Salesforce folks - where do you guys live and how you commute to the tower

Oracle ihba
Jul 8 25 Comments

Hello Salesforce colleagues. I will be joining Salesforce, San Francisco in few days. Wanted to get some insight on best places to stay and commute to the salesforce tower.

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  • Oracle ihba
    OP
    I understand. So, l am not considering SF as place to move to
    Jul 8 8
    • Cisco meoww
      I would recommend living in sf. Commute time is a b*tch otherwise. There are nice parts of sf, very nice actually
      Jul 8
    • Oracle ihba
      OP
      Which parts in sf are nice?
      Jul 8
    • Yahoo gKXi43
      Pretty much all of them except around market street and the tenderloin. What are you looking for in terms of nightlife, proximity to parks and nature, culture?
      Jul 8
    • Oracle ihba
      OP
      Nightlife is not important. Love to be in the middle of nature
      Jul 8
    • Yahoo gKXi43
      Absolutely check out the area around the panhandle and Golden Gate Park. Inner Sunset and Cole Valley are both nice, calm neighborhoods with nature right nearby for walking, running, and biking. Outer Sunset if you want to be near the ocean and appreciate surfing or beach vibes, but the commute to Salesforce could be almost an hour. NoPa (north of the panhandle) or Lower Haight if you want to be near more restaurants and bars but also nature.
      Jul 8
    • Cisco meoww
      Agree with Yahoo. Near golden gate is very nice, a bit further commute but still less than anything you’d get out of the city.

      Also if you want to checkout outside the city Berkeley would be a good area for nature
      Jul 8
    • Salesforce / Eng
      Yeah, nah

      Salesforce Eng

      PRE
      BigCommerce, IBM
      Yeah, nahmore
      I'm in the Inner Richmond district, right next to Golden Gate Park and love it. I either catch the Muni to work which takes roughly 30 minutes depending on traffic or I cycle, which takes about 25 minutes.
      7d
    • Samsung
      chajimogo

      Samsung

      BIO
      Stressed out but surviving
      chajimogomore
      Many parts of the city actually are no longer considered safe.

      Avoid soma, tenderloin, Merced heights, mission, outer sunset. Areas near Castro used to be great if you don’t mind the πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ community but even petty crimes have struck there. Outer sunset used to be family friendly but a good friend told me they no longer walk around the neighborhood after dinner.

      Avoid spots near Bart stations as they tend to draw the crazies, needlephiliacs and human feces.
      7d
  • Fox News / Eng
    HannityS

    Fox News Eng

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    15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
    HannitySmore
    Location? I am guessing nyc. Best places Brooklyn, ny and Newport, Hoboken, exchange place nj.
    Jul 8 4
    • Oracle ihba
      OP
      Sorry. Updated the location. It’s San Francisco.
      Jul 8
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

      BIO
      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
      HannitySmore
      Ewwww, that's a city of homeless bummers (nyc slang) and human feces on the streets and sidewalks. Do you really want to work there?
      Jul 8
    • Salesforce / Eng
      Yeah, nah

      Salesforce Eng

      PRE
      BigCommerce, IBM
      Yeah, nahmore
      San Francisco is more than SoMa and the Tenderloin
      7d
    • Airbnb AirEvrywhr
      SoMa is one of the expensive neighborhoods in SF. Tenderloin and SoMa are not comparable
      Yesterday
  • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
    I am set to join Salesforce too. I heard there is a shuttle from South bay but I'm not sure what are the exact pick up points. I saw one pick up point near SJC airport somewhere.

    But otherwise, bullet to SF station and then bike or bus.

    Or cal train to milbrae and then bart to embarcadero.

    Both options will take anywhere between 1hr 15mins and 2 hrs. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
    Jul 8 3
    • Oracle ihba
      OP
      Shuttle stops are at San Mateo, Mountain View, Cupertino, Santa Clara
      Jul 8
    • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
      Is there a map of some sort with the precise pick up spots?
      Jul 8
    • Salesforce itsanooday
      Ask your recruiter, they can share shuttle map and details
      7d
  • Salesforce poiuytlkjh
    Lots of people live in East Bay and take Bart. Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley all 30ish minutes on the train
    7d 1
    • Salesforce itsanooday
      You read my mind.

      OP if you want to stay close to nature and not commute 1.5 hrs each way.. then all these locations will work for you! Walnut creek has the best downtown though!! Castro valley and lafayette are more sleepy. But castro v is only 15 mins away from towns like dublin and pleasanton with lots of good restaurants and shopping joints.
      7d
  • Salesforce tUbbaw5
    If you want nature look at Marin in the north bay. You can take the ferry to work each day.
    7d 0
  • Salesforce lsSn48
    South Bay. Salesforce shuttle
    Jul 8 1
    • Oracle ihba
      OP
      San Mateo?
      Jul 8
  • Airbnb AirEvrywhr
    Checkout lake Merritt area . 15 mins Bart ride to salesforce tower
    Yesterday 0
  • Salesforce / Strategy context
    I work from home in Brooklyn, check-in with Bryant Park about once per month and visit tower approx quarterly.
    7d 0