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Old 05-02-2009, 04:14 PM
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Here you go, some images from dog beach

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Old 05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Encinitas vs OB is a good place to start. Both are dog friendly walkable beach cities, different in character but basically the same iconic Southern California beach city vibe.

OB is funkier and you will have a better chance of seeing a facial tattoo there.

Encinitas is cleaner, more upscale, with better shops and restaurants.

Neither are really very "urban" although they can be dense. There is little beyond one or two streets of shopping and the rest will be residential. If you want urban you should look at the areas immediately around Balboa Park. These areas are very dog-friendly but are not beachy and don't have the same beach city culture. If the beach is important you can't find it anywhere else. I don't care much about the beach but for some people it is everything.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:19 PM
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love the pics!! can't wait- hunter, mason and kahlua (dogs) will have a blast!
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:49 PM
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What's the rules on the poop on Dog Beach?
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:17 PM
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Originally Posted by bloom View Post
What's the rules on the poop on Dog Beach?
You're supposed to clean it up, just like anywhere else. And surprisingly, the beach is relatively poop free. Now if the dog goes in the water, eh, well, that's where it usually seems to stay.

Regarding the OP's request for neighborhoods, I agree of course with OB. The neighborhoods immediately around Balboa Park would be a good fit too. Someone should identify where in Balboa Park are the dog areas, that could determine whether they should concentrate their search in North Park near Morley Field, South Park, or Golden Hill. West Park/Bankers Hill would not be a good fit. The residential there is becoming mostly high rise condo, and the OP doesn't really desire, nor can they afford that kind of housing.

Banking in San Diego has really thinned out in San Diego over the past 20 years. At least 3 or 4 good sized banks/S&Ls (Homefed, Imperial Savings, Great American, San Diego Bank & Trust for starters) that used to be headquartered here have gone under, or were bought out in the early 90s. Now, the only banks are branches of banks headquartered elsewhere. Still the banking industry is still concentrated downtown, which makes North Park, South Park, and Golden Hill quick and easy commutes, that are easily done by bus. Those neighborhoods are also the kind of places where his wife is likely to run into other people in her field. These are the funky, hip, slightly gritty places the graphic designer types hang out in.

Note of clarification: South Park is EAST of Balboa Park, Golden Hill is SOUTH of Balboa Park.

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