Ok, you’ve taken a good look at your lifestyle and you think you know what kind of place you want, but now you need to figure out exactly where you want that to be. There are so many great communities, neighborhoods and houses and each of us always has our ideal location, but unfortunately our bank account may not always match. So, it’s important to start narrowing down areas to what makes sense, what’s realistic and what you think you could love. And don’t just think about cities, think about pockets. Some city may not appeal to you, but I bet if you look a little deeper, may find a pocket you really love. There are many hidden gems in LA.
It’s best to focus in on three or four communities. Think about commute time, schools, recreation, crime and price and you’ll be good to figuring out the where.