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Old 04-03-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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Hello, there are autism schools in both sherman oaks and culver city... I am considering a move down from Sac area...

Would appreciate some advice on the two....I have read past posts...

Do these cities compare, would you live in one over the other and why...thank you!
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Culver City and Sherman Oaks are both very nice, but Culver City has much better weather. In the summer, Sherman Oaks can get sizzling hot (90s are not uncommon), but Culver City is usually comfortable. For that alone, if I could, I'd live there instead.

We need more information to give you specific advice. Will you be renting or buying? What is your budget for housing?
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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SandyCo is totally right regarding the weather. Sherman Oaks (and the entire valley) is usually about 10 degrees hotter than LA (over the hill). The average home price is probably $150,000 to $300,000 more than Culver City (could be even more than that). Rentals in Sherman Oaks will run you a few more hundred dollars per month as well.

Other than the weather, I much prefer Sherman Oaks over Culver City.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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Weather is definitely a factor, but ultimately, I would make the decision based on where you plan on working. Culver City is now lumped in with the rest of the Westside, so if you get a job in that area, Culver City will certainly afford you a much shorter commute. However, Sherman Oaks has 2 major freeways in the area and will give you easy access to just about anywhere in the Valley if that is where you will be working.

Besides that, Culver City has more seedier neighborhoods, but also more of an urban environment (walkable areas, restaurants, shops, etc.). If you're looking to buy, most homes in Culver City are not very big (think post war bungalows), but most of the neighborhoods are very well kept. Sherman Oaks has roomier homes. These tend to be south of Ventura Blvd. and very expensive. Sherman Oaks is actually filled with lots of fairly large condo buildings as well, so you'll still have options.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi again, and thank you for the replies.

We will be renting. An apartment, or home/duplex?

We have been through a Napa Summer, and a SAC summer, so hopefully a Sherman Oaks summer won't be any worse than SAC!

I read about the Sherman Oaks Galleria being destroyed in the North Ridge quake...

Is it safer in Culver City/Santa Monica...ie away from fault line...or just about the same risk, more or less. Thank you!
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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when it comes to earthquakes, you're really not safe anywhere. the thing is, they happen so rarely and there are so many fault lines, there's really no way to tell which places are safer than others. personally, i'd rather live on a fault line than in hurricane or tornado country.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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The old Tujunga wash runs through Sherman Oaks along Moorpark street. This is the worst part of Sherman Oaks to live in due to the liquid faction that occurs during earthquakes. After the Northridge quake, many of the apartments along this route were red tagged. Culver City does not have areas like this that are subject to liquid faction.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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Hello, there are autism schools in both sherman oaks and culver city... I am considering a move down from Sac area...

Would appreciate some advice on the two....I have read past posts...

Do these cities compare, would you live in one over the other and why...thank you!
The street traffic in Culver City is horrific.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:44 PM
 
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Its funny how people think the 90's are uncomfortable. In mid-july august its in the 90's by 11am in sac. Someone coming from sac (like myself) laugh at anything under 100 in the summer.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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I know the weather is slightly cooler in Culver City but Sherman Oaks tends to be cleaner and nicer. Culver City still has a "seedy" fee to it in many parts and the traffic is worse than SO. Sherman Oaks is very walkable if you live near Ventura Blvd. The big deciding factor is where you will work.
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