Moving to Long Beach, Los Angeles

Sally - posted on 12/20/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi All

Was wondering if someone may be able to help me. My husband has been offered a job at the container terrminal in Long Beach. We are from australia and are trying to make informed decisons. so i have a few questions i was hoping that someone can help me with. i have 2 year and 5 year old

1. How do you go about getting a house. what is a good area
2. access to schools, daycare, kindergartens etc. with recommendations
3. Acess to medical and for the children
4. general cost of living etc. what is a good amount that we can live comfortably on
5. also info on buying a car, opening a bank account etc.
6. playgroups / mums groups for me and mr 2

thanks in advance

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Raye - posted on 12/21/2015

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Long Beach/LA are expensive areas, probably similar to or slightly more expensive than Sydney or Perth, depending on the neighborhood. You can research housing prices and school ratings on realty websites such as Realtor.com and Zillow. For medical info, you should check with the insurance company that your husband will have with his new job.

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Raye - posted on 12/21/2015

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I have only traveled to LA/Long Beach for business. Walmart is generally inexpensive for most things. Costco or other member stores might be cheaper "per piece" but you have to buy in bulk.

Sally - posted on 12/21/2015

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Thanks.

Do u live in long beach or near by. We are happy to move to surrounding areas of commute isn't going too bad and is safe and good access to shops etc.

Is shopping at Walmart or Costco cheaper than other places

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