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Old 02-22-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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Ive found two condos I like, both will end up being around the same price. One is in Pasadena, the other is in Fox Hills.

I like Pasadena because it is a nicer area, property is worth more. Its isolated though, and the closest place to hang out (other than Pasadena) is in Hollywood.

I like Fox Hills because of its central location, plus its nice. However, it seems to have a bad reputation, which can affect resale (I think this relates more to the mall in Fox Hills rather than to Fox Hills as a community).

Im a 26-year old professional btw.

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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Whichever is closer to your work.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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My work-place changes every few months. I go from contract to contract.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Really, completely different areas so I can't give you a strong recommendation either way. However, Fox Hills area is not a particularly bad area. It's surrounded by nice, relatively upscale areas. So the only real problems are from those headed to the Mall. But, even then, problems are few. Culver City, Ladera Heights, etc. are all pretty good areas close to Fox Hills.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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It also depends on what part of Pasadena your condo is in. There are some not so very nice areas in Pasadena that I would not want to live in. The area near John Muir high school is NOT a desirable area.

If you're in South Pasadena, then its a no-brainer compared to Fox Hills. But anywhere near Muir High school then no way.

The only good thing about Fox Hills is that you are pretty much central to everything. Century City, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, West LA, etc. so your commutes would not be too bad.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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Pasadena............. But it depends on what is more important to you. Would you rather be closer to the beach or do you perfer more of a suburb feeling? I say Pasadena because you'd have a better opportunity to sell it when the time comes IMHO.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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#1. the Fox Hills Mall is the Westfield Culver City mall. They are performing a multi million dollar renovation on the mall and making a lot of beautiful improvements. The mall will be an asset to the area when it's completed.

#2. Pasadena is not the Westside, whereas the Fox Hills area is.

Your choice, I'm in Marina del Rey and prefer the westside.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Really, completely different areas so I can't give you a strong recommendation either way. However, Fox Hills area is not a particularly bad area. It's surrounded by nice, relatively upscale areas. So the only real problems are from those headed to the Mall. But, even then, problems are few. Culver City, Ladera Heights, etc. are all pretty good areas close to Fox Hills.
Fox Hills IS Southern Culver City. It's not just next to Culver City, it's actually a part of Culver City.

I don't consider it unsafe by any means. There were some problems in the mall in the past but it's generally a safe area.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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Thanks everyone.

The area in Pasadena is pretty nice, south of the 210 near Colorado blvd, near all of the shops and restaurants.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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That's a nice area of pasadena.

I would prefer pasadena just because it's more of a walkable city.
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