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 1.5 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.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-02-2009, 04:14 PM
 
176 posts, read 390,727 times
Reputation: 94

Advertisements

Here you go, some images from dog beach























Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
7,160 posts, read 18,444,452 times
Reputation: 2934
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2009, 06:19 PM
 
10 posts, read 19,122 times
Reputation: 11
love the pics!! can't wait- hunter, mason and kahlua (dogs) will have a blast!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2009, 07:49 PM
 
2,819 posts, read 3,016,527 times
Reputation: 910
What's the rules on the poop on Dog Beach?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
2,984 posts, read 6,761,268 times
Reputation: 2276
Quote:
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.

Last edited by kettlepot; 05-02-2009 at 08:27 PM..
Reply With Quote 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.


Reply
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:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 AM.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - 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 - Top