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Old 07-02-2016, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The only bike id ride is a Schwinn stingray. At least I will look dignified
My bike is very stylish.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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My bike is very stylish.
Not as stylish as a Schwinn stingray
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Not as stylish as a Schwinn stingray
Had one as a kid. My current bike is modern version of a 40s french bike. Super classy. This is pretty similar:
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Im not dismissing the comment of the nay sayers. I hear them. I also know, there are people living in SF rich, poor, in the middle. I also know if there is a will there is a way. All of the commenters I assume live in SF, and some how made it work. Thank you for your comment.
Most of those people either moved here or have been here for a very long time so they either bought a house when it was much cheaper or they are in rent-controlled apartments. A new arrival moving into a rent-controlled apartment will have to pay the current market rate. Many of the new arrivals are techies or bankers or investment types who make several hundreds of thousands of dollars a year or more and even they can barely afford to live in SF.

You pretty much have to get lucky and strike it rich with stock options to be able to afford the extravagant cost of living here these days, and as far as I know, teachers and the construction trade do not get stock options.
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Old 07-03-2016, 01:07 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It really depends a lot on what neighborhood the bus line is going through, in terms of speed. I have lived in SF 27 years. So, I have a fair amount of experience with the public transit. OP, if you do move to the Outer Sunset Dist, being walking distance to either the N-Judah or L-Travel light rain line would be a plus....both lines will take you downtown. The N is rather a nice ride
You mean "Taraval". I'm not nit-picking, I'm just making sure the OP gets it right, in case she's not familiar with that street and streetcar line.
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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You mean "Taraval". I'm not nit-picking, I'm just making sure the OP gets it right, in case she's not familiar with that street and streetcar line.
Yes, spelling is not my strong suit


https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7421...7i13312!8i6656


Public Library on Taraval


https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7428...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 07-04-2016, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I just happen to run across this on Quora:

https://www.quora.com/Whats-so-bad-a...-migrating-out
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Bordentown
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We stay in the in Outer Sunset area when we visit SF, so I understand the weather and beach situation. That area is unlike anything we are used to, but we are willing to make concessions. I know SF has its issues, just like NYC where I was born. I wouldn't move back to NYC if you paid me. Not because of the high rents, but because of the people, they have morphed into something I don't recognize as a native New Yorker.

We are looking for something new, LA is not what we want at all. San Jose is a consideration. We are average people, who live an average life, we work hard and work a lot, so as a teacher I don't mind working all day then teaching night classes. My husband works all day and works side jobs. Moving to SF would change our quality of life, and the cost of living is almost the same from the area we currently live. I thank you for your insight.
Girlinacafe,
I'm from northern NJ and moved to the Bay Area and back to South Jersey. Yes, it's shockingly expensive and makes Bergen County cheap by comparison. Come here, visit, see apartments - including in the suburbs (Pleasanton looks a lot like Ridgewood and Walnut Creek is a close 2nd. Both cities have BARTs to San Francisco.) Life is short so why not try? It didn't work for me but it might work for you.
The SFUSD does have teacher vacancies. If you and your husband can live in the suburbs and make at least $150K together, you should be able to rent a 1 bedroom apt for $2400 / month in the cities I told you about and work as a teacher.

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Old 07-04-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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If you work outside of SFs downtown core or along a Bart line, it is pretty annoying to get there from places outside the city. Case in point the Marina. Let's pretend you take Bart or drive. It takes 30 minutes on the bus (on a good day), 15-20 minutes in a car (on a good day) and 20 minutes (uphill) on a bike to get there. If I worked in non central SF, living outside of SF is out of the question. It would take me an hour to get to work in the Marina from Oskkand, and about 80-90 minutes to get to the Outer areas. Walnut Creek or San Ramon would tack on 20-30 more minutes.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I just happen to run across this on Quora:

https://www.quora.com/Whats-so-bad-a...-migrating-out
Great article and thank you for introducing me to that platform.

Beth
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