Should I move to SF and commute to MTV?

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Dec 9, 2019 16 Comments

Currently in my mid 20s and living in SJ but it’s so boring and I don’t have many friends here. I want to improve my social/dating life as most of my friends are in SF. My company is next to MTV Caltrain and also has an SF office but all activities are in HQ. If I live in SF, I’ll be commuting down to MTV 4 days a week + work from SF on Fri. I’m a huge bookworm so I think I can put up with 1-hour long Caltrain ride reading books.

I’m paying 1k5 rn for a really nice master bedroom with private bath. Looking at Craiglist, I think I’ll have to pay in the range of 1k9-2k3 for a similar standard of living AND live close to Caltrain.

Should I make this move or not?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Oracle NoMas
    Why not just commute to the city to hang out?
    Dec 9, 2019 2
    • Because he can’t take someone home with him.
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Oracle NoMas
      Do it in the backseat like many a generations before us.
      Dec 9, 2019
  • No don’t be an idiot.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Humatics Big__Head
    I’d stay in SJ and visit SF on the weekends. Go hangout with your co-workers and share your TCs
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • I’ll say this, if it’s about your happiness, do it. You’ll never regret it!

    The last thing you want is to be lonely.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Micro Focus / Eng spresso
    I’m doing the reverse commute from Sunnyvale to SF. 1.5 hour commute one way if I take the bullet Caltrain and time it right to get on Muni, otherwise it’s a 2 hour commute. I take the 7 AM train and don’t get home until 7:30-8 PM. Eat dinner, watch some TV, then head to bed by 11. The commute will drain the life out of you and you won’t have any free time after work, so it’s highly doubtful you’ll have the energy or desire to hang out with anyone after work. Don’t do it.
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • Verizon Media / Eng HG10TW
      ^^ This. Unless you can find a job in SF, I wouldn’t recommend to move
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Google m6r4
    Do it. It would suck to live in SJ as a mid-20s single person. I would look for full time work in SF after making the move, personally.

    Another option to look at is relocating to NYC, LA, or Austin.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Google / Eng Melon Usk
    I'd say move to SF. It's not like SJ-MTV is much better than SF-MTV.
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Apple sfborn1
    It will suck
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • Google gtav
      It’s not that bad. Way worth it over San Jose social life.

      Don’t commute up as you’ll find that you’ll socialize less often

      You are young do the commute for 6-12 months
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Clearlink Razh
    As someone who commutes everyday the trip is only fun/worth it if you can talk to your manager about working less hours in the office and working from your laptop as you commute.
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Citibank sasha15
    Move to SF. You can move been later. You can't replicate the experiences.
    Dec 9, 2019 0

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