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Old 04-22-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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I personally like San Carlos/Belmont, but they're probably a bit too sedate for the OP's tastes. Neither place is cheap.
It's all relative, right? I see 1 bedrooms for 1500 range in the that area, which I personally think is damn cheap for Peninsula living. Mainly because the buildings there tend to be old and lack modern amenities.

But I agree, it may be too sedate.

In trying to give OP actual suggestions, we all really have to reach for straws because she is so picky. I personally feel San Carlos/ Belmont is as close to what she wants as any of the other suggestions, and is at least worth a look-see for the OP.

Again, it's relatively cheap in my opinion. I see a lot of white folks there (much more so than neighboring cities), but the area is not "hip" enough for hipsters. At the same time there are some good restaurants in the downtown areas, it's fairly close to nature/ hiking, fairly green (lots of trees and such esp up in the hills), it doesn't get very hot, pretty low crime, and I definitely wouldn't classify the area as a Republican stronghold.

So I think it does check a lot of OP's boxes, and I would suggest she look into it.

 
Old 04-22-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I respectfully disagree. Feels like we are getting on the OP's case about stereotyping but somehow saying it would have been okay for her to use stereotypes (vegetarian/organic lifestyle) to "hint" at her preferences.

Now I do agree she may have gone a bit overboard with the stereotyping and generalizations, and she seems ridiculously picky. That being said, I'd rather her have just come out and said "I want to live around white people." Which is basically what she said. I think then people in her shoes add the stereotypes like "food carcasses on windows" or whatever to sort of justify her racial preferences because she knows she will be attacked for saying she wants to just live around white people. I think it's a bit of a double standard, as say an East Asian or Indian family saying they want to live around folks from their own culture wouldn't be attacked in the same way, and thus wouldn't feel like they have to preemptively justify their preference.

At least, that's my opinion. Of course, we've veered far off course from OP.
There's a difference between self-identification and trying to apply broad brushes to a group that isn't your own. Which was/is my point.

Agreed with the extreme selectivity and going overboard with the generalizations/stereotyping. If she didn't want to go live in a place where folks eat meat, that would have been OK.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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Allright, I'd say this thread has run its course.
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