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Unread 01-18-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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Default Moving to San Diego

We are in our late 40's with a 7 year old. We are looking at homes in these communities, Encinitas, La Costa, Del Sur and Pacific Heights Ranch. Any input which area is best suited for our family?
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Unread 01-18-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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I think it depends on your budget and what you are looking for and where you will be working. I can say that Del Sur is a nice area for families within the wonderful Poway school system without being too far from the ocean. Del Sur's elementary school will open next school year and I think it is nice if you are new to the area when you can get in on the first year of the school since everyone is new. I also think it would help your child with making friends. I don't know much about the other areas.
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Unread 01-19-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Default moving to San Diego

Thank you for your reply. We are looking for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath detached home (575,000-675,000), my husband works for a major construction firm and his jobs range from from downtown SD to Orange County.

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Unread 01-19-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Your selection will be limited in that price range but you may be able to find something. You may also want to consider 4S Ranch - right next to Del Sur. There are a couple neighborhoods with prices in that range, also Poway schools and a great family area.
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Unread 01-19-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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I believe Del Sur has a website and that it has won an award for being an environmentally conscious neighborhood. Prices have gone down there recently, so it is probably worth checking out.
4S Ranch is also a great suggestion. Both are Poway school districts, which as Criss CT stated, are highly respected in the San Diego area. However, San Dieguito school district may be ranked higher.

Criss CT-you sound very familiar with these two areas, may I ask you about traffic patterns in the area? Does Camino del Sur and Camino del Norte get very crowded? How is the commute using the 56 to the 5 or 15? Thanks!
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Unread 01-20-2008, 02:33 AM
 
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Del Sur and Pacific Highlands are expensive, it will be difficult to find anything in your price range. Check out new houses in 4S Ranch.

The problem with Encinitas and especially La Costa is that 5N is relatively congested all day and it turns into a death trap in the evenings (it can take 45 minutes to get from 5-805 merge to La Costa exit) and 5S is equally bad in the mornings.
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Unread 01-20-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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I believe Del Sur has a website and that it has won an award for being an environmentally conscious neighborhood. Prices have gone down there recently, so it is probably worth checking out.
4S Ranch is also a great suggestion. Both are Poway school districts, which as Criss CT stated, are highly respected in the San Diego area. However, San Dieguito school district may be ranked higher.

Criss CT-you sound very familiar with these two areas, may I ask you about traffic patterns in the area? Does Camino del Sur and Camino del Norte get very crowded? How is the commute using the 56 to the 5 or 15? Thanks!
Yes, we live in 4S ranch. The Camino del Norte to 15S on-ramp can get a little crowded in the mornings, but 4S is kind of smack in the middle of 3 options for the 15 - Bernardo Ctr. Dr. is a good option going south when Camino del Norte is too busy and Rancho Bernardo Dr. is a great option going north saving yourself 2 exits. Del Sur is not that busy yet but I imagine will get more congested as the housing in Del Sur fills up, but currently feels like a private country road. We tend to avoid the 5 during rush hour. Bernardo Ctr. drive now continues into 4S ranch all the way through to Black Mountain Rd. in PQ which cuts a big chunk off the 15 S to 56 West traffic. I have to say that the roads have been well planned here and 4S and Del Sur are convenient to both the ocean and inland areas.
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Unread 01-20-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Yes, we live in 4S ranch. The Camino del Norte to 15S on-ramp can get a little crowded in the mornings, but 4S is kind of smack in the middle of 3 options for the 15 - Bernardo Ctr. Dr. is a good option going south when Camino del Norte is too busy and Rancho Bernardo Dr. is a great option going north saving yourself 2 exits. Del Sur is not that busy yet but I imagine will get more congested as the housing in Del Sur fills up, but currently feels like a private country road. We tend to avoid the 5 during rush hour. Bernardo Ctr. drive now continues into 4S ranch all the way through to Black Mountain Rd. in PQ which cuts a big chunk off the 15 S to 56 West traffic. I have to say that the roads have been well planned here and 4S and Del Sur are convenient to both the ocean and inland areas.
Thanks for the info!
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