AT on... Finding the Ideal Neighborhood

AT on... Finding the Ideal Neighborhood

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Lily Gahagan
Jun 12, 2008

We're contemplating a possible move,and have started sizing up neighborhoods around the city where we could see ourselves living. There are certain criteria we need in a neighborhood, but we're curious if you have anything to add...

Right now our list includes:
Close to a grocery store (corner markets don't count) We don't have a car and aren't interested in shlepping our food on the bus.
Relatively safe We like to go on walks at night and aren't interested in carrying mace.
Relatively affordable We're not going to kid ourselves given the average cost of rent in this town, but nothing obscene, please.
Close to public transportation / easily accessible to work Just makes things easier.

Hmm, so pretty much it's mainly about location and ease of movement. What's your list of criteria? Any deal breakers?

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AT on... Moving to Oakland

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