For the most of my life, I've lived in the suburbs of LA. But next year, I am finally going to move up to the city, the actual city of Los Angeles. For this reason, I've been doing much apartment/community shopping. During this same time, I've been also reading Suburban Nation. Reading this book has fully persuaded me to look for a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with easy access to public transit and where there are mixed-use buildings and affording housing.
For those of you familiar with LA-- are there such places in LA? Or is this city still very much hopeless?