It’s Christmas Eve! Whenever I think of Santa, I think of Miracle on 34th St. And that reminds me of Macy’s and New York.
Sure I could jump the shark and do a New York vs San Francisco post like this guy did, but let’s face it – SF would win by a landslide. After all, SF is
safer, you never need a car, has great magnet public schools, has a diverse economy, low taxes and no taxes on clothing, is the only place with diversity and gay rights, the most and the best colleges, only place with diversity, and has mild weather. Oh, and we’ve got Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39!
Instead being that this is Burbed.com – let’s focus on the ‘burbs. Here, we have the shining star of Cupertino – the anchor of The Real Bay Area. So let’s look a comparable suburb city of Manhattan: Manhasset Hills.
They’re both pretty similar in distance from The City (ok, the Cupertino one is twice as far), they’re both solidly upper-middle class, and they both have great schools – heck, the high schools even have pretty similar racial/ethnic demographic – yes that’s right, the high school for the Manhasset Hills house below is 47% Asian!
So let’s take a look shall we?
The Cupertino contender, located 44.7 miles from the Macy’s in San Francisco’s Historic Union Square:
MLS-2.com: Property Details
10260 ORANGE AV, Cupertino,CA,95014 – $1,098,000
3 Beds 1015 Sq.Ft. Aprx. 2 Car Garage MLS#: 701195
1.0 Baths 7,405 Lot Size 62 Yrs Old Aprx. List Date: 2007-01-09
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Description – 10260 ORANGE AV, Cupertino,CA,95014
Best Cupertino Schools, Large Lot, Very Close to Monta Vista High School Nice Open and Sunny Lot, Ready for your plans.
Alright… so far so good. We have a $1 million dollar house on a 7405 lot that is ready for you to tear down and build your dream house. So far Cupertino is in the far lead!
Let’s look at Manhasset Hills – located 18.4 miles from the Macy’s in boring and jobless Manhattan:
MLSLI.com – Find a Home
List Price: $1,059,000
Single family, 7 room Split
3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
Gas, Hw heating
Detached Stucco construction
Year Built: 1963
School Dist: Herricks
Lot: 73 X 115
GAH! Who wants that? A Diamond appearance? An 8000 sqft lot? 3 br/3.5 ba? How will you be able to build your own home when your home already looks like this? Boo! Hiss! Ridiculous.
See, another reason why Bay Area real estate is so expensive: you have the freedom to do what you want!
I don’t know why I even posted this – it was obviously going to be a landslide in favor of Cupertino. Don’t you agree?
Which would you prefer Santa to deliver to you tonight, readers?