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Old 11-20-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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I am moving to LA soon with my husband and 2 girls (4 and 6)
We want to be in Santa Monica.
I seem to remember a shopping area where it was just for walkers....was it in Santa monica???? I can't remember!
Is it a good area to live?
We are looking to live there for about a year. We want to live like we are on vacation for the year...well hubby works and the kids have school ha ha ha....
He works near Wilshire and 405 so Santa Monica sounds good and close while not being LAUSD for the girls.c
Anyone have any good ideas for what area is good there?
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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The area you are referring to is the 3rd St Promenade, and yes it is in Santa Monica. If you insist on bringing your children here to raise (I grew up here and I'm leaving to raise my family), Santa Monica is definitely better than LA.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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Well, I don't think we will be there for too long, maybe a year or 2. His work has offices in NJ and who knows what can happen nowadays?!
We are just looking forward to the sun and out of this snow in Toronto.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: LA
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as long as you can afford it, santa monica would probably be a great place to live for a couple of years.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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as long as you can afford it, santa monica would probably be a great place to live for a couple of years.

I agree with that 100%. Santa Monica just feels different then the rest of LA, and is definitely worth the very steep cost to live there.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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Thanks guys! Do you have any feelings on westlake village?
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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The Promenade is still a good place, but they don't have JJ Newberry's anymore where you could get a grilled hotdog at the restaurant. I think Jack's Bistro is gone too.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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The area you are referring to is the 3rd St Promenade, and yes it is in Santa Monica. If you insist on bringing your children here to raise (I grew up here and I'm leaving to raise my family), Santa Monica is definitely better than LA.

Not to sound rude or anything, but you have been preaching about leaving LA for about a year. When are you leaving? And as a former Arkansan, I must warn you, if you go to Arkansas claiming to be an "Arkie,"duck and run because I trust you some redneck will be reaching for his piece to silence you with that word. You are either a Arkansan, a Hog, or a RAzorback. Nothing else.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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The Promenade is still a good place, but they don't have JJ Newberry's anymore where you could get a grilled hotdog at the restaurant. I think Jack's Bistro is gone too.
What about the Regal Beagle?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1113/...77578c.jpg?v=0
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks guys! Do you have any feelings on westlake village?
Westlake Village is a nice place, but the commute to west la is probably something you would prefer to avoid. In terms of traffic, your best bet would probably be to commute via the PCH, but after it rains, you get mudslides on the PCH which has a tendancy to close lanes on the PCH for an extended period of time.
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