If you'd like to live in the Los Angeles area West Hollywood is very nice, depending on what you're looking for. LA is a very large city and West Hollywood is in good proximity to some of the most popular places in Hollywood, the valley and the beaches. However, it's in the heart of the city where it's quite crowded with a lot of traffic. If you're looking for a real "city life" it can be ideal. If you have a family you may consider other areas, such as Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Santa Monica or, even, Pasadena. West Hollywood rents can be a bit pricy due to it's central, popular location. However, not out-of-site. If you were to buy, a condo/townhouse would be cheaper. The Northeast LA area has become quite popular to buy in due to its moderate home prices and burgeoning neighborhoods. Prices for homes in this area range, mostly, from $350,000-$650,000. This area has seen much gentrification over the last few years from people moving out of the more expensive, crowded locals on the west side of town. This would put you closer to the Downtown area of LA which has had a complete facelift over the last 12 years, offering exciting restaurants and nightlife.
I've been a Realtor in the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas for over 12 years. I have sold/rented homes, condos/townhouses and lofts. It would be a pleasure to show you around the different neighborhoods of LA, and help you find the ideal place to suit your needs. Los Angeles is a vibrant, exciting place. As a native Angelino I know the city quite well. Good luck with your move. If I can be of service, you can reach me at:
Keller Williams Realty/ Los Feliz
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626 840-7392 cell or 323 300-1000 office