When should I fly to SF to find an apartment?
March 26, 2008 7:19 AM Subscribe
When should I fly to SF to look for apartments available in July? Also, where should I look?
posted by zpaine to travel & transportation around San Francisco, CA (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My family (girlfriend and infant) and I are moving to the bay area this summer. We're probably moving in July and want to look at some apartments. In Pittsburgh, where I live now, you can generally look at apartments up to 6 months before you want to move in, but based on my craigslist searches, it seems that apartment availabilities are only posted ~1 month in advance. Is this generally true?
Also, we're probably looking to move somewhere close to Mountain View. I'll be working there and we don't want to live in SF, yet. In particular we're looking at MV, Redwood City and San Mateo. We're open to other suggestions, though. Any advice on a family friendly (but also fun, we're still in our 20's!) and Mountain View-proximate place to live?