Kingsley Court Apartments
Resident · 2001 - 2004
Like many others I arrived in LA a struggling artist with a tight, tight budget amazing by the cost of living here. When I found this apartment it changed everything. With the help of a roommate, the price was something I could handle. What´s more, it is right where I need to be without breaking the bank: wedged between Hollywood and SilverLake on the southern edge of Los Feliz. So if you´re like me (young and going out type) and want the artsy chilled nightlife of the AtWater dives, or the SilverLake live music... they´re right around the corner. You want the small theatre scene? It´s just right down Santa Monica Blvd.. You want the hip, but not pretentious hip, well, you´re just blocks away from it. Want the chic scene, then head on over to Hollywood Blvd. <br><br><br>As for the apartment building: there are two elevators and at least one is always broken. The outside is definitely nothing special, and the entryway looks dumpy. There are also protitutes down on the corner of Sunset so you´re not exactly proud pulling in at night, but it´s safe anyway... and there is friendly night-time security. Once you get inside, it´s cute. There is an open coutryard with trees and such. And another boon is presence of a very narrow laundry room with 5 or 6 washers/dryers... I can´t recall exactly how many. <br><br><br>Inside the apartment, they are very large and the two bathrooms make for complete privacy with a roommate. Plenty of storage space. Decent kitchen, but a rather old and cheap stove. There are very narrow balconies, but I have never adequately fended off the pigeons. <br><br><br>In conclusion, if you don´t care about glitz and glam and want function over form, you can be right in the thick of the most vibrant area of the city for a reasonable price.