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Old 05-09-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Hello,

My wife and I are relocating across the country to work in the Sorrento Valley area.

We are early 30's professionals and are looking for mid-to-upper class areas within which to rent a condo / apartment for the 1st year we are in the area.

We'll be commuting by car to/from work and can handle commute times up to 40mins. I have no idea how many miles that translates to given traffic.

Any suggestions on where we can live for the first year?

Many, many thanks in advance!

Last edited by BeantownG; 05-09-2008 at 09:34 AM.. Reason: added Sorrento Valley
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Hello,

My wife and I are relocating across the country to work in the Sorento area.

We are early 30's professionals and are looking for mid-to-upper class areas within which to rent a condo / apartment for the 1st year we are in the area.

We'll be commuting by car to/from work and can handle commute times up to 40mins. I have no idea how many miles that translates to given traffic.

Any suggestions on where we can live for the first year?

Many, many thanks in advance!
Why not live in the Sorrento Valley area? Carmel Valley is also nearby, lots of condos there.

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Old 05-09-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Yes, actually in fact we will be working in the Sorrento Valley (I had to edit original note)

How far away can we live for no more than a 40min commute in rush hour traffic?

Many thanks!

Last edited by BeantownG; 05-09-2008 at 09:44 AM..
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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If you work regular hours (8 to 5): 40 min commute allows you to live anywhere between Encinitas and the downtown along the coast, and as far inland as south Escondido and Lakeside. Nonstandard hours like 10 to 7 would extend the range to essentially the whole metro area from San Marcos to Eastlake.

But why waste 40 min on commute when you can get a place to live in Carmel Valley or UTC, both of which are less than 5 miles away? There are many nice apartment complexes in UTC. CV more expensive and upscale, it's mostly houses and condos. UTC is closer as the bird flies, CV is easier to get to during the rush hour (you'll want to avoid 805).
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The commute to and from downtown usually takes me about 20-25 mins driving at 65mph if there's not much traffic. If there's a padres game or a big event at Balboa Park then the return trip can take as long as an hour.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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I'd live in Del Mar or La Jolla. You have some local traffic, but you also have some of the most beautiful views in California while you're sitting in it so it's hard to stress about it. I used to take the coastal route sometimes from north county just so I could catch that view of the bluffs at Torrey Pines every morning before heading to my cube for 10 hours.
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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I work in Sorrento Valley and like others have already said, suggest living near there as well. Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills/Highlands, UTC, Del Mar are all closeby and considered more upscale. Traffic won't be too bad because of the surface streets available. From UTC, you would be only one freeway exit away from the office.

I live approx. 13 miles south of Sorrento Valley and it normally takes less than 20 minutes to get to work with little traffic. I don't, however, leave home until about 9:00am

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Old 05-10-2008, 01:57 PM
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You might want to point out what you are looking for in areas, since commuting will not only take time but cost more gas. If you would rather have a shorter commute than there are many nearby places as mentioned (Del Mar, La Jolla, etc...) but they may not be what you want. You may wish to avoid going south on the 5 or 15 if possible. Anywhere along the 56 may be to your liking (Carmel Valley region).

Otherwise, I would say you could be within ~25 miles for a 40 minute commute.

If you want to be real close, perhaps in walking distance, then Wateridge condos are right there.
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