Moving typically isn’t a walk in the park, and it’s even harder when you’re relocating to a completely new town or area. And when you’re moving to a huge new city like LA, well it can be downright overwhelming! One of the best things you can do when relocating is to plan ahead and be prepared.
So, here’s what you need to know about relocating to Los Angeles.
The Weather’s Usually Pretty Good
Most of the year, LA is home to warm or hot days and cool nights. And even when the thermometer starts to climb, the heat is far from unbearable thanks to the dry climate. During the winter, it definitely cools off (but doesn’t typically get cold). The flip side of our good weather is that sometimes it’s too dry—leading to droughts, wildfires, and eventual mudslides.
The Outdoor Life is Amazing
Beautiful weather means plenty of time to spend outside enjoying it. And LA is a city that more than delivers on outdoor pursuits. We’ve got hundreds of acres of beautiful parks—from pocket parks tucked into the city to epic hikes in the Angeles National Forest. We’ve got lakes, golf courses, some pretty great horseback riding, camping, biking, hiking… and so much more.
There are ALL Kinds of People Here
LA is a hugely diverse city—our unique economy and location draws in people from all across the globe. And diversity spreads far beyond the population; we’ve also got a truly impressive array of businesses and career opportunities, hobbies and recreational activities, and even lifestyles.
The Traffic is… Well, It Could Be Better
The LA area is, unfortunately, a bit infamous for its somewhat nightmarish traffic. Traffic jams and road rage are just a part of everyday life here. Depending on your location, you might be able to get away with walking or using the subway, but most likely you’ll still need a car. If you’re moving for a job, you’ll definitely want to take your commute into consideration when looking for a place to live.
Home Prices Vary Tremendously
In a city that’s home to the stars, it’s no surprise that we’ve got a plethora of multimillion-dollar estates and high-rise penthouses, but that doesn’t mean everything in LA is set way out of budget. If you’re in one of LA’s more iconic or prestigious neighborhoods, you could end up paying quite a lot for your home, but there are a lot of much more affordable locations, too.
Finding the Right Neighborhood is Crucial
Ultimately, it comes down to a balance between affordability and proximity to where you need to be (don’t forget that traffic!). But it’s not just about the money or the drive to work; people here tend to stick close to home, so ultimately, your neighbors become your friends.
Finding the right community can be challenging, but LA’s got a lot of options out there, and an experienced and local Realtor can help point you in the right direction.
You’re Never Far From a Good Eat
We like to brag and say we’ve got the best food in the country, but really, it’s probably not far from the truth. Not only do we have some of the most diverse food ethnically, we’ve also got tons of unique takes on old classics. So whether you’re hunting down some fantastic American BBQ or looking to try something completely new, LA’s got you covered.
Relocating to LA? Get Expert Local Help!
Relocation can be hard… but it’s way easier with a knowledgeable local by your side! Contact Brad Korb Real Estate Group today… we’ll help you explore the area, discover its incredible communities, and find the perfect home in just the right location.