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(Inside Bay Area)   Fremont, California has the nation's most tech startups, largest number of single men living in studio apartments   (insidebayarea.com) divider line 29
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2012-10-11 12:54:13 PM
KIRK: I sleep in a race car bed, do you?

HOMER: I sleep in a big bed with my wife.

KIRK: Oh...
 
2012-10-11 01:18:16 PM
Hey now, some of them are in 1 bedroom apartments.
 
2012-10-11 01:24:27 PM
Yes, because people that don't have kids or a live-with SO absolutely need that 1,400 sqft apartment. Damn these people who treat their home as just a place to cook and sleep, then actually leave the house to enjoy themselves! They're dooming the economy by not buying our mcmansions!
 
2012-10-11 01:31:28 PM

Subby's Mother: Yes, because people that don't have kids or a live-with SO absolutely need that 1,400 sqft apartment. Damn these people who treat their home as just a place to cook and sleep, then actually leave the house to enjoy themselves! They're dooming the economy by not buying our mcmansions!


you sound poor
 
2012-10-11 01:46:56 PM

tbhouston: you sound poor


Spartan, not poor - if home is just a place to keep your stuff, and you don't need lots of random junk to enjoy yourself, then you don't need a big home
 
2012-10-11 01:55:59 PM

tbhouston: Subby's Mother: Yes, because people that don't have kids or a live-with SO absolutely need that 1,400 sqft apartment. Damn these people who treat their home as just a place to cook and sleep, then actually leave the house to enjoy themselves! They're dooming the economy by not buying our mcmansions!

you sound poor


I just downsized from a much larger apartment in the suburbs to a smaller (though reasonable size apt. for Boston) studio. My feeling was that as much as I should like my home I should spend greater amounts of time outside of it since there's a whole city outside my door to explore now.

/Not poor
//Would save a lot in the suburbs
 
2012-10-11 02:07:07 PM

tbhouston: Subby's Mother: Yes, because people that don't have kids or a live-with SO absolutely need that 1,400 sqft apartment. Damn these people who treat their home as just a place to cook and sleep, then actually leave the house to enjoy themselves! They're dooming the economy by not buying our mcmansions!

you sound poor


The suburbs have cheaper housing per square foot because they have to.
 
2012-10-11 02:21:11 PM

tbhouston: Subby's Mother: Yes, because people that don't have kids or a live-with SO absolutely need that 1,400 sqft apartment. Damn these people who treat their home as just a place to cook and sleep, then actually leave the house to enjoy themselves! They're dooming the economy by not buying our mcmansions!

you sound poor


ok i lol'd

seriously though, if you're single you should be able to move in one pickup truck load including your bed. I have wife + 2 kids and even then i bet we actually use 5% of what's in our house. I want to downsize and minimize so bad.
 
2012-10-11 02:39:04 PM
Subby is just jealous because I'm totally going to sell my company to Google for a cool $1.5 billion. Just wait, you'll see!
 
2012-10-11 02:43:54 PM
I would have guess "Man" Jose. Oh well, I was close.
 
2012-10-11 02:50:05 PM

chasd00:
seriously though, if you're single you should be able to move in one pickup truck load including your bed.


Assuming you mean a U-Haul, I generally agree with this. I live in a ~500 sq. ft. apartment in Mountain View (opposite side of the Bay from Fremont) and it's pretty light in possessions. But I have a few things I could / should still get rid of.

I hate clutter.
 
2012-10-11 04:04:53 PM
Duh...many if not most young tech nerds already live in the east bay, so commuting to Freemont is a lot less painful than crossing the Dunbarton or San Mateo bridge. Plus, I have to imagine that commercial rent in/near Freemont is a fraction of that in Silicon Valley.
 
2012-10-11 04:12:47 PM
Live there but don't work there. Am I I am doing it wrong? !
 
2012-10-11 04:25:03 PM
I just came to say that, no matter what situation you find yourself in, studios suck ass.

//separate living room and bedroom FTW
 
2012-10-11 06:12:38 PM
Do they really count as single if they have 4 roommates?
 
2012-10-11 06:52:23 PM
We lived in Fremont for a few years. My sister & her husband still live there.

In our neighborhood, there were your standard 3 bed, 2 bath homes built in the early 1960s. They weren't very big houses, maybe 1100 ft/sq.

Over half of them had been turned into informal 'apartments'. Across from us was a family from India. In their house they had four families. Four. Each family had a bedroom. One was in the garage. Others just rented out every single room in the house, except the kitchen and bathrooms. Those were full of young, single people.

The infrastructure was never meant to handle that many people. The streets sure aren't--they're lined with cars, making it difficult to drive and park.

