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Old 03-08-2012, 03:25 PM
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How bad would this commute be?

Moving from out of state. No kids. We are considering living North of Parthenia near the mall in a complex of rental townhomes (Artisan Square). Any thoughts/experiences regarding this area would also be appreciated.

Hoping the commute would be less than 45 minutes leaving around 6 am going to Burbank and coming back to Northridge about 6 pm. Freeway is okay, surface streets preferred. But whatever is fastest and safest.

We know about the 1994 quake. Is it likely that this is now a 'quake-prone' area now? We know little to nothing about earthquakes .

Thanks, I know I have been asking a lot of questions lately.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: The Valley
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I have nearly that same commute and have to say you won't have any trouble in the morning. 20 minutes to burbank, tops. The evening will be tougher, but still well below 40 minutes. The only slow spot will be the 5 north at the 170 junction
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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How bad would this commute be?
Shouldn't be bad. You can do it in 20-25 minutes on surface streets, faster on the freeway. You said 6am -- traffic will be dead at that point so you can easily do it on a freeway. Maybe 10-15 minutes depending on how deep in Burbank you need to go.

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We know about the 1994 quake. Is it likely that this is now a 'quake-prone' area now? We know little to nothing about earthquakes .
There's not a lot to know besides just being a little prepared. Though the '94 earthquake was centered in Northridge, there's no way to statistically guess where the next big one could be - could be near or far. As you probably know, this entire area is a moderately high risk. It is what it is...

Small unnoticeable quakes occur literally daily in this area. (see Earthquake list for map of Los Angeles) Do what you can to keep valuables protected, china cabinets earthquake-strapped, etc. But if the big one hits, all bets are off. I wouldn't worry too much about it. There's always risk anywhere in the world from natural disasters. If you're moving to L.A., you just deal with it as it happens, but beyond that there's not much point in thinking about it too much.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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We know about the 1994 quake. Is it likely that this is now a 'quake-prone' area now? We know little to nothing about earthquakes .
All of Los Angeles is in a quake-prone area.

Most likely Northridge has had their "big one." The chance of another magnitude 6.7 quake in the same area is very small. Chances are better that the next large quake will be in a completely different area.

Also, you may be interested to know that the actual epicenter of the '94 quake was in district of Reseda, not Northridge. The epicenter was in the approximate area of Wilbur ave and Arminta St.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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I lived in Northridge and worked in Burbank from 1995 to 1997 and took the Metrolink which is great if you work downtown or near the airport.

Welcome to Metrolink
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:53 AM
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Hey. I'm the OP. Just wanted to update and say that we did end up moving to Northridge. We find it to be a decent, centralized location to just about everything...while still staying away from the crazy traffic and drama.

Thanks to all that responded!
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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