Moving to Sunnyvale !! A helping hand for Accommodation?

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    Mar 06, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    Finally, a long pending decision has come to a conclusion and I am moving to Sunnyvale, California. Since I have never travelled this far, and lived alone in a totally unknown place, what I am more worried about is my accommodation.

    Nothing specific in my mind, it's just I need a shelter on my head, after I land there. (a nice one with good people around icon_smile.gif )

    Any help or pointers are greatly welcomed...

    ~Abhay
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    Mar 06, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    mpyear2010 saidHey Guys,

    Finally, a long pending decision has come to a conclusion and I am moving to Sunnydale, California. Since I have never travelled this far, and lived alone in a totally unknown place, what I am more worried about is my accommodation.

    Nothing specific in my mind, it's just I need a shelter on my head, after I land there. (a nice one with good people around icon_smile.gif )

    Any help or pointers are grately welcomed...

    ~Abhay



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    Mar 06, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    Sunnyvale? Let me guess.. you got a job at one of the big tech companies there. icon_lol.gif

    I'm not too familiar with the area. But when I passed through it, seemed like a very suburban family type of place. Not much happening for single gay men. At least you can hop on the train and hang out in San Francisco during the weekends.
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    Mar 06, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSunnyvale? Let me guess.. you got a job at one of the big tech companies there. icon_lol.gif

    I'm not too familiar with the area. But when I passed through it, seemed like a very suburban family type of place. Not much happening for single gay men. At least you can hop on the train and hang out in San Francisco during the weekends.


    All true above me here. We live about 10 miles away, and I'm familiar with this city (of just over 100,000 population). The weather is nice, and not as cool & windy as San Francisco (about an hour away or 45 miles by car). You'll also be about an hour from Santa Cruz (the beach areas). You're 15 minutes from San Jose and right in the heart of Silicon Valley. You're about 5 hours from skiing at Squaw / Tahoe. You're a couple of hours from the Napa Valley (the wine country). Just join things you're interested in - and make friends! Good luck!
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidSunnyvale? Let me guess.. you got a job at one of the big tech companies there. icon_lol.gif

    I'm not too familiar with the area. But when I passed through it, seemed like a very suburban family type of place. Not much happening for single gay men. At least you can hop on the train and hang out in San Francisco during the weekends.


    All true above me here. We live about 10 miles away, and I'm familiar with this city (of just over 100,000 population). The weather is nice, and not as cool & windy as San Francisco (about an hour away or 45 miles by car). You'll also be about an hour from Santa Cruz (the beach areas). You're 15 minutes from San Jose and right in the heart of Silicon Valley. You're about 5 hours from skiing at Squaw / Tahoe. You're a couple of hours from the Napa Valley (the wine country). Just join things you're interested in - and make friends! Good luck!


    that's very informative...thanks !!
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]xrichx said[/cite]Sunnyvale? Let me guess.. you got a job at one of the big tech companies there. icon_lol.gif

    I am coming there onsite, for a (of course) big tech company icon_razz.gif
  • mascmuscle35

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    Mar 06, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
    Are you working for Yahoo?? If you live in the city - It is much better, but the commute SUCKS. Craigslist is good and airbnb.com

    Good luck
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    Mar 06, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    Check out the bulletin board at The Bronze.
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    Mar 06, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
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    Mar 06, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
    sunnyvale is small but a very nice place to live. expensive so be prepared.
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    Mar 06, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    As my partner said, there's a lot nearby. I work in Sunnyvale and my commute is 7 miles and takes 20 minutes from San Jose. There are other communities nearby for finding residences. Besides Sunnyvale, there's Santa Clara, San Jose and Mountain View.
    The issue is how much you want to spend and what you need for your new home. There are also communities that might be less appealing, so don't go by proximity alone. (For example Cuppertino is comparable in what you get but more expensive because of the demand for the schools - so unless you've got children, it's not worth it.)
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    Mar 06, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    Yep, I live in SF but as others have stated, it's expensive so prepare yourself for that. I would suggest that you get some temporary housing (rent a room or long term motel accommodations) until you figure out the area, where you'll be working, and get input from some of your co-workers. Don't get into a one year lease and then be unhappy after 2 months but stuck another 10 months for the lease to run out.
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    Mar 06, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
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    Mar 06, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    First off, welcome!

    But...I doubt you'll want to ultimately stay in Sunnyvale...

    The SF commute might suck, but it could be worth it. Also look at downtown San Jose, even Palo Alto or San Mateo. More going on for single people. That said, you'll be close to some really nice open space to the south and west. Hiking, camping, climbing.