moving to bayarea

Intel qpwozmxn
Dec 9, 2018 47 Comments

hey! i am going to work for apple, cupertino. i am female single in my 30s. need suggestions in affordable places within 30 mins commute. also, i need suggestions regarding running groups. any suggestions would be great.

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  • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
    Are you looking for places that cater specifically to single females in their 30s? Also define affordable. Affordable 30 min from Cupertino equates to lux home mortgage in many parts of the country.
    Dec 9, 2018 6
    • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
      Ok. Wasn’t sure. Yeah be prepared to pay up. The TC adjustment may or may not have helped with your housing expectations. Just be prepared to pay a lot more than expected or drive a lot further (time wise).

      As far as meet ups be prepared to become an instantaneous goddess by virtue of being a female. Just lower your expectations especially if you’re moving from the east coast. The men here are very effeminate and insecure. On a positive note they can relate to many of the beauty products you’re accustomed to talking to your girlfriends about. Good luck!
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Microsoft PepperMill
      Wtf kind of advice is this. The men here are trolls who can barely use shampoo
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      no issues..always glad to clarify..
      i am moving from austin -> bayarea. my TC has only gone up my 38%. i do know that i am taking a paycut but i am at a place where i can afford a decent living in bayarea. so decided to tale the plunge.
      coming to men, i moved from new york -> portland -> austin -> now bayarea. i think i will be up for a huge surprise. i really hated most of the men around me at work when i moved from portland to austin.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Cisco / Eng S39892
      Check MVARC for runs near mountain view area. Very nice group!
      Go far run group near san jose area.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • New / Eng RhpJ71
      Don't be afraid to join some meetups. Dating on weekends works for more people than on weekdays.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Amazon 123raj
    Remington apartments
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Oddly specific
      Dec 9, 2018
    • New / Eng RhpJ71
      :)
      Dec 9, 2018
  • eBay Dtwmh
    What’s the TC? 38% hike might still be low for Bay Area.
    Dec 9, 2018 11
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      well..my move to bay area is to find better career opportunities..TC is a secondary factor for me as far as i can afford a decent living..
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
      When I say market I’m referring to the broad market. Just be aware and prepared and you’ll do fine. Best of luck 😊
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Salesforce willforce
      Don't worry OP. You earn enough to pull your weight.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • eBay Dtwmh
      Wow is this is how Apple snags an engineer at a bargain price? Did they even give u any RSU?
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      i am a hardware engineer. don’t compare our TC to software folks..
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Oracle vxc4i
    Budget 2.5-3k for rent with roommates. Palo Alto, Mountain View, Downtown SJ, Campbell (and their vicinity) in that order. Nothing can guarantee 30min commute unless you live at 'Remington Apartments' 😀or something bikeable! Go for quality of life after work hours.
    Dec 9, 2018 6
    • Oracle vxc4i
      Yes, the too good to be true rents are in places where you may not want to live, like in East Palo Alto. Stay close to public transit and check out neighborhood details on Zillow. If school ratings for at least one school in the neighborhood isn't 7 or more, skip it - even though you don't have kids.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      i also see lot of cottages/in-law suites. can i consider them or should i be worried about security with such units?
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Oracle vxc4i
      It's the luck of the draw. Vetting is hard, more effort. For apartments, you can find reviews and use your judgment. Don't make a decision remotely - although you should narrow down with prior research. If you get a temp accommodation, use that time waiting for your lease to start - vacancies are almost always a month away in places you like.

      Back to the in-law unit, if you're near a good family, you'll be fine. Would you use the home just to shelter, but hit the gym, etc at work? Where would you dine?
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      as you said i am trying to narrow down my options before i settle on a place..most of the in-law units i am seeing are 1bhk cottages with fully equipped kitchens.. i am planning to hit the gym at work/run outside. i hardly used my apartment gym. i am planning to use the 1 month company accommodation before i settle on a place..as you suggested, will try to meet the family before settling on the place with in-law units..
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Oracle vxc4i
      Cool, that plan should do it! Good luck!
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Check Point / Sales knKA34
    You might like Campbell. Awesome farmers market, good restaurants reasonable Bay Area rents, reasonable commute time to Apple, access to the Los Gatos Creek trail and a retail company (Sports Basement) in Campbell has a running group. Add this to your list of places to check out.
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      thank you! will take a look at this.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Yeah I second Campbell.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
    There are plenty of single Asian males in Sunnyvale. You’ll have your pick.
    Dec 9, 2018 3
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      thank you for the info, but my post was mainly to get an idea about accommodation options and various activities to take part in.. i mentioned my age because i want to hang out people around same maturity levels..
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
      I’d say in general maturity levels in the Bay Area are pretty high, regardless of age. The high rent cost generally correlates with some type of responsibility. The immature partiers will be concentrated in the marina district.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Citibank / Finance $$>RSU
      👆this is why posts about loneliness and rejection is the dominate subject (aside from visa issues) on blind.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Apple / Eng
    OxKing

    Apple Eng

    BIO
    Strong and built like an Ox
    OxKingmore
    I suggest housing in Cupertino or Sunnyvale if you want a short commute. I live about 7 minutes from work and it makes life much easier for me.

    1 bedroom apartment will run you from 2.2k-3k depending on how luxurious your place is
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • Oracle vxc4i
      Probably too dull for singles
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Carvana ox111
      Thats what i wondering as well. Is Cupertino good for singles and people who like going out in the weekends and meeting new people?
      Aug 2
  • Pharmacyclics / Other
    Sairaat

    Pharmacyclics Other

    PRE
    Google, Bank of America
    BIO
    Analytics professional with background in marketing analytics, fin-tech, e-commerce & healthcare.
    Sairaatmore
    Live in North San Jose, there are lot's of luxury apartments and company shuttles are available downstairs, rent is much reasonable. Not great night life but you can always go out to MV/Palo Alto Downtown, SF on weekends.
    Dec 14, 2018 1
    • Credit Karma 7398.!7383
      Go to SF from San Jose on the weekends? How does that work, exactly?
      Dec 15, 2018
  • Dropbox drl/food
    How you doin'
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • New / Consultant
      keef

      New Consultant

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      Morningstar, Bloomberg
      keefmore
      Aaaaay I'm walkin' here!
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Google
    JohnMcPop

    Google

    PRE
    Amazon
    JohnMcPopmore
    Los Gatos.
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Congrats Intel gtfoer! Welcome to the Bay Area, now cry about the housing. Traffic is getting so bad here that a 30min commute from Cupertino means about a 9 mile or radius from HQ
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • Intel qpwozmxn
      OP
      thank you! waiting on my h1 receipt. cant really wait to schedule that high priority 1:1 with my manager and break to him that i am resigning.
      how about apple shuttles? can i take a shuttle and live 30 mins away from campus?
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Gotta ask the Apple people for up to date info on where the shuttles stop, but usually they are for long distance commuters from SF or North East Bay like San Ramon. Not sure about shuttles for short distances (less than 10 miles).
      Dec 9, 2018