Apartments in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale

Siemens / Eng Sacred
Oct 2, 2018 31 Comments

I am moving to Bay Area with my family (wife and 1 year old kid). Wife has a job in Santa Clara whereas my office is in Fremont. We are looking for a 1BR or 2BR apartment preferably near a park. Looking for recommendations on good apartment communities. Can afford rent between $2500 to $3500. Reasoning for choosing Santa Clara or Sunnyvale is because it is closer to my Wife’s workplace so she can come home early to be with the kid.

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  • New Foogle
    Why should women always be home to take care of kids? Why not be closer to your work place?
    Oct 2, 2018 3
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      I would love to. I knew someone would bring this up. My wife hates traffic and would rather take care of the kid then spend time in a car. That is why we want to be closer to her office.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • New Foogle
      Ok. Fair enough. Ppl have given some good housing choices so I ll refrain from doing that. I’m glad you are open to taking care of your child. Cheers.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
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      Wow, trying to pin this man down as The Evil Patriarch. Unbelievable.
      Oct 2, 2018
  • Milpitas will be ideal for both.
    Oct 2, 2018 1
    • AMD
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      5nmmore
      Yes if you don’t have a sense of smell or don’t like spending time outdoors.
      Oct 2, 2018
  • RingCentral / Eng
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    Checkout Monticello apartments in Santa Clara or Stewart Village in Sunnyvale.
    Oct 2, 2018 3
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      Thanks! Will do.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • VMware Homiee
      Monticello sucks no good parks nearby. It's a concrete jungle.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      What do you guys think of Bella Vista in Santa Clara?
      Oct 2, 2018
  • Intel BK'sBoyToy
    Probably Milpitas as there is a lot of new condos there and it is between Fremont and Santa Clara (closer to Fremont though). But you probably know that it's next to a landfill so it stinks over there. Also, the density of new housing there (still building new units!) makes the local commute on Montague a nightmare. If you have to take Montague from Milpitas to Intel in Santa Clara for instance, it'll take at 35-40minutes to go 5 miles in rush hour (yeah, someone running at a decent 8 min/mile pace will beat the cars). But Bay Area traffic is a nightmare almost everywhere now unless you are going against traffic like working in South San Jose but living in Santa Clara or working in the Tri-valley but living in Fremont.
    Oct 2, 2018 3
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      Argh!! That doesn’t sound good. Don’t want to live in a place which smells.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • Intel BK'sBoyToy
      Well to be fair, it depends on the the direction the wind is blowing and if it rained recently or weather has been hot for a few days (wet or cooked garbage yum yum). And I seriously regret passing up on a 1.25M Milpitas house 3 years ago, which is now 1.6M now. FML these are the shitty tradeoffs you have to make while living in the Bay Area.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      I feel you. Been there done that. But at this point of time I am just looking for good rental apartments. I don’t think I will save much living in Milpitas compared to Santa Clara or Sunnyvale.
      Oct 2, 2018
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Live in Fremont and have your wife drop the kid off near to her office in the morning
    Oct 3, 2018 2
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      Can you elaborate why you think living in Fremont would be a better idea compared to Santa Clara or Sunnyvale? I have heard a few people suggest that but not clear why. I am guessing it might be cheaper.
      Oct 3, 2018
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Half the price and usually 2x as nice. Only problem is the commute.
      Oct 3, 2018
  • Apple Dlmsq7
    Check Alderwood apartments in Santa Clara. It is nice and almost next to the Central Park.
    Oct 3, 2018 2
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      Thank you. It is in my shortlist.
      Oct 3, 2018
    • Apple Dlmsq7
      Also check Hearth which is next to Alderwood. Hearth is newer and more expensive. Both are in a good neighborhood in Santa Clara.
      Oct 3, 2018
  • Siemens / Eng Sacred
    OP
    Plus it seems Santa Clara and Sunnyvale are better cities when compared to Fremont.
    Oct 2, 2018 2
    • Intel BK'sBoyToy
      I don't know about that... but those are definitely more expensive. The only reason to live in _certain_ parts of Sunnyvale (be wary of the zip code) is because they feed into good public schools in nearby Cupertino. But most areas of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara are "meh." If you are looking to buy, check out this BS that happened back in March. $2 million 848 sq ft house in Sunnymale. You read that right. A young 20 something Chinese guy from Facebook paid that all cash (no doubt with parents help stashing their cash overseas).

      https://sf.curbed.com/2018/3/2/17073100/silicon-valley-house-home-sunnyvale-record-price-crisis

      Sunnymale has a big Indian community there so it could be a plus if you are desi.
      Oct 2, 2018
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      This is crazy! I am not looking to buy at this point of time. Just looking for family friendly apartment communities. Thanks for sharing your insights.
      Oct 2, 2018
  • LeanTaaS thuglife
    Live in santa Clara.... commute to Fremont.... commute for one person is always preferred over 2
    Oct 2, 2018 1
    • Siemens / Eng Sacred
      OP
      That’s the idea.
      Oct 2, 2018
  • Google / Mktg Crunkle
    Tamarind Square Apartments are nice
    Oct 3, 2018 0
  • Intuit poirot
    North San Jose- Epic, Elan, Bella Vista, Crescent Village, Riverview, Brandon Apts, North Park
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Bank of The West / HR
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    Sunnyvale sucks in my opinion but some like it so it is what it is. Fremont is better and Milpitas lot better. Santa Clara is big but some areas are awesome (more for buying)
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Siemens / Eng Sacred
    OP
    I’m not that worried about schools as the kid is just a year old. More concerned about proximity to a decent daycare, park and good neighborhood.
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Square / Eng nom🍔
    Milpitas/north Santa Clara/North San Jose - budget is relatively low for the newer complexes, esp in good school zones. I'd just search on Zillow.
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Aurora bystander!
    Pick school / day care. Cost : $3000k+ most likely.
    Oct 2, 2018 0