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Old 11-19-2002, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Heeelllloooooooo Bay Area :) (NESIC member moved to BA) Need help finding apartment..

Heeelllloooooooo Bay Area

I just moved from Boston, so I'm a NESIC convert

Whats going on? I see there is a meeting tonight, i'll try to make it and meet some of you... That would be nice...

Look for my dirty silver rex... (i'll try to wash it today though. Must get the Nebraska stench off of it....)

I drove from boston to san jose... Made it in 3 days...


Well basically, I'd like to get some oppinions on where I should look for a place. I'll be working on Montague Expwy (right by 880), on the border of milpitas and san jose.


I'm kind of gettting mixed reactions from relatives and the few people from work. The ppl from work suggest to live in like mountainview, or sunnyvale or something. How's the traffic on 101/237 going east in the morning??

My relatives/friends suggest to live right near work (which means milpitas). I found a nice place (on Dixon Landing), but its right on 880 and I heard that 880 south in the morning is horrible (although this place is only 5mi from work). I dunno what to do.

I'm 22 years old and need a nice place with pool/fitness room, all that s#%t. But i'd like to be close to places to go out without driving for like 45 mins or so..


Well, i'll stop my rambling. Thanks a lot in advance for the help.. And its good to be here and know there's a club right near by Makes me feel more at home...

See ya..

--Dima
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:30 PM   #2
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Hey I live in a nice complex in mountain view, it got 3 pools work out room all that good stuff. I just moved here also from NY like to months ago. If I can do anything just let me know..


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Old 11-19-2002, 03:30 PM   #3
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personally, i wouldn't live in milpitas by dixon landing... it stinks (literally) it smells so bad during the summer time, everytime i pass by the city on 880 i have to close the window and turn on my ac... sunnyvale, mountain views are nice quiet city... or if you want to pay cheap rent like me, live in fremont and commute... but the traffic on 880 isn't very friendly...
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:34 PM   #4
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If you have already found a place near Dixon Landing, thats pretty good because its very close to your work. Altho early morning commute will be PITA no matter what, but it still beats a lot of ppl like me commute from oakland to san jose.

There are some apt/condo type of deals right on Montague Expwy and Riveroaks Pkwy. I heard its got a gym and swimming pool, You might want to check that out if you haven't.

Welcome to the Bay Area and Good luck!

See you at the meets someday!

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Old 11-19-2002, 03:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys... quick replies (keep em coming )

Jay02wrx: Which complex do you live in? And do they have 1 bedrooms with washer/dryer in the appt? I definately need that hehehe... Can't live without it... have been spoiled... Hows the traffic going east from MV in the morning?

r_master: DOH! stink == bad.... /me crosses out milpitas...

RimRockaz: Hmm cool... I'll give that a shot.. thx

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Old 11-19-2002, 03:39 PM   #6
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welcome, to the bayarea, I am from boston too.. ha ha, there is a couple of us that went to BU, here!
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:40 PM   #7
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Just remember, you don't always have to travel 880. There are surface streets you can take, and if you are near Dixon Landing, you could always go up and take 680 and exit on Landess/Montague. You will be working right near me. I work in between Capitol and Trade Zone. Actually on Capitol. See that structure going over Montague. That's my company building that. But I live with my parents so I don't pay rent. But I could provide some relief with traffic.
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:40 PM   #8
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Try South Fremont, and milpitas HOWEVER, EAST!

East milpitas or fremont is good, since 680 is right there, and 680 from south fremont down to SJ is at hwy speeds nearly 90% of the time...

880 sucks, and west miliptas stinks, literally... so east milpitas and south fremont, east fremont, with reletively close proximity to 680 is your best bet dude!


AND COME TONIGHT TO UCKK... Lets see, we got Dan (brucelee) with the busted "rally" car, he might come, not sure and Alex FKAI might come, and we usually get about 20 folks every week.

It's a great time to hang out... BRING A JACKET TOO!

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Old 11-19-2002, 03:43 PM   #9
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welcome, to the bayarea, I am from boston too.. ha ha, there is a couple of us that went to BU, here!
Haha... I went to BU too COmputer science.. Graduated with masters in January 2001.
Lets get a BU REUNION GOING!!!...
or not and just say we did...


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Old 11-19-2002, 03:52 PM   #10
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How's this place?

Or this place? http://www.springstreet.com/ext/207173

Or, http://www.springstreet.com/ext/40668

As far as location goes... I'm gonna go drive there and check them out. The first one doesnt do month to month, and a 7 month lease is a bit more than i want to commit to right now... not knowing the area and all.

And I'll also check out a few complexes in the MV and sunnyvale area....

I'd just like to be able to have a decent morning commute.. It'd be nice to have places to go near by... but if it means that commute is cut by 20-30 minutes, i can drive to go out

--Dima

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Old 11-19-2002, 03:53 PM   #11
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I live avalon at creekside, its nice no washer and dryer in apt but its right outside there is a dishwasher, I live in a 1 bedroom wit my gf. If you want to check it out let me know. Its a nice complex its quiet and parking is not that bad.

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Old 11-19-2002, 03:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: Heeelllloooooooo Bay Area :) (NESIC member moved to BA) Need help finding apartment..

