Living On The Parade Route

Living On The Parade Route

Beth Zeigler
Dec 4, 2008


We were watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last Thursday and admiring the floats stroll down the parade route, and couldn't help but wonder, how do homeowners cope with the crowds? In Los Angeles, we have our own slew of road-closing events which are just as crowd worthy and we wondered, how do you handle the sudden rush of activity outside your front window?

Here are a few of the events in our own back yard that cause street closures, detours and just plain chaos when they're happening..

We used to work in Pasadena and had to take a bus from a remote location to get to and from our job on the day of the Rose Parade (but since we knew what to expect, the stress was somewhat limited). How do you feel about these events? If you live on the route or are affected by the street closures, how do you cope? Do you plan to be out of town that weekend or do you revel in the chaos and enjoy the crowded activities?

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