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Old 06-07-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Sold my home in San Diego and now I'm looking at East Chula Vista 3 and 4 bedroom condos/ townhomes under 450k vs Single family residence homes in Temecula for the same price. Which city looks to have the best future? (10 to 20 years) We are a 4 person family with two toddlers.
Negatives for Temecula is there's not much going on in my opinion. Also the proximity to the nearest big airport was 68 miles.
Chula Vista negatives would be no yard for kids to play. Other negative I would be in a townhouse or condo which can have it's own problems
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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>> no yard for kids to play

That pretty much rules out the Chula Vista condo.

So your choices are Temecula or Chula Vista. It sounds like commute time is of no concern to you. Are Temecula and Chula Vista the only places in the area you can find something you like that's under $450k?
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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I've seen a few homes here on redfin and zillow under 450k but they look like I would have to put in 25k to get it in decent shape. I sold in North Park and definitely would like to be closer to SD than both areas. I figured we could sit another two or three years and sell. Hoping for the same good lunch that worked this time around. We have no commute to anywhere. Worst comes to worst I will buy a semi fixer. I'm using equity from sale to invest out of state in multi family properties.
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I’m a big fan of Temecula, especially if you have no commute, but I’d go with the townhouse in east Chula Vista. I grew up here in a townhouse, and never felt the need for a yard. Granted I moved here when I was six, and you’re pretty much outgrowing your yard by then anyways. With the exception of friends that had pools, or acreage, I really can’t recall ever playing in one. The street, parks, ball fields, and hillsides is where we played as kids. I’d rather be close to everything San Diego has to offer sans a yard, then in Temecula with one. Ironcailly I’m in a house now because I couldn’t convince my wife of what I just said.

Either way you’re in a great position with no commute to worry about when making this choice, good luck.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I've seen a few homes here on redfin and zillow under 450k but they look like I would have to put in 25k to get it in decent shape. I sold in North Park and definitely would like to be closer to SD than both areas. I figured we could sit another two or three years and sell. Hoping for the same good lunch that worked this time around. We have no commute to anywhere. Worst comes to worst I will buy a semi fixer. I'm using equity from sale to invest out of state in multi family properties.
If you dropped in from Mars with a $450k budget, I'd say go Temecula. However, you've lived in North Park. You know Central SD is where the action is. Maybe your friends too.

I'd write the word 'Temecula' on a small sheet of paper, crumble it up, and toss it in the nearest trash cash. Find something you like in Central SD. Maybe La Mesa. Maybe Lemon Grove. Maybe even as far as Santee.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:36 AM
 
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Lol Believe me I'm looking hard at fixers. My advantage was using the VA and if i find a fixer I have to put cash down. La Mesa wouldn't be too bad if i can find a cosmetic fixer.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Lol Believe me I'm looking hard at fixers. My advantage was using the VA and if i find a fixer I have to put cash down. La Mesa wouldn't be too bad if i can find a cosmetic fixer.
You can almost rule out fixer unless you're dealing with all Cash.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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A townhouse is perfectly fine for kids as long as there is a park or good outdoor space to run and play nearby! The new area in Otay Ranch looks just like Carmel Valley and has many new townhomes and condos.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:14 AM
 
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I'll check the otay ranch development out, I don't mind a townhome. Safety, 3brms, and within my budget are more important
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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Definitely Temecula. There’s no point in living in San Diego County if you’re far from the beach. Also anything south of Downtown SD is practically Mexico / Tijuana Jr. so I would avoid it all together.

In Temecula everything is new. World Class winery, beautiful vineyards, masterplanned neighborhoods, top school districts, hiking trails, coastal marine layer breezes, one hour drive to (Northern) San Diego and (South) Orange County. There’s so much new development going on in neighboring Murrieta aswell so you won’t have trouble finding anything you seek.
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