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Old 12-23-2007, 10:06 PM
 
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After moving to Santa Monica. and living there for some time. What were the things you wished you knew before you moved? What shocked you the most about the area? And knowing what you know now would you still have moved to L.A. And if not why? Thanks.
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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After moving to Santa Monica. and living there for some time. What were the things you wished you knew before you moved? What shocked you the most about the area? And knowing what you know now would you still have moved to L.A. And if not why? Thanks.
I don't live in SM but work nearby and know folks who live in SM. The amount of traffic on the main streets, such as Lincoln, Wilshire and SM boulevard is unbearable at times.
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Old 12-25-2007, 05:30 PM
 
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I live near SM, and go there alot.

It's basically a little coastal town, but I agree, the traffic can be horrible on the streets, it's gotten much worst in the last 5-10 years.

-Traffic on pico can be horrible. It can take a half hour to go a few miles at rush hour.

-Wilshire and SM Blvd are the main streets, and they can be horrible as well.

-Even Ocean Park is bad at the south end of SM. That's one of the quieter streets, and the traffic has gone insane in the last few years. I was on ocean park the night before halloween this year, and it was unbelievable, just gridlocked.

-The homeless problem. They aren't dangerous or aggressive, but it can still be a shock (if you go downtown).

95% of SM is great though. If you live north of montana or near the beach, thats a dream.
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