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Old 03-23-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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Folks, I have a great job offer from a Company in Carlsbad and looking to move to the area. My topmost priority is to find the best school for my daughter in 4th grade. She is currently n a gifted program. I am looking for a rental to start with, a condo or townhome setting with elementary schools with 9-10 greatschools rating. We will buy a home once we sell our current home in Dallas. My company is located near Carlsbad airport on elcamino real, I am also looking for a reasonable commute.
Any advice greatly appreciated
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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You'll like Carlsbad. It's a very nice area of North SD county.
What's your rental budget?
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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Thanks cruitr....2000 max
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Calavera Hills is a nice area of Carlsbad. You'd have about a 10 minute commute to work.

Here's a sample rental: 2 BR View Townhome (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/apa/2918292174.html - broken link)

Btw... I've lived in Dallas for a few years. Rear-facing garages were quite common in North Dallas. Our front-facing garages here in San Diego will take some getting used to for you.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Encinitas
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The Bressi Ranch area is very close to your office. It may be a little too "Truman Show" for some people, but it's new, nice, clean, safe and has lots of shopping (Trader Joe's, etc) built into it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Thank you! HR mentioned Poway and Encinitas as good school districts..trying to zero in on school first..but it works backwards..
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Encinitas is a wonderful area especially right along the coast! good luck in your search!
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Encinitan mentioned Bressi Ranch. You'd probably feel at home in that area. Bressi Ranch looks a lot like Plano with alleys, high-pitched roofs, and rear-facing garages.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Encinitas
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Thank you! HR mentioned Poway and Encinitas as good school districts..trying to zero in on school first..but it works backwards..
Don't get me wrong, I love Encinitas. And it would only be a 10-15 minute commute to work for you on a major surface street -- no freeway involved. Plus, Carlsbad and Encinitas are fairly comparable in terms of housing prices and school quality.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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Thanks cruitr....2000 max
I just relocated from Texas to the SD area. If you are looking for areas with good school districts (carlsbad, encinitas, poway), $2K is a bare minimum base line for a decent 2br apt. Get use to the idea that your SD living expenses will be 25-30% more than in Dallas. Same goes for making sure you SD income jumps that much to maintain your Dallas standard of living. I've come to the conclusion that people are thinner out here because the buy less groceries and eat out less due to the cost of food, housing, and gas.
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