where should I live if I work in salinas and my husbend works in san jose?

Asked by Frances, New York, NY Fri Jul 13, 2007

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Artur Urbans…, Agent, Burlingame, CA
Fri Jul 13, 2007
Hi Frances,
Your best options are Morgan Hills (closer to San Jose) or Gilroy (approx. half way). Hwy 101 between San Jose and Morgan Hills has 4 lanes now, so commute is much better than before.
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Keith Hughes, , 95032
Sat Jul 14, 2007
Prices go up as you get closer to San Jose, Morgan Hill is an excellent compromise for the reverse commute to salinas and closeness to san Jose with low crime and good schools compared to Gilroy. Gilroy offers even better value for money if schools are less important and you pick the right neighborhood.

If you want country property with acreage there are several very good unincorporated communities in between, like San Martin, San Juan Batista, Aromas.

As always stay away from busy streets and other poor locations. Even if the house is nice it will alwyas be the last to sell even in one of our hot selling cycles if the location is dubious.
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Dave Roche, , San Jose, CA
Sat Jul 14, 2007
Hi Frances,

I hate to answer a question with a question, but how long of a commute are each of you comfortable with? What other things are important to you? (schools, house prices...)

I live in Morgan Hill, and my wife and I love there. We felt that we could get more for our money compared to the nicer parts of San Jose. We also liked the small town feel when compared to Gilroy.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Sat Jul 14, 2007
Gilroy is a nice little town that is still small. At some point I guess the creep will move from San Jose to Gilroy. Of course at certain times of the year and depending on your location you might need to enjoy the smell of garlic.
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Josh Hohman, , http://www.bayarearei.com/about.html
Fri Jul 13, 2007
Downtown Campbell is a nice area as well, although it is essentially in San Jose. I personally like areas that are close to a small downtown area. I like being outside of the large city while still being able to walk to shops and restaurants. Personal choice I guess...
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