Commute to FiDi SF

Cerner Czfx65
Feb 2 12 Comments

Hi Peeps,

Recently got a offer from company in SF (financial district) and looking for safer places to live around SF . I heard Oakland is not safe. I'm considering below options
- South SF
- San mateo
- Millbrae

I never lived in bay area before and planning to take BART for my commute.
Any suggestions?


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TOP 12 Comments
  • New conga
    Live in the city. Avoid Tenderloin, Mission and SoMa.
    Feb 2 1
    • Life360 sKdQ85
      Mission is cool
      Feb 2
  • Sonder / Eng sarajevo
    I also just recently moved to the Bay area. Stayed in a hotel in Oakland for a week to check out the area. Also stayed in Hayes Valley and Nob Hill. Ultimately decided to sign a place near Jack London Square. It's an up- and-coming area with lots of bars, restaurants and new condo buildings. 5 min away to the seawall. 10 min walk to the nearest Bart station. And 20 min Bart ride to downtown. Where I signed, the equivalent rent in downtown SF would have been at least 1k higher. So, I recommend just check out the area. Oakland, and East Bay in general, is highly neighborhood specific when it comes to safety, so the only way to find out is to just explore (during the day).
    Feb 2 0
  • Google / Eng AbLy47
    I would say once upon a time Oakland was a place you didn't want to be at night but that has largely changed.
    Feb 2 2
    • Cerner Czfx65
      So what areas in Oakland do you suggest to rent an apartment?
      Feb 2
    • Sonder / Eng sarajevo
      Jack London Square area
      Feb 2
  • Box Voldy
    All 3 on your list are safe
    South SF gets foggy and colder compared to san mateo
    And bart does not run to san mateo, but there is caltrain which i personally prefer over Bart
    Feb 2 0
  • PG&E Zerious
    Live anywhere close to BART. Daly City is not too far and relatively affordable. Oakland is not as bad as people make it sounds. There are some nice pockets in Oakland but you need to go see the neighborhoods yourself. Sunset is also an option, although it can get foggy in the summer.
    Feb 2 0
  • New svsv
    South SF tends to get lonelier in evenings. Check out San Bruno...choose to stay at apartment complexes walking distance from BART & Caltrain. They've a mall, movie theater, Target and police station right next to Bart. And the commute to SF FiDi is a breeze.
    Feb 2 0
  • New


    Under promise, over deliver. Open to new opportunities.
    What is your budget? What are you looking for? I can recommend a few places. I live in the East Cut neighborhood.
    Feb 2 1
    • Lyft swetool
      The historic east cut, circa 2017
      Feb 7
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    Live in Mission Bay (different from Mission) or Lower Haight, easy bicycle commute.
    Feb 2 0