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Old 04-10-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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Default Moving to SD to attend SDSU, need advice

I'm moving next summer to attend SDSU... I'm trying to find a decent place to rent an apartment or house which is NOT going to end up with me dead. I was visiting a friend who lives on campus there and we went looking for an apartment on 54th place (off of 54th and University). We were looked upon in a way that was not friendly. We were also told that we were in the wrooooong part of town (emphasis courtesy of the man in the truck). Anyways, if you could help me, I'd like something that isn't more than 15 minutes away from the campus (max).

This is a summary of what I've collected:

N. of El Cajon generally better than S. of El Cajon blvd

west of the 805 or North of El Cajon Blvd, or East of 54th.

90% of the crime happens between the 805 and 54th
between ECB and University

any help, I'd appreciate... thank you.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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I'm moving next summer to attend SDSU... I'm trying to find a decent place to rent an apartment or house which is NOT going to end up with me dead. I was visiting a friend who lives on campus there and we went looking for an apartment on 54th place (off of 54th and University). We were looked upon in a way that was not friendly. We were also told that we were in the wrooooong part of town (emphasis courtesy of the man in the truck). Anyways, if you could help me, I'd like something that isn't more than 15 minutes away from the campus (max).

This is a summary of what I've collected:

N. of El Cajon generally better than S. of El Cajon blvd

west of the 805 or North of El Cajon Blvd, or East of 54th.

90% of the crime happens between the 805 and 54th
between ECB and University

any help, I'd appreciate... thank you.
54th and University is no dice. If you are looking to rent an apt, stay as close to SDSU as possible to start. Right around campus there is a lot of rentals. Those rules of thumb are mine... I think they hold up pretty well. If you are looking to rent a house, check out my neighborhood too - South of Montezuma blvd and east of College all the way south to university. Also check out Del Cerro which is just north of the 8. That is the priciest and nicest area.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:56 AM
 
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I agree with Sassberto...Stay as close to SDSU as possible and away from 54th & University- north of University Ave is a good rule to follow.

I use to commute to and from SDSU from Mira Mesa. I eventually moved to an apartment in La Mesa, so I could be closer to the college. La Mesa is not bad and is almost as close to SDSU as 54th & U. There are a number of apartments you can find off of Lake Murray Blvd where you wont feel like a fish out of water.

Mission Valley also has some apartments just north of I-8. They're located on Adobe Falls just east of Waring Rd. I've been there before and they seemed okay, but that was years ago. I cannot attest to how livable that area is nowadays.

You should also check the area of Rancho Mission & San Diego Mission. I think there are apartments in the general area just east of I-15 & north of I-8. You would still be close to SDSU and should be relatively safe.

Did you look at the Daily Aztec classifieds? There are always rooms for rent by fellow students looking to share a house usually within walking distance of the college.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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Like the above poster, I would look in La Mesa.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:13 AM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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And does the newest extension of the trolley that stops at the college go on to La Mesa? Or is La Mesa part of the Grossmont line? Hard for me to remember because they made a point to make sure the trolley missed the most densely populated parts of the city that could use it most.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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Default Update

Also, hah... something relatively affordable... relatively.
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:22 AM
 
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Yes I recommend La Mesa north of the 8 as well. I lived off Baltimore in a nice complex on the lake. I am thinking of moving back to that area when I get married before I head onto Dallas.
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