Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles is California’s largest city, the country’s second largest (after New York) and is home to about 4 million people. Known for its sprawling layout, ethnic diversity, sunny weather and television and film industry, Los Angeles is home to many in the entertainment industry. If you want to join them, it is cheaper to live there than New York, but rental and home prices, along with the cost of living, are pricey. Save up before you move to the City of Angels.
Mountains, deserts and the Pacific Ocean surround Los Angeles. Low-rise buildings are commonplace, as are headquarters for major corporations. There is a lot of diversity in the city, and there are areas where many people from certain ethnic groups live and work, such as Koreatown, Little Tokyo and Little Ethiopia, making them a great place to try authentic cuisine.
Los Angeles was made with cars in mind, but there are plenty of public transportation options as well. The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates light rail, bus and subway lines throughout Los Angeles County, for commuters and tourists alike to take. Major expansions have been, and will be made, over time as more residents demand better transportation options. It costs around $100 for a month’s worth of TAP card rides, which is not too expensive. Getting around is easy in the city!
Cultural activities are abundant in Los Angeles. Sports fans love to watch the USC Trojans or the UCLA Bruins in college games, or the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Clippers or the Los Angeles Lakers at the professional level. ABC, CBS, Fox, Telemundo, Univision, Disney and other studios have units in the city, and movie-goers can tour production lots. The Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Museum offer up plenty of chances to take in a show or see art exhibitions.
Living in sunny Los Angeles will feel truly relaxing. People are happy, friendly, chill and excited to meet newcomers. From the beaches in Santa Monica, to the chic cafés in Venice and the sprawling homes in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles is packed with things to do, and each neighborhood has its own appeal. At the forefront of progressive values, healthy eating and what is new with entertainment, you will never get bored if you move there. See the stars at Griffith Observatory, pose in front of the Hollywood sign, visit the farmers’ market or try to spot celebrities on Rodeo Drive — it is up to you. One thing is for certain: once you arrive at LAX, you will start to feel at home in the city.