Cheap Student Housing near Mountain View

HackerRank TSIP15
Apr 14 13 Comments

So, I’m transferring from Pittsburgh to the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View for a research project. And holy smokes, the prices are $3.5K for 1BD.

Considering 4-5 of us stay together and don’t mind the travel time of about an hour (one-side), what’s the best location for us to stay? 2BD with $500-600 per person per month is what we’re looking at. If this is an unreasonable estimate, please let me know other options at this price range.

Thanks!

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Qualcomm Socal_
    how much are you getting paid?
    Apr 141
    • HackerRank TSIP15
      OP
      Peanuts. We’re students.
      Apr 14
  • Check complete home rent which costs around 2500-3000$ pm and u guys split the bill..
    Apr 144
    • HackerRank TSIP15
      OP
      Yeah but which locality? Any reccs?
      Apr 14
    • Apr 14
    • You can get cheaper houses in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara and these are decent places too
      Apr 14
    • HackerRank TSIP15
      OP
      Yes, thanks! I was looking at Redwood City as well.
      Apr 14
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Go to various campus. They usually have bulletins where you will find people looking for roommates. From there you can find places cheap enough for a couple ppl. Another option is go to sf and rent from chinese landlords.
    Apr 140
  • Google 9111
    you can find roommate stuff on craigslist for around 800-1100$. doesn't NASA provide some kind of housing?
    Apr 141
    • HackerRank TSIP15
      OP
      Not for “students not on its payroll”.
      Apr 14
  • New kdogg
    There is a shadow rent market in Cupertino. You can get a nice bedroom in one of the $2+ million houses for $300-$600 per months. The problem is that landlords are typically Chinese so they prefer female Asian students as tenants.
    6d0
  • LinkedIn xAwv17
    Avalon in Mountain View has 3 bed/2 bath for ~$5k. If 6ppl share, its ~$850 per month. While still above your budget, the savings in commute time and cost will be worth it (imho).
    7d0
  • Qualcomm Socal_
    may be try north san jose or Milpitas not too far away from NASA. rest of the areas are expensive i guess
    Apr 140

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