And our neighborhood wasn't anywhere near the worst for that kind of third-world overcrowding.
 
2012-10-11 09:25:44 PM

Jclark666: Do they really count as single if they have 4 roommates?


Named Srinivas, Rajiv, Ramachandra and Priti.
 
2012-10-11 10:41:46 PM
Fremont, it used to be a quiet little town with lots of family farms and old fashioned main streets. Now it's overcrowded and way overpriced. Never again, never again. Good weather, though. Huge Indian population.
 
2012-10-11 11:05:19 PM

Khazar-Khum: We lived in Fremont for a few years. My sister & her husband still live there.

In our neighborhood, there were your standard 3 bed, 2 bath homes built in the early 1960s. They weren't very big houses, maybe 1100 ft/sq.

Over half of them had been turned into informal 'apartments'. Across from us was a family from India. In their house they had four families. Four. Each family had a bedroom. One was in the garage. Others just rented out every single room in the house, except the kitchen and bathrooms. Those were full of young, single people.

The infrastructure was never meant to handle that many people. The streets sure aren't--they're lined with cars, making it difficult to drive and park.

And our neighborhood wasn't anywhere near the worst for that kind of third-world overcrowding.


Well, when the 3 bedroom houses from the 1950s go for $600K, this is the kind of shiat that happens. What "standard" man, wife, and kid type of family can afford that? You see this all down the East Bay and San Jose burbs. Multiple families living in 2-4 bedroom houses because that's the only way you can afford it.
 
2012-10-11 11:49:05 PM

Khazar-Khum: Across from us was a family from India. In their house they had four families. Four. Each family had a bedroom. One was in the garage. Others just rented out every single room in the house, except the kitchen and bathrooms. Those were full of young, single people.

The infrastructure was never meant to handle that many people. The streets sure aren't--they're lined with cars, making it difficult to drive and park.

And our neighborhood wasn't anywhere near the worst for that kind of third-world overcrowding.


Sounds like your municipality needs to enforce zoning ordinances regarding overcrowding ( unless it's officially tolerated, which would really suck)
 
2012-10-11 11:50:44 PM
Arlen Ness used to live in Fremont, as did Dennis Eckersley's father. MC Hammer lived on the hill, but that might have actually been Pinol.

I slummed it in Hayward.
 
2012-10-12 12:11:46 AM

Subby's Mother: tbhouston: you sound poor

Spartan, not poor - if home is just a place to keep your stuff, and you don't need lots of random junk to enjoy yourself, then you don't need a big home


do you also watch gladiator movies Spartan?
 
2012-10-12 12:24:13 AM
Once they finish the current Bart extensions, people might live even further away from civilization -- like San Jose.
 
2012-10-12 05:06:37 AM
Tune in next year for: "Fremont, California has the nation's most tech companies failing"
 
2012-10-12 08:44:13 AM
Imagine the ego and BO smell just leaking through that city.
 
2012-10-12 09:23:07 AM

stiletto_the_wise: Khazar-Khum: We lived in Fremont for a few years. My sister & her husband still live there.

In our neighborhood, there were your standard 3 bed, 2 bath homes built in the early 1960s. They weren't very big houses, maybe 1100 ft/sq.

Over half of them had been turned into informal 'apartments'. Across from us was a family from India. In their house they had four families. Four. Each family had a bedroom. One was in the garage. Others just rented out every single room in the house, except the kitchen and bathrooms. Those were full of young, single people.

The infrastructure was never meant to handle that many people. The streets sure aren't--they're lined with cars, making it difficult to drive and park.

And our neighborhood wasn't anywhere near the worst for that kind of third-world overcrowding.

Well, when the 3 bedroom houses from the 1950s go for $600K, this is the kind of shiat that happens. What "standard" man, wife, and kid type of family can afford that? You see this all down the East Bay and San Jose burbs. Multiple families living in 2-4 bedroom houses because that's the only way you can afford it.


that's scary

scary like beri beri
caused by lack of THAI AMINE
 
2012-10-12 01:12:39 PM
Fremont is the armpit of the Bay Area.
 
2012-10-12 03:37:45 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Fremont is the armpit of the Bay Area.


You need to go farther up 880 towards Hayward/San Leandro/Oakland to hit the armpit. Fremont's just boring, but it's generally not so run-down and I don't feel like I'm going to be shot.
 
2012-10-12 04:29:09 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Fremont is the armpit of the Bay Area.


Vallejo would like to have a word with you.

Okay, never mind...they just called to correct me. They are the "cloaca" of the Bay Area.
 
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