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Old 09-14-2007, 10:24 AM
 
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Hi everyone, My name is Antonio and my girlfriend and I, along with our little girl has decide to move to San Diego from Snottsdale Arizona ( Scottsdale). We decide on Imperial Beach because it was affordable and quite. We never been to Imperial Beach but will visit a few months before we move to Cali. I was on www.Ask.com and typed in Imperial Beach. I gave me a lot of info, more than i expected. The main thing that bot herd me the most was the part about all the pollution that is coming from the Tijuana river. If there is anyone who is familiar with the area PLEASE let me know all the details about Imperial Beach even if you have just passed through. I would like to hear everyone opinion. Thank you very much
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Hi everyone, My name is Antonio and my girlfriend and I, along with our little girl has decide to move to San Diego from Snottsdale Arizona ( Scottsdale). We decide on Imperial Beach because it was affordable and quite. We never been to Imperial Beach but will visit a few months before we move to Cali. I was on www.Ask.com and typed in Imperial Beach. I gave me a lot of info, more than i expected. The main thing that bot herd me the most was the part about all the pollution that is coming from the Tijuana river. If there is anyone who is familiar with the area PLEASE let me know all the details about Imperial Beach even if you have just passed through. I would like to hear everyone opinion. Thank you very much
IB is funky, somewhat rundown, still has the old-school beach vibe (not blown out with condos yet). Lots of bikers, tweakers, and old school diehard surfers. A bit more crime and graffiti than I'd prefer (and I live in an area with plenty of both) but there are nice neighborhoods over there and plenty of cool things to do.

Not sure why you chose IB sight unseen like this, it is typically low on most people's list when moving to SD.

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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IB is funky, somewhat rundown, still has the old-school beach vibe (not blown out with condos yet). Lots of bikers, tweakers, and old school diehard surfers. A bit more crime and graffiti than I'd prefer (and I live in an area with plenty of both) but there are nice neighborhoods over there and plenty of cool things to do.

Not sure why you chose IB sight unseen like this, it is typically low on most people's list when moving to SD.
Kind of like the Venice Beach of San Diego?
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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I would have to agree with both Sasberto and Imperial1904.I have a friend whos dad is always promoting drugs to everyone and stay "peaceful".Her daughter's favorite line is "Surg everyday brah".It is a little bit like Venice Beach but not that many people have a reason to be down there.It's really small 26,992 people,nothing down there it is pretty much all housing,dirty and I mean dirty beach.The water used to be contaminated about 230 days a year now about 150 I'm guessing.Sasberto said"low on most people's list when moving to SD"Yeah no one really wants to move there.Plus if your in your young 20's you want to live in a city with more life.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Kind of like the Venice Beach of San Diego?
OB is more like Venice. OB has the tourists, it's lively. IB is it's own kind of place... reminds me of the Rockaways in NYC.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:16 PM
 
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Wow. ok thanks to everyone i think i will just go to PB
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Wow. ok thanks to everyone i think i will just go to PB
You sure you want to live in PB with your little girl? Do you need to live at the beach?
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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Wow. ok thanks to everyone i think i will just go to PB
I'm sure you'll hear from someone who really has it out for PB.

PB is a party zone. We all saw what can happen when you mix a Summer holiday with drunks and several hundred thousand people.

There are other beach communities that are better but you'll pay more.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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i like La Jolla but a little $$$. How far is Oceanside from downtown SD? and is that a cool place to have my lil girl?????
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:03 PM
 
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i like La Jolla but a little $$$. How far is Oceanside from downtown SD? and is that a cool place to have my lil girl?????
Oceanside is nice, but it also has it's problems, one of their biggest problems is gangs. There are very nice areas there. It's a hell of a commute though as it's about 40 miles to Downtown San Diego. Expect around 45 minutes to an hour drive. That wouldn't count the traffic on city streets and traffic on the 5.
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