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House in Castro Valley work in San Mateo?

Indeed lissomjust
Jan 6

As per title: reasonable? Or would I want to off myself?

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  • Twitch MyKpaMyKpa
    I once commuted from the Altamont to MV. Stop being selfish. There’s plenty of people commuting further distances to the city.
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    • Twitch MyKpaMyKpa
      CV is a straight shot to San Mateo bridge. There’s even the M AC transit. You have nothing to complain about.
      Jan 6
    • Cognizant APIPM
      Op is asking for a commute time not about how many ppl commute or the great Altamont pass located in Central Valley that passes filthy rural mountain house where people are dying to have a grocery store.
      Jan 6
    • Roku Mixi
      I don’t understand how OPs post is selfish
      Jan 6
  • Proofpoint / Engfoodtruckj
    1.5 to 2 hour commute 1 way.
    Jan 62
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Only if strictly following 9-5 schedule.
      Jan 6
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      Not 1.5-2 hours - that’s from dublin pleasanton and dub/ptown to castro valley is easy 15-20min drive with usual 60mph traffic.

      OP you might want to see if Hayward is option else CV won’t hurt and is a reasonable city.
      Jan 6
  • SAP jordy
    OP are you from the area or you are out of state? You are asking questions like you know nothing. Castro Valley has good schools, search in Zillow or redfin.. Hayward doesn't. We already told you about commute time, like 45 mins. Give it a go, worry about other things (like working in SF) later. Also in life, is not all about asking, grab your car and drive yourself, visit the cities too. Better if you see by yourself.
    Jan 61
    • Amazon jrcjuttyh
      +1, drive to work from Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, or wherever you're curious about
      Jan 6
  • Facebook public2
    Why not live in San Mateo?
    Jan 66
    • Indeed lissomjust
      OP
      Cost and availability for housing and day care.
      Jan 6
    • Facebook public2
      100k ish people live there; is there really no day care? I don't have kids but will start a new business if the center of the peninsula doesn't have day care!
      Jan 6
    • Cognizant APIPM
      Working in an office is way easier than taking care of kids 🤗. So you may want to revisit your business plan of opening a daycare.
      Jan 6
    • Facebook public2
      I wouldn't run it, I would fund it and manage it from a far. I am hands on with very few of my businesses lol
      Jan 6
    • Oracle / Eng
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      I didn't find it all that hard to find a DC for my kids when I lived there. Family-based type, not corporate.
      Jan 6
    • Facebook public2
      Didn't think so, a quick Google search confirmed.
      Jan 6
  • Amazon jrcjuttyh
    You can also look into hayward and san leandro for other cheaper options
    Jan 62
    • Indeed lissomjust
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      Hayward doesn't seem like a great place though. CV seems much better. Am I wrong?
      Jan 6
    • Amazon jrcjuttyh
      Yeah that's why cv is 200k more expensive. Sounds like you can afford cv anyways.

      However, I'm thinking you can find out where the best neighborhoods in hayward are and buy a house there. It is a city with more future development potential than cv. Cv seems to be stuck in a stasis in recent years with no significant change whereas hayward and sl have more development and gentrification happening. Might be because cv is still an unincorporated area so it's not a real city

      If you have school age kids, cv is better. But if you're not going to have school age kids in next 5-7 years, probably doesn't matter
      Jan 6
  • Adobe UserChange
    Worked in San Jose, lived in Hayward: it sucked. San Mateo is probably more reasonable.
    Jan 62
    • Indeed lissomjust
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      So if I ended up working in mountain view or SF downtown in the future it wouldn't be a feasible commute?
      Jan 6
    • Oracle / Eng
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      SV to SF by BART is no worse time-wise than SV to SM by car. SV to MV would probably be too much.
      Jan 6
  • SAP jordy
    Less than 1 hr each way. Ppl telling 20mins or 1.5 hrs are definitely wrong. You can use waze or Google maps to calculate commute time
    Jan 61
    • Twitch MyKpaMyKpa
      Wether it’s 580 or 880, on ramps a minute after 7:00am = +30min to commute.
      Jan 6
  • Cognizant APIPM
    Peak hours: 50-60 mins max. Off peak 9-2: 30 mins. Going to San Mateo comparatively takes less time than coming back. I commute on the same route regularly. East bay to foster city.
    Jan 60
  • Oracle / Eng
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    Not ideal but not horrible either. Look up traffic stats on gmaps to get an idea for typical drive times for your particular schedule.
    Jan 60

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