Los Angeles, California

Bladerunner Meets The Rose Parade

Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Beach
Los Angeles Beach
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Hollywood Sign Framed
Hollywood Sign Framed



Sunny Days: 147
66100 Affordability
85100 Schools
65100 Diversity
70100 Safety

In Los Angeles, you can have the city life and feel like you're on holiday at the same time.
– Isabel Marant

The Best Thing About Los Angeles?

Seriously, it’s the weather.

Although it’s been said many times, many ways, you just can’t beat it. 72 and sunny. You’ll never truly appreciate what it’s like to never be hindered by rain or snow or sleet or cold or humidity until you live it. The occasional smoke filled air and rattle and roll sure, but a weather free existence surrounded by snow capped mountains, swaying palm trees and one glittering ocean is a pretty amazing one.

Here's the pov of a fan of the weather:
I’ve now visited SoCal during the two most extreme seasons on the East Coast (winter and summer) and can now officially declare y’all win on weather in a 4-0 sweep. Having lived in Michigan and Florida, I can tell you there is nothing like not having 5 months of “feels like 102 with 80 percent humidity” or 5 months of painful winter. Both these conditions make going outside awful.

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The Worst Thing About Los Angeles?

Yup, it’s the gridlock traffic.

Angelenos have come to accept it. It just is. Podcasts! Also, the Eastside people refuse to visit the Westside people and vice versa. It’s too much to ask. It takes at least 45 minutes to get anywhere and there’s quite a cultural divide -- the Eastside people think the Westside people are robots with 2.5 kids and a GoldenDoodle and the Westside people think the Eastside people are too scrappy. Figure out which tribe you want to join and burrow in. Sometimes as you’re navigating around Postmates robots and there’s nowhere to park your obligatory car, it feels like you’re living in Minority Report but the Rose Parade always goes off without a hitch.

Here's a local's "balanced" pov on the traffic in LA:
This is the right answer. Most major metro areas have horrific traffic. It's just that Los Angeles is the second largest one in the country so the traffic is spread out over a larger scale. I personally find it to be bad but the drivers are much less aggressive than in "smaller" big cities like Houston, Atlanta, etc. so the experience is more relaxed.

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How You Living?

In your own reality.

Pioneers have commandeered far flung eastern locales -- Eagle Rock, Highland Park and environs well outside central Los Angeles. And, North -- Studio City/Sherman Oaks have almost lost their Valley status and merged with Los Angeles proper (almost) and the push through North Hollywood continues. All of these areas have been propped up by development of shops cafes and centers -- some indy, some corporate.

A lot happens in Los Angeles and if you want to see the details check out the calendar of events:

Why You Should Move Here Now?

The Creative Class

If you are in any kind of creatively driven business you’ll be in good company. It seems like almost nobody has a 9 to 5 office job in L.A. Designers, writers, producers, artists, chefs, etc flood the zone in L.A. Freelancers abound and Type As are fairly uncommon -- there is a great deal of concern for work/life balance and healthy lifestyle and between the outdoor space and all the Goop-friendly alternative offerings, these concerns are very much supported. And, there really are taco trucks on every corner. They’re real and they’re delicious.

Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

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Culver City

Young Professionals

LA is filled with groovy neighborhoods that rise and fall in popularity among the young and young-at-heart professionals. Culver City, on the west side of LA, is a growing center of economic and social growth in recent years. Some of that popularity comes from the community vibe you get there. Lots of the creative class stick close to home(and the coffee shops) and WFH is driving people to live in neighborhoods with good, intimate commercial districts, walkable neighborhoods (yes, LA has them) and "reasonably" priced buying and renting options. Added bonus, Culver City is on the light rail line so you can walk to the station and then take the E line to Santa Monica and the beach.

  • Culver City
  • Silver Lake
  • Beverlywood
  • Downtown

West Hollywood


West Hollywood is one of the most influential cities in the country for its advocacy for LGBTQ+ issues and as a home for the community. More than 40% of the residents identify as LGBTQ+ and the neighborhood is host to big events including WeHo Pride, Lesbian and Queer Women Visibility Week, Bi-Visibility Week and Transgender Awareness Month.

The area is also famous as a historical center for music, entertainment, fashion and culture and is filled with clubs, bars, music venues, comedy joints and pretty much everything else you could want to do in LA. Living here you're in the heart of the action.

  • West Hollywood
  • Silver Lake
  • Venice
  • Elysian Park

Silver Lake


Other than New York, there are probably more "DINKs/SINKs" in Los Angeles than any city in the country (on the planet?). When peeps get tired of whatever crazy neighborhood they first live in Los Angeles and are ready for a bit more chill, but cool vibes they often pick Silver Lake for their next home. Picture people in hip Brooklyn neighborhoods but more sunny.

What's so great about Silver Lake? Well, you have to start with the namesake body of water, Silver Lake Reservoir, where the local hipsters run, walk, roll and bike. When you're not soaking up the sun and water views you'll enjoy insanely good cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping all along Sunset Junction. When you're done grubbing and caffeinating you'll also enjoy a great music scene. The neighborhood has a mix of apartments, condos, rental bungalows and increasingly, young families who don't want to give up a walkable, fun area for the despair of suburbia.

  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park



Hard to go wrong picking Brentwood for your family. Another neighborhood on the westside, it sprawls across the hills and is filled with cool Mid-Century Modern ranches. The backyards often have beautiful views of the city. The neighborhood also has some fo the best private schools in the city like Brentwood School and The Archer School for Girls. Finally, and most importantly for some families, the neighborhood has great outdoor play options at Topanga State Park and tons of excellent and eclectic food choices in the neighborhood commercial district.

  • Brentwood
  • Manhattan Beach/Redondo Beach
  • Eagle Rock
  • Mar Vista
  • Playa Vista