Where to live in SF?

Microsoft Ovenmitts
Oct 25 30 Comments

I'm joining Uber Freight at SF soon. I know 80% of you think this is a bad idea, but my question is about housing.

The office is in fidi. Which neighborhoods are safe and affordable if I plan on biking to work?

old msft tc: 200k
new uber tc: 273k

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  • Apple / Eng
    Patriarchy

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    Patriarchymore
    Safe, affordable, SF. Pick one. πŸ˜„
    Oct 25 5
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      I guess max I want to spend is $2400 for a studio/1bd. Is that not possible in a relatively safe neighborhood?
      Oct 25
    • Facebook zuckburger
      Ouch. Poverty is tough.
      Oct 25
    • Instacart sAXI67
      There’s this great up and coming neighborhood called tenderloin. Check it out.
      Oct 25
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      I knew if I ask blind, I'll get tenderloin lmaooo
      Oct 25
    • Uber ttjit con
      Pick 0
      Oct 28
  • Google dhobi'sDog
    Is that for L4 or 5a
    Oct 25 6
    • American Express gandalf$$
      Yoe?
      Oct 25
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      2
      Oct 25
    • Google dhobi'sDog
      That's a strong offer for 2 yoe. I wouldn't discourage you from joining but consider all risks involved
      Oct 25
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      I already accepted haha. I'm aware of the risks and am prepared for any outcome. I just have to make sure to LC every two weeks to stay interview ready.
      Oct 25
    • American Express gandalf$$
      A month to month lease or low early lease termination penalty would help too
      Oct 25
  • Uber / Strategy IXX
    Dude relax. Freight is fiiiiine. No need to interview prep every two weeks. Freight has had zero layoffs, plenty of profit, and growing fast.
    Oct 26 3
    • Uber / Other
      Sunset88

      Uber Other

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      Amazon
      Sunset88more
      Very false. Freight has been asked to re-org. Watch for changes in H1.
      Oct 29
    • Uber / Strategy IXX
      Are you trying to imply layoffs are coming with that re-org?
      Nov 1
    • Uber TJPU63
      Source?
      Nov 3
  • American Express gandalf$$
    Freight is moving to a new office soon. Keep that in mind.
    Oct 25 4
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      Do you know to where? Or are you talking about the Chicago office?
      Oct 25
    • American Express gandalf$$
      The entire SF Freight org is moving to a new office next to ATT stadium in South Bay. Source: they told me when I interviewed there. Too bad I had to decline their offer :/
      Oct 25
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      Oh good to know, thanks for the heads up!
      Oct 25
    • Uber TJPU63
      Mission Bay, not South Bay.
      Nov 3
  • Google / Eng d3j88wq
    You can use trulia's crime map and the bike map in google maps. Seems like north or south of financial district along the bay would be best. The embarcadero has a bike path.

    https://www.trulia.com/research/trulia-local/
    Oct 25 0
  • Freight is good for now.

    You should try to find a place near the office, so you can walk to work. This is easy to do if you have roommates; otherwise just pony up the dough for 6-12 months.

    Eventually you will know the city well enough to make an informed decision about where to live. For now, prioritize a very short commute.
    Oct 25 4
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      OP
      I'm really into biking, so I really want to bike to work every dayπŸ˜…. Do you know which neighborhoods have a nice bike route to fidi?
      Oct 25
    • I don't think it's wise to plan to bike to work on a daily basis in SF before you've lived there for a while.
      Oct 25
    • Plaid g3
      I disagree with xuber. If you live in Mission/Lower Haight/Duboce Triangle/Hayes, you can either walk transit, or bike.

      All of these are great options because they are central to the city. Biking from all of these will not be a problem after 2 weeks.
      Oct 25
    • Uber / Other
      Sunset88

      Uber Other

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      Amazon
      Sunset88more
      Freight is re-structuring in H1 2020. Expect changes to occur within first 2-3 months through PIP.
      Oct 29
  • Uber
    byeUber

    Uber

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    Google, Facebook, Apple
    byeUbermore
    Oakland hills.
    Oct 30 0
  • SAP DVOw73
    Russian Hill
    Oct 25 0

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