What is the best place to live in the South Bay Area?

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Jan 11 20 Comments

The South Bay / San Jose metro area gets disrespected by SF people for many reasons. San Jose is mostly suburban, lacks nightlife, and has a different vibe. But there are many areas in the South Bay that offer great QOL and access to high paying jobs, nature, and great weather.

Which South Bay area or neighborhood is the best place to live?

I’m partial to West San Jose / Campbell area. It offers the best combination of amenities, commute access, and affordability.

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  • Google 6Feet6Inch
    I’d pick the place which is closest to work. Any place in South Bay is South Bay, period. None of them come close to what SF offers, so just try to maximize it by being close to work.
    Jan 11 4
    • Google 6Feet6Inch
      Since you only seem to focus on the negatives in life Intel, let me show you some positives: nightlife, restaurants, diversity, world class city.
      Jan 11
    • Tesla / Ops
      Bigballer

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      Most areas of SF are perfectly fine. We can praise San Jose without shitting on SF though. They get enough hate from ppl already.
      Jan 11
  • Facebook ldiot
    Seattle Eastside
    Jan 11 3
    • Google several
      It's a difficult comparison since Seattle Eastside isn't as built up like South Bay and has more nature. Here's a very rough comparison -
      Seattle Eastside areas like Kirkland, Redmond are as good as Palo Alto or Los Altos.
      Bellevue is like a smaller newer San Jose with good schools.
      Medina is like Woodside or Atherton but on the water.
      Maybe Renton is like Sunnyvale without the Indians.
      Jan 11
    • Facebook ldiot
      Palo Alto ~= Bellevue/Medina
      Mountain View ~= Kirkland
      Sunnyvale ~= Redmond
      Jan 11
  • Cloudera ticU42
    For those with young families Los Gatos is great!
    Jan 11 1
    • Tesla / Ops
      Bigballer

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      Los Gatos is awesome. I like pretty much anywhere south of 280 and west of 17.
      Jan 11
  • Tesla / Ops
    Bigballer

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    Sorry to the Santa Clara folks for forgetting about you in the poll
    Jan 11 0
  • Facebook / Eng
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    Mountain View is boring as shit, but so is most of the South Bay I guess.
    Moved to SF from MTV. Best decision I've ever made.
    Jan 11 5
    • Facebook / Eng
      MetricMan

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      Depends how flexible your hours are.

      if your manager is fine with you working when you want it's not too bad. I leave late in the morning and leave work late in the day to avoid rush hour.

      You just need to find ways to be productive on the shuttles.
      Jan 11
    • New kwee
      Got it 👍 thanks!
      Jan 11
  • LinkedIn ntv
    Poll checks out. All the traffic radiates from Google.
    Jan 11 1
    • Tesla / Ops
      Bigballer

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      It will be interesting to see the traffic effects when Google really ramps up its San Jose expansion
      Jan 11

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