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Old 03-21-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Default Pico Rivera/San Fernando

Hi, I have an opportunity to transfer my job to Pico Rivera or San Fernando from Dayton, Ohio. I was wondering if anyone could give me some pro's and con's on each of these places such as climate, crime, traffic, proximity to fun things to do, and so on. Any and all info/opinions is very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Neither of them are really good places to live as they're both lower class cities with gang problems... Pico Rivera is somewhat close to downtown LA while San Fernando is somewhat far from it.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: LA
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Except for certain parts of Whittier, Pico Rivera and the surrounding communites are nearly all Latino. San Fernando and the immediate area is also heavily Latino, but nicer/more diverse neighborhoods like Burbank and Northridge aren't that far away. If you make plenty of money, La Crescenta is also pretty close and is a very nice area.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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for crime just check out the murder blog on the LA times. it will give you a picture of crime that happens in this area. i think there might have been more crime in San fernando than pico. pico has some surrounding neighborhoods that are safer than the valley as well. i personally would not move to SF. it is hot in the summer, a lil grimey and heavy with traffic since everyone goes north on the 5. but then again everyone goes south on the 5 past pico. anyhow you should wiki both these cities check out demographic stats. look at income or poverty levels. check median home prices and look at crime stats. but if i had to choose i would prefer pico rivera. and pico is half the distance to DT than san fer. its also closer to night spots in whittier or fullerton if you chose to party in the OC. many htings to consider. but yes both are predominantly brown cities...as is a lot of LA
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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San Fernando is in the extreme north end of the San Fernando Valley. Surrounding it is suburbia. California State University Northridge is probably a half hour away (though it is a pretty boring university). I wouldn't be concerned about crime during the day if you worked there; I'd more be concerned with boredom for a younger single person. Happening places are closer to the south side of the SFV and really happening are further south in the west LA, Santa Monica areas (there are many more). It is also pretty expensive compared to Dayton when comparing what you get for the same money.

If it's a good job, then great. It may be a little tough for other things like a social life.

Traffic out from SF is generally tough to the places I mentioned above unless you beat it on a Saturday night.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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Default Pico Rivera

LOOK: don't listen to these douche bags. I grew up in Pico Rivera for 20+ years and it is a safe city. What part were you looking to move to?
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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Hi, I have an opportunity to transfer my job to Pico Rivera or San Fernando from Dayton, Ohio. I was wondering if anyone could give me some pro's and con's on each of these places such as climate, crime, traffic, proximity to fun things to do, and so on. Any and all info/opinions is very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Burbank, CA
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must be the only way they can get teachers into those areas......choose San Fernando over Pico Rivera.
San Fernando is low income, however it's quaint and those who live there do take pride in their community. Welcome, I think you'll like it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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San Fernando is alot different from Pico Rivera, if you aren't used to living in those types of places, you probably wouldn't like it. Pico Rivera is middle class, diverse, fairly safe, and surrounded by other safe working class areas like Whittier. San Fernando would feel alot more isolated. The only time we go up there is for the swap meet

I would definately go with Pico Rivera..
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