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View Poll Results: San Diego Overrated?
Yes 11 42.31%
No 15 57.69%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:31 PM
Location: Denver
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[quote][I remember when it was just drunk sailors & porn shops [quote]

...well there's always Oceanside

Old 01-03-2009, 11:46 PM
Location: In The Outland
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I have had to step over and around street people having sex under a blanket on the sidewalks downtown at night and was burglarized 3 times in the last year I lived there. I lived on a 30 foot sloop in the commercial basin for the last 8 years I was there and still have a family member living on a trimaran in the "Americas Cup Harbor" (Formerly known as the commercial basin). I will visit but after living in "The Worlds Last Best Place" I will never make San Diego my home again unless my rich uncle gets out of the poor house and gives me a 45 foot cutter rig for my birthday.
Old 01-03-2009, 11:51 PM
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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I voted yes because I do not like Phillip Rivers. He's one cocky SOB.
Old 01-04-2009, 12:14 AM
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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Well, for whacky California San Diego is a pretty all-American town with good people. And the weather is amazing and the ocean and attractions and sun and blah blah blah. That said it's insanely expensive and it always seemed freakishly laid back. It's a great city but I wouldn't say it's somewhere I'd ever live.

Besides, I don't care who you beat tonight--your football team is gay.
Old 01-04-2009, 12:27 AM
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San Diego is nice, although I wouldn't say it's the greatest city in the world or even America's finest city. What I do like about it is that it's close to the mountains and the beaches, 2 hours from Los Angeles, 5 hours from Vegas, and minutes from Mexico (although I don't care for TJ much anymore, Rosarito and Ensanada are nice). In San Diego, the downtown has a good nightlife district the Gaslamp, and it has Seaport Village and Little Italy, and there are also a lot other nice communities throughout the city as well, such as the beach towns as well as Old Town, and speaking of Old Town, the Mexican food is another thing I like about SD. I also like the weather between October and May in East County.

What I didn't like about S.D. is the prices, crowds, the lack of rain, many rude transplants, and the lack of an urban vibe. I also used to not like the politics, but recently its been shifting more to left. Things that can improve in San Diego is the mass transit system, which doesn't have enough rail lines to cover the sprawling metro area, and the airport. If the city acquires MCAS Miramar and converts it into a larger international airport, that would help San Diego's status as a world city.

San Diego's future could go either way at this point. I'm not sure how the recession is effecting the S.D. area, but I think it will pull through and there will be good things in store in the future.

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:22 PM
Location: vista
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Question GED anyone?

Originally Posted by HUGSSAND KISSES View Post
So is it?

the peole are snooty and there downtown suck and they think there city is the best city in america. It's so sad. They got nothing San Diego is overrated I don't see what so great about it, do you.

I'm sure they offer GEDs where you live. SD is still underrated, although not as much as when we moved here in 1983. It's always been what some call a "sleeper".
Old 01-05-2009, 08:07 PM
Location: Orange, California
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I lived in San Diego years ago. I think it is both underrated and overrated at the same time. I think San Diego's golden age was probably in the 1970s when it was a sleepy little military/beach town an hour an a half south of Los Angeles. Back then, a family with a single working parent (mom at home!) could afford a nice little 3-bedroom bungalow in Point Loma or Solano Beach. Unfortunately, those days are long over. Houses got WAY to expensive there and even though the prices are coming down, it is still pretty expensive in those beachfront communities.

For folks who think San Diego is the perfect SoCal lifestyle city, I say it is a tad overrated. It has plenty of warts that are not readily apparent in travel brochures and tourist books. That said, you cannot overstate how much the beautiful year-round weather enhances the quality of life out there. Everyone knows it is sunny and warm there, but you have to live there to fully appreciate it. There is a certain luxury in proclaiming, on a beautiful day, that you are going to sit on the couch and watch TV all day, rather than enjoy the beautiful weather. Why? Because the weather will be the same tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that...
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