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Old 08-26-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Default Working in Del Mar, where to live?

I know this has been asked a LOT of times, but I can't seem to get a good handle on things.

I'm starting work in about a week in del mar heights and I'm looking for a place to rent now. I'm mid 20s and looking for a place that has plenty of bars, restaurants, etc., and is a good place for my large dog. My budget is up to $1800 per month, but I would like to spend less if possible. I'm hoping for a 2 bedroom. It would also be REALLY nice to have a nice place that is newer or recently renovated, with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc.

I had my heart set on north PB as a place that is close enough to bars/restaurants and the beach, but not in the middle of the entire frat scene there. However, I can't seem to find much in any part of PB except from a company called San Diego Properties, which is INCREDIBLY shady (F BBB rating, 60 1 star ratings on Yelp, and has about 15 different phone numbers to confuse you while you are looking for apartments).

So I decided to look elsewhere. Last summer I lived in the Hillcrest area and really liked it, but I was only commuting to downtown. If I lived in Mission Hills, Hillcrest, or even downtown, what kind of commute am I really looking at? Depending on who I talk to I seem to hear anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour?

Also, how much better would the commute from PB really be? I hear it takes forever to get on to the freeway during rush hour in PB.

Finally, if anyone has another idea on how to find a place in north PB I would greatly appreciate it.

THANKS!
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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If I were working in Del Mar, I'd be living in either Del Mar or Solana Beach. PB is nice but why fight the traffic?

Here's a nice Solana Beach rental: Discover How Home Should Feel (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/apa/1919281756.html - broken link)

Don't worry too much about finding the 'perfect rental.' You'll probably change your mind as to the best location for you after you've lived here for a while.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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Default North PB

If you are local, take a drive around North PB. There are a ton of rentals right now....there is a nice 2 bed 1 bath house with a yard on the 1600 block of Chalcedony. Right across the street from that is a rear three story "duplex" (bottom garage, two floors above the garage, two units side-by-side) that is just finishing being built that are going to be rental units....although I dont think either are listed yet, but they look to be just about finished. Neither (the house or duplex) are owned by property management companies, so you won't have that shadyness to deal with. It is also a very quiet neighborhood, but still walking distance to Garnet. Take a drive up and down Law, Chalcedony and Missouri from roughly Lamont St. to the ocean and you will see a bunch of rentals.

Getting out of North PB in the morning isn't that bad. It backs up a little because of the traffic light on Mission Bay Drive and the on-ramp to the 5 North, but once the light turns green, plenty of cars flow through. Also, there are ways to avoid the "obvious" Garnet to Mission Bay Drive to 5 North route that seems to back up more due to the traffic light at the intersection of Garnet and Mission Bay Drive.

It takes me about 15-20 minutes to get to La Jolla, so I would guess that Del Mar would take 20-30 minutes.

Last edited by Thomas8093; 08-27-2010 at 09:06 PM..
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: La Jolla Ca
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If u need me to look through the mls for you, just ask. I'm a la jolla realtor. But I agree with the last poster about driving around yourself. Not only does it tell you a LOT about a specific area, but you can even find some rent by owners who suck at marketing. You might even get yourself a deal. Is PB really so attractive that you are willing to accept the travel inconvenience? Just make sure that's a yes before renting.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Thanks for the help! I'll check out driving around north pb. My only problem so far is that my first question is always "do you take dogs" and they usually say no and hang up. Maybe I should meet them, convince them they want me as a tenant, THEN ask

SDinsider, you have a PM. Thanks
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Renting with a dog in San Diego is a big challenge. Someone posted this website on another thread: PET FRIENDLY APARTMENT RENTALS
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: La Jolla Ca
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You got that right cruitr. It's just a headache that property managers will avoid if they have the chance. But more than once, I've had a manger/owner change their tune when faced with an actual rental app. I have one issue with advertised "pet friendly" buildings. Some of them REALLY attract pet owners. I mean...I love dogs, but I don't want to feel like I'm living in a kennel.haha Not all pet owners care as much about annoying their neighbors as I do. If you have a well mannered pooch, I would say keep hope alive.
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