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post #31 of 38
I commuted at about 6:30-6:45 and never really had any issues, I think at 7:30-8 it's certainly going to be pretty busy though. This is a couple years ago, but afaik it hasn't gotten much worse. As a med student, I imagine during your first two years you'll be at the school until pretty late at night, I wouldn't be overly concerned with traffic then...
post #32 of 38
get smart, i disagree. i live in santa monica and if you get on the 10 east before 7:30am you can go all the way to downtown at 65mph. the same is true on the way back, as long as you leave downtown by 4:30pm. hopkins, you haven't given us your budget for an apartment, but if i were you i'd look into the following neighborhoods: hollywood, silverlake, los feliz, miracle mile, fairfax district, and venice. affordable apartments are to be found in these neighborhoods if you look hard enough, they're convenient to usc, and you can avoid the pasadena freeway.
post #33 of 38
Boy, we have some morning people here. Yes, most freeways in LA are pretty clear if you hit the road around 7:00am or earlier, but for those of us who start the day later, the morning traffic will peak between 8:00 and 9:00 and tapers off after that. Some freeways have more peak than others (like the 10) and others have more taper than others (like the 2). Afternoon rush hour is less likely to be an issue for someone in school, depending on class schedule and study patterns.
post #34 of 38
Yeah, I really don't like traffic, which is why I always commuted fairly early (and why I now live in Orange County) I think the worst traffic is up in the valley though, especially the 134 and 210 at times, a buddy of mine commuted from Victorville to Glendale (don't ask, he was crazy) and it took 3-4 hours, he spent as much time commuting as he did at work... all that to own a house for 50% less than LA county...
post #35 of 38
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Yeah, I really don't like traffic, which is why I always commuted fairly early (and why I now live in Orange County)  I think the worst traffic is up in the valley though, especially the 134 and 210 at times, a buddy of mine commuted from Victorville to Glendale (don't ask, he was crazy) and it took 3-4 hours, he spent as much time commuting as he did at work... all that to own a house for 50% less than LA county...
I have met people who commute from Palmdale to downtown LA, and Lancaster to the South Bay. You could probably find two jobs closer to home that would add up to the same amount of salary, and spend less time in the car.
post #36 of 38
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i can see the appeal of LA if you visited here shortly, but i'm ready to move elsewhere, for my own politically incorrect reasons....(unless my band hits it big haha)
If you're an East Coaster (and particularly one from the DC/Baltimore area like me and hopkins), L.A. is like a foreign country.  Where it's sunny all the time and everyone is thin and good looking. I think Santa Monica might be out of hopkins's price range.  It's one of the pricier neighborhoods in the greater L.A. area, right?
post #37 of 38
Santa Monica is rather expensive to buy, but there are some apts inland that aren't too bad. I think people from the East Coast will also find the pace of life is quite a bit slower here, especially New Yorkers.
post #38 of 38
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