As a former El Segundo resident, (963 Virginia St but facing Imperial Ave), I highly recommend El Segundo. All the point already pointed out by BN747 but I'd like to add that you can get appartments with views of the planes taking off. Had a great view of the CO
hangar from where I lived and when they were using 07RL, I could read the registrations as the aircraft sat on the runway ready to start their take off roll. There are some nice apartments and it's a really nice town; it's small town USA but right next to a major airport. We lived about a mile from the beach and rode our bikes on the bikepath there. Too bad we had to move...........
We will move back. Had to move because of the job.
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777