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Vanessa Sewe…, Renter in Springville, UT

Where's the best place to rent a home within 30 minutes of downtown SF, we're in our 20's looking for a safe and great area to start

Asked by Vanessa Sewell, Springville, UT Mon Sep 5, 2011

our family. We think 3k is what we would want pay for rent. We'll be renting for a little while, but would look to buy soon, and want to find the best area, never been to San Francisco.

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Anywhere in the City of SF is less than 30 minutes of downtown, unless you get caught in traffice comming from the beach.

You can find a nice home in either Millbrae or San Bruno and both are less than 30 minutes from the City and the weather is good, and both cities have Bart for transit. You might be able to stretch it to Burlingame and San Mateo as well.

Your best source to find a rental is Craig's list, or find an agent who works with tenants or property management companies. You can also contact http://www.Faytherentalqueen.com Femarie@aol.com 650-455-6072.

Welcome to S.F.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 5, 2011
Hi Vanessa-

Will you be able to make a trip or two to SF to check out the area before you actually? That would be a great first start so you can begin to form a picture of the various areas around SF. Berkeley is close to SF and has the BART system. Daly City, although foggy, also has access to the BART system and is less expensive that SF proper.

Feel free to call or email if you have any questions.

Rich Bennett, Realtor

http://www.115-117States.com http://www.81Lansing208.com

Zephyr Real Estate
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 7, 2011
Nob Hill is close to downtown and has great apartments and good weather. You can walk to work from there.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 5, 2011

David is correct. Anywhere in the city would be within 30 minutes from downtown. I would look in the Marina, Cow Hollow, Lake, Inner Richmond, Laurel heights and Noe Valley for starters.

You may also look in Marin County (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge) in Sausalito and Mill Valley (also within 30 minutes).

In addition to CraigsList and Trulia's rentals, also try Zillow's rental links. Here are SF and Marin Search links:

SF- http://www.oggikashi.com/search/SF_Search.html

Marin- http://www.oggikashi.com/search/Marin_Search.html

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions.

Good luck,

Oggi Kashi
Paragon Real Estate Group
CA DRE 01844627
Web Reference: http://www.oggikashi.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 5, 2011
Are you looking for 30 min. from downtown driving or by public transit? And are you a family of two adults or more? Because that may determine the size of the home you rent. Also, are you open to apartments or do you want a SFH? If you're interested in public transit and a 2-BR apartment, check out the Inner Sunset, Inner Richmond, Haight/Ashbury, and NOPA/USF/Panhandle neighborhoods.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 14, 2011
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