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Old 01-17-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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You won't really have trouble driving to the Westside or Santa Monica for nightlife after say 8pm. Theres still traffic, but its not death.

You'll also be able to drive to the bars downtown LA in about 20-30 minutes at that time as well. Oh, and if you like baseball, Dodger Stadium is close by too.

Seriously everything is driveable. BTW, you do not HAVE to be in Sherman Oaks. There are nearby apartment buildings off of Van Nuys Bl and Woodman Bl south of say Oxnard that are in ok neighborhoods and still leave you within ten minutes of work and ten minutes of Ventura Bl. And its likely these will be less expensive.
I like baseball, though I'm an American League guy, so probably will have a few weekend runs down to the Angels haha. Sorry Dodger fans!

The reason I would choose to be on or next to Ventura is the walkability factor. I liked the idea of being able to walk around a little bit. Plus most stuff tends to be clustered on Ventura in the Valley, or at least in that part of the Valley. If I can walk to the grocery store and gym for exampke and not drive, the gas money savings negate part of the extra rent cost.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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The reason I would choose to be on or next to Ventura is the walkability factor. I liked the idea of being able to walk around a little bit. Plus most stuff tends to be clustered on Ventura in the Valley, or at least in that part of the Valley. If I can walk to the grocery store and gym for exampke and not drive, the gas money savings negate part of the extra rent cost.

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Agreed, travelling from Ventura Blvd (in Sh.Oaks or Studio City) to West LA or Santa Monica at night after 8pm is generally very easy to do.

Also, agreed Ventura Blvd is one of the few walkable areas in the Valley. One non-Ventura Blvd area that is ALSO walkable is Valley Village (but that area is pretty small and in reality not too far from Ventura Blvd).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_...e,_Los_Angeles
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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I went by there. I wasn't too impressed with the apartment selection, but maybe I looked in the wrong places. Plus, it seemed very family oriented.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I went by there. I wasn't too impressed with the apartment selection, but maybe I looked in the wrong places. Plus, it seemed very family oriented.
I think your assessment was/is correct.....limited apt options and more family oriented.
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