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I'm kind of gettting mixed reactions from relatives and the few people from work. The ppl from work suggest to live in like mountainview, or sunnyvale or something. How's the traffic on 101/237 going east in the morning??
Anyone who whines about Bay Area traffic has never lived in Boston! I lived in Boston for about 5 years and also commuted from southern NH to Boston, and to Burlington (MA). Those commutes were a nightmare. No stop and go, just "stop" traffic. 237 east in the morning isn't bad at all as it's a reverse commute. I've lived in SV, MV, and PA and so far I like the MV location the best (right near Shoreline and 101) as it has convenient access to just about everything.

What part of Boston did you live in? I was in the Back Bay (Gainsborough Street, right near Symphony Hall).

Welcome to Sunny California.

Cheers, Joe
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:56 PM   #13
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they are both great... the 2nd looks killer!

but i'd take the cheaper, it's east, and nearly in the foothills, and that's where you want to be!

-Gagan
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:56 PM   #14
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I live avalon at creekside, its nice no washer and dryer in apt but its right outside there is a dishwasher, I live in a 1 bedroom wit my gf. If you want to check it out let me know. Its a nice complex its quiet and parking is not that bad.

pz--jay
Why is your dishwasher outside???
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:59 PM   #15
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na, its in the apt I ment washer and dryer are right outside in the laundrey room.
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Old 11-19-2002, 04:02 PM   #16
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Anyone who whines about Bay Area traffic has never lived in Boston! I lived in Boston for about 5 years and also commuted from southern NH to Boston, and to Burlington (MA). Those commutes were a nightmare. No stop and go, just "stop" traffic.
Tell me about it I commuted from Allston to Bedford 95/128N in rush hour is HELL!

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237 east in the morning isn't bad at all as it's a reverse commute. I've lived in SV, MV, and PA and so far I like the MV location the best (right near Shoreline and 101) as it has convenient access to just about everything.

What part of Boston did you live in? I was in the Back Bay (Gainsborough Street, right near Symphony Hall).

Welcome to Sunny California.

Cheers, Joe
I lived right off of Allston St, near the Summit Ave intersection in Allston/Brighton Area... (Near Comm Ave/Washington St.)


Thanks for the info.

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Old 11-19-2002, 04:11 PM   #17
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Hey, thats where I use to live.. ha ha.. yeah we should have a boston meet or smgt.. ha ha

btw, I was ENG
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Old 11-19-2002, 04:47 PM   #18
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like jim said there are a couple of bu people here.
i was class of '99 from SMG.

i lived off of st. paul street right across from dexter park.

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Old 11-19-2002, 05:27 PM   #19
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If you can afford it, living in Milpitas is good. Traffic will suck, but south of Dixon Landing isn't so bad. 880 is REALLY bad between Auto Mall and Dixon Landing and South of Montague.

I take 880 every day from just north of the San Mateo bridge and work in downtown Milpitas (essentially at Milpitas Blvd and Calaveras) so I am quite familiar with the traffic patterns in the area you're discussing.

I wouldn't imagine your commute would take more than 20 minutes or so even on a bad day give you'd only be a few miles from work.

Oh yeah, that complex you're looking at near 880 at Dixon Landing is right across the freeway from a dump, and is also very near a set of train tracks that carry car parts to the New United Motors plant and Toyotas from it.

So commute will be okay, but whether you can stand ther rest?

For reference, my commute straight down 880 is about 45 minutes to an hour. To get to Montague off 880 wouldn't take much longer maybe 10-15 minutes, depending on which side of the freeway it's on. I take a few shortcuts and head over to 680 at Mission or take surface streets from South Fremont. That's getting to work around 10, add another 15 minutes or so if you need to be in at 8.
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Old 11-19-2002, 05:35 PM   #20
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Thanks for the tips. I'm gonna go check out the place in East Milpitas, and then a few places in mountainview.. Thing is that i need to make a decision really quick. My **** comes in on a truck this weekend. So i'll go check out a few places and make a decision pretty soon...
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Old 11-19-2002, 05:35 PM   #21
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Or this place? http://www.springstreet.com/ext/207173

Or, http://www.springstreet.com/ext/40668
The Park Victoria area is pretty good area in terms of the neighborhood, and you'd be close to work. I have no idea about that specific complex. As far as lease MTM, I think in this area you're lucky to find a place that won't make you sign a lease. I thought standard fare was a 12 month lease unless you live near a campus.
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Old 11-19-2002, 07:31 PM   #22
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i have a coworker who's family manages 2 apartment buildings in hayward...

lemme know if everything else fails...
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Old 11-20-2002, 03:05 PM   #23
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If you can stay in Milpitas and work in Milpitas you will not have a traffic problem, but commuting to Milpitas SUCKS! They also have the "Milpitas Health Center" which has all the workout and pool equipment you could need...almost free, drop-in is $2. The place was just remodeled about a year ago.
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Old 11-20-2002, 03:46 PM   #24
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when u are in the baic area it automaticly makes you hate scic
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:56 PM   #25
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I would hit up craigs list; its an excellent all around resource for poling the finest ba has to offer. Welcome to the bay, just what we need, another CS head!? Hope you arent a Unix Admin
www.craigslist.com ( refine your housing searches to the area/city of choice ).


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