September 27, 2009

Guide to neighborhoods in the Real Bay Area

Palo Alto Online: Real Estate Home
Neighborhood Guides

Palo Alto: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/palo_alto.php

Atherton: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/atherton.php

Menlo Park: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/menlo_park.php

Portola Valley: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/portola_valley.php

Woodside: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/woodside.php

Mountain View: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/mountain_view.php

Los Altos: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/neighborhoods/los_altos.php

Thanks to Burbed reader Herve for this find.

For those moving to the Real Bay Area, these guides should be useful. Frankly I think they could be even better if they provided more information like “Number of VC’s” and “# of millionaires” – but this is a great start.

What would you like to see added to these guides?

Comments (18) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:00 am

18 Responses to “Guide to neighborhoods in the Real Bay Area”

  1. Top Dog Says:

    Where’s the guide for Cupertino?

  2. UnrealAlex Says:

    There are some lovely slums in each city too, I hope the new specuvestor considers those “for potentially higher equity growth” then complains when their car’s broken into, they’re panhandled, their wife/GF can walk alone, etc.

  3. nomadic Says:

    Why is Mountain View on the list? :-P
    They must get instant tech cred from Google HQ.

  4. SV Shopper Says:

    This must be the list of the cities regular folks cannot afford. Things are pretty tough right now with inventory down and prices holding tightly.

    After reading the negative news in the media and some of the grim opinions here a few weeks back, I bid for a house in Sunnyvale at 5% under list. Didn’t even get a response, and later found out it sold for over asking.

  5. anon Says:

    4 percent something interest rates SV shopper. They’ll go away soon.

  6. nomadic Says:

    SV Shopper – was it a regular sale or a foreclosure? Did you think the asking price was reasonable when you made the offer? Or did you think it seemed a little low?

  7. Pralay Says:

    After reading the negative news in the media and some of the grim opinions here a few weeks back, I bid for a house in Sunnyvale at 5% under list. Didn’t even get a response, and later found out it sold for over asking.
    —–

    Isn’t that a cute convincing story? SV Shopper
    - visited burbed
    - read some “grim opinions” here on burbed (not WSJ, not Economist, not SJ Mercury News, not SF Chronicle, not any well-known housing market/economy related column, BUT some opinions on burbed).
    - believed those opinions
    - give a lowball offer to Sunnyvale property and
    - he lost the bid.

    Or may be this another Sunday humour from SV Shopper.

  8. Nick Says:

    # of millionaires? It’s got to be close to 100%. The way equity in these homes is increasing, every homeowner in PA is sitting on a stack of money.

  9. Top Dog Says:

    Pralay: Yes, the mistake he made was to believe your opinion, which possibly cost him the chance to own a house. Lesson learned. Thanks for confirming the worthlessness of your opinion.

  10. Top Dog Says:

    Can you all believe this? Pralay has a habit of attacking anyone who disagrees with him (and accusing him of being Real Estater). Now he is ridiculing someone for believing in him.

  11. anon Says:

    Huh?

  12. Pralay Says:

    Now he is ridiculing someone for believing in him.
    —–

    Great logic, Rescue Dog. Only one problem: SV Shopper’s story is made up. It’s too obvious. May be he is still missing Madison Ave. :)

  13. Pralay Says:

    Yes, the mistake he made was to believe your opinion, which possibly cost him the chance to own a house. Lesson learned.
    —–

    Yes, he should have listened you and overbid. Lesson learned – you can put lipstick on a pig SV Shopper can pretend to be guy from NYC, But it’s he’s still a pig RealEstater.

  14. SV Shopper Says:

    Looks like the fighting never stops here, and all I did was show up and give a field report. Pralay must have changed his mind in light of recent news, because as I recall he was one of the bears. Anyways, is 5% under list considered a low ball offer these days? Boy have things changed. Wasn’t home price supposed to be dropping 5% a month?

  15. anon Says:

    What are you doing home at 1:38 on a Saturday? This is prime time to look at homes!

  16. Pralay Says:

    and all I did was show up and give a field report.
    —-

    You mean field fake report, right?

  17. Pralay Says:

    Wasn’t home price supposed to be dropping 5% a month?
    ——-

    Wasn’t home price in RBA supposed to be going up 5% a month? Run SV Shopper aka RealEstater run. Buy something you get priced out forever. :)

  18. Pralay Says:

    Correction in #17: Buy something before you get priced out forever.


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