Where to live near Santa Monica?

Weedmaps AUFy44
Nov 15 24 Comments

I just received an offer from a company in Santa Monica and will need to relocate. What are good areas to look? I’m really looking for an area with good schools as my wife is a teacher and my son will be starting school in a couple years.

edit - yeah, dont want a super shitty commute. I’d prefer 1 hour max.

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    • Google CzPT55
      not unless you like two hour commutes
      Nov 15
  • Weedmaps ys
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    Nov 15 3
    • Weedmaps AUFy44
      OP
      Lol, I was a casualty of the layoffs, so can’t say WM is losing me. More like they kicked me out. It’s ended up working out much better for me though.
      Nov 15
    • New BIvv71
      I heard mixed reviews about Weedmaps when I was in OC. What's it like?
      Nov 16
    • Weedmaps AUFy44
      OP
      The eng is good, filled with quality devs. That’s about the only good thing I can say.
      Nov 16
  • Symantec / Eng neshama
    El seg, Marina del Rey, Manhattan beach
    Nov 15 2
    • Expedia Group ohyeahohno
      I used to love the boardwalk area in MDR! It was an awesome area, but haven't been there in years
      Nov 15
    • Symantec / Eng neshama
      That is Venice pier. In my opinion the Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach board work is classier, and the SaMo one is livelier
      Nov 15
  • Culver City. Also, what company?
    Nov 16 1
    • Weedmaps AUFy44
      OP
      We’re leaning towards Culver City. Snap.
      Nov 16
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
    Nov 15 0
  • New anana
    Westwood
    Nov 15 3
    • New anana
      Great residential neighborhood + schools + commute to SM is about 15-25 minutes
      Nov 15
    • Weedmaps AUFy44
      OP
      My brother used to live in Westwood and liked it a lot.
      Nov 15
    • New anana
      Don’t listen to people who suggest Long Beach and etc in Orange County. It’s great there but you will be parked on 405 for an hour. Not worth it.
      If you can afford it, Brentwood is a great option as well
      Nov 15
  • New BIvv71
    Under a freeway overpass
    Nov 15 0
  • Disney VaderD
    Santa Monica, Long Beach, West Hollywood, Culver City
    Nov 15 0
  • Intel Benzy
    Don't know about the schools, but if you can afford Santa Monica, that's the best. It's a good walkable/bikeable town and you're near the beach. My nephew and his wife moved there from the east coast and they love it (she commutes downtown). Traffic is pretty shitty getting in and out of SM during rush hour, although there is now the Expo light rail line that runs from SM to DT LA so living along that line somewhere might be another option.
    Nov 15 2
    • Weedmaps AUFy44
      OP
      Santa Monica definitely sounding like the best option, any idea what I can expect to pay for a 2 bedroom?
      Nov 15
    • Intel Benzy
      I think their place is $3k for a 2 bedroom apt right in the middle of town. SM is rent controlled though so I think places like theirs is now higher.
      Nov 16
  • Honestly, Rancho Palos Verdes is your best option.Great community, the best schools in the region and on the beach.
    Nov 15 1
    • Google Fartman
      With rents in the $100,000/month range
      Nov 16
  • Google Fartman
    Santa Monica or Culver City. Venice is cheaper but is kind of a dump and has lousy schools.
    Nov 15 0
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    jhetfieldmore
    Beverly hills
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