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Old 05-24-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What areas would be good to live nearby Van Nuys Airport? Preferrably a short commute, safe, renting a townhouse for $2000 or less. Is there any public transportation to Van Nuys Airport from nearby communities? We live in SF area right now, so we don't know San Fernando Valley at all. Thanks~
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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What areas would be good to live nearby Van Nuys Airport? Preferrably a short commute, safe, renting a townhouse for $2000 or less. Is there any public transportation to Van Nuys Airport from nearby communities? We live in SF area right now, so we don't know San Fernando Valley at all. Thanks~

That area was nice about 30 years ago. It's pretty much a pit now
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What areas would be good to live nearby Van Nuys Airport?
In a rough guess of commute time and/or distance:

Granada Hills
Porter Ranch
West Hills
Woodland Hills
Encino
Tarzana
Simi Valley
Santa Clarita
Moorpark

Some semi-inconvenient, slow buses from the SF Valley towns above to VNY. Check metrolink to VNY from Simi, Moorpark, and Burbank.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thanks Charles. Do any of the areas you mentioned have a nature-feel, like lots of parks or greenways, etc?
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Thanks Charles. Do any of the areas you mentioned have a nature-feel, like lots of parks or greenways, etc?
Most are suburban communities with nature set parks on the outskirts. Each town has advantages depending probably on your demographic: kids? single? schools important? clubs important? medical facilities close by important? etc.
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We are a couple, but no kids. No longer into the club scene. Good health. Vegetarians. Spiritual but not religious. I am a hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner, so perhaps somewhere that would be good for my practice also. We like hiking and the beach. We sound like stereotypical Californians, right?
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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We are a couple, but no kids. No longer into the club scene. Good health. Vegetarians. Spiritual but not religious. I am a hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner, so perhaps somewhere that would be good for my practice also. We like hiking and the beach. We sound like stereotypical Californians, right?
Topanga
Twin Lakes (the community north of Canoga Avenue and the 118)
Box Canyon
Ojai (kind of far)
Meiners Oaks (kind of far)

Meiners Oaks, and Ojai Valley Neighborhood

Twin Lakes Property Owners Association

Topanga Historical Society

Incredible Box Canyon, prairie house-like property presents views, equine opportunities as spacious retreat from the world. : Real Estate News : Ventura County Star
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Wow, you know the area well. Thanks for all your help!
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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What areas would be good to live nearby Van Nuys Airport?
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That area was nice about 30 years ago. It's pretty much a pit now
That's just so wrong. Van Nuys west of the airport bounded by Roscoe on the north, Victory on the south, and perhaps out to White Oak on the west or farther, is a nice, quiet affordable area. I live in that area myself. Here's what I said about it in another post:
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Try Van Nuys west of the 405 Freeway (Victory Blvd. to Roscoe Blvd., out to White Oak on the west, or even into Reseda.). That's all about 1950 construction 2-3 BR homes in a nice, quiet safe, neighborhood. I myself live nearby that area. By the way, you'll just *LOVE* Lake Balboa in nearby Anthony C. Beilenson Park. It's an artificial lake with lawns, trees, picnic areas and bike paths. If you move to the area I linked above you'll be within easy bicycle range, or maybe even within walking range. It's a perfect place to walk, bike or just pass a lazy afternoon watching the pedal boats, picnickers, joggers and bike riders.
You may be all stuck up or something or perhaps you have $1M to spend on a house, but unless you're rich this part of Van Nuys is worth looking at.

Also worth looking at is the townhouses just west of the 405 Freeway on the north side of Rinaldi. Perhaps some of them are available for rent. I had a friend who just sold his townhouse there last year, and it was nice and even had a modest view. (That damned begger sold it and timed the market perfectly! Durn him! )
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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better learn spanish.
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