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Old 06-07-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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My company's LA office is to the left of the 405 on Wilshire, right where Brentwood starts. My absolute favorite area of LA though is 3rd Ave/Fairfax District/The Grove area. Would I be doing myself a major disservice living in this area commute wise?
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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That’s considered as easy commute. Could take anywhere between 20-35 minutes.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: NNV
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20 minutes? With that many traffic signals? No way.

A half an hour and more likely closer to 45 minutes. I looked right now and it is estimated at 42 minutes.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:53 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Just the other day it took me 30 minutes to get from Brentwood to Westwood village. My drive started at 1:30.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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That’s considered as easy commute. Could take anywhere between 20-35 minutes.
I think that's super unlikely. It usually takes 35-40 min just to get to Century City from the east side of West Hollywood.

The commute would not be fun and would take a while. Probably Upwards 40-45 min. Sometimes more - depending on when you leave. Then again - I hate going with traffic, period, and that's why I take the Metro to work (it's actually great!)

If you're able to withstand multiple periods of bumper to bumper, not moving traffic at green lights - it may be doable for you. Because going west in the morning in that area is always like that.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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Not an easy commute. Maybe 35-45 minutes there, but easily 45 to an hour going home.
You'll get stuck in that horrible traffic immediately on Wilshire till about Westwood Blvd (the 405 traffic). Then it clears up till Beverly Hills. Then Beverly Hills is awful till it ends on Doheny. Then you're nearly home, but that last stretch by La Cienega/Miracle Mile can get bad too, though not as bad as Beverly Hills.

If I were you I'd consider living in Brentwood, West LA, or Santa Monica. There's nothing that great about Miracle Mile that those areas don't have. Yeah, the restaurants are a little hipper and there's a bit more nightlife, but there's enough of that in Santa Monica now too.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA
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Agreed, I think you should really consider living in Santa Monica. I did for 5 years, it was super fun.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I commute this way back n forth more often then any other route. Average time would be around 40 minutes. I also like that area of Hollywood so for me it's worth the drive.

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Old 06-08-2018, 12:31 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Agreed, I think you should really consider living in Santa Monica. I did for 5 years, it was super fun.
If only I made well into the six figures I would....
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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Wow this is all super helpful to know. That's too long of a commute.

I'm thinking of West LA/Sawtelle/Lower Westwood. Not the most exciting, but if I can bike 1.5-2 miles to work, all the better.

Do you think for a 30 year old gay man West LA (i.e Westwood Blvd. south of SaMo Boulevard) will be too dull? I like walkability, nightlife, restaurants, etc.
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