Doug Remmis

A Real Estate Agent at Remmis Group, LLC

Doug Remmis

Remmis Group, LLC

A Real Estate Agent based in Oakland, CA

 
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Restaurants

Restaurants

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Some of the best Asian restaurants in the bay area can be found in South San Francisco, a city tourists often overlook. If you’re craving Filipino cuisine, check out Boracay Garden & Grill, Karilagan, Alido’s Island Flavor, or Ongpin. For Thai, eat at Chang Puak - White Elephant Restaurant or the Thai Original BBQ, If you want dim sum, swing by the Grand Palace or Hung to Seafood. For Chinese, go to Dumpling Empire, Paradise, or Sky Dragon. South San Francisco has excellent restaurants for different types of food, such as Italian or Mexican, but the city’s culinary scene is known for its great Asian food.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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San Mateo has a number of excellent local restaurants that are well-known in the Bay area. The city has a wide variety of acclaimed Asian restaurants, such as All Spice, Wakuriya, Izakaya Mai, Little China Kitchen, and Silver House, to name just a few. For traditional American, 231 Ellsworth, Central Park Bistro, and Viognier have been positively received in the area. There are tons of other cuisines represented here, such as Indian, Brazilian, Italian, Mexican, Seafood, etc. If you live here you will certainly enjoy San Mateo’s dining experience.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Because of the city’s college population (the College of San Mateo enrolls 12,000 students a year), there are a lot of apartments available in San Mateo, and it’s a great place to rent. Currently, 44% of all occupied housing in the city (16,596 properties) are being rented, and 54% (20,248 properties) are owned, This gap is shrinking, as 32.7% of all the vacant properties on the market in San Mateo right now are for rent, and only 15% are for sale.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Pleasant Hill has a great public school system. Seven of its public schools are rated a 7 out of 10 or higher on Great Schools, which is a site that grades schools based on their academic test scores. Two districts serve the city: the Contra Costa County Office of Education School District and the Mount Diablo Unified School District. There are also six respectable private schools here in Pleasant Hill, such as the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy (K-12).

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Pleasant Hill is located 23 miles northeast of Oakland via CA Route 24. It is also 25 miles from Richmond and from Concord. Most residents here drive to work (77%), but a good amount also take public transit (14%). BART services the area with a heavy-rail line, and through that residents can travel to a number of destinations around the Bay area, whether for work or leisure. The average travel time to work (one way) for commuters here is 34 minutes, which surpasses the state average (29 min), as well as national average (26 min).

