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Old 07-01-2007, 08:06 PM
 
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going from west side to burbank:

405 north to 101 East

OR

10 East to 110 north to 101 north


I am new here so those directions might not be right, but I'm trying to figure out the best place to live and route to take if I get a job on the Warner Bros lot
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The chances that either route won't give you a nervous breakdown are "Slim" and "None"...and Slim has inoperable, terminal colon cancer.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:38 PM
 
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The chances that either route won't give you a nervous breakdown are "Slim" and "None"...and Slim has inoperable, terminal colon cancer.
haha funny stuff. so I should cross santa monica off my list?

I guess I should look towards burank/toluca lake? I haven't been there yet but I'm told it is not a fun, young area.

oh..and how about Silver Lake to Burbank?
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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405 to 101 would be the least painful. But like you mentioned, it might be wiser to live near work. You will probably be commuting to work a lot more often than you will be venturing out to party. I'd rather drive fifteen minutes to work five days a week and then drive 45 minutes on Saturday night.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:20 PM
 
Location: La Cañada, CA
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405 N to 101 E really isn't bad at all.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Rogue Valley, So. Oregon
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People who were getting priced out of Silverlake started buying in Burbank ... that was a few years ago, so there should be some interesting neighborhoods there. Besides Silverlake, you can try Atwater and N. Hollywood (has a little arts district).
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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I just checked out a place to share in Santa Monica on 10th/Pico and love it. The girl living here says that she had commuted to the valley a few times in the AM (though I think she said it was 7:30) and it only took her 30 minutes and that the real bad part of the 405 in the morning is for those driving south?
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Morning drive from West LA/Santa Monica to BUR probably won't be as bad as the afternoon return drive.

I strongly urge you to check out this website during the rush hours you are interested in. Follow it for a week or two (realize this is a holiday week too) to see the trends:

Sigalert.com - Personalized Traffic Reports
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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If you really want to live in Santa Monica, then that's where you should live. Yes, you will have a commute, but if your heart is telling you one thing and your head is being influenced by folks on a web board, you might stick with what you are able to actually see and experience for yourself. I can assure you that you won't be the only person who lives on the Westside who commutes to the studios in Burbank to work. I bet most all of the top studio executives at Warner Brothers, Disney, and Universal live on the Westside. Many others do too because they want to live in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Palisades, etc. That's the tradeoff you make--longer, more congested commute for a nice community in which to live near the ocean. There are far worse commutes in LA than going from Santa Monica to Burbank.
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Move to Burbank or work somewhere else. Just my opinion.
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