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Old 01-27-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Hi , I am currently working in Burlington VT and was offered a job with a bio company in South San Francisco.
We love the downtown SF and if I accept would be looking to move Downtown with our 2 boys (age 2 and 14).

1/ It is crazy to commute from downtown SF to SSF?
Could someone give me an idea of rental prices in SF downtown (3 rooms) nothing over fancy but nevertheless clean?

We sold our house and thus could have a downpayment for an appt. Time to buy?
I really appreciate your answers!
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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I'm not a resident of SF, but, I have visited solely for the purposes of "investigating" the city for a week at a time twice in the last 6 months. In both cases, I got an el cheapo motel in South SF and commuted into the city every day from there. The first time, I had my car and drove everywhere. The second time, I had no car and used pubic transportation exclusively. So, I know this trip well.

Now, how long of a commute is too long for you? I certainly wouldn't say you would be "crazy" to have to make that commute. Especially since you seem comfortable with living right downtown. It would become a bit arduous if you wanted to live in other parts of the city like the Marina, Pac Heights etc.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Hi,
1 Hour is no problem for me!
We really are city people so the more downtown the better
thanks for your input!
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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It's not completely horrible. The problem will be getting home, because northbound 101 is typically a crawl from the 280 split all the way up to the Bay Bridge, and at its worst it can be backed up all the way to Third Street in the Bayview. If you take the 280 extension to the South Beach area and then come in from there, that would improve matters somewhat.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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sounds rather good thanks!
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Take Caltrain and check their website to see if there are shuttle buses that will take you close to work from the Caltrain station. Note that Genentech will definitely have shuttle buses from Caltrain. If so, walk to Caltrain from downtown San Francisco and then take train for 14 minute ride. Hop on shuttle bus to take you to work.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Take Caltrain and check their website to see if there are shuttle buses that will take you close to work from the Caltrain station. Note that Genentech will definitely have shuttle buses from Caltrain. If so, walk to Caltrain from downtown San Francisco and then take train for 14 minute ride. Hop on shuttle bus to take you to work.
Genentech shuttle goes from Millbrae, so it's a bit impractical for SF residents as it means doubling back nearly 5 miles on a bus. It's a short walk from SSF Caltrain, at least to the Gateway Blvd. campus. If you're not working for Genentech, there is also the Oyster Point shuttle from the SSF station. You have to work for one of these companies:

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