Review of Los Angeles, California


City for young people? Maybe with daddies money
Star Rating - 8/23/2019
LA is a place where you go after you’ve established some sort of solid foundation whether it be obtaining a useful degree or moving jobs. As someone who moved there at 20, I found it very difficult to make a lot of money( I work in marketing not “acting” or modeling). People move to LA with the hopes of being discovered yet fail to realize that most celebrities that live there were discovered elsewhere and settled in LA. Rent is absurd, groceries are expensive, and the gas is through the roof.. especially having to constantly fill up from the stop and go of the 405/101.

It is BEAUTIFUL if you can find the right spots that are not filled with tourists. The forest, Malibu, Santa Monica mountains... it truly is s gorgeous place to live if you can afford it and avoid 85% of the people that now live there.
Jacob | Los Angeles, CA
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Your full of horse manure!!! Hollywood HAS NO STUDIOS only homeless and KARAZZY ppl wandering around. Burbank has the studios you're not from there you're giving false testimony. LA will eat you up spit you out then something else will eat what's left...if you're not born here DO NOT MOVE HERE!! It's way too expensive now and property taxes are taking a beating and will just keep climbing thank all the bobble headed lemmings that keep those idiot dems that spend OUR money like drunken monkeys... LA Proper and most of it's suburb's are trashy and gang infested...that will get worse once unemployment rises to a certain number. If you're not well known in your career to pull from Lancaster down to Chula Vista and not a Doc or Shrink don't move here...it's harder to get into the work place here than anywhere else...this I know as I know people that moved to Manhattan NY for what I dunno and elsewhere and found them easy...then tried to move back and couldn't.
Blue |


Actually Hollywood and Culver city has studios, I live in Brentwood for 35 years, for an ignorant like you, that is in the west side between San Vicente and sunset BLVD. Before you make any further idiotic comments, why don't you learn something, you are not from LS to make such stupid comments. Example Paramount studios are located in Hollywood. A list of Hollywood studios Film and Television Studios Feature Film Studio Locations and Addresses Culver Studios 9336 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 202 1234 Glendale Studios 1239 S. Glendale Ave Glendale, CA 91205 (818) 550 6000 Hollywood Center Studios 1041 N. Las Palmas Hollywood, CA 90038 (213) 469 5000 Lindsey Studios 25241 Avenue Stanford Valencia, CA 91355 Paramount Pictures 5555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (213) 956 5000 Raleigh Studios 5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90004 (213) 466 3111 Ren-Mar Studios 846 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038 (213) 463 0808 Santa Clarita Studios 25135 Anza Drive Valencia, CA 91355 (562) 294 2000 Sony Studios 10202 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 244 4000 Sunset-Gower Studios 1438 N. Gower St. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 467 1001 Twentieth Century Fox 10200 Pico Blvd. Culver City, CA 90067 (310) 369 1000 Universal Studios 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 (818) 777 1000 Walt Disney Studios 500 S. Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 560 1000 Warner Hollywood Studios 1041 N. Formosa Hollywood, CA 90046 (213) 850 2500 Warner Bros. Studios 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522 (818) 954 6000 Television Studios Locations and Addresses ABC Studios 4151 Prospect Ave. Hollywood, CA 90027 (xxx) xxx xxxx CBS Television Center 4024 Radford Ave. Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 760 5000 CBS Television City 7800 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (213) 852 2345 DC Stages 1360 East 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 (213) 629 5434 Fox Television Center 5746 W Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 KCAL TV Channel 9 5515 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (213) 467 5459 KCBS Local CBS, Channel 2 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 460 3000 KCOP, UPN, Channel 13 915 N. La Brea Los Angeles, CA 90038 KTLA Channel 5 5842 Sunset Blvd., Bldg. #1 Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 460 5500 NBC Channel 4 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg 2120 Universal City, CA 91608 (818) 840 4444 NBC Hollywood Sunset-Gower Studios 1420 N. Beachwood Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 469 5000
Forsa | Los Angeles, CA

