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Old 09-28-2008, 02:01 AM
 
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How is the area around sherman way. I was planning to live in a new condo there in between Van Nuys and Woodman.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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How is the area around sherman way. I was planning to live in a new condo there in between Van Nuys and Woodman.
Probably not fantastic.

One snapshot (not trend) indicator of a neighborhood is its school performance. This area is about a 2 out of 10.

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I google street viewed the area (and noticed $3.09 gas). Seemed busy but not horrible.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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I actually live at sherman way and woodman. dirty with a high population of hispanics? Yes......dangerous...NO!....most opinions are based upon what someone else said....snob appeal.....coming from someone who walks out into it everyday....its not that bad......if its considered trashy or ghetto cuz of all the mexicans...well then get the hell out of LA....cuz thats just LA in general....its not the greatest place to live, and Im not renewing my lease when its over but it is not an absolute ghetto dangerous sh*t hole that everyone says it is. Now take into consideration Im not a very picky very high maintance person.....however I personally do draw the line at only living in safe areas....if I want to walk to the store at midnight here or 1am well then I should be able to.....you can do that here...no prob... however other VN neighborhods.....like if were talking about by the van nuys high school area....then yes....thats bad....and would not recommend for even the least picky person such as myself...
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:04 AM
 
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Probably not fantastic.

One snapshot (not trend) indicator of a neighborhood is its school performance.
If that were the case than anywhere in San Francisco or anywhere in LAUSD would be undesirable, not to mention Rockridge and Claremont in Oakland (right next to the Berkeley border but still in the Oaktown).

School performance certainly raises property values (e.g. Santa Monica and Beverly Hills), but it's not the be all and end all

IMO, stay out of Van Nuys if at all possible. It has much deeper problems than merely bad schools. Although some of the southern parts of VN are passable....

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If that were the case than anywhere in ...LAUSD would be undesirable,
Not anywhere, categorically.



There are some good schools in LAUSD and probably most of them are decent neighborhoods (El Camino High, Pomelo Drive Elementary, Woodland Hills Elementary for example).

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Old 09-29-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Not anywhere, categorically.



There are some good schools in LAUSD and probably most of them are decent neighborhoods (El Camino High, Pomelo Drive Elementary, Woodland Hills Elementary for example).
Charles, you know that LAUSD has only pockets of good schools. West Hills/Woodland Hills being a "pocket" that is very good all the way to 12th grade.

For the rest of LAUSD, sure, there are elementary schools here, magnets there - but kids only grow up, and the middle and high school level schools are by and large abysmal in LAUSD.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:06 AM
 
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Default Friar and Hazeltine

My friends and I are looking at renting a house on Friar and Hazeltine. It's _beautiful_ and the neighborhood is all little houses. We're not picky about living in a Hispanic/seedy neighborhood, but we do want to feel safe. We've lived in rough-and-tumble places before (Koreatown, Harlem) so we feel street smart enough, but does anyone know if this is a super dangerous part of town? Are we overestimating our abilities or underestimating the danger at all? Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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My friends and I are looking at renting a house on Friar and Hazeltine. It's _beautiful_ and the neighborhood is all little houses. We're not picky about living in a Hispanic/seedy neighborhood, but we do want to feel safe. We've lived in rough-and-tumble places before (Koreatown, Harlem) so we feel street smart enough, but does anyone know if this is a super dangerous part of town? Are we overestimating our abilities or underestimating the danger at all? Any help is much appreciated!
No, not super dangerous.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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My friends and I are looking at renting a house on Friar and Hazeltine. It's _beautiful_ and the neighborhood is all little houses. We're not picky about living in a Hispanic/seedy neighborhood, but we do want to feel safe. We've lived in rough-and-tumble places before (Koreatown, Harlem) so we feel street smart enough, but does anyone know if this is a super dangerous part of town? Are we overestimating our abilities or underestimating the danger at all? Any help is much appreciated!
If you are used to Harlem, then it will not be much different. I don't believe its too bad of a neighborhood-definitely better and worse ones.

If you really like it drive through the area a couple times at different times of day and see if you feel comfortable. You WILL be surrounded by Hispanics though.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:25 AM
 
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van nuys isn't that bad. It looks a little run down, but it's not like J-Berg South Africa.
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