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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San Ramon offers plenty of apartments for those who have pets. It’s a very common requirement for renters to have here, as the community has a lot of pet owners. To accommodate the pups in the area, San Ramon has four dog-friendly park spaces. Two of these, the Bark and Ride and the Del Mar Dog Park, are specifically dog parks. You can search MyApartmentMap for pet friendly housing, and even though you won’t be able to see the policies of individual apartments (you have to contact the landlord/manager for those), certain apartment buildings’ policies will be listed. Foothill-Twin Creeks Condos, Bel Air Apartments, and Crow Canyon are three such buildings that allow pets.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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San Ramon, a winner of the Tree City USA award in the past, offers fantastic recreational opportunities to the city’s residents. There are 52 parks open to the public here, including four dog-friendly areas. There are also a ton of cool facilities, like the refreshing Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center, the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, community gyms, a performing arts center, and plenty more. Whether it’s a hot summer day and you need to cool down, or a night when you want something to do, San Ramon has you covered.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Danville is definitely one of the wealthiest suburbs in the entire Bay area, and in California. Businessweek has named it the 41st most expensive zip code in the U.S. So, naturally, apartment prices here are going to be on the higher side of the price range. The median rent here is $1,919, which is double the U.S. average ($950), and is almost double the already-high California average ($1,149). The fact that there isn’t a huge apartment selection in Danville doesn’t help, as most of the properties here are for sale. However, if you can afford the large price tag, Danville is one of the finest communities in the country.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Danville has always been one of the safest communities in the U.S., and recently it was recognized as such. Neighborhood Scout, a company that uses FBI crime data to rate the safety in different cities, listed Danville as one of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S.A. The findings of the 2010 crime report here showed that Danville’s violent crime rate was lower than national and state averages by 89% and 90%, respectively. Its property crime rate was also lower than national and state rates by 54% and 49%, respectively.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Aside from the city’s closeness to foodie paradise San Francisco, there are a number of excellent restaurants in Walnut Creek as well. For Chinese, Dragon’s Pond is a local favorite. The Babushka Russian Deli is a culinary staple here, as is Morucci’s Si Mangia Bene. Chicks and Love has some of the best pizza in town, and sells them at the farmer’s market every weekend. These are just a few of the local establishments, there are also a number of trusted chain restaurants in town as well, such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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BART, the fifth largest public transit provider in the country (by ridership), provides service to two stations in Walnut Creek. Through this service residents can go practically anywhere in the nearby Bay area. The city provides shuttles to the BART stations daily. There are also buses provided by the CCCTA that help residents get around Walnut Creek. There are also miles of bike paths in the city that make bicycling a viable transportation option. 13.7% of residents here take public transit, which is three times the national and state averages.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Although the price tags here might seem hefty at first, if you look in surrounding communities you will see that it’s the norm for the area. In fact, most of California is more expensive than the rest of the country. The renting market here is more active than in most of the U.S. Of all of the occupied properties in Hayward, 44% are rented, which is nearly double the national average, and is just 10% less than properties owned here. With properties on the market, there are far more for rent (43.8%) than for sale (24%), meaning that there is a variety of places available to rent in Hayward.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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It’s easy to make plans for the weekends when you live in Hayward because of its proximity to Oakland, San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay, and all the activities these areas have to offer. However, if you want to stay in town, there is nighttime fun to be had here. For music, the Chabot College Performing Arts Center is a beautiful venue. Live music can also be found nightly at the Bistro. Other cool places in Hayward are the Foxes Cocktail Lounge, Buffalo Bill’s, Arnie’s Time Out, and the Union Jack Pub.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Lafayette has an incredibly convenient location for commuters. The city is about 12 miles away from Oakland (via CA Route 24), 18 miles from Richmond (CA Route 24 and Interstate 580), and around 20 miles from San Francisco (CA 24 and Interstate 80). If you rent here, your employment options won’t be limited to any one city. Although the majority of people (74.6%) drive a vehicle to work here, around 11% take public transportation, which is a sizable amount and nearly three times the state and national averages. So, not only are there options regarding where you want to go, but also in how you want to get there.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Lafayette has very low crime rate, especially when it’s stacked up against other cities in the U.S. According to 2010 reports, the crime rate here was lower than the U.S. average by 76.8% and lower than California’s average by 79%. The property crime is also low, as its lower than the national and state rates by 34% and 26.7%, respectively. The chances of being involved in a violent crime in Lafayette this year is only one in 1086, which only amounts to 23 people in the entire city.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Castro Valley has an excellent public school system. Great Schools is a company that measures a school’s performance by its test scores, then assigns it a grade accordingly. The public schools in Castro Valley have a combined 8 out of 10 score, which is very impressive. The main district in the area is the Castro Valley Unified School District, which serves around 9,000 students. There are also a few private schools in the area, including a K-8 school which is run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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One of the greatest things about living in Castro Valley is the public transportation access. Nearly 7% of people who live here take public transit to work every day, which is higher than the averages for California (4.8%) and the U.S. (4.4%). AC Transit provides bus service to the area, and more significantly, there is a heavy rail station in the city, which is run by the Bay Area Rapid Transit. The heavy rail takes Castro Valley residents everywhere in the bay area, from Oakland to San Francisco, Berkeley, Daly City... there are a lot of possible destinations, which is why the public transit ridership is so high here.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

