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Old 05-29-2007, 04:26 PM
 
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Help,

Moving to Carlsbad, but will be working in Temecula. How is the drive? What are rents like in Carlsbad? What would you recommend? Want to save on electric bills with the heat.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:57 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, CA
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Help,

Moving to Carlsbad, but will be working in Temecula. How is the drive? What are rents like in Carlsbad? What would you recommend? Want to save on electric bills with the heat.
You might be the only one, ha ha. You should be driving against traffic in all segments of your commute. Maybe a bit of something from 1-5 north to 76 East? Did I read that right? Living in Carlsbad, working in Temecula?!? When I drove the 76 from Old Hwy 395 to East Vista Way, I recall eastbound traffic being very light. I'd be surprised if the rest of eastbound 76 (from I-5) would be any different. 15 north from 76 is nothing.

I've never rented in Carlsbad. Obviously it's going to be more than T-Town, Vista or Oceanside, unless it's the worst of Carlsbad compared to those areas' best. Try North County Times' online classified section or Craigslist. Done and done.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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Help,

Moving to Carlsbad, but will be working in Temecula. How is the drive? What are rents like in Carlsbad? What would you recommend? Want to save on electric bills with the heat.
The previous poster is right, you should be going against traffic.
Don't know if your familiar with the area, but Temecula is a nice town and a great place to live, and cheaper than S.D. County, unless you are determined to live by the beach.
Rent in Carlsbad will depend on if you are single, married, children....????
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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working 3rd shift, so to save on air-conditioning - do not want to live in Temecula.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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working 3rd shift, so to save on air-conditioning - do not want to live in Temecula.
That would be the least of your problems. You're going 100+ miles round trip a day and gas is definitely high in Southern California. Unless you're rich or have a hybrid, most people wouldn't even think about commuting 100 miles to and from work everyday.

EDIT: Just realized the difference between Google Maps and Yahoo Maps with estimated miles and times. Yahoo is saying around 60 miles round trip. Could be worse, but not a commute I'd do myself.

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Old 05-30-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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working 3rd shift, so to save on air-conditioning - do not want to live in Temecula.
You realize the rent difference will make living in either about the same monetarily, but you wont be waisting gas/time commuting if you live in Temecula. Just saying!

Otherwise, rent in Carlsbad will be about $500-$1k a month at least for a decent place for 1 person. You may want to look into renting a room in a house, but it will run about the same and you have to live with your landlord. Good option though if, say, the house is really nice and/or by the beach and that's what you want and you get a cool landlord/roommate. Lots of people rent out rooms in order to meet their outrageous mortgage payments.

To commute to Temecula, don't do what Mapquest says and take the 78 to the 15. Instead, take the 78 to either Melrose or Vista Village Dr. exit. Go under/over the freeway and at the light turn right on E. Vista Way. Go north about 10 minutes to Gopher Canyon Rd. and go right. Go to the 15 freeway and go north. Hope this helps!
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, CA
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Is third shift like 11 p - 7 a.m.?

I was gonna say, 100 miles is high. It is about 10-12 miles from Temecula to I-15/76 junction, then about 18 miles to the 5 in Oceanside, then 3-5 miles south to Carlsbad.

Generally, I'd imagine a single person enjoying Carlsbad more than Temecula. All of our recommendations are influenced, of course, by our own preferences. In Carlsbad, you have access to the same big-box stores and chains, if not quite as centralized fashion as a central T-Towner, but more entertainment/dining variety. You are also closer to all that Encinitas/Solana Beach/Del Mar has to offer in those areas. And cruising the Duck Pond really isn't the same as the boardwalk in Carlsbad, IMHO.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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Is third shift like 11 p - 7 a.m.?

I was gonna say, 100 miles is high. It is about 10-12 miles from Temecula to I-15/76 junction, then about 18 miles to the 5 in Oceanside, then 3-5 miles south to Carlsbad.

Generally, I'd imagine a single person enjoying Carlsbad more than Temecula. All of our recommendations are influenced, of course, by our own preferences. In Carlsbad, you have quick access to all the same big-box stores and chains, but more entertainment/dining variety. You are also closer to Encinitas/Solana Beach/Del Mar.
Agree with you here again, stooge. If I were single I wouldnt care about the commute too much, but just thought I should point out the $$ savings in electricity would be matched by the gas/time spent driving instead if that was the reason to live in Carlsbad.
Otherwise? NO comparison. Live by the beach!
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, CA
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You're right, if I may return the favor to you.
I suppose if you were going to do what Hannah wants to do, you could rationalize the commute time and gas $ by noting the energy savings.

If third shift means overnight, she's going to join morning commuters heading south and west, too. Maybe a spiffy Rancho del Oro apartment near 76? Compromises, however, usually leave one feeling compromised, I reckon.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:02 AM
 
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hey I am planning on doing the same thing!!! Have you done it ? how is it?
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