The article by Emily Kuttner and Emily Ratajkowski of The Economist is a bit dated and out of date.
But I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, because it is the best they could find.
I could also have spent a few days trawling through Craigslist to get the listings, which are the real deal, with their own listings and photos and links to their listings on various websites.
But I thought I’d get a sense of the apartments themselves first.
I’m going to make a few assumptions, so that the reader will understand what I mean when I say that there are “many apartments” available in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A few caveats: The article’s description of San Francisco is misleading: it describes the San Fransisco area as a “major metropolis,” which is wrong.
It is actually more like a small city, although the Bay Area is still considered the most densely populated part of the US.
(The population density is only slightly lower than the US average, about 1.8 per 100,000 people, according to the US Census Bureau.)
A couple of caveats about the San Fran bay area: I had a hard time finding the Bay area.
(You may also have a hard, sometimes frustrating time finding San Francisco.)
The San Francisco area is not necessarily a “suburb” or a “census suburb.”
(It is, in fact, a suburb of San Jose, but it is not an incorporated city, which is the same as a county.)
The article refers to San Francisco as the “City of Tomorrow,” which it is, but in the real world, there are many other cities and towns in the Bay region, too.
There are no listings for any of these apartments.
The Bay Area, in the article’s own words, is “home to some of the world’s most exciting tech companies and one of the country’s most diverse and vibrant urban neighborhoods.”
What you see is what you get.
(See more of the best tech jobs in America here.)
There are several reasons for this.
First, a few of the listed apartments in the section on “cascades” are in the same neighborhood as Google’s headquarters.
That is, they are within walking distance of each other.
This is a major reason for the density.
And because there are several listings for the same apartment, you can easily see the difference in the apartments’ design.
Second, the San Diego area is a city that is just as diverse as the Bay, and so it is probably the best place for the listing of a condo apartment.
San Diego is also a major city with a very high rate of poverty and high rates of homelessness.
The Bay area is far more diverse, and thus more welcoming to the homeless, and also less segregated by income and race.
Third, the listing for the apartment is from a single listing, so it does not have to be the same one for all apartments in San Francisco.
Fourth, the description of the apartment doesn’t even include the “cascade” area, which has a lot of apartments for rent and rent-controlled units.
The article lists the area as “an eclectic mix of neighborhoods,” but the actual area is actually pretty evenly divided by income, race, and density.
(If you live in the area, it is a good idea to check out the list of the listings on Craigslist to see which are available and to be wary of the listing you see.)
Fifth, I could have spent quite a bit of time trying to find listings for each of the Bay areas, but I was busy, and decided to leave the list blank.
That way, it’s easy to find a listing for a condo unit if you are interested.
Sixth, there were no listings in the list for any area in the city of San Diego, so the listing is from an apartment building in downtown San Diego.
The building is in a part of town that is not a “hot spot,” so the Bay is not included in that list.
These are all just my general observations.
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