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We asked five households that recently switched Los Angeles neighborhoods what they had in mind when picking a new place to live.
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You can map the distance to public transportation or groceries, read school ratings and crime statistics, or consider any number of "livability" rankings, but your mileage with these sources may vary when it comes to assessing a community according to your own needs and values. We asked five households of different compositions and socioeconomic circumstances what their considerations were when they chose a new place to call home.

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