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Old 06-12-2011, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I haven't been to the San Fernando Valley in a long time. Do you think the attitudes of the residents there are different compared to the rest of the Los Angeles city?

I've been reading threads about the locals there and they were mixed.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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I think it's hard to paint a vast generalization of 1.7 million people versus the Basin. I think the attitudes of the south Valley are closer to that of West LA than the mid Valley, East LA, or South Central.

I live in Sherman Oaks close to Ventura Blvd. I am also a young professional. I think people who live in th same situation I do might be slightly more grounded, but still prone to materialism and flash.

I never understood why so many aspiring Hollywood scene people flock to WeHo rather than Sherman Oaks/Studio City. I have seen at least 4x as many Hollywood celebs/players in this part of the Valley (they live here) than in the Basin and I don't actively seek out that lifestyle or scene.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I think it's hard to paint a vast generalization of 1.7 million people versus the Basin.


You have the Studio City connected to Hollywood culture.
The Sherman Oaks/Encino old money culture.
The eight people to a house gardening service Van Nuys/Pacoima/center of the valley culture.
The Chatsworth rural heritage culture.
The San Fernando old Hispanic culture.
The "Little Middle East" Calabasas/Woodland Hills culture.
The stoner west valley culture (where I grew up - maybe it's different).
The Burbank Lockheed culture.
The Box Canyon hippie culture.

There's probably a San Fernando Valley Barbie web page out there somewhere.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think it's hard to paint a vast generalization of 1.7 million people versus the Basin. I think the attitudes of the south Valley are closer to that of West LA than the mid Valley, East LA, or South Central.

I live in Sherman Oaks close to Ventura Blvd. I am also a young professional. I think people who live in th same situation I do might be slightly more grounded, but still prone to materialism and flash.

I never understood why so many aspiring Hollywood scene people flock to WeHo rather than Sherman Oaks/Studio City. I have seen at least 4x as many Hollywood celebs/players in this part of the Valley (they live here) than in the Basin and I don't actively seek out that lifestyle or scene.
Hollywood scene people? What is that? Are they people who want to be near celebraties? Do people really care about stuff like that? Honestly I would rather live in West Hollywoood any day. Cooler temps, better nightlife, compact, walkable, more restaurants, coffee shops stores at your feet. Closer to other LA hotspots and the list goes on. Nothing against Sherman Oaks.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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You sure you live in LA lol. Half the people who move do so to break into the business. A lot of them, particularly from smaller locales love finding celebrities and meeting them to brag to their friends back home.

While the A listers definitely congregate on the Westside, the people who can really help live in the Valley or Hills, at least that has been my experience.

One disadvantage to WeHo is lack of freeway access. If you work between Century City and Hollywood I suppose it isn't bad to live there, but Santa Monica, Downtown, or Valley, forget it.

Also depends on what nightlife you seek. WeHo definitely is more compact and more walkable, but clubs obviously WeHo, bars I would say SO.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NoHo Arts District
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I haven't been to the San Fernando Valley in a long time. Do you think the attitudes of the residents there are different compared to the rest of the Los Angeles city?

I've been reading threads about the locals there and they were mixed.
I didn't realize you moved from the valley. Where are you now?

Regarding your question, that's a loaded question. The LA basin is as diverse as the valley. You have South LA, which is very different than West LA (both in the Basin) just like the North East Valley vs the South Valley. If I were to generalize, I'd say the neighborhoods closest to the Hollywood hills/SM mountains (which divides the basin from the Valley) have the closest similarities. The further north of the Hills starting from the Valley, and the further south from the Hills starting from the basin, the further the distance in attitudes.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I didn't realize you moved from the valley. Where are you now?

Regarding your question, that's a loaded question. The LA basin is as diverse as the valley. You have South LA, which is very different than West LA (both in the Basin) just like the North East Valley vs the South Valley. If I were to generalize, I'd say the neighborhoods closest to the Hollywood hills/SM mountains (which divides the basin from the Valley) have the closest similarities. The further north of the Hills starting from the Valley, and the further south from the Hills starting from the basin, the further the distance in attitudes.
Harbor area. I rarely venture in the Valley nowadays.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Cali
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I've lived in the valley all my life. Though the valley is certainly diverse, most of us here tend to think of ourselves as being a bit more down to earth and just down home than the rest of Los Angeles.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I think it's hard to paint a vast generalization of 1.7 million people versus the Basin.
Enough said........
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i just moved to the valley from the westside, there are actually children here. i forgot that kids exist after being on the westside for so long. i also heard something like 10 different languages when i went to costco. the basin is diverse, but it's much more segregated than the valley from my limited experiences.
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