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Old 03-27-2008, 03:49 AM
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Hello. I'm moving to LA in the next two weeks and will work in Culver city. My girlfriend will be attending USC. We'd like to live withiin walking distance of the beach, needs to be safe at night, and we're looking for the a commute time of no longer than 35-45 minutes. Is this possible?

We've narrowed our search to Venice, Santa Monica and Manhatten Beach - although I think we'd prefer Manhatten beach if the commute isn't difficult.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:00 AM
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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You are going to give the seasoned commuter a good chuckle. Any of your desired cities will be fine for your commute; your poor girlfriend on the other hand, she's looking at minimum of an hour from Santa Monica or Venice and I don't kow what nightmare awaits her from Manhattan. The 405 or 110 heading into downtown is always a slow moving parking lot. From Culver City she's looking at your 30 - 45 min if she takes surface streets. CC is only 15 min from the beach and is a very safe and pretty community. You might want to consider it.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:21 AM
Location: South Bay
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I'm agreeing with CESpeed, just stay in Culver City, its only 4-5 miles away from the beach, even closer in some spots. USC from the coast is going to be a brutal commute. Unless she is going to class at odd times (non rush hour) the 10 is pretty slow. Plus if you live in Culver City, you can also use alternatives to the 10 like Washington Blvd or Jefferson Blvd. However, if you are adament about living near the coast, you should definitely cross Manhattan Beach of your list, even your commute would be close to an hour from there.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:25 PM
Location: Studio City
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ok, u live within walking distance to the beach........

rent will be sky high

you guys will be too tired to "go for a walk"

how many time do you actually think you will goto the beach a week?

best thing, live closer to your work/school and hit up the beach every once in a while.......its not like you will go play in the sand on a daily basis........the ocean will still be there no matter where you live

both of your qualities of life will increase dramatically if you can avoid traffic jams and decrease commute times in half
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