SF vs east bay rental

Amazon slGO72
Jun 11 18 Comments

Team,
I have a job offer which pays me $170 in downtown SF. I have a family and my wife is a work at home mom. (Im almost getting fired and I need to take it) I currently stay in Seattle and need a change as well from my depression.
Should I stay in eastbay and drive everyday or should I stay in SF.

Eastbay rent of $3000 + parking + toll (for a decent home ) is $4000 [luxury]

Living in SF for rent $4250 + train \ Bart cost.

I have a home in seattle which I’m going to rent out.i need minimum 1200/2bed life is not worth contesting and living in a 800sft for the city.

I’m absolutely fine with a 45min drive one way. It doesn’t bother me at all.

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  • Google Zhuo
    Walnut Creek, Lafayette and orinda are great. Good school safe area. You can BART to work
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple 3wrmjj
    Stay in the East Bay because rent is more reasonable and is generally more family friendly than SF. Walnut Creek or Castro Valley may be good options for you.
    Jun 11 2
    • Apple 3wrmjj
      Oh and definitely take BART to downtown SF (driving/parking would be a pain).
      Jun 11
    • Unity ThlD23
      Seconded. Walnut Creek and Lafayette have good school systems and are very nice for suburbs. If you commute to SF I strongly advise BART, the cost is worth it, especially if your company subsidizes.
      Jun 11
  • LinkedIn stuffy🐷
    You can rent a 3b2b house in Daly City for about $3500. Or South SF. No bridge no tolls and there is BART as well.
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon slGO72
      OP
      I really wish. The places are all 750sqft or 1000sqft. All the work I do and stress I take just dissolves when I see my daughter playing in the yard. And just giving them a comfortable life.
      But I just cannot find anything remotely good in Daly City/South Sf.
      Jun 11
  • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
    Is your wife work from home and earning?
    Jun 11 1
    • Amazon slGO72
      OP
      No she focuses on kids
      Jun 11
  • Indeed hwiyns
    Dublin, San Ramon is another option. Bart goes there too.
    Jun 11 0
  • Google əๅɓoo⅁
    SF is not family friendly. Richmond, Hayward, Oakland not particularly good either - high crime, bad schools generally.
    Look in Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek.
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon slGO72
    OP
    Thankyou sooo much. That really answers my question.
    Any other locality names u suggest? Above Berkeley?
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon slGO72
    OP
    I know it’s not a lot of money. (I have stocks for $150k/year also which I’m not mentioning here because it doesnot count in the context. I don’t want the thread to side track and analyze if the move Is worth or not)

    I don’t want the thread to side track and analyze if the move Is worth or not.

    I don’t want the thread to side track and analyze if the move Is worth or not)
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon slGO72
    OP
    I live in shoreline
    Jun 11 0
  • Expedia qcIG72
    I am planning to move to Redmond on August. is your appointment far from Redmond? :)
    Jun 11 0
  • HPE / R&D
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    Dude, that’s not a lot of money to live in SF
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon slGO72
    OP
    I only know SF by map and by articles. Do excuse me if my terminologies are wrong
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon slGO72
    OP
    Wallnut creek, Castro valley. Hey ward , Richmond, paleo etc. anything that is 10 miles from Oakland bay bridge junction
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple 3wrmjj
    Where in the East Bay?
    Jun 11 0

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