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Old 06-21-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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I have to admit, I posted before, but only one person responded, so I'm trying again..........
Facts:
1. I will be taking a job in Palo Alto
2. My husband will be attending school in Hayward
3. We are a young couple in our early 20's but don't party, more homebodys, who like a quiet neighborhood and walks around the block
----Where can we live on the East Bay/Peninsula, with a diversity filled community, that has parks, close to a train, and I guess cheap rent, the most we could afford would be $1700 max, but we are willing to live in a studio....if it's nice...Diversity is a big deal for us (my husband is African American and I am multi-racial)???
4. We plan on visiting before we move but right now we are residing in Seattle, so that's why we need input...So when we visit, we can have it narrowed down to 3 or 4 places...
--All advice and input appreciated..

Last edited by moving??; 06-21-2008 at 04:27 PM..
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Alameda has become very diverse over the years, but has still managed to remain middle class, abundant with good schools, low in crime, and a better choice than Oakland.

However, since you will be working more toward the south, perhaps you should stick with living in either Palo Alto and, maybe, Hayward. Hayward has improved over the years, but Palo Alto is definitely more safer. Both cities are also diverse.

In fact, most of the Bay Area is very diverse, and the European-American population is less than 50%, probably near 40% now. You will fit in just fine no matter where you are in the Bay Area, or at least for the most part.
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