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Old 04-06-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Hi all. My fiance and I are moving from NYC to the LA area. I was told that Culver City is best for us. Since we are looking for a safe family oriented area that is racially diverse. Also I heard the schools are better in CC than in LA. I wanted to know how's the commute from Culver City to Pasadena, Westlake Village and City of Industry during rush hour? (for work)
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Hi all. My fiance and I are moving from NYC to the LA area. I was told that Culver City is best for us. Since we are looking for a safe family oriented area that is racially diverse. Also I heard the schools are better in CC than in LA. I wanted to know how's the commute from Culver City to Pasadena, Westlake Village and City of Industry during rush hour? (for work)
If your work hours are standard (and even if they are not) then you really should consider living a lot closer to Pasadena.

This may give you an idea of where some good schools are:

California School Performance Maps
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Hi all. My fiance and I are moving from NYC to the LA area. I was told that Culver City is best for us. Since we are looking for a safe family oriented area that is racially diverse. Also I heard the schools are better in CC than in LA. I wanted to know how's the commute from Culver City to Pasadena, Westlake Village and City of Industry during rush hour? (for work)
Hi Stacy,
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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If you're going to be spending most of your time in or near Pasadena (or at least not on the west side) you might want to consider eliminating the rough commute and just living closer to work. You can certainly find safe, family-oriented, diverse neighborhoods with decent schools in and around Pasadena, too. Just like much as I love Pasadena, I similarly wouldn't recommend it for someone moving to LA and working in Culver City. That commute will get old very quickly.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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It largely depends on where in CC you live. If you're far West, it will be an awful commute. Also depends on where in Pasadena your work is located. If it's just off the 110 freeway, you'll be okay. If you're in east Pasadena, not so fun.

My husband and I are moving to Culver City-adjacent right now, and my company relocated from downtown LA to Pasadena. Honestly, the commute isn't great, but it IS against traffic in the mornings. If you can take city streets into downtown LA to catch the 110 freeway going North, you'll avoid the crunch in downtown at the intersection of the 10 East to 110 North.

My commute into Pasadena in the AM is about 40 minutes- not too bad, actually, it goes fast. Commute home is 45 minutes to an hour or a little more. That feels worse-- traffic in LA always seems worse in the afternoons-- and no matter what time, too. Rush hour in the PM is from like 3-7pm.

Good luck! Culver City is just about our favorite area in LA! (Housing IS overpriced there, though.)
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