Relocating: LA

Why Los Angeles?

You want a new job, but you’re comfortable. Is it worth moving? Better yet, is it worth moving to Los Angeles? Is LA the best place for you? Sure it is! While Los Angeles is primarily known for the glitz and the glam of Hollywood, let us tell you a few more reasons why you might want to make LA your new home, by honing in on a few of our favorite neighborhoods that host our clients’ CPA firms.

The San Fernando Valley or “The Valley”

Small and medium locals, three regionals, some nationals, business management firms

The Valley is a metropolitan area in the valley of Los Angeles, home to nearly two million people. The Valley is encompassed of smaller communities including Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Woodland Hills. The Valley has high temperatures of 68 in the winter and 88 in the summer. So, what does The Valley have to offer you?

The Valley is home to famous bakery Porto’s, Universal Studios, the Caballero Canyon hiking Trail, a variety of malls, and over two hundred elementary, middle and private schools. Best of all, it’s a short drive to the beach, the mountains, and downtown Los Angeles!

West Los Angeles or “West LA”

Medium and large local, many national firms, business management firms

West LA is the Westside region of Los Angeles, spanning from Beverley Glen to Sepulveda and Santa Monica to Pico Boulevard. West LA has everything from the beach to Beverley Hills. West LA has high temperatures of 68 in the winter and 88 in the summer. So, what does West LA have to offer you?

West LA is famous for outdoor locations like Beverley Hills’ Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade as well as LACMA, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Diddy Riese ice cream cookie sandwiches, and UCLA. And, best of all, the beach!

Torrance, South Bay

Medium sized, local firms

South Bay is the southern most region of Los Angeles, jutting out to the Pacific Ocean including Torrance, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach. South Bay is south of West Los Angeles and northeast of South Los Angeles. South Bay has high temperatures of 66 in the winter and 78 in the summer. So, what does South Bay have to offer you?

South Bay is in every way a beach town with surfing, the boardwalk, boogie boarding, volleyball teams, and free summer concert series on the beach. South Bay also offers other activities like art galleries and delicious food. Best yet, it’s home to the Aquarium of the Pacific!

San Gabriel Valley’s Pasadena

Medium locals

Pasadena is located northeast of downtown Los Angeles and is bordered by: Highland Park, Eagle Rock, South Pasadena, San Marino, Temple City, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Canada Flintridge, and Altadena. Pasadena has high temperatures of 68 in the winter and 91 in the summer. So, what does Pasadena have to offer you?

Pasadena is known for its top-notch technology with California Institute of Technology. If that’s not your thing, there is beautiful scenery, communal volunteer opportunities, and shopping at the Flea Market. Best of all, every year Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl game and parade!

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