Movers in the Bay Area Have Affordable Housing Options
Where do you want to live in the Bay Area? When we ask that question, people automatically mention San Francisco until the depressing subject of affordability and home prices enter the conversation.
Luckily, the Bay Area housing market covers far more than just the neighborhoods in San Francisco. Here are four beautiful communities where movers in the Bay Area can still find affordable housing.
Would you like to enjoy life with your loved ones in a rural community that’s within an easy drive of Silicon Valley? If so, Hollister is worth a look. Hollister, the county seat of San Benito County, is a family friendly community of about 35,000 people. The quaint downtown area hosts restaurants, independent shops, and businesses in a selection of historic buildings. The Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area has miles of trails catering to motorcycles, and four-wheel drive vehicles. The current home value is $515,100.
If your ideal community includes beautiful mountain views, wineries, and upscale suburban living, Morgan Hill should be first on your house hunting list. Located south of San Jose, Morgan Hill has freeway access to the rest of Silicon Valley via Highway 101. Commuters can also ride Caltrain from the downtown Morgan Hill station. Morgan Hill embraces outdoor sports through terrific soccer and swimming facilities. The area is obsessed with cycling and is the headquarters for Specialized Bicycle Components. A typical house can be yours for around $961,000 right now.
The City of Petaluma is located 37 miles north of San Francisco and enjoys a home in the famed Sonoma County wine country. Petaluma celebrates its history and agricultural heritage through such annual events as the Art & Garden Festival, Butter & Egg Days, Petaluma Antique Faire, and the Salute to American Graffiti. Residents relish the vibrant downtown vibe that includes terrific shopping, dining, and live music offerings. Median home values currently come in at around $714,800.
Located approximately 62 miles east of San Francisco, the port city of Tracy has grown tremendously due to the explosion of housing prices in communities closer to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Commuting to San Jose by train is available on the Altamont Corridor Express. In an exciting development, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board recently agreed to extend BART to Tracy. Commuters can also reach Sacramento area jobs within an hours drive. Like the other communities on our list, Tracy has rich agricultural roots and vineyards and farmlands enhance the peaceful environment in this city of approximately 90,000 people. The median home value is presently around $503,400.
Buying a home in the San Francisco Bay Area isn’t cheap but, if you’re willing to move away from the area immediately surrounding San Francisco and the Silicon Valley you’ll find a host of beautiful communities that’ll give you a terrific quality of life at more down to earth prices. Wherever you choose to live, you can depend on all of us at Good Green Moving for all of your moving needs. CONTACT us today for helpful moving tips and a no-obligation cost estimate.