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Top Five Towns for Young Couples in LA County

By Colleen Colkitt

It's hard settling into a new neighborhood, especially if you and your partner are younger, and maybe not ready to look into a buying a house or even sure about where to live. Being a young couple in LA County is a perfect place to find a fun neighborhood with people just like you! Whether is be cost, public transportation, or distance from the city you're worried about, here are the top 5 towns perfect for young couples in LA County, that will meet all of your needs!

5. Pasadena

For some couples, moving to Pasadena might not be too much change in scenery, since there is a large population centered around the colleges, such as California Institute of Technology, Art Center College of Design, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Young couples in college or grad school might find this city to be excellent in terms of price and location. There is a large demographic for younger ages here, and it's a perfect place to settle if you and your partner want to find entertainment as well.

This is also the place for art lovers. The museums, as well as the performing arts in this location attract many younger couples to the area. The Tournament of Roses Parade is held annually, and the Rose Bowl Game is another great part about Pasadena. Since this is close to several colleges, the public transportation is easily accessible.

4. Monterey Park

If you're already thinking about the future, and raising a family is what's in your mind, Monterey Park is the place for you. The community is active and participates in many events throughout the year, which will make a great place for entertainment when you're not making the drive out to the city.

Monterey Park is only ten miles east of downtown LA, and the population has been increasing in diversity over the past few years. Another reason it's a place young couples tend to fit in, is because over 75% of the population in Monterey Park is made up of families. There are also a number of private schools so you can be certain your family will be taken care of in the future.

3. Antelope Valley

Antelope Valley is located in northern LA County, and it's part of the western tip of the Mojave Desert. This location is beautiful like a vacation resort, and it's also known to be fairly low in terms of cost of living. The vegetation is absolutely gorgeous here, which is why agriculture is such a major industry.

With a population of about 475,000 people, it is easy to find real estate given the size of this area. In addition to the many forms of excellent public transportation, there are also many beautiful parks to visit. Among many others, the Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park, and Devil's Punchbowl County Park are some of the places that make Antelope Valley such a lovely place to live.

2. Glendale

This expansive area is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, which makes for a variety of fun nightlife activities and diverse culture. It's located between San Fernando Valley and also the San Gabriel Valley. It has a population of about 191,700 people. The central location of Glendale makes easy access to any part of LA County.

The cost of living here has been known to be lower than some other towns in LA County, and the size of the area makes it an attractive place for finding jobs. This is appealing to younger couples who are conscious about money and expenses. Plus, about 50% of the demographic here is made up of couples and also families.

1. Long Beach

This location has a fairly low rate for renters, which might appeal to younger couples who are trying to secure jobs or decide about children in the future. The southeast area of Long Beach borders Orange County. This is such a great area because it's right on the Port of Long Beach, a lovely part of the beach, which also has historic tours as well.

The maritime and oil industry here are thriving and prosperous, which means this beautiful location is practical as well. With affordable renting and buying rates, Long Beach is such a great place to root yourself in, especially if you're considering raising a family here. The neighborhoods are safe and if you're not looking to begin a family just yet, the nightlife here is booming too!

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