Living in Topanga and working in Santa Monica... is it worth the commute?

Asked by , Fri Feb 24, 2012

We are a young couple with a dog who love to hike, but we'd also miss being close to restaurants and nightlife.

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less.is.more, Home Buyer, Topanga, CA
Mon Jul 22, 2013
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i've lived here 2 decades. Is it worth the commute? Yes... 80% of the time
Somes time of day are worse than others. Leave before 7 am and you'll be in SM 20th & Colorado in 25 minutes. Leave at 8 :30 and figure 50 minutes. Worst comes to worst, sit in traffic while enjoying a spectacular view (canyon and ocean).

Frankly the "night life" is kinda lame. Once you're up here for a while, you'll make friends. Most of the "in-canyon" social scean revolves around house parties, pool parties, bbqs. It great community for young folks with young kids. Topanga is DOG HEAVEN!!!
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Christine Ka…, Agent, Topanga, CA
Sat Dec 29, 2012
yes!!! Worth the commute which is easy and quick. btw Topanga has some really great restaurants too - and you can get to the PCH and head toward Malibu as well as Santa Monica...you and your dog will be blissfully happy and healthy. Christine Kapetan
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Great restaurants...in Topanga? Canyon Bistro, I give you, but others?
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