Hello Ludovic and thanks for your post.
Given your budget of $2000 per month in rent, you can consider the following areas for residence in the South San Francisco Bay area--all of which have great schools. For favorable commutes to the Silicon Valley, consider West San Jose (Zip 95129), Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino and parts of Santa Clara. The Mandarin Immersion program at Meyerholz Elementary in Cupertino is excessively difficult to enter as it is one of the district's most impacted programs, and the waiting list is long since there are many individuals of Chinese descent living within the School District's boundaries. The less favorable commute (going south to north) also have some great schools including Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Evergreen in San Jose, and parts of Milpitas.
You may find, however, that a monthly rent of $2000 is not quite high enough to find suitable housing in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino or Sunnyvale and Mountain View. In these areas, rents tend to be slightly higher in the better school districts for homes suitable to a family of four.
For more information about rentals in the area, you can try http://www.craigslist.com,
apartments.com and rentsinsiliconvalley.com for a list of available rental properties.
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