Any tips for apartment searching in South Bay?
A little apprehensive bc I have to move cross country (in Boston now) and any apartments that look like a good deal have TERRIBLE management reviews - feel like no one bothers to review their landlords unless they want to vent

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Where in South Bay? I live in Redwood City and moved here from Boston. If you can, I’d book an airbnb for a month and look when you get here. There is plenty of availability and seeing units in person will give you a better sense for the management. I agree that most people who write online reviews are motivated by bad experiences (which is fair). No management company is fantastic but most are reasonably ok. If you look in managed and newer buildings you will be able to find something nice. The single-unit apartments in general are not as nice as the East Coast brownstones.

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So much is available now and will be for the next few months. Plus from here you’ll get a better sense of neighborhoods, traffic, and commute patterns. We signed a year lease from Boston but the reality on the ground wasn’t what we expected, and I felt comfortable signing only because a friend here saw our place in person for us.

In the same boat moving from Boston. Honestly don’t even know how to approach looking for an apartment

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