Westwood is a great place, a bit expensive but if you can afford it go for it! Natural disasters.... Earthquakes happen, but its not a daily occurence. usually there is one or two 4 -5 magnitude earthquakes a year, and the last one to really cause any damage or rattle a little more than nerves was Jan 17th, 1993 at 4:31 AM, otherwise known as the Northridge earthquake. Flooding is not a concern for the LA Basin, just the foothills of the mountains and you are about 30 miles away from that so dont worry. if you live in westwood, you will be near many things, from Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, to the beach and Westwood and your not to far from Sunset and Hollywood. Your also a bus ride from Downtown and all the things there and your close to LAX and over the hill from the Valley. You are in a very safe neighborhood with a Villiage right there. Plus you would be a Bruin.Goldie84 said:well, it looks like prices are similar to that of Boston as far as housing.
I may apply becaus the program sounds pretty neat, and I just want ot make sure I have lot sof options. I wonder...does this area get earthquakes and flooding? Coming from the East Coast, I'm not hat used ot natural disasters....lol