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Old 01-23-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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Question Moving to San Diego in February and looking for neighborhood/place to live advice :)

Hello! I am moving to San Diego mid-Feb and am looking for apts now. I hear that Hillcrest/North Valley are good areas, but I am unsure. I am coming from downtown Minneapolis. I am interested in an area where I can walk to unique shops/beach/coffee...the goal is to not have to drive on weekends!

I am 29 yrs old, and single, and am not looking for a community where everyone is married with 3 kids. [If you have been to a suburb in MN, you know what I mean!]

I am feeling a time crunch, so any insight is helpful. So far, the relo specialist has recommended the following:
[LIST][*]600 Front Street Apts[*]Mission Pacific Apts[/LIST]Help!

Thanks.....
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Pacific Beach if you want to party all the time and Ocean Beach if you don't.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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Sometimes people who are married with 3 kids also enjoy living in neighborhoods where they can walk to things too.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Hello! I am moving to San Diego mid-Feb and am looking for apts now. I hear that Hillcrest/North Valley are good areas, but I am unsure. I am coming from downtown Minneapolis. I am interested in an area where I can walk to unique shops/beach/coffee...the goal is to not have to drive on weekends!

I am 29 yrs old, and single, and am not looking for a community where everyone is married with 3 kids. [If you have been to a suburb in MN, you know what I mean!]


I am feeling a time crunch, so any insight is helpful. So far, the relo specialist has recommended the following:
  • 600 Front Street Apts
  • Mission Pacific Apts
Help!

Thanks.....
Hillcrest and North Park are probably the most walkable neighborhoods because the walkable areas are pretty big compared to other neighorhoods like Little Italy. Gaslamp District is another large walkable area, but it doesn't feel like home.

If you are into wine, check out Wine Steals, a wine bar. I was there last weekend, and there are a lot of singles there. And any neighorhood that has Whole Foods Market and a Pink Berry, you are in the right place. They have tons of eateries that are really good and authentic.

Good luck.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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Hillcrest/North Park are both great areas. They definitely have a very unique look and feel to them. Most stores/diners are within walking distance if that is what you'd like but you won't find any beaches there. If you are looking for a beach then I would back up the poster who recommended Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach. Ocean Beach is more of a "hippie" area and I mean that in the best way possible. Several Ma and Pa joints, you'll begin to see a lot of the same faces, laid back beach bum feel, etc. Pacific Beach is more of a party area/college area if that is what you are looking for. Tonsssss of bars/hookah joints/tattoo parlors.
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