Culver City is a long, narrow stretch of citydom that stretches from La Cienega Blvd. to Marina Del Rey. It is probably the best jumping-off point for L.A.C. and/or O.C.. Pick the right spot and you'll not only be in the right neighborhood at the right price, but can pick and choose between 405 or the 110, given the traffic conditions at that time of day, as surface shortcuts abound, as well.