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Southerngalh…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA

job transfer Los Alamitos to to Belmont. Looking for Sun, Safe, and Resale neighbhd. Advise on Redwood City, Burlingame, San Mateo, or San Fran? Than

Asked by Southerngalheadswest, San Francisco, CA Fri May 13, 2011

CIty vs. Suburb? Commute time 15-30 min from Belmont. Want safe neighborhood, but no fog and best possibility for resale. Want culture aspects of city but like peace, sunsets and warmer (no wind) of suburbs. Ocean drive <45 min. Your thoughts are most welcome.

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Mandy Montoya’s answer
I highly recommend Menlo Park. Menlo Park enjoys all of the culture of Palo Alto, as its next-door neighbor, while being a quiet, family-oriented community with great weather and schools. The commute to Belmont would be about 30 minutes. Resale is very strong.

Welcome to the Bay Area!

Mandy Safka
Alain Pinel Realtors
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 22, 2012
Redwood City has some of the best weather in the Bay Area.
It is an easy commute to Belmont and San Francisco.
It's best to be "West of El Camino" in RWC.
Web Reference: http://www.frankbwitko.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 14, 2011
Palo Alto has great weather and more cultural activities than the other cities, but Menlo Park is right next to Palo Alto so distance from a nice downtown area is not great. Resale in these areas is very strong. However, you might also want to look into Redwood Shores. It is very cool to be on the bay and the fog there is not anything like it is on the ocean.

This is a great place to be and I am sure you will love it.
Marcy Moyer
DRE 01191194
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 13, 2011
hi !
From Orange County to San Mateo County - Better re-sale values are seen in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, and parts of Redwood City. The weather is great in all these cities ( with the exception along the 280 freeway in the Belmont / San Mateo area - tends to get foggy and windy here ) Burlingame and Millbrae have good re-sale as well but cooler climate. School Districts play a role in re-sale value as well.
Hope this information helps.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance -
Welcome to the Bay Area -
Mary Molinari
Coldwell Banker
Web Reference: http://www.marymolinari.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 13, 2011
If you are looking for weather Redwood City has the Best in the West by Goverment Test! Resale should remain strong as long as you are in a good desirable area on the Peninsula. If you want more cultural aspects Burlingame, Menlo Park and Palo Alto may fit your needs. All are less than 30 minutes from Belmont and less than 45 minutes to the ocean. Let me know if you would like to discuss your needs further.
Good Luck,
Carolyn Rianda
Coldwell Banker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 13, 2011
La Honda! One of the first places on the coast where the fog burns off and you are still close to the ocean. The area has lost value considerably because of the location but we definitely believe that this neighborhood is a diamond in the rough.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 13, 2011
For the best weather...Redwood City, Ca...as far as wind goes...again Redwood City is less windy than
Belmont ..when you get into the hills of any of these communities you will have wind....regardless....
Redwood City has the older neighborhoods with classic Spanish style homes and also ranch & split level
styles in the Farm Hill area...Emerald Hills is a community with many different styles of homes and many
are newer...Pacific Ocean is 45 or less miles by Highway 92. No idea of your price range so this is
fairly general. Best wishes Donna Black 650 888-9314
Web Reference: http://www.donnablack.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 13, 2011
I saw your other post about this. If fog/temperature is an issue the peninsula will be warmer than the city and the east bay will be warmest of all, although there are parts of the city that are warmer and less foggy than others such as Potrero Hil. If weather doesn't keep you out of the city - and coming from Florida it will seem COLD here, It really comes down to your budget. Places will also be larger outside the city and have more likelihood of a yard. If you give a price range you'll get a lot more helpful information.
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