Moving cross-country and clueless about housing.
March 26, 2013 4:13 PM Subscribe
In May I will be moving to the Bay Area for work. Where should I live? How should I look for a place?
posted by Nomyte to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
- I am set to start work in May.
- I will not have a car, at least at first.
- My employer is a short walk away from the Palo Alto Caltrain station.
- I will not have an opportunity to fly to California to scout out living quarters, but my employer offers some resources as part of a relocation assistance program.
I've always lived with roommates, but a studio (or something) to myself would be preferred. I would strongly prefer to live within biking distance of work, but I realize that Palo Alto very likely doesn't have a lot of available housing, and pretty much all of it is extortionately priced. Then again, I will be paid an entry-level Silicon Valley salary, which is far more than I've ever made (but still, relatively low for the area).
Where and how should I look for housing?
It would be a pretty neat coincidence if you (or a friend) live in the area and are looking for housemates. I bite gently!