I am a native San Franciscan and my wife is from Hayward. Before she moved in with me here in the City, she lived in Foster City which is the city closest to the San Mateo bridge. On the other side of the bridge is Hayward. The commute to SF from Foster City is pretty quick and it is a nice little community. She lived in Harbor Cove http://www.essexapartmenthomes.com/apartment/harbor-cove-fos and it is a nice complex. At that time she had a 2bd for about $1850(2 years ago). I am sure rents have gone up.
It may be a good idea to check out locations that are close to a Bart Station -
that way you can have the option of taking the Bay Area Rapid Transit System or driving.
Driving during morning rush hour or evening rush hour could be a bit of a hassle.
People everywhere are trying to drive less - less gas money and a cleaner environment.
Yeah, there are a few Bart Stations and cities to choose from but that's part of the fun exploring
neighborhoods and making a choice.
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