San Francisco is a fantastic city for foodies, and constantly ranks high on various lists of cities with the best food. It ranked #2 on Travel & Leisure’s 2011 U.S. cities list, #2 on Yahoo! Travel’s 2011 U.S. list, and #3 on U.S. News Travel’s worldwide list. There are so many awesome restaurants and neighborhoods in the city that its hard to pinpoint certain ones, but the Richmond and Mission districts are both well respected by locals. Some restaurants in Richmond are: Angkor Wat, Troya, Bistro Clement, Natori Sushi, and The Richmond. Popular restaurants in Mission are: Lazy Bear, Soul Cocina, El Salvador, and Arabian Nights.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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San Francisco supports a staggering nightlife scene that can entertain anyone, from young bachelors to married couples. For live concerts, there are a number of venues in San Francisco and nearby Oakland and San Jose. For sporting events in the city, there are baseball and football teams, and in a few years, a basketball team. The city also has several acclaimed comedy/improv clubs, such as the EndGames Improv, and nightclubs, such as the Verdi Club. Best of all, AC Transit, Muni, and SamTrans provide “Owl” transportation services, which are buses, trains etc. that run until 5 a.m., so you can stay out on the town for as late as you please, and not have to worry about driving to get home.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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In 2010, there were nearly two times as many properties being rented (233,817) than owned (123,873). Those figures continue to rise as more people are realizing that San Francisco is an extremely renter friendly city. Overall, the apartment costs mostly reflect the high cost of living in the city, but there are obviously more and less expensive neighborhoods. And with so many available apartments, you are sure to be able to find something that suits your style and price range.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

San Francisco has the third most popular public transportation system in the U.S., as 32% of residents use it to commute to work every day. Muni is the largest transit service in the city, and operates a light rail, the subway, buses, streetcars, and cable cars. Also provided to the area by different companies are commuter rail service, regional bus lines, long distance bus service, and trains. In addition, cycling is popular here: 75,000 San Francisco residents commute to work by bicycle every day. It should also be mentioned that walking is a great option, as the 2011 Walk Score named San Francisco the second most walkable city in the country.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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San Leandro offers some of the least expensive renting options in the San Francisco metropolitan area. The average price of a two bedroom apartment here is $1338. This average is similar to neighboring areas like Hayard ($1368) and San Lorenzo ($1384). The more expensive options in the area can be found in Oakland ($1532), Alameda ($1614), and Moraga ($1674), to name a few. For cheaper housing in San Leandro, a studio apartment averages $964 and a one bedroom is $1075. For more space, the average three bedroom apartment costs $1876.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Have you ever wondered what a UFO conference is like? Probably not, but the BAL Theatre in San Leandro hosts them annually. They also host comedy shows, live music performances, and even political events. Of course, most residents visit the theater for movies, and here they can see recent flicks as well as special screenings for famous ones that were released decades ago. Also in town are a huge selection of bars, such as the Dark Horse Lounge, Drake’s Barrel House, and Dick’s Restaurant, a historic place where Radiohead filmed a music video in the 1990s. San Leandro is also home to great dance clubs/lounges such as Club Caliente and Lounge 3411.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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One of the greatest parts of living in San Pablo is the access to its array of Mexican restaurants. Mexican is the city’s culinary staple, and there are tons of eateries to choose from. Enjoy a taco or quesadilla from Taqueria Maria, a bionoco (Mexican fruit salad) and vampiro at Tortas Y Taqueria Los Picudos, a super burrito from La Plazuela, or chicarrones and carnitas from Las Montanas Taqueria. I could go on, but there are too many food choices and places to name. If you visit here, be sure to stop by one of these restaurants, and if you stay and live here, enjoy them all!

