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Unread 04-21-2008, 12:46 AM
 
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Default Pacific Beach- a good home??

Hey! I'm planning on moving to the San Diego area this summer, but I'm unsure of which area would be best for me. I've been doing some research. I'm from a small town in Virginia. I love the idea of a big city, but think that maybe I should try something on the outskirts. I was thinking about Pacific Beach because being close to the beach is important to me. It's pretty easy to access freeways, right? And I'm a dog-loverrr! I'm planning on getting a smaller dog once I've moved out there. I def. want to be west of 5. Any advice/ suggestions you might have? Other neighborhoods you would recommend?? Thanks so much!
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Unread 04-21-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Pacific Beach is one of the best areas to live in San Diego. I have cousins that live there. Its pretty crowded though during the summer. It starts getting crowded in June and then July and August are the busiest. Alot of foreigners (Brazilians and Europeans), tourists, and college kids out for summer. The rent is pretty high, some places are like $1250 for one bedroom. Alot of people just rent a room from someone, alot of cheaper, maybe $500-$600 a month. Plenty of places to walk your dog, Mission Bay and the PB-MB boardwalk. The weather is the best in the US. The hottest is gets is maybe 80-85 degrees. Most days around 70. Alot of partying in PB with alot of younger people and nightclubs.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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A little tough to get to the 5.The streets are small and congested.The post from caliguy sums it all up though.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Sun Diego, CA
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Great area, if you enjoy the occassional:
drunk passing out on your lawn,
loud drunks walking the streets at any given hour of the night from/to the bars,
cliques of hostile drunks hanging out in the front yard.
OB is worse. More drugs in that area.
That's how it is for the most part. You may find some quieter areas. But in general, the neighborhoods are like this.
I'd say to look up Point Loma or La Jolla. They are qay quieter areas, and you'd stil be close enough to PB if thats what your looking for. PB is a cool spot for going bar hopping. But more generally geared towards people in their mid-twentys that dont get bothered by these things.
May want to look at Clairemont as well by the bay. Quieter area, yet you're still close to the water.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: California
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PB is great. Probably the worst thing is the difficulty parking, especially during the summer/spring.

You could end up circling your block for awhile trying to find that elusive space.

Its a little packed heading towards the 5, but not too bad. PB is great. Lots of places to walk to and eat. 24 hour fitness right there, Ralphs...very pedestrian friendly.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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PB is great. Probably the worst thing is the difficulty parking, especially during the summer/spring.

You could end up circling your block for awhile trying to find that elusive space.

You are so right. I remember 4th Of July last year. It was sooooooooo packed. There were parking lots charging people $50 for parking. All you saw down there were taxis shuttling people to the beach.
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