I got back from L.A. yesterday. The flight had a delayed departure from LAX (3:50 CST) and then we had to land at Alliance airport due to sudden storms that blew through at DFW. When we finally landed, it was 8:15pm. The flight was supposed to be 2:50 minutes.
Overall, I really enjoyed the trip to California. I stayed with my aunt and uncle in Santa Monica. Santa Monica is the perfect place but that's because you have to be rich [beotch] to afford live there. It was 70 degrees there while it was 96 in Dallas.
I looked for a place to live in El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, and Marina Del Rey. My goal all along has been to live as close to the beach as possible but I had a reality check when I found out that rent is about double what it is here in Dallas and jumps higher as you get close to the beach. Most of the places were about $1900+ for a 1 bedroom.
How cool would it be to have this within walking distance from where you live?
I'll be heading out to(El Segundo) next week to interview for a Senior Project Manager position. If all goes well, I'll transfer to LA in the next month. I am ready for a new challenge.
I've read and heard about how expensive it is out there but I'm single and I'm curious to know what life is like in California.
Without a doubt it's going to cost a lot though. To break my lease it will cost me $850 plus monthly until it's rented. Renting an apartment in LA will probably cost around ~$1700-$2000. Add in deposits and it will probably cost $3000 for the first month alone. They will offer assistance which should cover relocation, and best of all I would receive a cost of living increase.