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Old 02-07-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Hey everyone,

I plan on moving to California from Jersey City, NJ this September. I think I'm going to settle for Fullerton, LA, or Valley Village. Only problem is I don't have a car bc like NYC we use lots of public trans here in Jersey City.

Am I going to survive in CA without a vehicle? I know Fullerton's website says it has tons of transportation.

Thanks in advance,

DEG
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Sure, if you like taking forever to get anywhere.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: El Segundo/All of South Bay up to Palos Verdes
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Are you working/going to school in Fullerton? If so, thats the ideal choice, obviously., but if you are frequenting LA, then LA is the better choice. Fullerton & LA are spread out apart, and the commute via public transportation can get costly (especially metrolink) ontop of the time issue....
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Miracle Mile, CA
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I hope you realize how far apart Fullerton and Valley Village are. Fullerton is close to Anaheim, which is far to the South. Valley Village is a neighborhood in the North Hollywood area.

Where is your job going to be located?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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No job yet. Going with money saved up, and a few friends as roommates. We have enough to cover around 3-4mths of rent and plan on finding a job within that time. I'm literally coming from NJ with nothing but clothes.

I wanna live near LA but Im told it's way to expensive to get a town on the outskirts of it. Valley Vill and Fullerton were the only two recommended.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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No job yet. Going with money saved up, and a few friends as roommates. We have enough to cover around 3-4mths of rent and plan on finding a job within that time. I'm literally coming from NJ with nothing but clothes.

I wanna live near LA but Im told it's way to expensive to get a town on the outskirts of it. Valley Vill and Fullerton were the only two recommended.
Neither are far enough to be considered the outskirts, at least not enough to mean they're cheap because they're on the edge of civilization. You'll have to go much, much farther from LA to find that. Think Palmdale or Hemet for that.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:44 AM
 
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No job yet. Going with money saved up, and a few friends as roommates. We have enough to cover around 3-4mths of rent and plan on finding a job within that time. I'm literally coming from NJ with nothing but clothes.

I wanna live near LA but Im told it's way to expensive to get a town on the outskirts of it. Valley Vill and Fullerton were the only two recommended.
Recommended by who? Just for the record Valley Village(AKA North Hollywood) is City of LA.

You do have buses and the Red Line(subway) in North Hollywood which would you get you to downtown and from there you can continue south.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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If those are your only choices, go with Valley Village. I came from another state with nothing years ago and by pure accident ended up in Van Nuys near North Hollywood, which was a godsend looking back. Cheap and close to everything. And nowhere near as scary as most here will make you believe. Then, I just so happened to live in Fullerton last fall, and frankly, aside from the small downtown area, it didn't strike me as anything better than Van Nuys circa 2003. A friend has been complaining about steady decline in the 15 years he's owned a home there. Unless you go to school there or plan to get a job in nearby OC, there is really not much to do or see there.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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I still don't understand why Fullerton or Valley Village are the only options. Bizarre people you are talking to about the LA area.
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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I still don't understand why Fullerton or Valley Village are the only options. Bizarre people you are talking to about the LA area.

I don't get that either. There are plenty of places to live that would cost about the same between those two locations.

OP didn't share enough information in order to help.

I also don't think they have a clue as to what they're doing, I wouldn't move to the LA area without a car.
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