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Old 08-27-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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What would drive time be from Calabasas to Santa Clarita and Lancaster?

My husband may be taking a position where his territory would be in this area, but we really would like to live in Calabasas, specifically the Malibu Canyon Apts. We really like the location - near the mountains for hiking, and close to the beach as well. I REALLY do not want to move any further from the beach than this, but he is thinking we should move further north.

Thanks in advance.

Sheila
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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a good hour, but depends on where in santa clarita and what freeways you take(Castaic, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country)?
There's 2 ways you can go, the 126 thru ventura, to the 5 Fwy or the 101-405-5-(14 if going to canyon country)

Oh and if Lancaster/add another 45 min at least. Thats alot farther than santa clarita.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Calabasas and Santa Clarita are probalby equally hot in the summer. Also, do you think that you would visit the beach enough to justify the extra commute time for your husband and extra amount in rent you would pay to live in Calabasas as opposed to Santa Clarita? It is definitely a reverse commute going out to Santa Clarita, but it is still quite a distance. Lancaster on the other hand is a world away, well over an hour with no traffic. The Santa Clarita Valley also has much of what you are looking for, it just happens to be farther from the coast (45 minutes to Ventura).
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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aThere's 2 ways you can go, the 126 thru ventura

Not sure why anyone would go from the Malibu Canyon apartments to Castaic/Santa Clarita via Ventura unless the Newhall Pass, Balcolm Canyon and Grimes Canyon were all closed.

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What would drive time be from Calabasas to Santa Clarita and Lancaster?

My husband may be taking a position where his territory would be in this area, but we really would like to live in Calabasas, specifically the Malibu Canyon Apts. We really like the location - near the mountains for hiking, and close to the beach as well. I REALLY do not want to move any further from the beach than this, but he is thinking we should move further north.

Thanks in advance.

Sheila

I'm with your husband on this one; He's got the long daily commute.

Morning commute drive time is probably 1-1.5 tough hours from Calabasas to the Santa Clarita area and at least another 30 minutes to Lancaster. Painful. Route would be either 101/405/5 or 101 (any street like Valley Circle, Fallbrook, Desoto, Tampa, Winnetka that gets you north to the 118)/118/405/5.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your speedy responses.

Ok, I know this is a long shot, but would the Santa Monica area be any better, traffic-wise than Calabasas? He would be working from home, commuting to his customer's locations, so his appt times could vary, meaning he may not need to drive during peak traffic times. Let me know what your thoughts are on this option. What can I say, I am a beach girl!
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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traffic would be worse leaving santa monica! however, i wouldn't be so worried about the traffic as I would be the actual distance your husband would be driving. we're talking nearly 75 mile round trips to SC and in excess of 100 miles when he has to go to Lancaster. if you can get him to sign up for that, then you are one lucky girl.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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^commuting to Santa Monica wouldn't be as bad. It's closer. And he could take PCH and/or 101-405-(10 if need be)
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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^commuting to Santa Monica wouldn't be as bad. It's closer. And he could take PCH and/or 101-405-(10 if need be)
405 and "not bad" don't belong in the same sentence.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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^commuting to Santa Monica wouldn't be as bad. It's closer. And he could take PCH and/or 101-405-(10 if need be)
I think she meant commuting from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita/Lancaster instead of Calabasas.

This would be an even worse commute. OP, maybe you should consider living in Canyon Country. You can still drive to the beach if you want, but your husbands commute will still be awful.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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405 and "not bad" don't belong in the same sentence.
I agree. It would take even longer because the 405 is even more of a parking lot then the 101. Santa Monica is farther away from Santa Clarita then Calabasas. You'd be out of the frying pan and into the fire.
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