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Old 06-08-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Hello!

I am moving to San Diego in August to be a graduate student at SDSU. My husband is considering us living in Oceanside where he knows people and then I will commute to class. How hellish of a commute will this be? Anyone live in Oceanside and have an opinion on it? Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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That is a drive. You will have to drive down the 5, then east on the 8. Both of those freeways can bottleneck at times.

I would try and consolidate your classes as much as possible. Also, try and avoid rush hours.

It will take you an hour to get to class....
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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It will take you an hour+ to get to SDSU. Sometimes more.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: 92037
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Yup. Painful commute for certain. What other options have you looked at for housing.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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well, in a thread below we also found a place we like in Serra Mesa. Considering all options at this point! Thanks for the advice!
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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I used to do the opposite. I lived near SDSU but commuted to camp Pendleton.

To live off base and near school, it was worth every minute.

If I didn't HAVE To do it, I would not have. In your situation, I would split the difference and live somewhere like Encinitas. You won't have any trouble getting to SDSU or Oceanside from there, especially off peak times.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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I used to do the opposite. I lived near SDSU but commuted to camp Pendleton.

To live off base and near school, it was worth every minute.

If I didn't HAVE To do it, I would not have. In your situation, I would split the difference and live somewhere like Encinitas. You won't have any trouble getting to SDSU or Oceanside from there, especially off peak times.
I definitely wouldn't recommend recommend doing this. Encinitas is way more expensive and you would be cutting your commute short by only 10-15 mins.

Honestly, unless your husband needs to see these people every day, I think your education needs are more important. Think about it; you'll have a terrible commute daily, just so your husband can be close to friends for a weekend hangout session? Have him do the commute. Live close to SDSU, not in north county.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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Thank you all for your advice. I showed it to my husband and he agrees that the commute would be bad as well as EXPENSIVE considering gas costs. So we are going to look closer to school. Thanks again!
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Thank you all for your advice. I showed it to my husband and he agrees that the commute would be bad as well as EXPENSIVE considering gas costs. So we are going to look closer to school. Thanks again!
Keep in mind that you *could* take the coaster from O'side to Old Town then hop the trolley to SDSU. It would probably still take you an hour but you could study/read/do a crossword/nap on the way..

If you have other compelling reasons to be in Oceanside and are spending whole days at school (as opposed to a couple of hours/day) I think it could be worth it. I assume you wouldn't be on campus more than a few days a week anyway?
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