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Old 05-05-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Hi,

My husband just got a job in Inglewood. We want to live near there so he can commute. What would be a good area that wouldn't get him stuck on the highway, is considered a very good city by the name itself and has excellent schools? Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-05-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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Not Inglewood. What's your monthly rental budget or home purchase price? There's nice but pricey areas toward the coast from Inglewood. Stay west/south of the 405.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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My rental budget is $2500 - 4000. Looking for more than 2 bedrooms..
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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My rental budget is $2500 - 4000. Looking for more than 2 bedrooms..
With that budget, you could live just about anywhere. Check out the beach cities from Santa Monica down to Redondo or Torrance. Beware the horrible traffic on the west side.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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My rental budget is $2500 - 4000. Looking for more than 2 bedrooms..
Not bad! If you want to spend all that and have a nice place, I suggest Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach or a bit inland for more economical prices such as Torrance. You probably won't find a place on the beach for $4,000 a month, but you might find a place within walking distance at that price.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice..but of all those suggestions..where would he NOT run into traffic and we can have excellent schools..i don't really care about being close to the beach..Thanks again for replying
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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With that as a budget, you should be able to find a nice home rental in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach or Hermosa. South Redondo is the nicer of the Redondo area, but you're beginning to extend your commute into the 1/2-hr+ range if your husband is facing rush hour drives. If so, West Torrance is another option. School districts in all three are top-notch. You could also look in Westchester and Playa del Rey but the schools slide, considerably, after elementary. Private schools are also an option.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice..but of all those suggestions..where would he NOT run into traffic and we can have excellent schools..i don't really care about being close to the beach..Thanks again for replying

He's going to have SOME traffic, regardless. But the more north/south the commute, the longer it will be. Depending on where, in Inglewood, he'll be working, Westchester and El Segundo would probably have the fastest commutes because Inglewood is due east. From Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, there's more north/south travel. Traffic goes north in the morning and South in the evening.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice..but of all those suggestions..where would he NOT run into traffic and we can have excellent schools..i don't really care about being close to the beach..Thanks again for replying
You're going to have bad traffic anywhere in LA, especially the west side. The only thing you can do is live close to work to minimize the distance.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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So, based on what you are saying about traffic..wouldn't Culver City, Ladera Heights, Santa Monica or Palms be close or good areas? Or are the schools not that great? Thanks..
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