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Old 09-04-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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We live in Valencia. The pros are basically new homes, safe neighborhoods, good schools, etc. The cons are that it's a stereotypical cookie cutter suburb (in case that bothers you), kind of boring if you're into nightlife (not a problem for us, we have kids ), extremely hot during summer, and a long commute to downtown.

That being said, my husband works in downtown LA. When he takes the metrolink train, it takes him 1 hour to get to work. The train goes just about every hour starting around 6am. There's also a commuter bus that goes to downtown but it only leaves valencia between 5am and 7am (i think) so that's a little too early for my husband. If he drives to downtown and leaves around 8:45am, he can make it to work in about 1 hour.

So he takes the train. It's about $6-7 each way and he finds it convenient.

As far as housing is concerned, you can rent first if you'd like. The market's really come down out here so there are plenty of choices available.

If you do decide to live here and drive to downtown from here, I think it's better to live near the freeway and definitely better to live near the 5 instead of the 14. We have friends who live in Saugus and even though it's nice up there, it takes almost 20 minutes just to get to the freeway. We also have friends in Canyon Country and 14 south moves slower in the mornings than 5 south.

Hope that helps.

mari
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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We live in Valencia. The pros are basically new homes, safe neighborhoods, good schools, etc. The cons are that it's a stereotypical cookie cutter suburb (in case that bothers you), kind of boring if you're into nightlife (not a problem for us, we have kids ), extremely hot during summer, and a long commute to downtown.

That being said, my husband works in downtown LA. When he takes the metrolink train, it takes him 1 hour to get to work. The train goes just about every hour starting around 6am. There's also a commuter bus that goes to downtown but it only leaves valencia between 5am and 7am (i think) so that's a little too early for my husband. If he drives to downtown and leaves around 8:45am, he can make it to work in about 1 hour.

So he takes the train. It's about $6-7 each way and he finds it convenient.

As far as housing is concerned, you can rent first if you'd like. The market's really come down out here so there are plenty of choices available.

If you do decide to live here and drive to downtown from here, I think it's better to live near the freeway and definitely better to live near the 5 instead of the 14. We have friends who live in Saugus and even though it's nice up there, it takes almost 20 minutes just to get to the freeway. We also have friends in Canyon Country and 14 south moves slower in the mornings than 5 south.

Hope that helps.

mari

Thanks Mari, I think I am going to concentrate on te Stevenson Ranch area to be close to the 5.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:10 AM
 
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we just moved to valencia from Dallas and we love it. I work from home so commute time is no concern to me. Bascially its a commuters town where people live to get away from LA. If you want night life and bars this is not the place for you. If you want a low crime rate, great schools and descent shopping and lots of restraunts then you will like it here. Housing is much higher in this area then santa clarita in general. But for me this city has all i need in a 3 mile circle The weather is a bit hotter but it cools down at night. Its a dry heat no humidity so its not bad during the day. DOnt let that 110 scare you lol.
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