Commuting from Lamorinda to the South Bay
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– Aug 25, 2017(5 replies)
We have an infant, are currently living in SF, and are looking into buying a house in the East Bay for the better schools, to be closer to family and to get more space. We have been concentrating in the Montclair, Crocker Highlands and Upper Rockridge areas of Oakland, but we are also open to the Lamorinda area.
1) Does anyone have advice on choosing between Hillcrest, Crocker Highlands, Montclair, and Thornhill elementary schools? They all seem like decent schools with a strong parent base. Are there any differences we should be aware of or any other factors we should consider? Hillcrest is K-8 which is appealing.
2) The main reason we have focused on Oakland rather than Lamorinda is because I work in Palo Alto. However, my job is flexible enough such that I can try to avoid rush hour or work from home a couple days a week. How much time would it add to my commute to go through the tunnel to Lamorinda? Does anyone have any thoughts about Oakland schools (the specific ones listed above) vs Lamorinda schools?
Thanks in advance!Aug 25, 2017