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Old 06-24-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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I want to know what the options to stay are if someone (single/couple no kids) is working in Redwood City downtown.

Requirements:
- Safe, clean, friendly and relatively new neighborhood
- 1-2 bedroom apts - what is the price range? atleast 800sq ft. Is it possible to get 1 bedroom under $1500 and 2 bedroom under $2000 per month?
- Commute limited to 30-45 minutes
- Will have car but if easier to use public transport, don't mind that.
- Walkable to grocery, downtown, restuarants if possible within price range
- Is living in SF an option based on commute time and price range?

I know some areas are nicer but they can change one block over, so any advice is helpful. I have read about staying west of the rail lines.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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relatively new neighborhood
You're not going to find relatively new neighborhoods. The area is is built out as far as it can go. The only time they build any new housing is when they tear down something else.

This is in downtown Redwood City and is a couple of years old. It's within walking distance of stores and the train station - and maybe your job. But the reviews on Yelp are terrible. Franklin Street The rents are a little more than you want.

You can also look to San Carlos which has many apartment buildings within walking distance of stores, restaurants, etc. and the train station. It's about 15 minutes to downtown Redwood City. It's a nice area.

$1500 is about right for a 1 bed apt in San Carlos.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Maybe also ask on the San Jose board if you are interested in info about the Silicon Valley area.

As for SF, only eastern SOMA and eastern Potrero Hill are near train stations (there are some other stations further south in SF but they're in really dumpy industrial areas, plus the express trains bypass them) but I don't think you'll find any apartments in your price range--more like 1br's a bit under $2000 a month. You can find 1br's for under 1500 or 2br's for around 2000 in SF but they'll be small and probably dumpy and not near Caltrain--more likely around the Mission or the Richmond District which would be a long haul to Caltrain.
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