"Good neighborhood, reasonable rent and still close to everything"
West LA is a very convenient area, close to grocery stores, restaurants, and even ethnic food stores.No problem if you don't have a car, directly on the bus route. Bus will take you to UCLA with no problem as well as many other parts of LA without the hassle of driving yourself or parking. Within a mile you can find great Italian gelato, Argentinian empanadas, a Brazilian restaurant/club with live music and dancing on nights, and authentic Cuban food. The neighborhood is mixed with families and students alike but it's a relatively quiet place to live while still being close to everything you need.