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Old 02-23-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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I am planning on moving near San Francisco with a friend sometime this summer. Neither of us know anything at all about the area however. We know that we can't afford the actual city. We're looking to rent a two bedroom for no more than 1500 a month. Does anyone know of any places with easy access to the city that might be affordable. So far the only place that seems to be affordable is San Jose which is not our first choice

we would really appreciate the help...thanks!

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Old 02-24-2007, 10:58 PM
 
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For easy access to the city, you may want to consider a location near BART. BART runs mostly in the East Bay, but crosses the Bay to SF and then heads down the Penninsula a bit. Not sure what kind of community you are looking for, try looking into Berkeley. I wouldn't consider San Jose; it's just too far from SF and commuting is a B.
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'd agree with "Thank You", that your best bet is probably the East Bay... it's more affordable than SF or the Peninsula, and BART will get you easily into the city. As he/she mentioned, Berkeley is a cool town, and parts of Oakland (not East!) are fairly nice & affordable. You can also look around Concord, Dublin, Alameda, and maybe San Leandro or Hayward - just be observant in those last two, which have some shady areas.

The Peninsula (everything between SF and San Jose, west of the Bay) has lots of great options, but most will be too expensive... plus commuting can be a real hassle, as I'm about to find out, since I'm starting a job in SF! Until I find a new place to live, I'm stuck driving from Palo Alto every day. BART goes through part of the north Peninsula, stopping in South San Francisco, Daly City & San Bruno... otherwise you'll have to drive, or take the very slow CalTrain. So you could consider those towns, in addition to San Mateo, Millbrae and Brisbane. Check on craigslist-dot-org, and you might find something "cheap". Good luck in whatever you decide!
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I am planning on moving near San Francisco with a friend sometime this summer. Neither of us know anything at all about the area however. We know that we can't afford the actual city. We're looking to rent a two bedroom for no more than 1500 a month. Does anyone know of any places with easy access to the city that might be affordable. So far the only place that seems to be affordable is San Jose which is not our first choice

we would really appreciate the help...thanks!

The belief that one cannot live affordably in SF is a myth that locals foster to thwart out-of-towners from encroaching upon the city the way they did during the dot.com rush. It drove housing up and made SF into a tourist attraction for bridge-and-tunnel wanna-bes. The gawkers are gone and the city has since settled into a contemporary groove all its own. True, you cannot live in the city as well as one did ten years ago but it can be done. And all without anything prefab, give or take a loft or two. If not, I suggest Oakland. Housing is more affordable for what you get square footage wise and it's a blip across the bay. Just one short BART ride. I've contemplated relocating several times out of curiosity but I have a fear of being stuck on the wrong side of the Bay past midnight without transportation.

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Old 01-24-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Smile we are moving in June

Hi,

We are looking to move to the San Mateo or Burlingame area in info you can share with me. One ninth grader one 1st grader.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Moving to San Francisco from Midwest. My husbands job location ( 155 5TH ST - SAN FRANCISCO, CA ---South Of Market Area ). I am stay at home mum and please let me know good public schools for kids age 6 ( first grade )and 3 year preschool.

Any apartments / rental condos/ house within $1750 . My husband would like to limit the driving time between 20 to 30 minutes to reach his office.

Please let me know the areas where i have to look for schools, apartments.
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