Marci Lawson, Other/Just Looking in Charlottesville, VA

We are moving to the LA area in the summer so I can work at the LA Air Force Base legal office. I have a

Asked by Marci Lawson, Charlottesville, VA Sat Mar 29, 2008

husband and two kids and can afford to pay up to $3500/month in rent. I am looking at Redondo Beach. Rent is a bit higher in South Redondo than North, although we could probably afford to live in the South. Would you recommend certain areas of the city?

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 2, 2008
good luck
glad you decided to rent
smart move


good luck
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Thanks to all of you kind LA area residents who responded to my request for information. We look forward to our move to your great metro area.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 29, 2008

If you are considering renting in North Hermosa the two neighborhoods you may be most interested in are known as the Golden Hills and the TRW Tract. The Golden Hills consists of "tall and skinny" homes on 25x100 foot lots. You generally get quite a bit more home for the price than other SFRs in the area, but the downside is that the layout is usually 2 beds down/1 up (not ideal for families) and parking is a challenge for friends or visitors. The TRW Tract is a cute area and pretty convenient to LA Airforce Base.
I saw that another realtor mentioned Hollyglen and Del Aire, which is somewhat of a secret pocket of Hawthorne with it's own school system.....definitely something to consider.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2008
Another area you might consider is El Segundo. Single family homes are renting for that price and most of them have a huge back yard ideal for large families. make sure you search rentals in, westside rentals and Good luck with your search!
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Look in the Del Aire area for reasonable neighborhoods with a good school district (Wiseburn). It's very close to USAFB...matter of fact, you could probably walk to work!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 1, 2008
El Segundo is a great place to live, and there are plenty of rentals...Try checking out in the classified section. In Torrance/Redondo, Hollywood Riveria is a great neighborhood as is Nob Hill, The Avenues, even a little further South, Valmonte in Palos Verdes is great with great schools. Walteria is a very affordable South Torrance neighborhood with lots of rentals also. The bus system here isn't terrific..and I would suggest you try to find something in El Segundo if possible just to make life easier. is also a very good site to find rentals..they charge a fee to join, but it makes life pretty simple. You can also contact a local Realtor to help you with your search if you'd like. Hope this was helpful!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 29, 2008
This new housing development project (on the LAAF base property) has been stopped for the time being, might be worth contacting to see when the project resumes, 360southbay.
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Thanks for your response. I am looking at Redondo (and Torrance) as places to live because they are "affordable," the schools seem good overall, and the quality of life seems good. The legal office where I will be working is near LAX in El Segundo. While El Segundo would be fine (to live), there aren't many rentals. So, I am looking at the next best place--that we can afford. I will be taking the bus to work and I am sure I will hate the commute, but I don't think I have any better options as far as communities. Correct me if I am wrong. There are a number of rental houses in south Redondo and south Torrance. I was just wondering if you (or anyone who uses this blog) might be willing to recommend a neighborhood in the $3k-$3.5K per month range that would be good for a family--the kids are 9 and 11. Thanks!
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Hi..South Redondo is a bit nicer than North Redondo and the schools tend to be better. Also South Torrance is very nice and a bit more affordable. Is Redondo close to the legal office? If you let me know why you are looking at Redondo, I can suggest some other areas that you would probably like.
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