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Old 11-24-2008, 02:14 PM
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Hi guys,

Im a young professional 22yo will be finishing college end of the year and have an offer to work in the Valencia area.

What I would like to know is, if its ideal to live in Pasadena area (or any other areas that you might think a young professional would live) and commute to Valencia. How does the traffic favors me?

Let me add that I will be moving from Chicago area and at the moment just considering to rent apartments.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:48 PM
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There isn't a lot of traffic going to Valencia in the morning.

Visit maps.google.com and click "traffic." You can see the average traffic pattern for a given day of the week at any time.

Pasadena would be great for a single, 20-something professional.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:27 PM
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Mostly, it's a "reverse-commute" from Pasadena to Valencia. But it's about 45 miles one way! What's the reason you want to live so far from work? Or, is it something specific to Pasadena that has you considering it for home base?
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:31 AM
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Why would you want to live so far away. From what I hear the rents in Valencia are very reasonable because most of it's apartment population is made up of students and it a pretty safe and nice city (again, from what I hear) to live in. Pasadena is more expensive if you live in the nicer neighborhoods and, like someone else stated, is very far away. Long commutes are a good way to get sick of living in CA in a short period of time. I say live in Valencia and go hang out in Pasadena on the weekends. There's only so much you can see and do in Pasadena anyway. Their nightlife is basically bars and they're franchise bars at that so you'll probably find the same bars with the same types of people in closer areas like Hollywood.
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