Actually Hollywood and Culver city has studios, I live in Brentwood for 35 years, for an ignorant like you, that is in the west side between San Vicente and sunset BLVD. Before you make any further idiotic comments, why don't you learn something, you are not from LS to make such stupid comments. Example Paramount studios are located in Hollywood. A list of Hollywood studios Film and Television Studios Feature Film Studio Locations and Addresses Culver Studios 9336 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 202 1234 Glendale Studios 1239 S. Glendale Ave Glendale, CA 91205 (818) 550 6000 Hollywood Center Studios 1041 N. Las Palmas Hollywood, CA 90038 (213) 469 5000 Lindsey Studios 25241 Avenue Stanford Valencia, CA 91355 Paramount Pictures 5555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (213) 956 5000 Raleigh Studios 5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90004 (213) 466 3111 Ren-Mar Studios 846 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038 (213) 463 0808 Santa Clarita Studios 25135 Anza Drive Valencia, CA 91355 (562) 294 2000 Sony Studios 10202 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 244 4000 Sunset-Gower Studios 1438 N. Gower St. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 467 1001 Twentieth Century Fox 10200 Pico Blvd. Culver City, CA 90067 (310) 369 1000 Universal Studios 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 (818) 777 1000 Walt Disney Studios 500 S. Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 560 1000 Warner Hollywood Studios 1041 N. Formosa Hollywood, CA 90046 (213) 850 2500 Warner Bros. Studios 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522 (818) 954 6000 Television Studios Locations and Addresses ABC Studios 4151 Prospect Ave. Hollywood, CA 90027 (xxx) xxx xxxx CBS Television Center 4024 Radford Ave. Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 760 5000 CBS Television City 7800 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (213) 852 2345 DC Stages 1360 East 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 (213) 629 5434 Fox Television Center 5746 W Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 KCAL TV Channel 9 5515 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (213) 467 5459 KCBS Local CBS, Channel 2 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 460 3000 KCOP, UPN, Channel 13 915 N. La Brea Los Angeles, CA 90038 KTLA Channel 5 5842 Sunset Blvd., Bldg. #1 Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 460 5500 NBC Channel 4 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg 2120 Universal City, CA 91608 (818) 840 4444 NBC Hollywood Sunset-Gower Studios 1420 N. Beachwood Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028 (213) 469 5000
Forsa | Los Angeles, CA

I did the model /acting thing, and there are many opportunities to get discovered here. You just have to have talent, be in the right place, and really work on and devote yourself to your craft (acting). If you don't have mommy and daddy supporting you, you gotta set it up so you can earn money with a job that is flexible enough to allow you to go to auditions (often last minute calls), at studios located usually around Hollywood (please remember that LA traffic is atrocious, so try to live [or work] close to the cluster of studios). Or easier yet, have mom and dad hand you a wad of cash (for food, housing, acting classes, headshots) before trying your luck at acting around here. In the right circles its fun, you gotta be involved in organizations and groups that are into what you are, fun. But as far as overall vibe, and established fun areas, LA fun culture used to be much better and more conducive for young folks (80s and 90s) I agree. Of course, got kids and am older (decent job that requires at least 20+ years experience), so really not my main priority right now. Occassionally, I would eat out at some real nice hot spots /restaurants and those are always fun because of the vibe. There are excellent shows (better than before) that can almost compare to broadway shows in New York (but New York has and always will be the top notch in arts and trend setter). Also, they're trying to revive the night life through outdoor events and concerts (good strategy as the weather in Los Angeles is to die for...year round). There are some great acts (marc antony, rolling stones, of course, of course, all year-round..) at Rose Bowl, Staples, etc... (require beacoup bucks $$$ of course for any remotely decent seats) Cheaper outdoor stuff aimed at younger folks with more limited budgets is a hit or miss and can be good, however as of now. There are only some stuff like: "Outdoor, watch movies, and be surrounded by food trucks" events all over (lame), watch movies at a park or on a hotel roof top, dive bars (even lamer these days..not what they used to be). Sorry, but this town is not conducive to free-spirited young folks (with no money and a sense of adventure). Of course, with everything in life, if there's a will, you'll find a way... The LA Metro (bus system) is constantly improving and the city is devoting Billions (with a "B") of dollars on improving it, to deal with all the traffic. You also got all the pay-as-you-go e-scooters around for your use with a smart phone. There are actors and artists neighborhoods and areas where the rent is much cheaper, but its usually in a shadier part of town. Crime is a lot better in LA due to the enormous Police presence everywhere, but there's an accompanying HUGE homelessness problem that roam the streets at night. At least most of your apartment neighbors will be in the same boat as you. Also, some older apartments in areas where there's rent control that people have clung onto for years, and set to be demolished recently by developers trying to cash in on the housing boom here. So watch out! There's a ongoing battle to try to keep housing affordable here in Los Angeles, but I don't know how that's going to pan out. LA is not conducive to those with limited incomes (unless you can put up with ghetto-like conditions or much smaller living space [half million dollar two to three bedroom homes versus four to five bedrooms at other parts of the country] and living expense is high, you really need cash (from landing a good acting role OR mom/dad OR you got a friend or relative with a couch to spare OR a good paying job [typically requiring more than a decade of experience] or a job that is a commission-based and you're a real hussler) to survive decently--unless you are creative (find a billion ways to save or make extra money) and can think outside the box...but good luck!! This town is moving towards gentrification, so its getting nice, more sterile, and the high class events are getting much better (orchestra, plays, art exhibits), though really good in its own right and probably the best on the Left Coast, still does not compare to #1 New York. But the weather cannot be beat, so if you want to try your luck at survival, go for it!! I have a co-worker, just out of college, who moved from some fancy area 2,000 miles away that moved here, and is complaining about having to live in smaller size dwelling, the traffic, driving a shittier car, having to really watch the budget, etc. but loves the year-round weather and all the opportunities this town has to afford in terms of connecting to people all over the world, the events, and opportunities for nice outdoor living year-round. A lot of families who move here find a lot of opportunities for their kids to experience a rich environment.
Kris | Long Beach, CA

Hey Kris, are you on drugs? I didn't think what Blue said was ignorant and I don't even live in LA, I live in Central AZ:)
John | Somerton, AZ
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