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 Post subject: moving to the bay area (neighborhood advice)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:25 am 
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work is taking me out to the bay area so i need to find a place to stay in a short period of time.
i've done a bit of research online but would like some input from locals.

i'm open to neighborhoods but some that i'm considering thus far are:
inner richmond, inner sunset, adam's point and temescal

work is close to the montgomery st bart station.

my budget is 1200 - 1300 range so that i have some wiggle room for utilities.

must have - walkable neighborhood (grocery/health food/co-op, local shops) and access to public transit (car-free for almost six years with no plans of buying one)

what i have to work with would go far in the east bay but while on vacation, i often felt like i was far away. you know?

any input about the neighborhoods mentioned or other places that i should take into consideration is greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: moving to the bay area (neighborhood advice)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:01 pm 
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I live downtown and happen to be looking for a new housemate for August. Its a kinda nice place and would meet pretty much all your criteria. Currently subletting to another PPKer. PM me if you're interested at all.

I don't know much about Adams point or temascal but the inner sunset and richmond are both nice -- both relatively quiet and close to GG park. I'd also consider Western Addition and Mission and SOMA if you can find rent in your range.


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 Post subject: Re: moving to the bay area (neighborhood advice)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 pm 
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I live in Adam's Point. It's walkable and the neighborhood is really chill - a lot of families, young folks, some gays, etc. There's a Whole Foods, too. There isn't quite as much in the way of local shops as there are in Temescal or Inner Sunset, but there are some along Grand (the "point", or hill, is pretty much all residential) including a small international foods store that's heavy on the Ethiopian sells fresh Injera.
It's about a 15 minute walk to the 19th St. BART from my apartment, or about a 7-10 minute bike ride to Lake Merritt. With MUNI being MUNI, your commute might be shorter than the Sunset or Inner Richmond options - the N line is notoriously unreliable. There are also a lot of Zipcar spots if you're looking for some kind of car arrangement without the hassles of ownership.

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 Post subject: Re: moving to the bay area (neighborhood advice)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:19 pm 
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SweetT! PM me! The gorgeous house I rented in in the Inner Richmond (a block from Golden Gate Park--I adore the neighbourhood) has an opening if you don't mind a roommate (who is the best person ever. Seriously). Ugh, I'm so jealous!

I also love the Inner Sunset.


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 Post subject: Re: moving to the bay area (neighborhood advice)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:19 pm 
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While the inner richmond is great if I was working near Montgomery I wouldn't want to live there. That means taking the 38 everyday, and what a terrible bus that is.

I'd say the Mission because you can take BART downtown. Inner Sunset is nice, but you're at the mercy of the N Judah and she is a fickle mistress. Upside (or downside if you're not an old curmudgeon?) is that it's a bit quieter.

I cannot speak with any authority on neighborhoods in the East Bay.

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