Mar 27, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
I have been living in San Francisco for three years and although I like some parts of city living, I am thinking about looking into a move out to the Peninsula. I work in the city but I am willing to commute for a better quality of life (more value for the money, a larger place etc). Sometimes I work a lot and travel a lot for work and I am looking for a nice peaceful place to unwind when I get home.
Most of the people I know who live on the Peninsula are married coworkers who have different criteria for where they live (good schools etc). I realize for resale value I probably do want to live someplace with good schools but I myself have no children.
I rent now but I am looking to buy. I have looked at places in San Francisco and even though prices have come down some, I have not seen any place that made me think about buying it.
So, a question for the guys who live on the Peninsula. How is life on the Peninsula, which towns would you suggest I look into? Is there enough to do on the Peninsula or do you find yourself coming into San Francisco most of the time anyway? Did you pick where you live because its close to work, or was a reverse commute an option for you?
Google maps suggests that San Francisco to Sunnyvale is a 1 hour commute along the 101 with traffic so that's probably as far south as I would go.
I am not opposed to living in East Bay or North Bay but my perception is that it is a tough commute to the city or to parts of the Peninsula from these locations.
Thanks for any suggestions.