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Old 11-23-2018, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I am considering a job opportunity in East LA. If I accept the position, my family and I (includes elementary school age children) intend to live in South Pasadena.

What are the pros and cons of living in South Pasadena? I current live in a suburb east of Phoenix, AZ.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 11-23-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Pros: lovely, tree lined streets, beautiful homes, good public school district, friendly people.
Cons: expensive
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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Pros: lovely, tree lined streets, beautiful homes, good public school district, friendly people.
Cons: expensive
This. Its a nice place if you can afford it.

The difference between Phoenix suburbs and LA inner suburbs will be density, traffic in the suburb itself, and cost.

BTW, depending on where the job is in East LA, you'd be able to use the Gold Line light rail to get to work.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Pro: You don't have to travel far to purchase a car with very few miles on it from a little old lady.

Thanks folks, I'll be here all week.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Great place to live, but many of those tree lined street are in need of repair.
On the average, I would say streets in South Pasadena are crappy compared to other cities.
Pot holes, bad repair, ruts, just to name a few.
Most of the main streets are maintained, but the smaller streets are not nearly as good as they should be.
This is really evident when you are leaving South Pasadena and entering a different city, suddenly the roads are a bit better in other places.


Bob.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I lived in South Pas for several years and moved out in 2001. What I recall::

1/ Excellent city services; police, fire, etc
2/ Metro station for convenient access to Downtown.
3/ Safe neighborhood.
4/ Good neighborhood unity and neighbors worked together.
5/ “Mayberry” small town type of feeling.
6/ Convenient central location in the LA metro area.
7/ Real estate values are relatively stable as homes are in steady demand.
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Old Today, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Thank you all for the helpful replies. Very much appreciated.
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