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Old 07-22-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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What can you tell me about Culver City? Is that relatively safe, walkable etc?

Still not sure about insurance- if DH's insurance only covers him, what should we do about the rest of us???
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Culver City is nice and safe except for small portions.

Walkable may not mean what you think....walkable as used here is to describe an area near lots of stores and restaurants. Some areas fit that bill, particularly near the downtown portion of Culver City. But much of Culver City is blocks of suburbs. Can you go out and take the kids or family pet for a walk? Absolutely. But will you be close to shops and restaurants? Not so much.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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If your husband has cover but his employer won't pay to cover anyone else, he should still be able to purchase cover for dependents through the same insurance company, at his own expense. The different types of cover can be a bit of a nightmare to understand and navigate and it may just be easiest to have you all with the same insurer. Plus I think you'd probably get some kind of discounted rate.

I found that when our kids were under 5, we were fairly frequent visitors to the family doctor so it was good to have cover that offered a smallish co-pay. As an example, we have Anthem Blue Cross PPO and pay $20 for a doctor's visit. Now as they are getting older, I'm grateful to have decent coverage for specialists.

Culver City is well worth a look. Agree with previous post about walkability and safety. There are a growing number of cafes and restaurants, smaller local shops, and it has its own school system which has a reasonably good reputation.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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shops, cafes,


can we realistically afford it?
Why do people want places with shops and cafes (amongst the two most expensive ways to obtain the items that are sold there) and at the same time want affordable living?

What's the lowest amount of money someone will spend at a cafe? $15? For what, a sandwich and a cup of coffee - something that would cost $2 if you made them yourself? Same for shops. What kind of shops? Mom and pop? Expensive. Unique stuff. Stuff you can buy cheaper at Super Target or online?
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Why do people want places with shops and cafes (amongst the two most expensive ways to obtain the items that are sold there) and at the same time want affordable living?
A place to hang out besides home.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Why do people want places with shops and cafes (amongst the two most expensive ways to obtain the items that are sold there) and at the same time want affordable living?

What's the lowest amount of money someone will spend at a cafe? $15? For what, a sandwich and a cup of coffee - something that would cost $2 if you made them yourself? Same for shops. What kind of shops? Mom and pop? Expensive. Unique stuff. Stuff you can buy cheaper at Super Target or online?
Because being able to get out and walk around equals a healthy lifestyle, rather than being socially excluded i.e. holed up inside ordering things online. Especially with kids, it's important to be able to get out, meet people or even window shop- they need the change of scenery.
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