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Where to stay- commuting Palo Alto and San Jose

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My husband and I will be moving to Bay Area. He got a job in San Jose and I have a job in Palo Alto. We have 2 kids - 5 and 8 yrs. which is the best area to live to minimize the commute for both of us and at the same time there are good schools for kids. Would like to know from both renting and buying perspective.

HH TC- $500k

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    that would be telling
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    Santa Clara?
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    • Amazon / Data
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      Are schools good in the area. Can you suggest some good areas
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      No, bad schools in Santa Clara
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    • Apple Dlmsq7
      Depends where in Santa Clara. Take a look at south of Homestead and east of Lawrence.

      You get diversity as well. Cupertino is Beijing while Sunnyvale is New Delhi.
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  • Apple eev33
    The middle would be Sunnyvale. Pretty good school district as well. If you guys live near downtown, then you can take caltrain to almost equidistant both directions.
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      Thanks, which schools are good in Sunnyvale for elementary and middle schools
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  • Pinger / Engcreate💻
    Which part of San Jose? It's a big place.
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      Downtown
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    • Pinger / Engcreate💻
      Nice, then you have Caltrain / bus / lightrail
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  • Nvidia $$$$:)
    Cupertino with good schools
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      Housing is super expensive to buy. Rent could be manageable
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  • It will actually be easier if you lived in PA.

    Going North in the morning and South in the Evening is horrible. But the reverse is a relatively easy commute (assuming you both will drive)

    This also allows one of you to be closer to your kids at all times in case they need anything.

    Additionally, PA has better schools.
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    Cupertino is best as far as school goes and both kind of equi distant from there to commute. Other option is Mt View and schools are good I’ve heard although not as good as Cupertino but elementary level you just need a 8/10,9/10 school not necessarily 10/10.
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    • Quanergy Systems e6oc
      mt view would be a bit more diverse if that matters
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      Sunnyvale south gets cupertino district (Stocklmeir) but as pointed out, not ideal for diversity.
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  • VMware gukfsqrg
    Palo Alto
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      That might be far for my husband.
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    • Quanergy Systems e6oc
      it'd be a reverse commute for him. otherwise los altos or mt view would be a little closer. the further south or east you go, the worse your commute
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  • Fitbit Anchorman
    How much do you want to spend on rent/mortgage? SFH or condo? How many bedrooms do you need?
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      Rent = 2br, 4K and mortgage = 3br, 6k (20% down).
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  • Oath FaFr18
    Cupertino is a good option !
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      Yes, seems like it. Thanks
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  • Box WowV85
    Are your offices near to Caltrain?
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      Both of our offices are in downtown area.
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