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Old 03-26-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Thanks, Charles. Sometimes GoogleMaps tells you the drive time + the added time for traffic, and sometimes it only tells you a non-traffic drive time. This one says 16 minutes, but makes no allowance for traffic. How long would you estimate the drive to be (CC to ES in the am and ES to CC in the pm) during traffic?
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: West LA
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My work was located about 8 miles or so from El Segundo and I lived in the Palms area, but was literally across the street from downtown Culver City. My commute was about 20 minutes in the morning and, depending on what time I left the commute home was about 30-40 minutes.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Thanks. So it seems like these are the areas that would be w/in 45 traffic-y minutes of El Segundo:

Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach
Redondo Beach
Torrance
Lomita
San Pedro
Playa del Rey
Marina del Rey
Venice
Santa Monica
Culver City

Does that seem right?
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Thanks. So it seems like these are the areas that would be w/in 45 traffic-y minutes of El Segundo:

Manhattan Beach
Hermosa Beach
Redondo Beach
Torrance
Lomita
San Pedro
Playa del Rey
Marina del Rey
Venice
Santa Monica
Culver City

Does that seem right?
I am not sure about marina Del Rey and San Pedro, but the rest probably should fit into the time frame...

Nita
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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I am not sure about marina Del Rey and San Pedro, but the rest probably should fit into the time frame...

Nita
The far northern part of San Pedro might work since its close to the 110. The southern parts are tough because its a long, slow drive just to get to the freeway. El Segundo being south of LAX really helps coming from the south since there's one less major hurdle to cross.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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To anyone here who is familiar with the area, what's your opinion of Downey? good, ghetto, neither? How would the commute be from Downey to El Segundo straight west on the 105?
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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To anyone here who is familiar with the area, what's your opinion of Downey? good, ghetto, neither? How would the commute be from Downey to El Segundo straight west on the 105?
Downey is probably the nicest city in that area. I have a customer who lives there, just a couple of streets back from Firestone Blvd. Firestone looks sort of shady in parts (think Colfax) but when I turned into his housing tract it was like another world. The house are older (1950's?) but well maintained and landscaped. The people who live there obviously have pride of ownership and aren't packing 3 families in and parking on the grass. I'm sure there's dumpier sections but its nice to see its not all like the surrounding cities.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: West LA
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A few of my colleagues lived in Downey, and we had a few social work functions there as well, and the area is pretty decent...there are some bad parts of Downey though but there are definitely nice parts as well.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Why not try buying in El Segundo?

El Segundo has nice community neighborhoods and is a nice little place to live. Also, rent for a year or so while you shop around for bargains, which are all over the Los Angeles area.
Good luck!
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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I thought El Segundo sounded kinda suburb-y. Is that not the case?
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