U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Diego
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
1,047 posts, read 3,819,518 times
Reputation: 381

Advertisements

Can anyone tell me what national city is like? There are some places located there i might go to often, and wanted to know if it was a nice/safe area, and just any general info about it. Thanks guys Can't wait to move to SD
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:37 AM
 
490 posts, read 1,489,107 times
Reputation: 218
If you have some Mexican heritage in you, National City fits the bill
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
18,454 posts, read 29,983,009 times
Reputation: 12497
National City is kind of at the bottom of places most people would want to live in San Diego. It's "ghetto" to some, but nothing too terrible but nothing really nice either. Lots of Filipinos and mexicans in that area, so it's very ethnic. Unless you like ehtnic food and stores I don't see a whole lot there for you. If you were thinking about this area b/c it's cheaper, well there is a reason for that. It's not terrible but it's just a typical working class ethnic city.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2008, 12:06 PM
 
2,531 posts, read 5,948,115 times
Reputation: 1303
When I grew up in SD, the nickname for National City was "Nasty City". Now while I wouldn't go that far, it's just a regular working-class city.

And people would call Chula Vista "Chulajuana" because of it's proximity to Mexico. However, Chula Vista boomed in the 90's and 2000's because it was way cheaper than North County. I guess people weren't being so uppity when they needed to afford a nice house. LOL
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
1,047 posts, read 3,819,518 times
Reputation: 381
Heh thanks for the response guys! I'll either be living in Little Italy or Mission Valley in SD, but there are places in National City I'll probably be going to so i was just seeing how the city was in general. Like if going to normal places is uncomfortable etc.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2008, 05:07 PM
 
490 posts, read 1,489,107 times
Reputation: 218
You'll be fine SD is much like Seattle, not really high crime in many places Welcome
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
1,658 posts, read 7,282,039 times
Reputation: 416
National City has rebounded.I was just there and I was remembering when it was "Nasty City".It's still rough but I don't think it is that bad.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2008, 12:23 AM
 
53 posts, read 369,833 times
Reputation: 50
Why was it called Nasty City?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
5,268 posts, read 12,126,514 times
Reputation: 3148
Quote:
Originally Posted by The A-Team View Post
Can anyone tell me what national city is like? There are some places located there i might go to often, and wanted to know if it was a nice/safe area, and just any general info about it. Thanks guys Can't wait to move to SD
NC is my old stomping grounds, and it certainly gets a bad wrap. If you are going to heading there for the ethnic restaurants and markets (mostly Filipino and Mexican) then you'll have no problems, whatsoever. It's the second oldest city in the county, and it's dotted with some really cool historic structures.

I'm gonna have to do a photo thread of National City to show that it's not as bad as most people think it is.

Nasty City and Naturally Sh_tty are 2 nicknames I remember hearing
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2008, 07:54 PM
 
4 posts, read 24,371 times
Reputation: 11
Default Please help!

Ok -I'm confused guy's.

I am relocating to SD and will be working downtown. I have two son's both ages 10 & 13. I'm looking for an area (not too expensive) with decent schools where me kids won't be "gang initiated"! We're from Minnesota so my kids have always lived in a moderate district without gang and criminal violence. They are cool kids but average A's & B's and have only seen that kinda crap on TV and in videos! Can you tell I'm a protective mom?? Anyway, I'm not a snob, nor am I rich but can afford up to 1300.00 rent. Please tell me some suburbs to look at. I'm really confused because i keep getting conflicting points of view.

I'd appreciate any responsible guidance!
Signed, Perplexed
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Diego
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top