The Bay Area contains an assortment of very distinct communities and neighborhoods with their own flavor, culture, microclimate, and personality. I encourage you to spend time in multiple areas to figure out what does and doesn’t fit into your life. Most districts have a large price differential; understanding your budget will let you know what districts are available as options.
In starting the process, the majority of my clients generally take into account price range, convenience to favorite neighborhood hangouts, sun versus fog, cultural diversity, access to work (public transit, freeways, or both) and architectural style. If you would like to have an initial conversation for some ideas on where to start, please reach out to me.