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Old 06-09-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sunny L.A.
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I’m in the process of moving my family back To Southern CA and will be looking in the Long Beach area for housing. Im considering applying for a position with the City of Pamona, but wondering if the commute from Long Beach would be a deal breaker or is it possible that it might be manageable? Any insight is appreciated...
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:27 PM
 
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Why does everyone always misspell and mispronounce Pomona as “Panama”? Anyways I wouldn’t do that commute.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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The commute is horrible.... don't do it. If you take the job, move closer to Pomona.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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Why Long Beach? While the nicer parts of Long Beach are probably the most affordable nice areas of Los Angeles in terms of sfr, there are nicer, less expensive parts of the IE that are shorter commutes to Pomona.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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43 miles? Oh no way! And if you go to Google maps and put in what time you need to leave, you can see how long it would take.

If you leave at 8am, it will take an hour and 20 min. with no accidents.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Plenty of nicer, affordable areas closer to Pomona tho
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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You'll hate your life soon after you begin that commute. Have you looked into Claremont?
It's a beautiful little town right next door to Pomona.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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When I drove truck between Phoenix and LA, it used to take me about 2 1/2 hrs to drive from Carson to Pomona at evening rush hour, so Long Beach to Pomona isn't much shorter of a drive
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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The OP is going in the opposite direction of traffic. This is doable, but even I hate commutes.

If you have the time before you move, come out for a visit and rent a car. Try the commute on a Friday or Monday, during the time you will be driving. Keep in mind that this is a long drive. If you have free housing from family members in Long Beach, the drive will be worth it. If you don't have a good reason, living in the Phillips Ranch area of Pomona is worth a look. The housing is less expensive. You can rent before you decide.

There is also Claremont, Chino Hills, or Diamond Bar nearby. Chino Hills and Diamond Bar are mostly Asian-Chinese, as is Walnut, Rowland Heights, Alhambra, and Monterey Park. Claremont is more of an Anglo demographic, not sure. Chino and Pomona are very diverse. If you don't like living with different cultures, I am not sure where you will live. Coronado, Ca. perhaps?
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:11 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I guess the question is why are you looking to live in the Long Beach area specifically?

If I were to take a job in Pomona, then I'd rather live in Pomona (well, specific parts of Pomona) than anywhere in Long Beach, but there must be some particular reason you're targeting Long Beach to live in and perhaps this Pomona job is just one of several fairly comparable jobs you're scouting.
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