curious_athlete saidcurrently stationed overseas and will be separating from the Navy in the next couple of months. looking to relocate to San Francisco. would appreciate any leads on places to stay, volleyball/tennis clubs and any other useful information. thanks and look forward to the move.
I have lived in the East Bay for the past 7.5 years, which is not quite the same, but I work in SF and am very familiar with life there.
To advise you on where to stay...do you have a reliable (and high) stream of income? I have not found a 1 bedroom in SF for less than $1600, and at that price they tend to be far out and dingy. Many people share space with housemates well into their thirties. Oakland and Berkeley are much more affordable - for now - but it will be a somewhat different lifestyle. Not better or worse, just different.
If you're a tech startup worker or need the club scene, you'll want to be in SF, expenses be damned. For me, my location works very well and I appreciate the space and the head start to Tahoe and Yosemite. Also, having a car will probably be a pain in the ass in SF, but it could be useful in the East Bay.
I don't know about volleyball or tennis clubs, but I had an ok tennis game back in high school and I'd play