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Old 02-29-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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We are new to LA - have 2 little kids (4 and 2) and work in Warner Center. We have been in a corp. apt. in Woodland Hills and have been sufficiently frightened by everyone (including those who live here) about the heat in WH.

We need to stay within a decent distance of Warner Center, and decided to head south/east rather than north/west, primarily because of proximity to family (in Northridge, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, Irvine). We considered Burbank, but the commute to WC is just too much. Calabasas and Ventura county options are too far removed from aforementioned family and major job centers. We don't like Tarzana's feel, and Encino just outside of our price range.

So we have narrowed our choices to Sherman Oaks or Studio City. We realize there is a sacrifice with school quality, but will consider the many Catholic elementary options in the area.

There are 3 homes under consideration (for lease), 2 in SO, 1 in SC.

Here's a map of the three homes under consideration.

In SO, the homes are on Columbus Ave near Sepulveda, NOB; and on Greenleaf near Stansbury, SOB. In SC, the home is on Goodland, SOB.

All the homes are remodeled, 3/2, with good sized yards, same price (~$4500 per month).

(1) Did we miss an alternative option, with a decent commute to Warner Center and relatively close to the rest of LA?

(2) Between SC and SO:
- Which is safer?
- Which has better schools? The API scores are all close, though I have heard great things about Hesby Oaks in SO.
- Which has more kids?
- Which is more "walkable" (shops, coffee, market)
- What are the differences in reputation between the two?

I realize this is somewhat of a hair splitting exercise, but the opinions on this board bear a lot of weight.

(3) Also give your vote for which location you prefer for families:
A) Columbus
B) Greenleaf
C) Goodland

Thanks a bunch.

Last edited by ConsideringLA; 02-29-2008 at 10:07 PM.. Reason: revised wording, added numbering
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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the whole valley is hotter than la.

and here are some crime maps for los angeles, just put in the address and zip code and it will give you some of the crimes in the area for the past 1-7 days.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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the whole valley is hotter than la.
Understood. Woodland Hills is 5-10 degrees hotter than the rest of the valley.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Understood. Woodland Hills is 5-10 degrees hotter than the rest of the valley.
Woodland Hills is also 5-10 degrees colder than the rest of the valley during the winter.

There really isnt much of a difference between Studio City and Sherman Oaks so you cant go wrong with either as both are very nice areas to live. Both are very walkable and basically are the same. I do think that Sherman Oaks has a much higher population of immigrants from Iran, Russia, Armenia and Israel than does Studio City which gives it a very slight edge over Studio City in my book.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Studio City
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I do think that Sherman Oaks has a much higher population of immigrants from Iran, Russia, Armenia and Israel than does Studio City which gives it a very slight edge over Studio City in my book.



did i miss something when i found this site? is this site ONLY for white people?

anyways, your greenleaf and goodland options are both "south of the BLVD" which make them very highly desirable homes........you can't go wrong with either

i like right there at moorpark and beeman and find it convenient to the ralph's at coldwater/ventura.......studio city golf course is within walking distance and i go there about 3 times a week to hit balls.......all the shops and restaurants around ventura and laurel are so close..........

studio city and sherman oaks are like sister cities.........pretty much identical........when u drive down ventura you can hardly tell where one city ends and the next begins..........

driving to hollywood/beverly hills is a breeze going over coldwater or laurel canyon

harvard-westlake in studio city and notre dame in sherman oaks are near by

you really can't go wrong with either of those two choices
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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sherman oaks is closer to warner center, that would be the kicker for me.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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You've been given great advice. Anything I could add has been said.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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did i miss something when i found this site? is this site ONLY for white people?
lol... unfortunately some of the posters think that way.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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lol... unfortunately some of the posters think that way.
There are some Black people here.
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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There are some Black people here.
Yep!
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