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 FoogleWhy should women always be home to take care of kids? Why not be closer to your work place?
- RingCentral / EngChotaBheemmoreCheckout Monticello apartments in Santa Clara or Stewart Village in Sunnyvale.
- 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.
- 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.
- Live in Fremont and have your wife drop the kid off near to her office in the morning
- Check Alderwood apartments in Santa Clara. It is nice and almost next to the Central Park.
- Plus it seems Santa Clara and Sunnyvale are better cities when compared to Fremont.
- 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).
Sunnymale has a big Indian community there so it could be a plus if you are desi.
- LeanTaaS thuglifeLive in santa Clara.... commute to Fremont.... commute for one person is always preferred over 2