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

About one out of every ten San Pablo residents take public transportation to work, which is double both the state and national averages. There are an abundant number of ways to get around here. The AC Transit provides bus service to connect the city with popular destinations like the Hilltop Mall Shopping Center and Richmond Parkway Transit Center. It also services local middle and high schools so students can use it to go home or get around the city. Contra Costa College in San Pablo is a transportation hub for the city, as it’s serviced by a few bus lines including WestCat and a BRT (bus rapid transit). Other transportation options include the BART and Amtrak station in neighboring Richmond (two miles from San Pablo’s city center) and BART in El Cerrito.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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In Burlingame, early education is taken seriously; there are 19 total preschools in the area. When children move on to the elementary level, the selection is narrowed down to five schools. However, all five are some of the best schools in the country, scoring in the 800s and 900s (out of 1000) on the state’s Academic Performance Index. At the junior high level, the Burlingame Intermediate School is the only middle school in the area. There is also only one high school, Burlingame High School, which is operated by the San Mateo Union High School District. There are a few private schools in the area, such as Our Lady of Angels and the all-girl Mercy High School.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, Burlingame has a long coastline on the bay. One of the best places to walk or go jogging is on the beach boardwalk, which is a paved trail along the coast. It features an incredible view of the bay. There are plenty of other places to jog in Burlingame: it is home to around 20 parks, including a dog park, a marine reserve with tide pools and scenic trails, a canyon with unique wildlife species and great hiking, and a couple more traditional parks with sports fields and picnic areas. With the views that surround these areas, whether it be the bay or canyon, you would actually enjoy getting in shape here.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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If you are considering renting a two bedroom apartment in Millbrae, you’re going to find that the average price is $2214. This is slightly more expensive than neighboring communities, such as South San Francisco ($2079), Daly City ($2050), and Pacifica ($1917). Its price for this space is very similar to San Bruno ($2296) and San Mateo ($2297). Of course, there are cheaper options. A studio apartment here averages $900 and a one bedroom is $1564.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Because Millbrae is located next to the San Francisco International Airport, it has plenty of restaurants so travelers can fill themselves up before they leave, or enjoy a full-course meal after they land. Enjoy a steak at Sixteen Mile House, the winner of the 2009 Best of the Bay award. Or, for Japanese, try the dishes at the Grill Akafuji. Then there’s Famous Frankfurters, a traditional mom and pop restaurant that specializes in sausage. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, El Super Burrito has the fix. These restaurants aren’t just for travelers; Millbrae residents are lucky enough to be able to enjoy them whenever they please.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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El Cerrito residents have to commute longer to work (36 minutes, one way) than the average Californian (29 minutes) and American (26 minutes). Oakland is just 10 miles away, but traffic on Interstate 80 can significantly affect the commute on a busy day. To reach San Francisco, 16 miles away, El Cerrito residents have to cross the Bay Bridge, which is notorious for its backed up traffic. Fortunately, if residents want to avoid the stress of driving, there are a variety of public transportation services available, such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit, AC Transit, Amtrak stations in nearby Richmond and Berkeley, and All Nighter routes for late weekend nights.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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El Cerrito has a reputation of being a dangerous city. This was especially true in the mid-2000s, when their crime rate doubled the national average in ‘05 and ‘06. Now, the criminal portrait of the city sends mixed messages. El Cerrito has improved drastically in certain categories, like motor vehicle theft risk, which in 2010 was twenty times safer than the national average. Robberies have also declined recently, as they only occur at half the rate of the average Californian city. Crimes such as assault, larceny, and murder are still issues for the city, but overall there’s a declining pattern, as the total crime risk for an individual is now lower than state and national averages.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Pacifica’s schools are split in two different school districts. The elementary and middle schools are part of the Pacifica School District, and their high schools are part of the Jefferson Union High School District. The city has two public high schools, Oceana and Terra Nova. The two schools have different teaching styles: Oceana holds long classes where students only have a class every other day and has a project-based curriculum. Terra Nova has a more traditional approach, which has worked well for them: they have the sixth highest academic scores in the county. There is also a private high school in Pacifica, Alma Heights Christian High School.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

