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Old 09-24-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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My husband got a job in Vallejo and we need to make a decision to where to live. He likes the easy commute from Benicia but I like Walnut creek or Lafayette schools. I have 2 young kids so location is very important to me. I would like to rent temporary and then buy when I am sure it is where I want to live. gas prices the toll on the bridge and higher rent all adds up. I heard Benicia has a couple great schools but there wasn't alot of options for renting. If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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Benicia is nice and has a very nice, quaint downtown along the waterfront. But I find it to be small and somewhat isolated. Walnut Creek just offers a lot more on pretty every level with better access to the rest of the Bay Area, especially with BART. There would be a lot more for you and your kids to do in WC than Benicia. It will be more expensive with rent, gas, and tolls but it's up to you whether or not the trade offs are worth it. The commute wont be fun but isn't that bad since it's the reverse commute direction. WC is a great city to grow up in, I really appreciate the fact I was grew up there, I pretty much always had something to do and keep me occupied.
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