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Old 08-09-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: You Already Know: San Diego!
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No.
Oh, too bad. I think it is.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I've personally never been there, but going by it's description, it seems like it. First, you have a waterfront with the Pacific Ocean in your front yard. Second, you have a beautiful mountainous landscape in your back yard to the east. Third, the climate seems very ideal for human beings, ranging from 50s to the 70s year round.

I'd say Denver is a close competitor given it's fairly mild climate. Some things that set it back a bit are the unpredictable snow storms (literally can get 10 ft on any given day between Nov-Apr) and the lack of a large body of water.

Do you guys agree about San Diego?
I've lived in San Diego for over 3 years now, and while I love the city, I wouldn't say it's perfect (well, maybe except for the weather).

The main negatives here are high cost of living (home prices, avg monthly rent are ridiculous) and low salaries. Also, the infrastructure badly needs upgrades and maintenance.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The mountains are too dry and surrounded by unpleasant desert, the Pacific coast is too cold and bounded by troublesome cliffs, Too many scratchy, weedy palms, not enough "real" trees.

I'll give you the temperature range, though :-)
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Do you guys agree about San Diego?
It's as close as you can get to a perfect city (geographically, and by climate). Climate patterns here are the best in the entire country, beating out the South, Midwest, rest of the West, & Northeast for sure.

I'm actually surprised more people don't live there yet, or that snowbirds don't end up there more than other places.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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The mountains are too dry and surrounded by unpleasant desert, the Pacific coast is too cold and bounded by troublesome cliffs, Too many scratchy, weedy palms, not enough "real" trees.

I'll give you the temperature range, though :-)
This is coming from someone in Albuquerque? While I love ABQ, your post sounds hypocritical

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Old 08-12-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Ugh here we go bashing San Diego.

No city in America is perfect. NYC, SF, Chicago. NO CITY IS PERFECT.

I always wonder why people bash San Diego because what really is there to hate? Seriously it makes no sense. good weather, clean, safe. The people who bash San Diego either live in San Francisco, Seattle, or New York and that's rediculous. I'd rather live here in San Diego than dozens of other cities like any city in the midwest and most in the north and a lot in the south, so I really don't know how anyone could hate it. I hate that people call San diego expensive but then blab about Seattle and San Francisco. LOL Seattle and San Francisco are way more expensive than SD is. So that's a rediculous argument right there. People call San Diego boring. wtf? The people that do are mostly people that live in the south or midwest which is a way more boring area than any place in California(except Chicago). People on here continuely bash cities like LA and San Diego and overpraise places like Seattle and San Francisco. Those two cities are great but they aren't the only great cities in America. People bash SD because it isn't like NYC or Chicago. WELL OF COURSE NOT. I am damn thankful to be living here than living in the middle of nowhere being bored out of my mind or living in the ghettos of Detroit or Cleveland.
Ahhhh....the classic "I hate when everyone bashes my city" then proceeds to bash other places. Niiiiiccccceeeeee...................
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It's as close as you can get to a perfect city (geographically, and by climate). Climate patterns here are the best in the entire country, beating out the South, Midwest, rest of the West, & Northeast for sure.
I'm actually surprised more people don't live there yet, or that snowbirds don't end up there more than other places.
I like San Diego and like the weather, but can't we agree that weather is a completely subjective topic?
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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Ahhhh....the classic "I hate when everyone bashes my city" then proceeds to bash other places. Niiiiiccccceeeeee...................
My point was those are the areas that bash my area the most
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I like San Diego and like the weather, but can't we agree that weather is a completely subjective topic?
Yeah we can. As is everything else though, food, location, nearly everything you know.

I just meant to say it's more of a middle ground where there is no extreme heat or extreme cold.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The mountains are too dry and surrounded by unpleasant desert, the Pacific coast is too cold and bounded by troublesome cliffs, Too many scratchy, weedy palms, not enough "real" trees.

I'll give you the temperature range, though :-)
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This is coming from someone in Albuquerque? While I love ABQ, your post sounds hypocritical
Yeah, thus I know just what I am talking about.

I admit that I would far prefer San Diego to Albuquerque for many reasons, but Albuquerque does have its qualities and is, for now, home.

However, my perfect city, what the original poster was after, Would have lush mountains flowing with waterfalls, a mellow sandy or rocky coastline with relatively shallow, warm waters and the area would be characterized by broadleaf deciduous forest.
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