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Old 03-18-2007, 09:59 PM
 
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Hi!

Can anyone tell me what the relative commute times would be (assuming "normal" business hours) between Van Nuys/Northridge (workplace will at some point be moving) and

1. Los Feliz
2. South Pasadena
3. Santa Monica

Also, would one pay approximately the same amount of rent for a comparable apartment in each of these areas (sans beach proximity, of course)? And are there certain areas of these neighborhoods (particularly Los Feliz) that are not good areas? What should one basically expect to pay for a decent 1BR with parking?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:31 AM
 
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Hi!

Can anyone tell me what the relative commute times would be (assuming "normal" business hours) between Van Nuys/Northridge (workplace will at some point be moving) and

1. Los Feliz
2. South Pasadena
3. Santa Monica

Also, would one pay approximately the same amount of rent for a comparable apartment in each of these areas (sans beach proximity, of course)? And are there certain areas of these neighborhoods (particularly Los Feliz) that are not good areas? What should one basically expect to pay for a decent 1BR with parking?

Thanks for any help!
From Van Nuys to Los Feliz would be about 45 minutes in the am, an hour to Pasadena, and an hour or less to S.M. Rent would be less in Van Nuys and Northridge being the farthest location and more in Pasadena and the most in Santa Monica. For the most accurate rental prices go to www.craigslist.com and realtor.com for those areas and descriptions. Most areas of Los Feliz are good areas and safe. It has become a yuppie haven in the last 15 years. Why are your locations so spread apart though?
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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The only bad area are those areas who realtors and wannabes call as Los Feliz and arent, I mean Los Feliz is only north of Los Feliz Blvd. up to Griffith Observatory, and south to Franklin Avenue, not more, is a very small and concrete area. Realtors also call Los Feliz to areas of Silver Lake, East Hollywood and even Atwater as Glenfeliz, but they arent. If you live in the right Los Feliz, where many young stars have bought recently their new homes, such a OC renegade, Gwen Stefani, you will be safe and in probably the best area in Los Angeles.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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Sorry! I should have been clearer. My boyfriend would be commuting either from Los Feliz, South Pasadena, or Santa Monica to Van Nuys (first) and then Northridge (when the company finally moves). I meanwhile will be commuting downtown. Los Feliz seemed like the best spot, but I thought its borders were Western, Hollywood, Griffith Park, and the river? Is that larger an area than "Los Feliz" and does it encompass unsafe areas?
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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Los Feliz doesnt border the LA river at all, Los Feliz lies north of East Hollywood and south of the hills, its east border is Silver Lake and the 5, which separte Los Feliz to Glenfeliz and Atwater, a very different area in terms of races, economic, and gangs related problems. Some people belive Los Feliz go south til Hollywood Blvd. but the real Los Feliz is north of Franklin up to the hills, the wealthiest area, the southern area of Los Feliz closest to East Hollywood and Silver Lake is still good, because of recent years gentrification. North of the boulevard Los Feliz is very expensive cos is the mansions area, is where Gwen Stefani recently bought her new mansion, a sign of a new era in Los Feliz as a hot spot again to the stars, it always was, but not at valued as now is. South of the boulevard to Franklin is very good area and not as expensive.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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So what eastern portion is Silverlake?
Does that start at Hyperion Ave? Griffith Park Blvd?
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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So what eastern portion is Silverlake?
Does that start at Hyperion Ave? Griffith Park Blvd?
right!!! but that area south of Los Feliz west of the lake is still very good, I would say even as much as north side of Los Feliz, the hills around the westside of the lake are getting very famous in recent years. The worst side of Silver Lake is eastside close to Elysian Park and south close to Echo and Sunset.
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