SFO bees- question about apartment rental location

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kmarie719:  that is a safe somewhat boring neighborhood. Not very scenic, very little greenery, trees or interesting things to do. Ninth and Irving has some good restaurants and shops and stuff and gg park is close by, but otherwise it’s a good thing you’re on the n line so you can get around. Have fun!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kmarie719:  oops! You said the l line. That’s farther south and even more removed. Still, the l line will also take you to the main transit arteries to get around.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I stayed here when I was in SF; really like the quieter neighborhood, parking spot attached and also close to public transportation to go into the city. LOVED that we could walk out to the beach! 

 

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389628

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kmarie719:  I guess it depends on what you have planned.. There were 6 of us and we liked that we were able to retreat to a quiter neighborhood after a day of touring/sightseeing. Since there were so many of us, it was cheaper/easy to travel into the city by car anyway; finding parking actually wasn’t that bad. In that neighborhood you can walk to public transportation too. You can see that the “subway” or “train” runs along Judah street so that can take you anywhere you need to go. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@kmarie719:  My FBIL and his wife live in that area, so we’ve been there quite a few times 🙂 Except for the night he proposed and the weekend we were trying out the hotel we’re getting married at, we always stay with them.

As long as you’re near public transportation,  and especially since you also have a rental car, I don’t think it should be too bad at all. It’s an area with a lot of families who can’t afford the astronomical prices of being closer to downtown. Driving and parking in the city usually isn’t too terrible,  especially if you’re willing to pay for parking. 

But why are you having a rental car? I mentioned this to FI because he’s been there more than me and he’s usually the one driving, and he thinks you’d be better off staying somewhere closer to all the action and not having a rental car at all. And I see his point that it could be really annoying having to go 20 minutes each way every day.

And on a personal note, one of my favorite restaurants ever is in that area and it’s called Kingdom of Dumpling. Their soup dumplings are amazing.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kmarie719:  totally. You can take the l train to Powell or embarcadero stations. From there you can jump on a Bart train to the mission, my favorite neighborhood. The station itself if pretty sketchy but once you get on valencia st, it’s very gentrified (too much actually). You’ll do lots of walking, but it’s good for you! 

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