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Old 01-13-2017, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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El Sobrante is ok, some neighborhoods are better than others but it's not a place where I would avoid living. Also you might try Crockett, Pinole and Martinez.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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I second the suggestion of Pinole, Martinez, or Crockett. Pretty safe, and a little more affordable than other East Bay places.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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I'm thinking about moving there in a few months. I have work in Benicia/Point Richmond. Ideally I'd like to live within a reasonable commute to both. I'd probably prefer closer to Richmond since it's closer to SF.

I've been trying to research apartments on Craigslist, zillow, all the apartment sites and its crazy. I can't really find anything. I have searched el cerrito, Hercules, pinhole, point Richmond, Richmond...

My price range is ideally around 1300...I even tried 1500...my salary is probably something like 60k/year but it will go up.

Do apartments not post ads or what? Any advice? Any suggestions?
LOL 1300 will get you a studio in the ghetto.

Move to Tracy or Antioch.

The End.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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You might consider nicer parts of Vallejo if you can't find anything in the East Bay also.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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You might consider nicer parts of Vallejo if you can't find anything in the East Bay also.
He said he wanted to be on the other side of the Carquinez Straight, to be closer to entertainment and socializing in Berkeley/Oakland. Otherwise, Vallejo would be the obvious thing.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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LOL 1300 will get you a studio in the ghetto.

Move to Tracy or Antioch.

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Studio Pleasant Hill $1,000 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5959207209.html

2 Bdrm Martinez $1,400 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5953542870.html

1 Bdrm Port Costa $1250 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5942778370.html

1 Bdrm El Sobrante $1250 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5955767713.html

1 Bdrm Rodeo $1400 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5950137086.html

Studio El Cerrito $1400 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5950592289.html

Studio Point Richmond $1450 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5921947176.html

1 Bdrm North Oakland $1300 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5960477244.html

Studio Temescal $1495 https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/apa/5958261549.html
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:41 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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LoL the 1000 in PHill is an "in law cottage" aka illegal converted garage. Everything else is ghetto or more than 1300
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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LoL the 1000 in PHill is an "in law cottage" aka illegal converted garage. Everything else is ghetto or more than 1300
You said this:

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LOL 1300 will get you a studio in the ghetto. Move to Tracy or Antioch.
The End.
I proved you wrong. end of story
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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I proved you wrong. end of story
No you didn't. Yoh showed a garage, studios in the ghetto, and places for more than 1300.

Rathet than trying to feed your ego, you should be preparing the OP for the fact that a decent studio for 1300 bucks is going to be totally unlikely.

To the OP, you are welcome. I am glad I can give you realistic advice. It is best to stay out of the yucky east bay all together.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Live as close to work as possible. Go socialize after the rush hour traffic dies down. Traffic is a bear.
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