OC Native Looking For Fresh Vibes
I don’t know how to title this post, haha. I’m hoping someone has some insight that I don’t already have.
Basically, I’m looking for a change. I’ve lived in OC my entire life, but I am in the midst of a breakup and need a new start. I currently live in Eastside Costa Mesa, which is amazing, but sort of more “suburban” and I feel the urge to start over in a new place. I’m sort of an aspiring writer and want a place with more of an artsy vibe.
Here’s what I’m looking for:
*Downtown or artsy vibe
*Studios/apartments for ~$1300 and under
*Good place to meet 20’s-30’s
*Safe for a 31-y/o woman to live alone
*Not too “suburban”
Thoughts? I am well aware of the cost of living around here, so I don’t want to hear a broken record about that. I think it might be possible to meet those requirements, with a sacrifice or too. I am interested in Downtown Santa Ana, maybe Long Beach, Huntington Beach, etc. Has anyone had a similar experience or had luck in those neighborhoods? I am interested in other experiences.
If I can’t find a place I’m happy with in OC, I may move up north somewhere. I’m just tired of the constant flow of fake blondes and vapid conversations. Anyone feel me?