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Old 01-05-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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Hi guys! Thanks for the advice and other comments so far. I've been looking and see that the most affordable neighborhood for me is the Oceanside (around $600 w/ private bath including utilities). Would you please let me know a little more about the neighborhood and the commute to northern La Jolla. By the way, what do you think about Encinitas? Thanks again, guys!
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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The commute from Oceanside to La Jolla will be very long and you will hit a lot of traffic! Not worth it, in my opinion.

Regarding the UTC area --- There are tons of college students and young people here! The complex I live in is on Nobel and it is almost entirely college students. Yes, there are some young couples with babies but it is overwhelmingly made up of college students. I am pregnant so I guess I should have moved into the other posters' complex that has the 20 moms doing Stroller Strides! The UTC area is really convenient but it is also boring.

Regarding Hillcrest -- I never felt unsafe there, even at night. I lived there right out of college (several years ago) and I never felt unsafe, even at night. I have lived in several large cities in the US, and I definitely feel safest here. Maybe that is just my perception and I should be more worried about safety?
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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I'm hopeful that my prospective employer will fly me over there for an interview sometime next week. I'm getting a shot at becoming a San Diego resident, guys! So excited!!! Please wish me luck!!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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AAll the best to you- knock it out of the park on your interview!
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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AAll the best to you- knock it out of the park on your interview!
Yay! It's official!!! I'll be flying over on Monday, have the afternoon for myself. The interview begins Tuesday morning and I'll fly back that afternoon.

I'll try my best to prepare for the interview but I'll take Monday afternoon off to get to know San Diego. I'll stay at Embassy Suite on La Jolla Village Dr. Would someone please suggest where I should visit that afternoon?

I'll keep everyone posted on how the interview goes. I appreciate if someone wish me luck
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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Yay! It's official!!! I'll be flying over on Monday, have the afternoon for myself. The interview begins Tuesday morning and I'll fly back that afternoon.

I'll try my best to prepare for the interview but I'll take Monday afternoon off to get to know San Diego. I'll stay at Embassy Suite on La Jolla Village Dr. Would someone please suggest where I should visit that afternoon?

I'll keep everyone posted on how the interview goes. I appreciate if someone wish me luck
What to see depends on whether or not you have a car. No car, and you are stuck with the UTC mall.

If you have a car, and want to stick pretty close to the area, you can drive west on La Jolla Village Drive, north on North Torrey Pines Road, and drive by the nationally (internationally?) known Torrey Pines Golf Course, and then down the hill towards Torrey Pines State Beach. Park and enjoy the ocean. Then drive north through Del Mar and check out that town and the businesses and restaurants. See what a beach town is like. Perhaps if you choose the right westward road off the main strip, you'll hit one of Del Mar's beaches.

Or instead of driving north on North Torrey Pines Road, you could drive south on Torrey Pines Road. Make the ocean front loop of Prospect Street and check out La Jolla Cove and downtown La Jolla. When you are done there, you could drive south on La Jolla Boulevard, and check out Pacific Beach. The traffic into La Jolla and through Pacific Beach is more difficult than the route that will take you to Torrey Pines and into Del Mar.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:47 PM
 
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Thanks so much kettlepot!!! They rent me a car so I get to drive around. Yeah! I have the whole afternoon so I will do both drives that you suggested. I would like to have a chance to watch the sunset after the second drive. So I guess I should go south first and then watch the sunset on the Torrey Pines State Beach?

By the way, I'll arrive around noon Monday and plan to be out and about until 7-8pm.

Once again, thanks for the great suggestion, kettlepot!!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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Thanks so much kettlepot!!! They rent me a car so I get to drive around. Yeah! I have the whole afternoon so I will do both drives that you suggested. I would like to have a chance to watch the sunset after the second drive. So I guess I should go south first and then watch the sunset on the Torrey Pines State Beach?

By the way, I'll arrive around noon Monday and plan to be out and about until 7-8pm.

Once again, thanks for the great suggestion, kettlepot!!!
WooHoo! Good Luck
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