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Old 01-07-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me what the commute is (best and worst case scenario) from Foster City to Half Moon Bay?
My husband will be interviewing for a position located in Foster City, and being from Boulder, we are SO used to having open space all around us, that I'm thinking the coast would provide a similar to what we're looking for.
We have kids who will be in 6th & 7th grade, so we're looking for that "small town feel" (isn't everyone??).
Thank you and all suggestions welcome! We're looking to rent before we jump into the housing market, and our budget is about $4500 per month.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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So, you're not asking about a (reverse) Foster City to HMB commute but the other way around.

Just FYI, if you click on edit on your original post and then click "Advanced" you can correct the title of the thread.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Going over 92 the traffic can really back up. You would be driving over a ridge of mountains. The distance is going to be around 22 miles or so depending where you and work.

I would definately look into it. Half Moon Bay is a beautiful area and the drive is actually quite nice. If you visit the Half Moon Bay area check out Moss Beach Distillery!
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Archan is right. Much of Hwy 92 is a 2 lane mountain road (windy in places) that sometimes backs up. Otherwise, I say go for it. Half Moon Bay and the coastal areas get a lot of fog and wind. It's much warmer and sunny inland - around Foster City and the towns along the peninsula.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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92 backs up at times you wouldn't expect.. like right before Halloween and Thanksgiving when everyone is going to get pumpkins, or on any really hot days.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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The Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay is really fun, but your right the traffic to get there is not great.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: SE Missouri
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half moon bay is great, but i'd not overlook foster city itself. hmb was our top choice before moving out that way, but after staying in fc a month in temp housing we chose to live there instead.

LOTS of parks, the bay trail, lagoons throughout the city, a great middle school, much better weather, central to the entire bay area, and has a 'small town' feel also. we loved half moon bay, but never regretted choosing foster city. my ex's girls were the same age as your kids, and that played a big part in our decision.

beyond all that...on a good day with no issues it's about a 30 minute drive from hmb to fc. it is two-lane much of the way though, and i've had it take an hour or so on rare occasions.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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Thank you so much, everyone, for the input. My husband is flying out on Monday to interview, so we'll see what happens.
We've been looking at the entire area and can't get over the housing costs (we're in Boulder, CO now) - so thinking of renting in the $4,000-5,000 range until we learn the area.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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Leaving HMB at 10:30am, I can arrive in Foster City by 10:50. Same for the return trip around 8 or 9pm. If leaving HMB earlier than 10am, there would be more traffic and the trip could take you more like 45 minutes. Leaving Foster City for Half Moon Bay anywhere between 4:30 and 6:30pm would give you the same time, about 45 minutes.

Starting the first few days of October and going through December until Christmas, hwy 92 to and from Half Moon Bay is horrible, especially on weekends. Right as Pumpkin season ends, x-mas trees begin...both grown right along the highway with poor traffic control in and out of the farms.

Weekend summer days into HMB = horrible. Weekend summer evenings (after sunset) out of HMB = horrible.
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