Where to live?
Thread started by terminal
at 04.15.15 - 9:18 am
My lady and I are moving to LA from Oregon. We have 6 bicycles and no car so we need your help!
1) Within 10 mile commute of CSU Dominguez Hills
2) A bike shop where we can meet new friends and drink beer after hours. (we'll bring the beer)
3) somewhere I can park all day with my laptop to work remotely.
1) A brewery
2) A delicious breakfast spot
I don't know the area you want to live but I do know any McDonalds for #3 needs
04.15.15 - 10:07 am
#3 ammendment: Somewhere I can park all day and work remotely without dying of heart failure in the process.
04.15.15 - 10:37 am
Probably not too many people left around this forum who are familiar with that area. But the Blue Line is nearby, so you could live anywhere from downtown to Long Beach and your commute there would be pretty easy.
Can't help you with breweries.
Forget about rain.
04.17.15 - 9:52 pm
I believe San Pedro (which is LA city) is within 10 miles, there are a few Ridazz living there pretty happily.
the reverend dak
04.19.15 - 12:04 pm
Go west towards Redondo.
Not much to choose from in that central CSUDH area.
San Pedro is nice but kinda far.
Avoid Manhattan Beach douchery.
04.21.15 - 3:23 am
Man this site is really frightening me! Redondo Beach? Have you even ridden in that area? There's absolutely NO infrastructure in that city. I guess if you're thing is just to ride on the beach with all the brahs, then yeah, there's infrastructure there! If you're trying to get around the local stores and do some shopping via bike travel, in my opinion, look elsewhere to call home.
What would really open your possibilities is to plan around the Metro trains. Traveling Metro and bike will get you around just about everywhere and their system ain't that bad. This would open alot on where to live. My tip is to look at the infrastructure around where you want to live and actually do some riding around it. A big plus would be a local framers market, but that's just me talking now.
04.23.15 - 11:02 pm
Being a Portlander I am prone to farmers market action. My partner and I have been discussing the convenience of the blue-line. Would it make sense to live in the south side of the city-proper?
Where along the blue line is the best concentration of bike infrastructure and walk-able neighbourhoods?
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by DArK ENERgY
04.24.15 - 1:51 pm