San Diego - United States

San Diego (pronounced /ˌsændiˈeɪgoʊ/) is a coastal Southern California city located in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 1,256,951. It is the second largest city in California and the eighth largest city in the United States. It is the county seat of San Diego County. and is the economic center of the San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos metropolitan area, the 17th-largest metro area in the U.S. with a population of 2.9 million as of 2006, and the 21st largest Metropolitan area in the Americas when including Tijuana

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katybabe :

I am planning on attending UC San Diego next year, and I was just wondering what it's like. Anyone from San Diego here? I have a few questions! Is the city a good place to raise a family? Crime rate, bad or good? What's the most affordable housing in or around San Diego? I heard that living in Escondido can be cheaper than in the city. Is this true? What is there to do recreationally? (besides the beach,:)) Thanks ahead of time!

Kali J :
"I live near Escondido, and have attended school in Escondido. Yes, it can be cheaper to live there, however many parts of the city are gang-infested and not safe to be out walking day or night (yes, parts of all of San Diego are like this, but Escondido, Vista, and most of Oceanside are the worse in regards to cities by Escondido). I recommend parts of San Marcos (not too expensive), some parts of Oceanside, or another part of San Diego entirely. Besides, isn't Escondido a bit of a commute to get to UCSD with all that traffic?"
Tony :
"If you are going to UCSD do not live anywhere in North County b/c the traffic on the 5 and 15 is killer. Crime is low, SD is one of the safest big cities in America and it's a good place to raise a family but the schools depend on what part of SD you live in. East County would probably be the most affordable housing. As for recreation you can do pretty much anything anytime of the year except winter sports like ice hocket. Running, biking, hiking, boating, golfing, baseball, ect.. all can be done year round."
Chelle :
"San Diego is a great city. I am a fourth year at UCSD, but have lived in San Diego my whole life. The most afforable place to live AND be near campus would probably be either in the Mira Mesa or Clairemont area. Those areas have very little traffic when coming/going to campus. Escondido is probably slightly more affordable, however there is a lot of traffic coming/going. I have found San Diego to be a good place for families because it has a lot of activities and places to go. Of course everyone loves the beaches, but there is also a lot of other things to do. I love going to Petco Park during baseball season. You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy it. There is also Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter that are great places to take a stroll. Torrey Pines State Park is also a good place to go hiking. The mountains are just an hour drive away. It's always nice to drive up to Julian and buy some apple pies! Not to mention, the desert is also just an hour or two away! I'm sure you'll have a great first year!"
Blondie knows Best :
"La Mesa/ El Cajon is a great place to live. It has nice schools, dining places, grocery stores, malls, and believe me, it's great being raised here! SeaWorld is only about 15 minutes away La Jolla is about 30 mins away."
guitardannysoccer :

Hi, my name is Danny Simpson and I'm planning on moving to San Diego. I live in Georgia and I was thinking about moving to San Diego. For people who have lived there, live there, or just know about San Diego; tell me the good, the bad and the ugly of living there. I'm trying to get to know more about the place! Thanks, -Danny

Sherrie :
"I live close to there. I love San Diego. If you watch the news at all you will know about our immigrants from the south. Spanish would help, hope you took it in school. Great weather, great people, great beaches, great restaurants. Hooray for you...Welcome to California."
4x4hover :
"where do i begin? i am origanally from Alaska. I was moved out here becuase of the NAVY. i love the consistancy of the weather. other than that. not that great. i think there are to many people, the people cant drive down here (let alone in the rain), the school system suck (wife is a teacher), expensive on all fronts, kind of over rated, you will miss Georgia ALOT. no real mountians, stupid gun laws, and much more. oh i forgot, the ZOO, wild animal park, museums, and parks aren't bad. However, i am used to having green 6-12 thousand foot mountains all around me, being outdoors alot, and having the ability to escape from the hustle and bustle of any city. the largest city in AK is Anchorage. the population is about 400,000. San Diego is ALOT bigger. like i said i am used to open space and such. so i don't know if this will help,"
yellowstonedogs :
"Hi Danny, I have been to San Diego but just did the tourist attractions, The Zoo, Seaworld, Museums ...... When I'm relocating, I like to check out the city's web site and their Convention and Visitors Bureau site. If you read a lot about a place, you do get a feel for it and when you arrive, feel like you know it already. This site covers everything from attractions to recycling in San Diego! and More for the visitor, but never-the-less good city information:"
i :

I currently live in San Diego and my family is thinking about moving to a respectful, pleasant place. Could anyone tell me about a place with polite neighbors and a good school in San Diego? Thanks in advance. Ahhhhh noooooo...I don't want Chula Vista...

San Diego 4 life :
"Eastlake in Chula Vista is a very nice place with nice schools. The good thing is that almost everything is new like the mall they just opened and a lot of new town centers and homes that are being built. They are also going to open up the 125 freeway for easy access and less traffic."
apalacianangel :
"I agree that Eastlake is great. Schools are good and the community is excellent. The Carmel Mountain Ranch and Scripps Ranch areas are also great."
MaryE :
"I agree, too, with Eastlake. It's a great family-oriented neighborhood. The Otay Ranch area is a new area, too, and close to Eastlake. Check out Rancho Bernardo - they have a really good school system."
vickilouise85 :
"I agree with you I'm not one of Chula Vista's fans. As far as a respectable neighborhood goes the best place I can think of is Coronado but I'm not sure how their schools are. If you can afford to live there than it is probably the best place you can move to out here. You can do a good search on and a lot of times you can call and ask the properties about the schools and what not. Good luck! Victoria "
monty1775 :
"Scripps Ranch is nice. Northern Poway has the best schools in the county. The 4S Ranch area, Santa Luz and much of Carmel Valley is connected with the Poway School district. It all comes down to how much you're looking to spend on a home."


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