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Old 08-14-2009, 12:07 AM
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I've lived and worked in San Mateo County for almost 8 years. I have a 16 year old and 10 year old. I'd like to purchase a home in Santa Clara County, specifically close to the San Mateo County line.

Does anyone know good neighborhood in the cities of Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and/or Mountain View? Those cities seem to be the closest as far as not exceeding my 30-45 commute.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:24 AM
Location: In them thar hills
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Any particular reason?

Well, in any case, most hoods in those three cities are fine.

Parts of Northern S'vale are sort of gritty, but much gentrified versus 30 years ago.

Mountain View has a few pockets that are also a bit gritty, especially between San Antonio Shopping Center and Rengstorff.

Schools are good in all three.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:14 AM
Location: yeah
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I'm struggling to see the distinction. There's a bigger difference between Mountain View and Sunnyvale than Palo Alto and Menlo Park. How do counties factor in?
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:18 AM
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Originally Posted by krudmonk View Post
How do counties factor in?
Both have really good reputations as far as desirability. I don't see much a difference.
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