Good Questions: Where Should I Look for a House in the East Bay?

Good Questions: Where Should I Look for a House in the East Bay?

leslie
Sep 30, 2008
AT:SF, I currently live in Santa Cruz and am able to work from home. With the housing market in the state that it is in, I am in the position to be able to buy a (cheap) house. So I've decided to make the move up to the Bay Area. I've started looking in the East Bay but am overwhelmed as to where to look... ...Finding a house in my price range ($300,000) that is in an area that I would even vaguely want to live is hard! i know there are pockets all over that I don't know exist. Could you put it out the AT community to help find a few areas in the East Bay to start looking? Here's some things that I'm looking for: • Within reasonable walking or biking distance to a grocery store. • A neighborhood restaurant or two • Maybe even a local bar for a easy drink :) • Relatively safe • I'm a single woman in her early thirties and don't know a lot of people in the area, so an area where i could meet some friends would be nice :) Okay, I know I'm asking for the perfect neighborhood, but I'll never know if I don't ask! Thank you!!!!! -L-Girl Jump in, everyone!
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