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Old 07-14-2007, 03:38 PM
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hi I am a 22 yr old woman moving to san diego...right now looking at areas in Old Town, Golden Hill and Oak Park. I don't need a house or anything just a small apartment. i have looked around the areas seem ok but I was wondering wihch a San Diego native would desire to live in.

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Old 07-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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All of those areas have moderate gang problems that date back to generations from at least the 1970's.I wouldn't want to live in any of those areas but you never know.Some say those areas are ok.I would consider Mission Valley,Midway,(East)Chula Vista,Mira Mesa,South San Diego.May I ask if you are going to work while in SD so others can name places that might be better options.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:56 PM
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What type of area are you looking for, beach area, city/urban living, nice area? Where will you be working?
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:01 PM
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I am working as a teacher in San Diego High but the condos and apartments right in Downtown seem wayy expensive.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:08 AM
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Golden Hill is fine. There are some sketchy streets but they are mostly the high-traffic areas (30th, B'way, B Street). Otherwise it is pretty mellow and there are some nice old apartment buildings over there. South Park just to the north is also a good area.

Old Town is a mixed bag, up in the hills (really Mission Hills) it is amazing, but the area between the 5 and the park has some pretty sketchy apartments. Old Town is kind of an island and there aren't a lot of residential services over there.

If you want to stay close to downtown SD, Banker's Hill / Park West is a good option as is North Park and Normal Heights.
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