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Help me find an apartment!

Paul and I have decided we want to find another apartment. We’ve been patient with the loud base of the guy below us but even we have limits. Ever since Emily posted about Housing Maps last week I’ve been constantly looking for a new place. Housing Maps combines Google maps with Craigslist and it has officially changed my life. Does anyone out there know of a good apartment in San Francisco? Here is my list of apartment needs and wants:

Large 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom
Modern loft or Edwardian flat
Wood Floors {i have ocd issues with carpet}
Cool Neighborhood
Laundry in unit or building
Easy commute to downtown {preferably 20 minutes or shorter}

Parking spot
Cute period features
Dish washer
Wood burning Fireplace

  1. Elizabeth

    April 30, 2007

    I don’t know if you’re open to it, but you should consider Oakland. We have ALL of these things at our place (well, our view is iffy, but we’re on the first floor) – including an easy less than 20 minute commute to downtown San Francisco, and pay a lot less than we would pay in the city. We also LOVE Oakland. If you want to talk with me about it or come hang out in our neighborhood for an afternoon shoot me an e-mail: abrownerbrown (at) gmail (dot) com

    Good luck in your search!

  2. love.boxes

    April 30, 2007

    Good luck. I hate neighbors who think you want to share their base. 🙁

  3. liz

    April 30, 2007

    we are looking, too, but in the east bay. It seems if you just start talking to agents listing stuff on craig’s list they always have ‘up and coming’ homes that are about to be listed. I got some good leads this way to be the first to see some places (for free!). And look at stuff slightly above your price range- they could always come down in rent if they like you!

  4. MissEm

    April 30, 2007

    good luck! I’ll be so jealous if you get a dishwasher and fireplace 🙂

  5. michelle

    April 30, 2007

    Dear Jordan,

    Do not move to the East Bay. I’m sure it’s nice and pleasant but I need you to be in San Francisco with me.

    Your friend,

  6. liz

    April 30, 2007

    I fully agree with Michelle- don’t do the east bay unless you have to.

    no burbs until matter what (in my humble opinion)!

  7. Elizabeth

    May 1, 2007

    that’s why it’s so great that Oakland is a city in it’s own right and not just a suburb of San Francisco the way that say Daly City or San Mateo are. You might be surprised – I would be the first person to agree that most of the East Bay sucks (enough money does not exist for you to pay me to live in Hayward or San Leandro or Richmond or Castro Valley or Walnut Creek or any of those places whose main attractions seem to be malls) but Oakland has its own art scene, music, bars, restaurants, stores. At this point, after being in Oakland for over 2 years, you couldn’t really pay me to move into San Francisco either. But I totally realize that there are a lot of people who will never leave it.

  8. alyson.

    May 1, 2007

    Hi Jordan, I just looked at your blog for the first time, and let me just say, that I’m so glad you posted about Housing Maps!! it’s incredible. I love it!

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