Los Angeles boasts world-class recreation. From celebrity-spotting, to leisurely hikes at Hollywood's famous Runyon Canyon, to surfing in Malibu's Zuma Beach, Los Angeles' geographic diversity and Mediterranean climate mean you can enjoy the outdoors all year long. Whether you're a novice or an elite athlete, Los Angeles offers a diverse range of fitness opportunities. Mountain bike through the challenging trails in the Santa Monica Mountains, take a casual stroll along Venice's boardwalk, or stand up paddle board in Malibu.
First, focus on your budget. Buyers should organize their finances, figure out what they can afford, and consult with their accountants in order to make wise financial decisions. With that said, in this town almost no one stays within their budgets. Buyers from other parts of the country continually experience sticker shock when they home shop in L.A. For instance, a million dollars in many markets throughout the country can buy you a whole lot of house on a large, beautifully landscaped lot with a pool. Throughout L.A.'s Westside, however—good luck. That's the reality of buying in one of the nation's most sought after destinations.