You can find apartment space in Pacifica that is considerably less expensive than in neighboring cities. For a two bedroom apartment, the average price here is $1917. Some cities have comparable prices such as South San Francisco ($2079) and Daly City ($2050), while other places like Milbrae ($2214), San Bruno ($2296), and Burlingame ($2888) are more expensive. Only one neighbor, Brisbane ($1675), has a cheaper average for a two bedroom. A one bedroom in Pacifica averages $1560, whereas the average three bedroom costs considerably more at $3294.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Richmond residents don’t have to go to San Francisco to have an enjoyable dining experience. The small, homey 3 Hermanas offers the best Mexican food in the area. For quality Chinese, visit the high-rated Sichuan Fusion or the Kwang Tung Restaurant. If you want German, go to the Baltic, and for Thai, the Sawad Dee Thai Restaurant. Vegans will feel welcome at Symphonie, and meat-lovers will love the Philadelphia Hoagie Station. There are many different types of eateries in Richmond that can cater to any type of craving or appetite.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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All pets are welcome in Richmond! The city has three dog parks, including Point Isabel, which was ranked #1 on Petside’s list of top ten dog parks. Some of its amenities include 23 acres of play space, swimming, and grooming stations. Elsewhere in the city, there are pet cleaning services (Mudpuppy’s), dog walkers and babysitters (McGraw’s Paws), animal trainers (Deena Jesmok), pet stores (Downtown Pet Supplies), veterinarians (Richmond Veterinary Hospital), and even a rabbit society (House Rabbit Society).

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

A 2007 study showed that one in every four Oakland residents commute through public transportation. This was before the gas spikes in the following year, so this statistic is probably even higher now. Oakland has its own public transportation agency called AC Transit that take them around their own city, as well as to places as far as the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Oakland is also served by eight stations of the Bay Area Rapid Transit, and ferry service to San Francisco, Alameda, and Angel Island. In addition, Amtrak has two stops in Oakland. Wherever you need to go in the city, public transportation will take you there.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Though many people may not realize it, Oakland is the perfect city for a music-lover. The Paramount Theater hosts musical tours, as well as theatrical performances. The Fox Oakland Theatre is also popular, and is known for hosting bands and singers from a variety of musical genres. The Oracle Arena -- where the NBA’s Golden State Warriors play -- hosts concerts too, though not as often. Yoshi’s is a well-established jazz venue near Jack London Square. For those who are looking for a thrill besides music, this square is perfect. It has movie theaters, restaurants, and nightclubs. If you ever decide to spend a night on the town in Oakland, you won’t be disappointed.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Berkeley is home to an astounding 57 parks, which feature amenities such as sports fields and courts, swimming, and trails for jogging or walking. The city has also led movements to plant trees in urban areas and restore creeks and wetlands. Another well-known restoration project was transforming the city dump into the beautiful Cesar Chavez Park. One of Berkeley’s finest gems is Lake Anza near the Tilden Regional Park. It features nature trails, a beach, picnic space, and is a great place to take a dog. Places like this show how much care the city has for the environment and recreation.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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Berkeley has an excellent Section 8 program available to its residents. Unlike most other cities, Berkeley puts its Section 8 listings online and updates them every week, so buyers won’t have to browse third-party sites that often try to scam them. On their webpage, the city even tells you which sites to stay away from, and posts steps that will guide you through the entire process. Berkeley received 37,000 requests for Section 8 housing during the last waitlist application process, which shows how many people in the area need the program. Fortunately, Berkeley is steps above everyone else in addressing this problem.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Nationally, Albany has a very high public transit ridership level. Around 20% of its residents use public transportation to commute to work every day. There is a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter rail that runs through the city, and can take residents anywhere they want in the bay area, whether it be San Francisco, or somewhere further like San Jose. The city also provides free shuttles for the disabled and elderly, as well transportation for cancer patients who have medical appointments.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Albany’s public education is operated by the special purpose, or independent, Albany Unified School District. They service three elementary schools, one middle school, a traditional high school, a continuation high school, and an adult school. Albany High School is renowned as one of the highest performing public schools in the bay area. In 2010, it was reported that it has a 92% graduation rate. In addition, Albany is home to two private schools, Tilden Preparatory School and St. Mary’s College High School.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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San Bruno’s crime rate has fluctuated since 2000, but in the past few years has declined. For every 100,000 people that live here, only 194 will be affected by a violent crime, which is very low. Nationally, San Bruno’s violent crime rate is 38% lower than the average U.S. city. On a state level, the rate is 49% less than the average Californian city. San Bruno’s property crime rate, which measures crimes like robbery and larceny, is less impressive but still 25% below both the national and state average. Overall, crime in San Bruno is 28% less than the California average and 25% less than the national average.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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San Bruno is one of the more expensive renting areas in the San Francisco metropolitan area. The average cost of a two bedroom apartment is $2296. This price is higher than Brisbane’s average ($1675) Pacifica ($1917), and Daly City ($2050). However, it is in the same range as other cities like Millbrae ($2214) and San Mateo ($2297). If you want less space in San Bruno, the average studio apartment costs $1307, and the typical one bedroom apartment goes for $2707.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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South San Francisco’s name is deceiving. The city is not actually contiguous with San Francisco, because Brisbane is between them. In actuality, they are ten miles apart, which isn’t an overwhelming commute but can be a hassle with traffic. Even though there is subway and commuter rail access to San Francisco (and San Jose through the rail line), 68% of the population still drive to work. The most common route to San Francisco is U.S. Route 101, which can be backed up with traffic during rush hour and make the ten mile commute irritating.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Some of the best Asian restaurants in the bay area can be found in South San Francisco, a city tourists often overlook. If you’re craving Filipino cuisine, check out Boracay Garden & Grill, Karilagan, Alido’s Island Flavor, or Ongpin. For Thai, eat at Chang Puak - White Elephant Restaurant or the Thai Original BBQ, If you want dim sum, swing by the Grand Palace or Hung to Seafood. For Chinese, go to Dumpling Empire, Paradise, or Sky Dragon. South San Francisco has excellent restaurants for different types of food, such as Italian or Mexican, but the city’s culinary scene is known for its great Asian food.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Alameda offers many amenities for pet owners. To make sure your pup gets enough fresh air, the city has opened three off-leash dog parks. Also, there are a great number of dogwalking and babysitting companies that can take care of your animal while you’re away at work or on vacation. If you’re just visiting the area, it will be easy to find a hotel that is pet friendly. Residents who want to keep their pet clean and stylized have a variety of pet groomers to choose from in the area, a couple being Under the Woof, and Nails and Tails.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Doug Remmis - Real Estate Agent

