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Unread 05-26-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Default Where to live? between Westwood & Downey

I will be working in Westwood and my boyfriend will be working in Downey. For the life of me I cannot figure out a spot in this entire city that would be a compromise in terms of commute without having to live in South Central.

We're in Alhambra/Monterey Park right now, but I think I may go mental if I have to continue slogging back and forth on the 10 every day. Should I just invest in a nicer stereo system in my car?
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Unread 05-26-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Well, I guess Mar Vista and Culver City are close to Westwood and closer to Downey (405 adjacent) than the sgv. Obviously the commute to downey wouldnt be great but its something of a compromise that greatly favors you
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Unread 05-26-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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I think El Segundo or Westchester or that general area. One takes the 405 the other takes the 105.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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Actually I have to correct myself, I double-checked and my boyfriend's job will be in Commerce. So maybe Mid-City?
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Unread 05-26-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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I would really consider Downtown LA or adjacent (k-town, EP ) for a decent compromise for "both." Mar Vista & Culver City are closer to Westwood but nowhere close to Downey especially compared to your current location. Your BF would be traveling away and against traffic from DTLA, has several options for fwys (5 or the 10 & 710 combo) For you, your drive time would be cut by half or even more since you may surpass most of the congestion by the downtown highway interchanges depending on your exact location. The other plus would be the nice culture and amenities that have been brewing in Downtown and adjacent neighborhoods. Also, you are a good step closer to the beaches compared to the SGV. Wouldn't be bad for the weekends
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Unread 05-27-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Well, I guess Mar Vista and Culver City are close to Westwood and closer to Downey (405 adjacent) than the sgv. Obviously the commute to downey wouldnt be great but its something of a compromise that greatly favors you
Actually that's a great idea because the less crowded 105 runs directly from Culver City to Downey. I live in Torrance and about a month ago I had to trek to Downey (at 4PM) and other than a brief slowdown at the 710 it took 35 mins to get there. The 405 to Westwood at 4PM is an entirely different matter. There is no good answer for that stretch. Some days Culver blvd to Wilshire can take 30 mins.
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Unread 05-28-2012, 05:19 AM
 
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If you boyfriend will have close to the standard 8-5 work hours, there is a Metrolink station at Commerce. Some employers have shuttles from the station to their buildings. Have him ask about this at his job and ask if other in his company use Metrolink for their commute. Only select trains serve Commerce while others by-pass it.
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