Los Angeles is a great city, if you want it to be. It's the best of the best and also the worst of the worst. It all depends on what side of the see-saw you want to sit in.
I'm not really sure if this is a fair question for some. Many people grew up in L.A., and have no idea what this city is about past there block.
There is so much to take advantage of in L.A.
The number one thing is the weather.
*State Parks (usually free)
*Museums (usually free)
*Festivals around the city several times a year (free)
*Multi ethnic restaurants/Cafe's/Coffee houses.
*Nite clubs/Martini bar's
*Live music (national acts weekly)
*Adult sport leagues through out the city
*Kid leagues throught the city
*Ski/snow board (winter months...90mins outside L.A.)
*Surf/boogie board, swim (summer months)
This is just to name off the top of my head. The weather permits SoCal residents to do lot's of activity year round.'
Those that want to get in the G lifestyle, well that's here for you too.
Usually the more conservative areas are the more expensive areas
$$$$$-sick cash (millions)
$$$$- A grip
$$$- very nice, high end, but affordable
$$- nice neighborhood, middle class/professionals, affordable
$- working class neighborhood, overall nice, pockets of ignoranat fools
?- working class neighborhood, nice pockets, high % of fools per capita, anything can pop off at anytime.
Beverly Hills $$$$$
Bel Air $$$$$
San Marino $$$$$
Palos Verdes $$$$$
Rolling Hills $$$$
Century City $$$$
Hancock Park $$$$
Studio City $$$
Univeral City $$$
South Pasadena $$/$$$
El Segundo $$/$$$
Culver City $$
Baldwin Hilss $$
Mount Olympus $$$
Atwater Village $/$$
Windosr Hills $$
West L.A. $$
Southbay L.A. $$/$$$
West Hollywood $$$/$$$$
Downtown Art District $$
Santa Monica $/$$/$$$/$$$$
NorthEast L.A. $/$$
SouthEast L.A. $/$$
SouthWest L.A. ?/$
East L.A. ?/$
SouthCentral L.A. ?/$