Be prepared to stay up late on the weekends in Alameda, because it has a buzzing nightlife. After enjoying a meal at one of the city’s excellent restaurants, head to Lucky 13, a dive bar with some bonus features: an arcade, photo booth, and dancing on select nights. Another unique spot is the Rhythmix Cultural Works, which hosts art galleries, bands, comedians, bingo games, and offers a few dance and music classes. Alameda is also home to the Pacific Pinball Museum, which features a collection of old, playable pinball machines, and is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. For a more traditional nightlife experience, see a movie at the Alameda Theatre.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The Daly City Parks and Recreation apart has been around for nearly 80 years, and today offers over 200 classes and services to kids, teenagers, adults and seniors that range from swimming lessons to hall rentals. The city is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes its Thornton Beach. In addition, there are numerous public recreational properties, including baseball fields, pools, skate parks, rinks, etc. Golf’s U.S. Open will be hosted here in 2012 at the Olympic Club.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Daly City ranks 12th on a list of the nation’s highest public transit riderships, as one in every five residents use public transportation to go to work every day. Located just eight miles southwest of San Francisco, it’s an easy commute. There are a few different types of public transportation available. SamTrans is an agency that provides bus service for the San Mateo, San Francisco, and Palo Alto areas. The Bay Area Rapid Transit provides rail and subway service between San Francisco and Mateo County. Parts of the San Francisco Municipal Railway also provide bus, trolley, and rail service.

 

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