Am just visiting ATM and alli can say is you are very lucky, it's a great place to be. We have circled around, as further south as Carmel and currently in napa. It's very cosmopolitan and yet with a solid grounding in nature and it certainly is bountiful around here. Centrally yes rents are high but there is a great urban transport system and the pace of the city is very laid back. The climate is milder as you go just a little bit inland but yes traffic is bad especially on the bay bridge axis. How about San Jose? Where is work based?
We're moving in September and I was just wondering if there's anyone out there. I keep hearing about how high the rents are and how hard it is to find preschool places and get into a decent school in SF which is all a bit discouraging so I was hoping for someone to tell me that it can be done!