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Old 09-02-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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My wife and I are considering a move to San Diego. I'd be working at Miramar. We're looking for a beach community with a family environment [2 yr old daughter], and a 30 min or less commute in traffic - is this at all realistic? I've read on other threads that the commute south on I-5 can be brutal...are beach communities further south a possibility?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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Most commutes from the beach cities are about 40 mins.Other beach areas between an hour and 1hr 15 mins.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. 40 min is doable, but 1+15 is pushing it...

Are any of the following 40 min commutes?

Carlsbad - Encinitas - Del Mar - Mission - Imperial?

p.s. buying a home is not realistic in most of these areas, I've picked that up from other threads...
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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If you plan on driving on Miramar Rd., you'll spend alot of time stuck in traffic. When I lived in SD, that street was packed bumper to bumper.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the info...guess I'll have to live with 40 min's.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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Mirimar sits next to UTC, which is next to La Jolla Shores.

15 mins max from UTC.

Personally, if I worked on Miramar, I'd live in Scripps Ranch (excellent family area 5 mins away) and commute to the Beach (Miramar Road to La jolla Shores, 20 mins). The 5 blows and would add uneeded stress because Miramar is already next to Poway, Tierasanta, UTC and Scripps, which are all excellent places to live.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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Mirimar sits next to UTC, which is next to La Jolla Shores.

15 mins max from UTC.

Personally, if I worked on Miramar, I'd live in Scripps Ranch (excellent family area 5 mins away) and commute to the Beach (Miramar Road to La jolla Shores, 20 mins). The 5 blows and would add uneeded stress because Miramar is already next to Poway, Tierasanta, UTC and Scripps, which are all excellent places to live.
Thanks for the suggestion. It sounds like most people think Miramar rd is a bad idea. My wife still likes the idea of being "near" the beach, though. Hmmm....

We google-mapped Oceanside to Miramar as 35 min - would it be significantly worse during rush hour? Or would an opposite direction commute like Imperial Beach to Miramar work better?
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. It sounds like most people think Miramar rd is a bad idea. My wife still likes the idea of being "near" the beach, though. Hmmm....

We google-mapped Oceanside to Miramar as 35 min - would it be significantly worse during rush hour? Or would an opposite direction commute like Imperial Beach to Miramar work better?
Google and other onlinemaps estimate drive time without traffic. When I visited Oceanside/Vista, it took close to an hour to get to Miramar because of traffic and I don't think it was even rush hour. Traffic can pop up anywhere at anytime.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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Google and other onlinemaps estimate drive time without traffic. When I visited Oceanside/Vista, it took close to an hour to get to Miramar because of traffic and I don't think it was even rush hour. Traffic can pop up anywhere at anytime.
Got it, thanks Imperial1904.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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Hi Tim,

In looking at potential areas, you may want to map the area using www.meganslaw.ca.gov (particularly since you have a child). I got a lot of good advice from this website in terms of places to live, and am cross referencing it with this site.

Good luck!
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