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Quality of Life in Milpitas : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Tina Lam answered:
Hi Stephanie,

There are plenty of areas around the Bay Area that meet your requirements. First, let me clarify that a 1 hour commute during the peak of rush hour would get you about 15 miles from Milpitas. That puts you into some older neighborhoods in Fremont, Sunnyvale, and San Jose. Homes are generally about 40-50 years old and in the 1200-1600 sqft range with 3 beds and 2 baths.

If you can commute during off-peak hours, you can get to Tracy and Livermore in 34-45 minutes. Both have newer (5-10 year old) single family homes in the $250-$350K range, with homes up to 2500 sqft. You can also get similar deals along the coastal areas of the east bay, like Hayward, San Leandro, or even Union City for slightly older homes. Down south, you can hit Morgan Hill in about 30 minutes. Or, if your commute time is very ideal, you can make it down to Gilroy in 45-55 minutes and get a single family with a small ranch.
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
Sammy answered:
It may get worse in future unless people make it a priority to file complaints http://www.mercurynews.com/milpitas/ci_21376541/s-j-council-advances-newby-landfill-expansion
Milpitas odor complains are on the rise but numbers are still in few hundreds per year http://www.mercurynews.com/milpitas/ci_22996972/city-milpitas-says-complaints-about-odors-rise
IMHO a larger and proactive effort from community by filing more timely reports will prompt the city towards a speedier resolution.
If you read the news link above from San Jose where San Jose approved expansion of dump facility there was not much weight given to odor issue. I am sure things would have been different if number of odor complains were in thousands.
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