Toby Ziegler wrote: SemperLegal wrote:
Toby Ziegler wrote:Hey gang, I am applying next cycle and Berk is one of my top choices for a number of reasons. I was wondering if any of you that are planning to attend (or at least seriously looked into it) have families or are married and what your housing plans are. I am from a major west-coast city, but did not realize that San Fran's COL had ~equaled NYC. Yikes!
Basically what and where are the housing options for students with families at Berkeley? Ideally on a bus route or reasonable walking distance, as I would prefer my family to have the car during the days.
TYIA and huge congrats to you good people who are admitted!
I hear great things about : http://universityvillage.berkeley.edu/
Thanks for this! Is it a general consensus that living in campus/grad housing is the best/most cost efficient way to go?
Definitely not the best or cheapest, but it is convenient, safe(ish), and not criminally expensive. For peace of mind, it might be easiest to go with UC village if you won't have a lot of options to look at the place before you move in. Its a known quantity, it should be easier to coordinate kiddie school and day care (kids should go to Albany schools, which aren't as fucked as some of the Berkeley ones), and it's one less thing to worry about.
However, if you have the time and energy, you can probably get a better deal by pounding the pavement