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Old 04-09-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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And Justin Beiber, the Ozzbornes, NJ native Richie Sambora and dozens of other celebs.. It's a pretty affluent area
Most of these folks live in Hidden Hills, not Calabasas.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have absolutely no problem with traffic at all! I'm used to it. If LA really is slower paced, I sure will appreciate the LACK of tailgaters, aggressive lane changeres, and messed up roads.
Hello, hello!

Just wanted to comment if you think LA people being less brusque than NY people means you will not deal with aggressive-ass impatient, a-hole drivers, you're wrong. People in LA spend enough time in traffic that they've become insufferable dickheads behind the wheel. That said, I think you'll enjoy the city.

I'm at long last moving back to LA after a layover in Chicago. Am looking forward to it never snowing in spring (or ever!) again, legit tacos, and my family. Not gonna miss Chicago drivers who think 60 mph on the freeway is acceptable. Let's go, people. We're all in a hurry!
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:50 PM
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Good news!! I just bought a condo in Santa Clarita.. I'm finally getting out
That was fast. Weren't you just recently considering leaving LA?
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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That was fast. Weren't you just recently considering leaving LA?
Yes, fast turn of events. Long story short: Had an offere in DC area, got an offer for job at my current company that pays about 25% more than I was making, DC offer was close but not as good and cost of living and traffic are comparable so move didn't make sense. Rent is going up like crazy here (my rent is going up 25% next month), found condo in SC that will basically cost $100 more per month than my rent and expenses will be locked in and elementary, middle and high school are all rated 10 out of 10 on greatschools.org so figured this is the best long term solution for next 5-10 years at least. Of course I will go from living 3 miles from my job for past 4 years to commuting at least 45 minutes each way but I have to compromise somewhere.
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:25 PM
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Yes, fast turn of events. Long story short: Had an offere in DC area, got an offer for job at my current company that pays about 25% more than I was making, DC offer was close but not as good and cost of living and traffic are comparable so move didn't make sense. Rent is going up like crazy here (my rent is going up 25% next month), found condo in SC that will basically cost $100 more per month than my rent and expenses will be locked in and elementary, middle and high school are all rated 10 out of 10 on greatschools.org so figured this is the best long term solution for next 5-10 years at least. Of course I will go from living 3 miles from my job for past 4 years to commuting at least 45 minutes each way but I have to compromise somewhere.
Cool. Sounds like you made the best decision you could.

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Good news!! I just bought a condo in Santa Clarita.. I'm finally getting out

Congrats! I hope you and your wife and little one are happy out there.

You can always visit Glendale if you miss the crew....LOL.
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thanks for the tips! We were thinking about living & working in the Calabasas area too but we heard that it's pretty snobby and not so diverse.
If you want more diverse then look to stay more in the valley. Nothing wrong with Woodland Hills or Tarzana. Cheaper than Calabasas.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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John Marts, you seem like a nice guy but you're new to LA. You live in the Valley and work on the westside, so you set yourself up for a long commute. Again this nonsense that the freeways are only moving after 11pm is just that, nonsense.
I dont mind the commute at all. I take beverly glen to benedict canyon to work and after that I am pretty uch right there. takes 45 minutes on a bad day and 30ish on a good day coming from NoHo.

Yea ok, that was a bit of an exaggeration. You can drive on the free ways during the day and not have to deal with much traffic, but it seems like its hit or miss. Weekends having alot less traffic.
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