It's been a while since Motor Ave received a diet and was reduced to one lane going north and one lane going south. Motor Ave and the Palms neighborhood in general seem to be densifying a bit with new
I have lived in both and enjoy each. Thousand Oaks has more moderate weather but is a little quieter. For some reason good restaurants are harder to find. Has a great Parks and Rec system.
Woodland Hills is nice because there are more restaurants and good school districts but it is regularly over 100* in August and Sept.
Can't go wrong with either one unless you hate the heat.
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Hello potential Renter...This appears to be a pretty safe area. But you need to do your own investigation. Contact the local police department and ask about incidences in the area..You can also go to crimespot.com and put in the address.
Good luck with your search..... more
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DTLA Streetcar: Don't Forget to Vote by Nov. 28th! An exciting new proposed project in DTLA -- the streetcar that would run on major thoroughfares in DTLA such as Broadway, Figueroa, Hill, and 7th
LOS ANGELES-The Federal Transit Administration has granted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authoritya record of decision for the $1.37 billion Regional Connector Transit Corridor.
I'm not sure exactly what areas you travel to the most frequently, but I have had great experiences with the Metro. The new Expo line has been such a time saver for me as well as a fun way to sight see, attend events and not have to park. http://www.metro.net/projects/exposition/
"The Metro Expo Line connects the Westside by rail to Downtown LA, Hollywood, the South Bay, Long Beach, Pasadena and dozens of points in between. With 10 new stations serving USC, Expo Park, and diverse LA neighborhoods such as Culver City, the Crenshaw District and Downtown LA, the Metro Rail system will expand to 80 stations and over 87 miles of rail to destinations across LA County."... more
ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THEVICINITY OF THE SAN DIEGO FREEWAY (I-405) AND WILSHIRE BL The contractor will begin demolition and reconstruction of the westbound/northboundWilshire
Los Angles, CA community news( parking~ must read): **City is proposing a $5.00 pay hike in parking tickets. **Soon citywide, already in some parts of LA( as Silverlake) the meters will go back to 0
It is not really advisable to get around without a car--there are no safe bike lanes, the buses are crowded and slow, and there are no trains, subways or trams. Walking around a direct neighborhood is ok, but for the most part, everything is very spread out.... more
The traffic in Los Angeles is definitely a problem. There is really only one freeway going east and west and one going north and south through the main areas of L.A. Of course this causes major traffic jams starting around 2:00pm and lasting until 7 to 7:30 pm. The surface street traffic then is completely congested in the morning commute hours and between 4:00 to 7:30 in the evening. All the main 'artery' streets and canyon passes require a lot of patience during these hours and the roads are not known to be well-kempt--lots of pot holes, deep cracks etc. that take a real tole on one's car. Residents spend a lot of time in route here even just to go a few miles across town--it takes me 45 minutes to an hour to get home (9 miles from my office) on surface streets during rush hour--you must really love your car! The other main freeway going east and west, the 101, is just as bad as is the 110 freeway going through downtown. We desperately need a good public transit system here!!! Public transportation consists of buses and a subway that starts in Hollywood and goes east. Bus transit is just as time-consuming as if in a regular car and the Westside of Los Angeles does not have a fast way to get around--no subway, tram, etc. It is a major problem. A high-speed train going east and west, north and south needs to be installed for mass transit. People would definitely use it. However, the city isn't really designed for walking so getting from a station to a destination would not the easiest thing! Avoid the 10, 101, 405, 110 freeways from 7:30 am to 10:00 and from 2:00 to 7:30pm if possible. Wilshire, Pico, Olympic Blvds. and Laurel Canyon, La Cienega, Fairfax, La Brea and Highland are all very congested during these hours as well. Pacific Coast Highway is not as bad and if you need to access areas like Agoura or Calabasas, it's the best way to go and then cut through Malibu Canyon.... more