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Moving in Pleasanton : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 23, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Depends on where you live in Pleasanton. In normal traffic, count on 30 minutes from downtown Pleasanton to McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas. Rush hour? At least double. You can pay extra for the commuter lane, but I've heard that doesn't cut much off your time. And during normal commute hours, the commute is awful going both ways. Accident? Worse yet. ... more
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
We lived in Dublin for 20 years; through a lot of highway construction and growth:
We loved Pleasanton. We loved visiting S.F.
I cannot imagine doing both!

If you are bound and determined; I would use Bart, not driving:
You are looking at 1 1/2 hours, on a good day!
Unless you are going in at 4:00 and getting off at 2:00.

And this is experience talking;
First we lived in Sunnyvale and I commuted to South San Francisco, up 280.
Then, we moved to Dublin while I was working in Mountain View.
I've got the scars.

The secret is having a big, comfortable car, (gas mileage is a lot less important) and I listened to books-on-tape; quite a few books over the period.

Good luck and may God bless
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