I’m down in San Diego now but will be moving up to the Bay Area in January.
I know what I just said doesnt contribute to this thread at all but I’m just sayin.[/quote]
where in the bay?
Moving to Santa Cruz in january (my girls family owns a beach house there and we are moving there for free for a few months while we look for our own place)
and then we are looking to move into the city. Not exactly sure where because I havent spent much time up there at all but we’ll have 3-4 months to find a place.
Santa Cruz is nice! Small town though, a few months will probably do it for you there. As far as the city I’ve got nothing. I’m right over the hill from SC in Campbell. Only go up to the city for shows.
Yeah Santa Cruz is really nice. Their beach how is super sweet to so it’ll be awesome to live in a “dream house” for a few months for free. Then we’ll probably be in a tiny little apartment in the city lol[/quote]
I used to work in SF and my parents moved to Santa Cruz a few years ago. It’s nice there; check out some of the beaches in and around Davenport and Bonny Dune’s. There’s some really good surfing out there if you can find access to it. There’s a lot of cliffs around, but the scenery is second to none.
As far as SF, my sister lives up there now in the Dogpatch area just southwest of PacBell Park (shit, I always forget, it’s AT&T Park now). She loves it. Anything south of Market near the ballpark is nice. Areas like Noe Valley or the Castro (which is actually the cleanest place in the city and has the best weather since they’re in a fog shadow from Twin Peaks) are really nice too, but a little more expensive. Then of course there are areas like Pacific Heights or the Marina or Cow Hollow, but those areas are really expensive.
If you’re into the whole Haight thing but don’t want to live right in the middle of it, there are some nice areas around the hospital or there’s also the Duboce Triangle which is just north of Market between it and the Haight.
Some other nice spots: Dolores Heights; basically right where Dolores Park is, just east of the Castro.
The Fillmore; more like lower Pacific Heights, but there are still some affordable places around there
Mission District; close to Dolores Heights and really an area that is typical of the “real” SF.
don’t move to the Sunset (bad weather, boring area), Bayview or Hunter’s Point (fucking ghetto), the Western Addition (super rough area) or anywhere near the Tenderloin.