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Old 10-13-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NY
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Greetings All - I live in NY (born/raised) and want a change and a new environment and to finish college. But i'm a city girl and i don't drive. Therefore id like to find an area that's easy to get around via public transportation. Transportation and moderate weather and a decent college is my concern. I am considering San Diego, San Fran or LA (public transport is easiest here). Ive only visited Sacramento once. so i'm not familiar with many areas in california.

any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

thank you,

Briquelinda
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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SF has the best public transportation in California. It's not what I would call a "College" city. San Diego is more College oriented IMO. The parties in college at the schools in SF usually take place at the clubs not on campus. If you're into the whole college party scene I'd pick LA or San Diego. SF is different, it's definitely better to be in SF if you don't have a car.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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San Francisco is the best place to live in California for someone who doesn't have a car and doesn't want to drive.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Also consider UCSB. It's actually not all that difficult to go car-less there, especially if you like riding a bicycle.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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You won't need a car in San Francisco...the main question should be which college to attend? USF is right in the city, but very expensive. SFSU is on the border of San Francisco and Daly City, but you can still get around without a car, it just takes longer. City College isn't worth attending since you are out of state and UCSF is a great school, but only has programs in medicine.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: NY
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Thanks everyone. I#m going to look into the schools that were suggested. I just turned 30 and never been into the party scene. i'm more of a home body. I like to dance to real house music (it's my workout). but otherwise i'm low key. As long as the areas are gay friendly and easy to get around i'm good.

I was accepted into a school in Chicago for the spring but still considering other options as i prefer moderate weather.

Thanks again
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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There is also a little school across the Bay from San Francisco called UC Berkeley. Berkeley/Oakland are not as easy as SF without a car, but definitely doable plus they are a little less expensive and have somewhat better weather.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:02 AM
 
Location: NY
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Smile thanks

thank you so much Kander63. Im looking for a school with housing so i'm trying all avenues.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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UC Berkeley is a major university, so depending on what you want to study, it's probably worth investigating. From what I know, however, university housing is limited and hard to get, and the rental market for students is very competitive - so it wouldn't be the easiest place to find housing. Of course that is probably going to be true to some extent at any school in SF or LA.
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