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Old 03-08-2012, 04:05 AM
 
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Hello all,

I am taking a job in Long Beach this summer and was looking for apartments. I've looked at all the suggested areas in Long Beach, but there doesn't seem to be a place to my liking.

I am leaning more towards Orange/El Segundo. I think its more for the money. I certainly would miss being in downtown Long Beach, but from what I hear, everyone drives up to LA for the nightlife anyways.

However, lot of people are saying the commute would be about an hour from either location.

I've checked the traffic map and it says roughly 20 minutes either ways at 6:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

So what gives? Is the traffic map incredibly wrong?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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So what gives? Is the traffic map incredibly wrong?
Yes. The speeds on those things are off in LA. I will often be stopped on the freeway, yet the traffic website will report 20 MPH flow. NOT.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Those drives aren't 20 minutes even at 2am unless you start right at the freeway onramp and end right at the freeway offramp.

Right now the GPS says its 30 minutes(20 miles) from either El Segundo or Orange to Long Beach. Problem with that is that Long Beach itself is huge(half a million people) and depending where your job is located may be quite a bit longer drive than that.

It can take 20 to 30 minutes just to drive from one end of Long Beach to the other.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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Thanks guys! That answers my question. My job is right off 405 in Long Beach and the places I am looking at are maybe half a mile from 405, so it would work!
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