In an increasing globalized economy, Los Angeles has become one of the most diverse cities in the US as it leads the world in entertainment, motion pictures, Internet content and music production. Whatever draws you to the City of Angels, mysuite recommends several features International professionals should consider when deciding where to move in Los Angeles.

There are key things about Los Angeles’ driving culture that makes it more unique than any other city. From practical implications such as transportation to more emotional like character, picking a place to live requires a bit more research. For International professionals looking to make a move to Los Angeles, here are a few things to consider before making a commitment. 

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Where you decide to work plays a huge role in where you want to live. This is especially true in Los Angeles where neighborhoods are spread far apart from one another. With a rather robust transportation system, International travelers will have to consider time in traffic as part of their daily commute. To avert from having to deal with a frustrating commute, residents often option to work from home or live in a building closer to work in order to cut out the unnecessary stress dealing with traffic.  

With properties in Brentwood, Westwood, West LA and Santa Monica, residents have the option to take advantage of freeways (less than five minutes away) or learning the best bus routes to avoid having to drive. For International travelers who dream of living close to the beach and a considerable public transportation system, mysuite properties in Santa Monica gives you the best of both worlds. With the expansion of Los Angeles’ Expo Line from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica though, residents living in our mysuite at 1539 4th Street and 1548 6th Street properties can take advantage of this public transportation option as it is only a short walk away.

Several mysuite properties now offer shared living floor plans. Allowing residents to take advantage of lower rent costs while still enjoying access to amenities that they value.

According to PayScale, one of the big drivers of the economy comes from international trade, tourism, fashion and technology. But according to recent analysis of US census data by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, “with the one-bedroom median LA rent at $2,370, the data shows 54.4% of renters are spending 30% or more of their income on housing.” To offset costs, several mysuite properties are now offering coliving options for International professionals to take advantage of lower rent costs while providing the lavish amenities tenants' value most.

Mysuite residents enjoy move-in ready suites which feature in-unit washer/dryer, upgraded appliances, modern furnishings, high speed internet with all utilities included. With all these amenities covered as part of their rent, mysuite offers a cost-effective solution for LA’s housing crisis.

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For International professionals moving to a new city, finding an apartment to lease can a big commitment. Especially, if some leases require tenants to sign a one-year lease. Mysuite offers flexible lease options, allowing you to move in right away and decide if you would like to stay longer, later. With the added benefit of choosing between a partially or fully furnished apartments, you’ll be settled into your new place in no time.

Whether you decide to work from home or close to work, we recommend first and for most take time to research what neighborhood you imagine yourself working and living. If you’re dreaming of making that move to the City of Angels, a good place to start is considering cost, location and the type of living. For those concerned of the rising costs of living, consider coliving options with convenient amenities.

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If you're unfamiliar with the traffic in Los Angeles, make sure you find a place close to a Los Angeles’ public transportation routes. If you’re an International professional who travels often, consider apartments offering short-term leases. See if any of our properties can accommodate you and commute, for a list of mysuite properties check out our property page.

Dillon, Liam. (Los Angeles Times) (2018). “It's expensive to be a tenant in California. Will Proposition 10's rent control expansion help?” October 3, 2018. “with the one-bedroom median LA rent at $2,370, the data shows 54.4% of renters are spending 30% or more of their income on housing.”