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Old 06-27-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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Our house in Seal Beach has a car, but since I only recently got my driver's license, I was wondering how hard it is to manage the streets in Seal Beach. Especially since I'll be driving alone.

The other options are buses and transit. I have heard those are far and sparse in Los Angeles, so is it the same way in Seal Beach?

Seal Beach is a small town, but is it safe to walk in that area? The far east to Seal Beach is the downtown of LA, and I have heard it's quite dangerous there. I am generally a walker, and I can walk one hour to a grocery store and one hour back without flinching. Even then, I prefer shorter distances.

Keep in mind that I don't have a job I have to go to. All I need to be able to do is buy cleaning supplies and groceries from local stores - by walking? Or do people residing around there get that through delivery?

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Old 06-27-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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LA and Seal Beach are two completely different places, yet you speak of them interchangeably. Seal Beach is nowhere near downtown LA.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:26 AM
 
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I'll edit my post then. I wasn't able to distinguish where SB starts and LA ends because they're about an hour apart. So tell me more about Seal Beach.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:30 AM
 
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Seal Beach itself is rather small but its part of the massive urban blob known as Southern California. Driving in Seal Beach is nothing like driving in LA because its much more suburban. I guess you could live there without a car but then again, you could live without indoor plumbing if you really had to.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:06 AM
 
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Seal Beach itself is rather small but its part of the massive urban blob known as Southern California. Driving in Seal Beach is nothing like driving in LA because its much more suburban. I guess you could live there without a car but then again, you could live without indoor plumbing if you really had to.
So, you compare living in Seal Beach without a car to living without indoor plumbing? At least the place has sidewalks, right?
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:19 AM
 
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So, you compare living in Seal Beach without a car to living without indoor plumbing? At least the place has sidewalks, right?
Very safe upscale area. Charming downtown and beachfront. You won't have problems walking.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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So, you compare living in Seal Beach without a car to living without indoor plumbing? At least the place has sidewalks, right?
Living in Orange County without a car means your world is very, very, small.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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"only recently got my drivers license" is one of the scariest phrases ever
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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I prefer not to drive if possible. I'll be staying in Seal Beach for only a month, so I don't mind having the lack of activity.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Seal Beach is one of the most walkable cities in the LA area as long as you live in Old Town or on the hill. It is also very safe.
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