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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2005, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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My First Road Trip: San Francisco

So I've been thinking of going away to a junior college in San Francisco, sharing an apartment with a roommate, etc.

A visit to SF is a definate must if I finalize my decision...I'm planning to go to SF soon with either 3 friends or my cousin and sis.

I'm in San Diego and it should take about 8 hours or 550 miles to get there. Pretty long trip taking a car instead of an airplane but we need a car if we will be visiting most parts of SF.

Anyway, anyone live in SF or been there? How is it? Would you like to live there? I've heard it is quite expensive to live there even for a decent 1 bedroom apartment. What are the good places to visit for a first time? Budget will be low, so just places to visit without spending too much $$$.

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If you're going to live in SF to go to college, I hope you have a trust fund with some serious cash. SF rents are still very high, despite the tech slump and subsequent plateau of rental prices. Depending on the area, for a 1 bedroom apartment, you're looking at more than 800 dollars, with no view and no guaranteed parking.
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Well my plan is to go live away from home for a year, either in a dormroom or apartment and have a roommate or two to split the cost. It'll be my "one year off before school" thing after high school.

Depending on how well I do, school and living wise in SF, I might stay for another year and if it doesn't work out after a year or sooner, I can always come back home. I just want to experience how challenging it is to live by myself. If I study close to home and live at home, its too comfortable, I don't really have to do anything to pay for rent and the like I would if I live far from my parents. I also have been living here for 17 years, I think a little change for a little while is a good thing, get to experience many new things.

Most of my friends up to this point are deciding to go to the state university, junior college or art school in SF. If they do go, I have a chance to stay with people I know and we can split the cost of living, something I might not be able to do down the road...provided it goes how we hope it will go.

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