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Pleasanton to San Carlos and/or San Fran?? Terrible? Ok?
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by NC to CA
on Jul 2, 2014
Hi, I read all the great comments on the topic of Pleasanton to South Bay coomute, very insightful. We are getting ready to relocate to Bay area. Looking like Pleasanton will be the place. I went out a month ago looking around at various cities- loved pleasanton and Peninsula just too pricey and old houses, no yards unless you spend $5k a month on rent (we are moving from 4900 sq feet so cutting sq footage in half is bad enough- in Peninsula wed be living in a 1400 sq foot hovel lol). I drove to Pleasanton one day from San Jose and once from mountain view and didnt mind the drive really at all. (off peak hours). It did feel like you are leaving all the 'action' a bit though, but small price to pay for everything Pleasanton has to offer. Question, my office is San Carlos, Im ok doing the commute, dont mind driving but my daughter may be working in San Fran, north part of san fran and she is freaked out by how long the commute appears to be. Is there any train that is workable? it looks like Bart goes about a mile to her office, but then she would have to take a bus? is there any not so desirable part of Pleasanton? We are looking at a house kind of close to downtown, by McKinley park, Valley View ele- ok area?? thanks!
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