I used to live in L.A.! and now I reside in Jacksonville. The Riverside/Avondale area is rich with history as well as surrounded by beautiful Oak Trees. The homes vary with regard to the size of a yard. There are definitely homes under $300K. I'd be glad to assist you. Before I can answer your last question, please call me and let me know what you mean by problems? Are you seeking whether homes are in a A-rated school district or not? Are you seeking to understand other statistics? Give me a call, and I'll be glad to help. And say hi to all my friends in L.A. Regards, Sherry (904) 651-2194 Also, please visit weichert.com.