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Old 04-18-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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Hello everyone, I am moving from MD to SF area in a month. My school is located in SF but because of the prices I had to look for outside of SF. I am trying not to go further than 15-20 mins. I found some places in Richmond (little over 20 mins), some in Daly City, some in Pacifica. I was told to stay away from Oakland because of the crime. So, I want a place close to the ocean, an ocean view would be awesome Quiet but close to some coffee shops, or shopping centers. Some of my questions are;
*Are Richmond, Daly City, Pacifica safe places for a single woman?
*Are Daly City and Pacifica too foggy and too cold? I mean is it like everyday or sometimes?
*How difficult the transportation from these places to downtown SF?
*If I want to drive, is it possible to find a parking garage for a monthly payment? How much would that be around?

Any comments, advices will be appreciated.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:39 AM
 
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Daly City has some nice areas, although you deal with more than normal fog, but it isn't year round. Pacfica is a sleepy little town that experiences a lot of fog, but still not year round. Many apartments in Daly city offer parking. Street parking is easy in most parts of Pacifica. You can ride BART to downtown SF from Daly City and they have a giant parking garage. Richmond is across the bay and is the most dangerous city in the Bay Area. You are much better off looking in parts of Oakland such as Uptown, Grand Lake or Rockridge.

What is your rent budget?
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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You talking about Richmond the city or the Richmond District in northeastern San Francisco, i.e. within the city limits?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Downtown SF does have monthly parking, but it's pricey, as you might expect. Depending on location, you'll be paying anywhere from $300 to $500 per month. Probably the sweet spot for rates is around $360 to $425/month.

Try this link:

San Francisco Parking Search Engine - Find Daily & Monthly Parking

I'd strongly advise using public transportation if you can.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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If you want ocean I would look up Pacifica. Sure there's fog but it's not the end of the world.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Personally, I'd prefer Pacifica. There's a foggy part of Pacifica, and a part that gets more sun. Look into that, if it matters to you.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Point Richmond (the part on the bay) isn't a bad place at all, and certainly the best value out of those places, but the commute can be a drag. Also, large parts of Richmond are blighted with high crime and poverty; stay out of the Iron Triangle and North Richmond neighborhoods. You can drive down Cutting Blvd. from Point Richmond to the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station and park, less hassle and cost than paying bridge tolls and parking in downtown SF.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area
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Of the three, I would pick Daly City, for it's proximity to San Francisco.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Daly City has some nice areas, although you deal with more than normal fog, but it isn't year round. Pacfica is a sleepy little town that experiences a lot of fog, but still not year round. Many apartments in Daly city offer parking. Street parking is easy in most parts of Pacifica. You can ride BART to downtown SF from Daly City and they have a giant parking garage. Richmond is across the bay and is the most dangerous city in the Bay Area. You are much better off looking in parts of Oakland such as Uptown, Grand Lake or Rockridge.

What is your rent budget?
thank you for the quick answer, wow, i am surprised, i didn't think Richmond would be a bad area because I kind of liked the idea of being very close to a marina but thats ok lol. I will look from Dali City then. Well I am trying not to exceed $1600 for the monthly rent, electric and water bills.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Pacifica is nice. You'll be close to the ocean, but it's a pretty small town with nothing to do. Daly City isn't much better, but at least you'd be close to Bart and Caltrain for getting around. Both places are in the fog belt but you are more likely to have fog on the coast.
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