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Old 11-30-2020, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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We will be selling our home in a few months. We live in Ramona, (about 35 miles northeast of downtown San Diego) on 5 acres, house built in 2004, single story, about 3,100 square feet, with a 3 car garage, and a pool. My husband, a serious car guy, had a 1,500 square foot separate garage built about 10 years ago. It has double RV size doors and has 2 four poster car lifts installed. Plus, there is room for a couch, and lots of tools and storage cabinets. We also have a horse barn and corrals. All set for the good life!
Sounds awesome, DebbyN!

Are you sure you want to sell your gold mine?

What State are you going to?

You know, single story ranchers are highly coveted. Are you sure you want to leave this single story?

Heck of a first post, btw!
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:47 PM
 
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We will be selling our home in a few months. We live in Ramona, (about 35 miles northeast of downtown San Diego) on 5 acres, house built in 2004, single story, about 3,100 square feet, with a 3 car garage, and a pool. My husband, a serious car guy, had a 1,500 square foot separate garage built about 10 years ago. It has double RV size doors and has 2 four poster car lifts installed. Plus, there is room for a couch, and lots of tools and storage cabinets. We also have a horse barn and corrals. All set for the good life!
Hi DebbyN,

Thanks, we may be interested - you have a PM!

Cheers, Ken
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:54 PM
 
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Thanks. Not sure on our next steps...on to a grand adventure!
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:54 PM
 
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As a fellow car enthusiast, a 3-car garage is rare but you may be able to find one here in coastal San Diego. I own a home with a 2 car garage in Bay Ho (NW Clairemont). I store my cars in Santee.
Op says he hates the fog so anything coastal hell be dealing with fog for months
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Old 12-01-2020, 03:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Op says he hates the fog so anything coastal hell be dealing with fog for months
San Francisco gets fog. Since coastal San Diego doesn't get anything like that especially for the entire summer, I did not pay much attention to that item.

I like living in coastal San Diego city for a couple of reasons:
1. Cool sunny weather most of the year.
2. It's close to everything you'll ever need.
3. Minimal fire hazard. My homeowners insurance is cheap.

Since we are members of several local car clubs, we've been in a few 'car guy' houses. Most are inland 20 miles or more. If the OP wants to live with his cars, he's on the right track with Fallbrook and Vista.

We were at a 'car guy' house in Valley Center last Christmas. Beautiful home. I think they had an 8-car garage with lots of outdoor parking. But we could never live there. It's just too far off the beaten path. This Valley Center house was about 50 miles to the airport.
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:20 AM
 
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San Francisco gets fog. Since coastal San Diego doesn't get anything like that especially for the entire summer, I did not pay much attention to that item.
Cadsuper and cruitr.

Thanks for the input. I agree that the coastal SD fog is nowhere near as intense as what we get in SF, but given the choice we would rather avoid it. Our family 'center' is in Mira Mesa so we have been gauging distances based on that location. Fallbrook and Vista are indeed two of the outlying communities we have been looking at, along with Ramona, and Lakeside, plus whatever the real estate search engines toss our way. In fact yesterday we (virtually) looked at a place in the Dehesa Valley district of El Cajon. El Cajon would not have been on our radar, but this place was more rural and spacious that we would have expected, and checked a lot of our boxes. As I mentioned before, we are trying to keep all options open.

Of course, all of our research has been done exclusively online, and our preferences may change once we actually visit these communities in person.

Thanks again to everyone for your comments and observations!

Cheers, Ken
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:50 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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We were at a 'car guy' house in Valley Center last Christmas. Beautiful home. I think they had an 8-car garage with lots of outdoor parking. But we could never live there. It's just too far off the beaten path. This Valley Center house was about 50 miles to the airport.

It's not so much the distance from amenities, it's that the ingress and egress is so limited. There's really only two routes in or out and with the housing explosion plus all the casinos in the area, traffic can be an issue in normal times.
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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In fact yesterday we (virtually) looked at a place in the Dehesa Valley district of El Cajon. El Cajon would not have been on our radar, but this place was more rural and spacious that we would have expected, and checked a lot of our boxes.

The advantage there is being more centrally located rather than being on the edge of the county like in Fallbrook. I'm totally biased because I was born here and plan to die here, but I don't think you can go wrong with almost anything in San Diego. Good luck in your search.
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Old 12-01-2020, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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In fact yesterday we (virtually) looked at a place in the Dehesa Valley district of El Cajon. El Cajon would not have been on our radar, but this place was more rural and spacious that we would have expected, and checked a lot of our boxes.
I’m glad unincorporated El Cajon opened up a whole new area to consider. I never realized all these areas were “El Cajon” while taking our drives until I starting looking up places when we got home. What’s cool about Dehesea is you got 54 holes of golf at Singing Hills, and a very nice casino/resort in Sycuan.

I forgot to mention Mt. Helix in my previous post. For what you want it’ll be more at the top of your price point, but you’ll be closer to society while still having a rural feeling with many properties.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/El-Cajon/1...m_content=link

https://www.redfin.com/CA/La-Mesa/10...m_content=link
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Old 12-13-2020, 09:05 PM
 
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Thanks again for all of the responses so far.

Due to Covid we are cancelling our family Christmas visit to San Diego this year, but we have rescheduled for February; hopefully things will have settled down somewhat by then. In the meantime we are still looking (virtually) and have found the most potential so far in Ramona, Escondido, and Poway (we really want to try to stay within 25 miles of Mira Mesa). But we are still keeping all options open.
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