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Old 12-27-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Default commute from Long Beach to Pasadena... doable???

I just accepted a job in Long Beach and I'm also in the process of looking for a house.

I love the Pasadena area and was planning on buying a house there until I accepted the position. However, since I'll be working in Long Beach area, I don't know if that's a doable commute with the traffic and all. (over an hr commute will not be doable for me ).

I'd like to know just how bad that commute would be if I were to live in Pasadena. I'd appreciate your inputs!
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:34 AM
 
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No.


710 sucks
605 sucks



Enjoy
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:13 AM
 
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It's going to take at least 1 hour and 20 minutes in traffic. 40-55 minutes if your lucky if you take I-405 N and merge onto I-710 N. Either way, it's a bad idea. They are just TOO far away. Just find a place in Long Beach. LB isn't a bad area at all. Downtown reminds me of Miami.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:33 AM
 
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That would be a terrible idea.

For what it is worth, you could take Metro rail from Pasadena to Long Beach: The Gold Line to the Red Line to the Blue Line. That would take about 90 minutes.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:13 AM
 
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You're looking at more than an hour commute. On bad days, I'd be willing to bet it can be closer to a three hour commute.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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That would be a terrible idea.

For what it is worth, you could take Metro rail from Pasadena to Long Beach: The Gold Line to the Red Line to the Blue Line. That would take about 90 minutes.
Once the "Regional Connector" is complete (in about 5 to 10 yrs) you will be able to take ONE train directly from Pasadena to Long Beach.

In the meantime, a brutal commute. Agreed....Pasadena is a great area.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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No. I knew people who did that commute, and they had to plan on more than an hour. Most of them also either worked out alternative hours, worked at home some of the time, or eventually moved. I love Pasadena, but I'd try to find something you like just as much down that direction.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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As the crow flies, Pasadena and LB are not that far apart. Driving it? Unless you don't have to commute in high traffic times (like possibly the graveyard shift), I would NOT do it. I've done this drive countless times in rush hour. 90 minutes usually. You can do it at 3:00 am in 40 minutes, however.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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I did a 40 mile commute for 2 years. Fontana to Arcadia on the 210. 210 isn't nearly as bad as most freeways. Took me 60-75 mins except during the summer where it was 50-60 mins. Your commute is obviously way more congested due to the location. I've done San Gabriel to Costa Mesa plenty of times and the 605 sucks hard. I mean, if someone said I could have avoided that commute by getting kicked in the nuts once a week...I would accept that.
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