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Old 08-16-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Hi everyone,

My husband and I are moving to the San Jose area from Sydney Australia in the new year. We are (obviously) absolutely clueless about the area and have no clue where to start looking for somewhere to live. I'm 28 and my husband is 33 and we have an 8 year old daughter.

I'm going to culinary school in Campbell and my husband will be working in Palo Alto. We'd like to live somewhere in between that is a family friendly neighbourhood, reasonably priced (rental - 2-3 bed, preferably no more than $2000/month) and has a good Primary school, I mean elementary school.

Any info people can share would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Suzie

Last edited by suzier; 08-16-2011 at 07:57 AM.. Reason: added rental info
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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At the moment it would be difficult to get a 3 bed place under $2000 near Palo Alto. Closer to Campbell might have something. Both have nice neighborhoods though, although pricey

You might do well to keep watching craigslist for the prices. The demand for rentals might dip just a little after thanksgiving.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Hi everyone,


I'm going to culinary school in Campbell and my husband will be working in Palo Alto. We'd like to live somewhere in between that is a family friendly neighbourhood, reasonably priced (rental - 2-3 bed, preferably no more than $2000/month) and has a good Primary school, I mean elementary school.
Unfortunately right I think $2000 may be the minimum for a 2-bedroom apartment, and there's no way you can find a 3-bedroom for that price. Rents have gone up a lot recently.

Anyway, if you can bump up your budget a little, then you can target two bedroom apartments in any of the towns on the Peninsula such as Mountain View, Sunnyvale or Santa Clara, and find the type of place you're looking for.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:59 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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My favorite search app is padmapper.com.
I am very visual so it's great to see where the property is located and then click on the icon for more details.
Welcome! I heard the culinary school is awesome! and luckily there's a gym downstairs to work it off :-)
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Husband and I traveled throughout AU a couple years ago. We were unable to find any French style pastries. Unless things have changed I predict opportunities for a great pastry chef. Here is an example of what we couldn't find : Saint Honore Bakery :: Pastries
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