All roads lead to San Francisco

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    Dec 01, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    I know it's expensive there, how expensive? What are we talking about for a studio in a relatively safe neighborhood?
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    Dec 01, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    About $1200-$1500 starters. Better have good credit and a job too.

    BTW, parking is extra. Don't bring a car. I didn't.
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    Dec 01, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidAbout $1200-$1500 starters. Better have good credit and a job too.

    BTW, parking is extra. Don't bring a car. I didn't.


    Yeowza, that's my mortgage. Won't be moving without one, there are some opportunities knocking that way, and I'm getting tired of Salt Lake.
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    Dec 01, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    Salt Lake is tired (I dated a guy there for a while).

    However, San Francisco is expensive all around. Have something good paying lined up and jump aboard!
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    Dec 01, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    It depends really. If you are lucky, look on craigslist for a rent controled spot. I put an ad up for a roommate and got my spot which I pay 750 a month for and I live in the middle of the city. It is amazing.
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    Dec 01, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    One bedroom in a quiet neighborhood in Laurel Heights runs me $1,525. My garage space is extra. But I walk less than a mile to work and I love being close to Clement Street - plenty of restaurants and feels truly lovely.

    You can find tons of roommate opportunities throughout the city though for half that.

    If you are going to look for a place yourself, have your job lined up, have plenty of cash ready for a deposit, pull your credit report and have a copy to show the property management firm. Nice places in the city will "show" for about one or two hours on only one day (usually weekends). People line up, walk through and they take applications right there.

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    Dec 01, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidAbout $1200-$1500 starters. Better have good credit and a job too.

    BTW, parking is extra. Don't bring a car. I didn't.


    This is about right. its really expensive and you won't get much for the amount you are paying.
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    Dec 01, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
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    Yeowza, that's my mortgage. Won't be moving without one, there are some opportunities knocking that way, and I'm getting tired of Salt Lake.


    Salt Lake is small, but I've had fun there. However, lately I haven't been out there. Typical mountain west town isolated in the middle of nowhere. The plus side, you're closer to Las Veh-gas than we are.

    I know San Francisco is the closest major city directly to the west (skipping Reno), but that's a big jump. I knew a guy from NYC that said SF prices were outrageous. He felt it was more expensive than NYC.

    If you do go...email me and I'll follow you and we can be roomies! San Fran sounds like such a great place to meet the ideal guy of my dreams.
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    Dec 01, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    mochamuscle said
    mikeinslc said
    Yeowza, that's my mortgage. Won't be moving without one, there are some opportunities knocking that way, and I'm getting tired of Salt Lake.


    Salt Lake is small, but I've had fun there. However, lately I haven't been out there. Typical mountain west town isolated in the middle of nowhere. The plus side, you're closer to Las Veh-gas than we are.

    I know San Francisco is the closest major city directly to the west (skipping Reno), but that's a big jump. I knew a guy from NYC that said SF prices were outrageous. He felt it was more expensive than NYC.

    If you do go...email me and I'll follow you and we can be roomies! San Fran sounds like such a great place to meet the ideal Latin guy of my dreams.


    Oh for the love of god dont come here! People have a hard time dating as it is without negative nancy flooding the streets!
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
    $750!? $1,500? WHAT?

    I looked online and the cheapest livable studio I saw in Manhattan was $2,200.
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    Dec 01, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    Your point being......?
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    Dec 01, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    would never want to live in any gay community in the first place
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    Dec 01, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    California in general is super expensive. When I was in college I looked into moving to San Fran. I love the town. But WAY too expensive, and very far from the mountains. Plus I'm not much of a beach or ocean person. If I did California, it would be a smaller town somewhere up north.

    If you're in SLC you might take a look at your neighbor here on the east side of the Rockies. I always give central Denver thumbs up. It's big enough to offer everything a city should, but it's very personable in ways that many big cities aren't. Right now good 1brs are renting for around $650-$800, depending on how hard you look and in what neighborhoods. If you want to do the burbs that could go as low as $500, but I would stick to the city. Plus, you can find parking in even the most crowded neighborhoods (ok it is a challenge in some) but you can also do without a car here if you want to.

    There is a lot to do from Denver. Within 20 minutes you can be at the trailhead for a nice foothills hike. Within 2 hours you can drive to any one of four major mountain ranges. The gay community here falls prey to the complaints you hear about every city, but in general it is a very open and progressive town. If you kiss your bf in the middle of 16th St. downtown, more than likely someone will smile.
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    Dec 01, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    As a Californian, I tell you that California is the worst place I have ever lived: including Afghanistan.

    Now I live in Colorado and will only leave if I am forcibly packed into a train car at gunpoint and shipped to a camp.
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    Dec 01, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI love San Francisco, but I think it is way over rated as a gay community.


    how so? San Fran looks so fun from all the gay parties that go on. I can't imagine ever being lonely in a place like that.

    josh995 said$750!? $1,500? WHAT?

    I looked online and the cheapest livable studio I saw in Manhattan was $2,200.


    well not everyone in New York lives in Manhattan. My X was referring to where he lived in the Bronx.

    My thing, after living in Miami and paying all that ridiculous rent for shitty little box apartments I never want to live in another city like that. My 1st apartment was a $550 a month box the size of the average bathroom with 1 window. Rented out by some Colombian drug lord. Luckily it was month to month and quickly moved to a bigger box.