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Old 04-19-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I will move in LA in this coming fall and I am in search for a place to live. I was thinking Pasadena. Any suggestions - I understand that commuting to downtown LA can be quite a nightmare. Which other towns should I think of?
I really want a nice, quit town, but with some street life - no suburbia.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Culver City is a reasonable commute to USC, with a lively downtown area of its own.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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South Pasadena is a "nice, quiet town" with some street life. Certainly not suburbia. Pasadena is a bit busier but also lots of street life. All of South Pasadena is easily accessible to the Gold Line (light rail to downtown, although you'd have to transfer - not hard - to get to USC itself) as are many neighborhoods in Pasadena. When we lived in South Pasadena there seemed to be a lot of people who worked at USC.

If you're driving then somewhere like Alhambra might be a good option, too.

What is your top limit for commuting, and what's your budget? Both of those factors are going to come into play when selecting a location.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Live downtown.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Pasadena's got a Metro train stop that'll put you just a few blocks from Campus. You can grab a Dash and save the walk and it'll only cost you a quarter.

I've got a buddy that commutes from Pasadena and he doesn't have any problems. Just try to keep from scheduling eight oclock classes. (It's really tempting to blow those off anyways, let alone when you start getting stuck in rush hour traffic!)
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Old 05-10-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I will move in LA in this coming fall and I am in search for a place to live. I was thinking Pasadena. Any suggestions - I understand that commuting to downtown LA can be quite a nightmare. Which other towns should I think of?
I really want a nice, quit town, but with some street life - no suburbia.
Nice quiet town and street life are opposites, how can you get a quiet town and street life? As for the commute, I am sure there are a few areas closer, depending on where you live in Pasadena even Eagle Rock would be a better bet.

Nita
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