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Old 01-17-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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I'll be working in Northridge, and I'm willing to commute up to 40 mins, but that's generally my limit. Any advice on nice neighborhoods to live (need a yard for my dogs). Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What is your budget?
What environment are you looking for?
How old are you?
Married? Kids? Ages?
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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38, Married, no kids. Environment is basically something safe, with some trees. Husband worried Valley will be hot hot hot in summer. Budget is 2000-2500.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's hot in July, August and September (and January - it's 89F in Northridge, no kidding, as I write this on Jan 17) but it is a dry heat if that helps. You could get cooler heading to Moorpark using the 118 as a straight shot. There's also a convenient Metrolink train from Camarillo - Moorpark - Simi - Northridge - Burbank - Downtown LA. Santa Clarita will be hot. Burbank will be cooler but I think the price starts going up. Camarillo would work on the Metrolink otherwise 40 minutes is pushing it. Camarillo is on the Oxnard Plain so the weather there is flawless all year round never hot never cold. Anything south (Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Encino) will be hot plus you'd have to traverse the valley on city streets which would be very annoying.

All these places are safe, family neighborhood type places though Burbank and Encino would be a little more lively.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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anywhere within a 40 minute drive of northridge during normal commuting hours is going to get very hot in the summer. camarillo and possibly west la might be the only exceptions, but you'll definitely be pushing the 40 minute limit and your budget (especially in west la, don't expect to get a yard for $2500). however, very hot is relative. i think 90+ is hot and it gets that hot most days during the summer in the inland valleys while remaining in the low 70s along the coast. 100+ is very hot for me and you'll have your fair share of those days during the summer as well.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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Thanks very much!
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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How far of a commute would you guess Echo Park to Northridge is?
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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How far of a commute would you guess Echo Park to Northridge is?
Probably a painful hour during normal hours.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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[quote=Charles;17455181]It's hot in July, August and September (and January - it's 89F in Northridge, no kidding, as I write this on Jan 17) but it is a dry heat if that helps. quote]

Exactly why I want to move to LA. Sick of cold.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's hot in July, August and September (and January - it's 89F in Northridge, no kidding, as I write this on Jan 17) but it is a dry heat if that helps. quote]

Exactly why I want to move to LA. Sick of cold.
There's always room for one more
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