Moving from SF to Silicon Valley - need advice on cars and housing
September 19, 2011 5:55 PM Subscribe
So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions:
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1) What does one need to know about buying a used car in the Bay Area? Keep in mind that I don't have a car right now, want something cheap but reliable, and due to a bad experience selling the aforementioned car in 2005, have an absolute horror of getting ripped off and will do nearly anything to avoid that.
2) Where should a reluctant suburbanite-to-be relocate to outside the City? I know I'm being horribly prejudiced here, but I see everything south of SF as a complete cultural desert from Daly City to LA. Where's the best place in SV to meet interesting people? Mountain View looks nice, but that's just based on what I've seen at the Caltrain stop (much of which has been people going back up to SF).
I've seen these two
posts, but I wanted to check in and see if there was any new information, and to get a better read on the whole car thing.