Moving to LA Question Part Nth: The Movening
January 31, 2014 7:51 PM Subscribe
snows in California. But a blizzard of questions about moving to LA is blanketed beneath the fold.
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet to Society & Culture (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Me: Forties, female, slave to two felines.
Done with my present location (I love a lot of it, but see myself getting bored here eventually and I don't have a large tribe.)
It looks like a very lucrative (for me) contract gig will be coming through for me later this month. The firm is based in San Francisco, but don't want to live there and they'll be happy as long as I'm in LA to fly in once a month or so. I don't have to relocate right away, and won't until I'm more sure of the gig. I'll be making about $80K minimum. This is almost twice what I'm making here, and as a writer I have some interest in the industry. It means leaving a full-time "real job," but those are never stable. At my current company I have no opportunities for networking or advancement.
I don't have a car, and a recent mishap wiped out my savings. I *like* public transportation, I like big cities, I lived in Asia for years and LA feels ... right ... in a way that's hard to explain. (I was there last week for work, and stayed downtown.)
The current plan is to stay in place for three to six months, socking away some money, and then make the move. I'd like to spend not more than $1,500 a month. Working from home, so a place with a little space is ideal (no tiny studios). Bonus: no commute should make living without a car much more doable.
Am I nuts? Where should I live? What's the best way to start looking from a distance, and (most importantly) will some you LA MeFites be new friends? Thank you!!!