When to start looking for apartment close to menlo park?
I am originally from EU and won the h1b lottery. I did not yet get the visa, but hopefully there will not be any trouble. I am starting early October.
When is not too early to look for apartments to rent? And when is it way too late? Or will 1month-ish be enough to find and sign the contract for rent? Since employer provides housing for 1 month.
Another question as well: Where should I look for apartments? I am currently looking at zillow and craiglist.
If it matters, I have never been to US so all advice is appreciated, especially housing. I am a bit anxious since I am moving with no furniture or anything, just clothes and I don't know anyone there.
While we are at it, what's reasonable rent to pay there since prices on Zillow vary a lot. With/without roommate?
TC: 115k salary, 150k stocks over 4 years, 65k bonus (newgrad)