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Old 03-20-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Hi, just got the good news today that I will be spending the next 7 years at Stanford for my general surgery residency. We do most of out rotations at the university hospital and a couple months at the Palo Alto VA, Santa Clara Valley MC, and Kaiser. I'm young and like to go out so I was wondering what areas I should look at for housing. So far I'm looking at Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Oak Creek Apartments - expensive, but within walking distance of Stanford Hospital and to the west of the Stanford Mall. Apt complex has it all - tennis courts, gym, pools, etc.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Sunnyvale might be too quiet for you... nice town, but there's not a whole lot going on. I'd suggest downtown Palo Alto (near University Ave. or Sand Hill), Menlo Park and Mountain View. My friend used to live in this GREAT apartment on Sand Hill, and got a special rate for being a Stanford medical employee - here's a link: Stanford West (http://stanfordwest.stanford.edu/index.html - broken link)
Congrats on the residency!
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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My ex used to live in Stanford West when we were both grad students, the place seemed really nice. Granted it didn't have all the things people expect in new apts and condos nowadays like hardwood floors and granite countertops, but it is fairly new, and had in unit washer and drier.

They have a waiting list, but Stanford affiliated people get first priority, I think hospital staff, and residents get 2nd priority though. I would definitely suggest checking it out. Traffic on Sand Hill has gotten much better since they finished getting rid of the bottleneck right at the border of Menlo Park and Palo Alto.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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anyone here have any experience with the marc building? thanks for all the input so far
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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What's the marc building?
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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what is a reasonable rent to shoot for? ill be taking home something like 3000 a month.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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It sounds like you will want to share a condo. $1000 can get you an apartment, but it'll get you into a much better area, like downtown Palo Alto or Menlo Park, if you're willing to be someone's roommate (or have a roommate).
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