Renting a 2b2b Apartment in Sunnyvale

Verizon Media sxSG85
Apr 21 25 Comments

Hello, Blind community,
My situation:- Making a move to Sunnyvale in May/June. I am looking for a 2b2b apartment for myself ( as my family is going to visit for at least a month immediately after I move in ). Post that, I will sublease the extra bedroom and share with a roommate. I am not willing to compromise too much on the commute and my office is in Sunnyvale.
Is $2500-$3000 a good enough budget for a 2b2b apartment?
Just want a reality check about the price range and the kind of apartment I might get with that.
As of now, I have only checked out apartments.com/zillow, you know the usual.
My requirements are pretty generic: Safe neighborhood, Gated community preferably.

Asking here on Blind because people are quite honest and blunt about the reality instead of browsing random forums on the Internet.

Current TC: $120K YoE: 2.5 in NYC

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  • F5 Networks RRA
    I think 2500-3000 for 2b/2ba is low. I'd shoot for 3500. You won't like what you find in the low end of the rental market.
    Apr 21 3
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      jroplr

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      Agreed. Even 3500 is a stretch for a 2br2ba. I'd say lower realistic bound is around 4000.
      Apr 21
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      OP
      I see. thank you. I guess I can stretch a bit more. I am just worried about the sublease market if renting around $3500 will attract the spare bedroom once my family goes back
      Apr 21
    • I see bunch of places within 3000. I think it's doable but maybe area won't be super fancy.
      Apr 21
  • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
    For $3100, you can get decent 2B2B apartment near Sunnyvale downtown, next to Caltrain Station.
    Apr 21 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      BS - it won’t be “decent”. You perhaps don’t know what decent means.
      Apr 21
    • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
      Well, Microsoft is a decent company.

      In the end, definition of decent various.

      Yes, can spend $5.5k in Sunnyvale and still it would be decent for someone and extremely good for someone else.
      Apr 21
  • Intel rewt
    We are moving to bay area in May too. Dont think we can get anything less than 3500 for 2bed 2 bath.
    Apr 21 2
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      OP
      Yes, that's definitely working against me. Guess I'll just have to bite the bullet at least until I get the lay of the land for a year or so
      Apr 21
    • Nokia / Eng ugh ok
      You can but you won't like them
      Apr 21
  • The commute to Sunnyvale from NSJ isn’t too bad. OP have you looked at the Irvine Company Properties in NSJ?
    Apr 21 1
    • Verizon Media sxSG85
      OP
      North San Jose seems like a decent option but not too different in terms of prices though
      Apr 21
  • Nokia / Eng ugh ok
    It's suryapuram ffs
    Apr 22 0
  • Nokia / Eng ugh ok
    You can try Crescent village in San Jose
    Apr 21 0
  • Apple MojaveX
    You definitely want to be in the 3500-4000 range for 2bd 2bath in Sunnyvale
    Apr 21 0
  • Nokia / Eng ugh ok
    You have 2b2b for ~4000 near Caltrain, for good apartments. Get controlled access and/or a gated community, always.
    Apr 21 0
  • Apple parking
    $3.5k for good apt. $3k for decent apt. For 2 bed 1 bath it is easy to get good apt for 3k. The extra bath will be costing you $300-500
    Apr 22 0
  • Google 💩pay
    $3500
    Apr 21 0
  • Apple / Data
    d24fsr

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    Check Alderwood apartments in Santa Clara.
    Apr 21 0
  • LinkedIn Jdawg2020
    Just did a quick craigslist search. Plenty of good 2 bedrooms for less than 3k
    Apr 21 0
  • Microsoft / Other kobf&hd36
    How do you plan to find a short term 1mo lease. I doubt that will be possible, unless you work it out with your employer and relo specialist.
    Apr 21 0
  • VMware Flambeau
    $3800 for a 2bed 2bath apartment in Sunnyvale that’s highly rated.
    Apr 21 0
  • Apple / Eng uyxy35
    A friend of mine rented a 2b/1bath on Ponderosa ave for 2550$ in 2018. 980 ft with a garage and a balcony.
    Apr 21 0
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    $3500
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  • Microsoft / Eng
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    2500-3000 wont even get you a decent 1b1b in Sunnyvale. Increase your budget/TC or prepare to commute a whole lot more.
    Apr 21 0

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