Where is the best place to live in Los Angeles? Santa Monica or West Los Angeles?

I want to move there after college to become either a lawyer or producer. I want to live near Los Angeles in a safe neighborhood and people have said Santa Monica or West Los Angeles. Where is the best place to live? Also, how much money should I start out with so I can afford to live in an apartment? Also, has anyone ever heard of/seen the Pico Lanai Apartments, Pacific Plaza apartments, Plaza at the Arboretum or the Santa Monica Blitmore? (These are all in Santa Monica)

Asked By: - 7/30/2010
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If you want to live here and enjoy the weather, then you have to pay for it. You put up with the smog and the traffic, enjoy the weather and pay your rent or mortgage. My advice is to start checking out craigslist,, and if you are looking to rent. You’ll quickly see that the minimum rent for a... More
Answered By: Obviousman - 7/30/2010
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Santa Monica
Answered By: Anthony M - 7/30/2010
Depends what you like and how much money you are willing to spend on rent. Both can be expensive, even though you can find inexpensive parts of each city. Parking sucks in both places. If you like a more beach feel, then obviously Santa Monica is the right choice. There are a ton of restaurants and bars. Pretty much... More
Answered By: Brianna - 7/30/2010
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