chem wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
chem wrote:I was able to wrangle a SF SA relatively early. Any advice on where to live? I'd like to keep the rent sub 3k if possible. Firm is in the financial district, right next the embarcadero BART stop
Suck it up and sublet from someone with a roommate and you can keep it under 1k/mo, esp. in the mission which is right by bart. Nightlife in the mission is dive-awesome, too.
Other places that tend to be cheap, nightlifey, but semi-close to public transport are lower haight, sometimes you can find something on the lower pac heights/nopa border since there are a lot of students that live in that area. But seriously, live in the mission, you'll be at work in like 10 minutes and the rent is decent.
Didn't mean to post anon, my bad misclick.
Wow, better than expected. How would you suggest finding a sublet? These forums/craigslist I guess?
If you know any students at Stanford/Berkeley/Hastings, ask one of them later on in the term (March or so) to put out a message on their listservs to see if anyone has open rooms in apartments in SF.
If you're looking to save money and easy to get to work, you could try Glen Park, which is right on the BART line (and 9 minutes from Embarcadero by train). Anything near 24th St. Mission is great, too. I've lived in this area and, even with recent price increases, it's pretty solid. If you don't mind the unpredictabilty of Muni, maybe try Noe Valley around 24th and Church St, or the Duboce Triange/Castro/Lower Haight area - Castro sublets can be had fairly cheaply, so long as you don't mind some loud gays on Friday and Saturday nights, some Sunday afternoons, and the week on either end of PRIDE weekend. I think that neighborhood is pretty fun, but some don't like living there even if they do like going out there.
You could also, I suppose, sublet in SoMa and walk to work, though I don't think SoMa is particularly fun nor does it seem to be cheap enough to justify missing out on the fun of the rest of the city.
You could also live in Rockridge or Lake Merritt over in Oakland, if you don't mind a slightly longer BART commute and want to check out the East Bay for post-grad living options.
Congrats on getting an SA this early!-BW's Beard.