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What are the drawbacks of living in Stonestown?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Tue Oct 25, 2011

What are the cons of living here?

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Since Park Merced is only minutes away from a college campus, some weekend nights can be noisy due to college parties. Also, while there is a lot of accessible parking, residents and visitors must move their cars often unless they have purchased a parking permit.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
If you crave a social environment or neighborhood bars, this area is not for you. The worst part about it is that it is extremely boring. Also, if you don't have a car, getting anywhere will take you both time and effort. The apartment buildings are mundane - most of the interiors and exteriors are the same. In fact, it is very likely that you will get lost your first month of living here since there are no particular landmarks that will distinguish your apartment building or duplex from the dozens just like it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 30, 2011
Since it so close to Daly City and very suburban, the location makes you feel like you aren’t truly living in San Francisco (even though you have an SF zip code and pay SF taxes). If you don’t have a car, living here can be frustrating because you have to ride public transportation just to run errands. I would sometimes “kill two birds with one stone” and walk the 1.8 miles (one-way) from this apartment building to West Lake Center to get groceries and sneak in a workout. A lot of young teens used to deal drugs and get into fights right outside my window. There’s also A LOT of partying and noise on the weekends since most of the residents are SF State students. If you are a single professional renting a place for yourself, you could find a more central, urban spot for the same price, if not better, price.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 14, 2011
Owning a car here can be extremely frustrating; parking is nearly impossible and you can expect your car to be broken-into about once a year. Public transportation here is also lackluster, and without a car you will become utterly dependent on the "M" light-rail. It's heavily populated with students, meaning parties are common.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 10, 2011
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