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Old 02-16-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: OH
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Possibly moving to CA with one of us working weekdays in Pasadena, and one of us working mostly nights in Anaheim. We plan on buying a home and need a little land. We have 4 Labrador Retrievers so condos, townhomes, apts won't work. Would you venture a guess on commute from one to the other depending on time of day? Is it better to split the difference and look in Whittier? I'm wondering if it's better to use 110 to Garfield Rd/Ave to 10 to 710 to 5, or just use the 110 to the 5?

We have no kids, but have always bought in the better school districts in other states for resale value. Do Californians tend to ignore this rule if they can't afford 700k+ and assume that as long as they are in a decent neighborhood that they will be able to find buyers in the future who will be in the same boat, or will just send their kids to private school?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Check out sigalert.com during your potential commute times. Do this for several days to get a feel of daily commute patterns - they vary by day too. Monday mornings are bad. Th and F PMs are bad and F mornings are light (as the legendary Bill Keene used to say).

Here's another one:

http://trafficpredict.com/

And google maps traffic: Traffic at Time and Day traffic history feature.

This will help you

http://schoolperformancemaps.com/ca/...71191%2C11%2C1
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:05 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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If you look at homes near Metrolink Stations or MTA Gold Line stations, maybe you can reach your destinations without a car. It's an option if you hate the car commute.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: OH
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Thanks for the great info.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:19 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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If you look at homes near Metrolink Stations or MTA Gold Line stations, maybe you can reach your destinations without a car. It's an option if you hate the car commute.
The person working nights in Anaheim would not benefit much from Metrolink although Amtrak might be an options depending upon what time they get off work. It might be better to move to the OC area and use Metrolink for the daytime commute to Pasadena if the job site is near a Gold Line station. Check out Metrolink's website for more details regarding schedules ...

www.metrolinktrains.com
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