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Old 05-21-2007, 11:27 PM
 
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Default Mission Valley area

Hi! Recently got a job in the San Diego area. I'm moving to San Diego from the Valley. How's Mission Valley like? I'm moving out to SD with a girl friend of mine. We're both 23 and will like to be around people our own age.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:46 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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Mission Valley consists of a large number of newly built condominium complexes surrounding a large series of shopping malls, strip malls, and auto dealerships. It is laid out in a very non-walkable auto-centered manner, though if you can get to the trolley either by walking or driving, you'll have a direct route downtown.

As I've said in other threads, Mission Valley is a new, clean, auto-congested area that will give you a soulless Anywhere USA existance. You'll find yourself needing to drive to get everywhere, sometimes even across the street. In many respects it's the McDonalds of San Diego 'neighborhoods', a safe choice with little risk of either pleasant or unpleasant surprises.

Personally, I wouldn't want to live there, but then I've lived here long enough to know many of the older neighborhoods where it's ok to take a chance, and experience a more interesting area.

Can you tell us what part of town your job is located? That really should play a part in where you choose to live.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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I will be working in the Pt. Loma area, Hull St, and was looking into places to rent/buy (townhomes or Single Family- no condos). A few co-workers are recommending the Misison Valley/Misison Hills areas as young professionals (25-40). Is this a good recommendation or are there other areas with a similar commute that would be better? I told them I was looking for a rent of approx. 1600 or so, in a safe and relatively quiet, but close to work area. Thoughts?
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Mission Valley consists of a large number of newly built condominium complexes surrounding a large series of shopping malls, strip malls, and auto dealerships. It is laid out in a very non-walkable auto-centered manner, though if you can get to the trolley either by walking or driving, you'll have a direct route downtown.

As I've said in other threads, Mission Valley is a new, clean, auto-congested area that will give you a soulless Anywhere USA existance. You'll find yourself needing to drive to get everywhere, sometimes even across the street. In many respects it's the McDonalds of San Diego 'neighborhoods', a safe choice with little risk of either pleasant or unpleasant surprises.

Personally, I wouldn't want to live there, but then I've lived here long enough to know many of the older neighborhoods where it's ok to take a chance, and experience a more interesting area.

Can you tell us what part of town your job is located? That really should play a part in where you choose to live.
I live in Mission Valley and all of this is true. Luckily, I'm near the trolley so I can get to where I need to go. MV is quite generic actually. The only exception are the way the raods are built. We seriously have roads that lead to nowhere.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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I don't live in Mission Valley but I work there and find it very walkable. I can walk out of my office and go to grocery stores, drug stores, a major mall, two movie theaters. There are several condos across from my office and I would think people could do all kinds of things without ever getting in a car. I agree it is all built up but not walkable? I find that hard to believe.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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I wouldn't want to live in MV. If I was going to live in that general area, I'd chose Clairemont Mesa/Bay Ho or University City over MV any day of the week.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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I live in Mission Valley and it's fine. As others have stated it's a sterile, 'safe' choice. However I'd never buy a condo here--we're only renting. It's great how it's centrally located, though.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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I would love to live in Mission V.NOT walkable in my book.Heck.At times hardly drivable.Streets that will run for about a mile,then you have to make a left or a right,only having to do it again a mile later.Really frustrating.

Flooding is a little bit of a concern in some spots

But you are in the heart of SD County and just about every freeway needed is centered there too.Public transport in the area is a little sub-par in my book but who wants to tacke crappy MTS anyways?
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Another Mission Valley resident here.Simply not true that MV isn't walkable. I can walk to the doctor, bank, grocery, mall and several restaurants. There's also a river walk along the San Diego River for pedestrians and bicyclists. Trolley station is also within walking distance to go downtown or the bay. As far as driving goes Balboa Park is ten minutes away.

Traffic on Friars can be a problem during rush hour or an event at the stadium. All in all I find it to be a good place to live.
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