very well informed about what's up in L.A. I'm an agent and know this area very well. If you're not familiar with Los Angeles, it's better to start with some time to look around. Our guest house would make that possible.
You can reach me at 213.422.7044.
I believe Loyola Law school is not near the main campus but rather near Downtown. Loyola Marymount is near Hermosa but not the Law School. My husband went to Law School near Loyola Law School at Southwestern Law school while living in Hermosa. It's a tough commute but a good investment. There are other areas to consider depending on your budget. Hermosa can be priceyl Let me know what it is and I'll send you some options.
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If you son is thinking of living in Hermosa and commuting to Loyola you are looking at roughly at 35 minute drive give or take traffic. To shave off some time he could move closer and look around Manhattan and El Segundo. Hermosa, Manhattan and El Segundo are all very nice areas that have held their value over the shift in the real estate market. You can buy a one bedroom condo on PCH in Hermosa for just under $400k or a two bedroom for $500k. Manhattan beach is a price pricer and El Segundo is a bit less then Hermosa. Please let me know if you have further questions. I would love to help. Take care.
There are a few neighborhoods I would suggest. Loyally is in Westchester, which is a nice area. There is also Playa Vista (right down the hill) and El Segundo as well. Hermosa is very nice as are most of the beach cities. He should have no trouble finding a Condo in any of those areas.
Best of Luck to you
Los Angeles is large and diverse. If you don't know the city well, then call or email me and I will help get you oriented to good locations near downtown. You can also search the area using my website.
Best of luck.
Although I don't currently live in Los Angeles, I travel there about once a month and grew up in the area. Minutes of travel is much more important in calculating commuting time than miles of distance. Check this out with some current residents to get a sense of how long that trip will take.