September 24, 2009

best areas to live in the bay area

In today’s installment of search term Thursday, recently someone found this site by searching for: best areas to live in the bay area

Wow. Talk about an easy one.

Without a doubt, it is the Real Bay Area. Unfortunately, that area is constantly shifting.

The readers on this site will surely have their opinions… but personally I think you should at a minimum set a bar $650 per square foot. You really don’t want to go below that.

Generally I would target $850 per square foot+. That’s real quality.

Unfortunately, Burbed must be bias free – readers, what do you recommend?

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:02 am

9 Responses to “best areas to live in the bay area”

  1. Jason Says:

    I think the RBA has shrunk. Nowadays it’s defined as within SF city limits, north of California Street, and east of Arguello Boulevard. Anything outside of that and why bother, really.

  2. nomadic Says:

    another search resulting in burbed-by-accident:

  3. Real Estater Says:

    Here are my top 3:

    Atherton – West Atherton and Lindenwood
    Lower Hillsborough
    Palo Alto 94301

  4. anon Says:

    Real estater you are as ignorant as you are boring.

    Nobody gives a crap about your opinion.

  5. Real Estater Says:


    Look at the heading of this thread. Burbed is asking readers for recommendation. What’s with the lack of Bay Area spirit?

  6. Herve Estater Says:

    My top 3:
    Portola Valley
    Los Altos Hills
    Palo Alto 94306 (good schools without the attitude)

    Lately I’m a bit disappointed with Portola Valley though. Not so many nice houses on the market.

  7. anon Says:

    “Look at the heading of this thread. Burbed is asking readers for recommendation. What’s with the lack of Bay Area spirit?”

    What ever do you mean? I’m just trying to help you.

  8. steve Says:

    herve, agreed on portola valley. insanely tight supply. not sure why, but I’m down on LAH these days but I’m really liking central menlo. it’s like all that is great about 94301 without the negatives — except for the super high prices which seem to be holding.

  9. SiO2 Says:

    Hi Steve, you are right that central Menlo has much of what’s good about PA but at a lower cost. There’s one exception – high school. Once you get out of Menlo Elementary the high school is not as good. So it’s a great option for those who don’t worry about it, or plan to send kids to private school.

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