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Old 09-13-2007, 11:16 PM
 
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Hey Folks,

My fiancee and I work in Irvine and Burbank respectively. Which city should we live in so that our commutes are bearable?

I can't quit my job in Burbank for at least a year, and my fiancee doesn't want to quit her job because after a year, we'll likely settle down in Orange County permanently. Any recommendations?

Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:54 PM
 
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the route that is connects the two cities goes through some of the worst areas in LA. you dont want to live anywhere in between the two cities. you could west to the ocean or east to pasadena.

what is your price range? it seems like you would prefer to rent because you will be quitting in one year. also, do you want any type of nightlife around you?
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:54 PM
 
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Ugh that's going to be ugly. One big problem is that there's lots of horrible areas around the midway point. You might want to try La Mirada.
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:08 AM
 
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live near Irvine and have one of you take the train & bus.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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I would live in Orange County and take Metrolink to work. There are two Metrolink train stops in Burbank. Driving that distance would be absolutely horrendous if you have to drive during rush hour.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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the route that is connects the two cities goes through some of the worst areas in LA. you dont want to live anywhere in between the two cities.

I disagree. Sure, there are some grim areas between Irvine and Burbank. But there are also some areas where dropping litter is practically a newsworthy crime. Cerritos is a good example. The commute won't be fun, but it's not going to be fun wherever you live between those two points.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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Thanks for all of the info. I looked into taking Metrolink and it doesn't seem feasible. The trip from Irvine to Union Station takes 1 hr 15 minutes. Then I would have to transfer to the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Line. The trip from Union Station to Burbank would take an additional 15 minutes. Thus, the absolute minimum time from Irvine to Burbank would take 1 hr 30 min. Add it time to drive to the station, park, wait for the train, and then take a bus to my actual work site . . . I'm guessing the communte will take more than 2 hours each way. I don't think that's feasible.

I've been considering living in Cerritos. Maybe I'll leave for work at 6am to beat the traffic to Burbank.

Thanks for all your input.
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