U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-21-2008, 10:45 PM
1 posts, read 5,103 times
Reputation: 10


Girlfriend recently took a job in Westminster.. I may take one in Westwood/Brentwood... Not sure if its better to get a place in the South Bay and each of us commutes 20 or so miles/or is it better to get a place in Westwood/Brentwood and one person commutes to Westminster(Is traffic a whole lot lighter going south on the 405 in the morning 7am).
Quick reply to this message

Old 08-21-2008, 11:51 PM
Location: Monterey County, CA
5,132 posts, read 11,728,800 times
Reputation: 5329

Traffic is very bad going toward LAX from either direction in the AM. So driving from Westwood/Brentwood to Westminster would be a *nasty* grind of a commute. Of course once past the LAX it would improve a bit. But to be fair to her I would recommend splitting the difference. You will both suffer *some* But not as bad as having one do all the driving - her in this case. That is just too far in LA for a daily commute IMO.

But don't just take my word for it. Try driving from Westwood south on the 405 during rush hour some time. It is not a pretty thing in either direction unfortunately. Coming from th South Bay into Westwood is also a double mess with LAX grid lock, then UCLA/Westside chaos. Sorry, but the traffic is just a part of daily life in LA.

My best advice after living in LA for 40 years is simply this - Forget having jobs so far apart really. Find the *Closest* jobs you can to where you want to live. Kamakazi daily grind commutes just aren't worth it no matter how much they pay you. It is a quality of life issue and LA traffic sucks, always has, always will - bottom line.

South Bay to Westminster shoudn't be too bad however. I used to drive from the South Bay to Long Beach and it was opposite the flow.
Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2008, 01:00 AM
Location: Cincinnati
1,749 posts, read 7,544,963 times
Reputation: 758
Boys and girls, can you say parking lot? I knew you could. One word answer: MOVE.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top