Hi all! My boyfriend, our dog and I are relocating to the Palo Alto area for 6 months starting in Jan 2012. We do have some flexibility with where we can live. Some options are Redwood City, San Mateo, and Mountain View. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which area is best? My boyfriend will need to get to work in Palo Alto during the week. I most likely won’t be working during this time, so I would like to live in an area with things to do nearby so I don’t get bored during the day. Also, I would love to have great places to walk with my dog, but I imagine that won’t be a problem in these areas. We did receive advice that it would be better to live as close to San Fran as possible, for obvious reasons, which is why I thought Redwood City or San Mateo might be better fits. Thanks in advance for any advice I receive!