Congrats. Living near the SC campus would cut your commute significantly, but there's more to do dining and nightlife-wise (not to mention grocery shopping-wise) if you live further away from the downtown core. Pasadena is kind of an odd area for a single 20s-ish single grad/professional school student, because it lacks really good/cool nightlife when you want to blow off steam, yet isn't a low-traffic stress-free zone when you need to buckle down. Traffic on the 110 sucks much of the day, and is particularly nasty coming back to Pasadena from downtown at night. If you have any street smarts at all, taking side streets through Lincoln Heights/Highland Park will save some of that traffic, but many non-urban types blanch at the very thought . . . Esquire, unless something changed in the last couple of weeks, Jay's Jayburger is gone. Landlord-tenant issues resulted in the owner of the lot fencing in the burger stand, and they appear to be closed for good. Tommy's is only ten minutes away, though. But for the record, I'm more likely to go to up to Yuca's for carnitas or pibil than a chiliburger most days.