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Old 07-23-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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Hi,

My 24 year old daughter will be starting a travel nursing job at the Childrens Hospital in Oakland in Sept. She will be traveling with another nurse and will be coming from Pittsburgh. Can anyone suggest a reasonably close, safe place for her to live.

She will sometimes be getting out of work at 7pm so Im a little concerned about her waiting on a bus. She will not have a car.

Any help is appreciated
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:44 PM
 
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CHO may have an shuttle to the Macarthur BART station employees can ride. It would behoove her to find out and also find out its hours. The immediate area around CHO is abysmal. It's in a rough section of North Oakland, wedged between the freeway and BART tracks. The Temescal and Rockridge neighborhoods are close by and nicer, but could be out of their price range, as they are trendy and home to trust fund kids and Pixar and tech employees masquerading as hipsters. Prepare yourselves for the shock of the high rents here.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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Slave Street in San Francisco offers one of the more value added propositions when it comes to clean facilities, safe parks, recreational centers, schools, an active economy, drug free place for families.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:56 PM
 
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A studio or 1-br. in Rockridge runs around $950 or thereabouts. But students are coming back to school at the university now, so it'll be challenging to find a place.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:51 AM
 
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Thanks for your input. She will be with another Nurse and this will be a short term assignment. The pay is pretty generous since they are filling a need there but Im thinking they could go as high as 2000 per month for a 2 bdroom. Maybe they would be better off staying right near the hospital and not commuting at all. Are there ANY safe affordable and nice units in this area?
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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She should live in other areas of North Oakland not immediately adjacent to the hospital. Grand Lake, Piedmont Ave, Rockridge and Temescal are all safe and and easy trip to CHO via car or transit. The car ride is10 minutes on the surface streets. If they want more urban, than Uptown in Oakland is fine too. Parking in grand lake is tricky if you don't have a dedicated parking spot.


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Old 07-24-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I I missed the no car comment. It is fine to take the bus near the hospital. One of the bus routs, the 18 or 72 have a few more shady characters than others. But I have carfree friends that work there with no problems. I'd scratch Grand Lake since there aren't many direct bus choices, but the other areas I recommended would be good. In general she'll want to stay east if telegraph and west if Broadway for the easiest transit access to the hospital. Anywhere I. MacArthur to the south and the Berkeley border would be a super easy commute and pretty safe.

Uptown would be fun for access to night life and has tons of bus options that go to the hospital late into the evening.


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Old 07-24-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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The hospital should have a program to help with living arrangements.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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They should be able to get a 2 br. for around $1500-$1700 around Rockridge or Berkeley.

Oh, and definitely, they should check with the program that's bringing them in as to whether there's assistance finding housing.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for all your help. I feel a little better about it now.
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