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Old 04-22-2011, 01:56 AM
 
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I'm moving to San Diego this summer with my 2 school aged kids. I am on a limited budget so I would like to find a 2 bedroom apartment for under $900 in an area with low crime and decent public schools. Is there any area in San Diego with these requests? Is there any area at all with apartments under $900? Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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What you want doesn't exist here in San Diego. You may want to consider moving somewhere else.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Which parts of San Diego? Near downtown, north county, Chula Vista area, etc?
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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It can be done but your options are going to be very limited.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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It can be done but your options are going to be very limited.
Maybe in a really bad neighborhood, but then you have lousy schools and crime.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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If she moves her budget up to $1100 then a whole lot of options open up. If she really can't afford anything more then $900 a month then she should look into signing up for a section 8 voucher.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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If she moves her budget up to $1100 then a whole lot of options open up. If she really can't afford anything more then $900 a month then she should look into signing up for a section 8 voucher.
This is true, but if she signs up for Section 8, she needs to be aware that there's a 7-10 year waiting list for a voucher. They just don't issue them automatically.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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I hate to say it but the folks are correct.

I live in a o.k. area (Mira Mesa)..not stellar but not awful. Petty crime.

I pay $1550 for a 2bdr/2ba 782 sq ft apartment. And that seems pretty consistent. This does not include any form of utility OR trash (I pay all that).

I have not seen a 2 bedroom for $900 of any sort in an apartment in an area that is even moderately safe since about 1994. I paid $775 for a 2 bedroom tiny apartment in a bad area in Chula Vista in 1991!
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Kailua, Oahu, HI and San Diego, CA
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I'm moving to San Diego this summer with my 2 school aged kids. I am on a limited budget so I would like to find a 2 bedroom apartment for under $900 in an area with low crime and decent public schools. Is there any area in San Diego with these requests? Is there any area at all with apartments under $900? Thanks!
The Poway Unified School District is excellent. There are some 2 bedrooms at about $1200 in Penasquitos, which is in that district. For something under $1000 you could look in Ramona, but I don't know about the schools there. All these areas are twenty minutes or more from San Diego proper (in light traffic).

There are areas in town with apts at $900, but I wouldn't want to live there, nor send my kids to school there.

Maybe El Cajon would work for you.

Hank
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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I hate to say it but it might be pretty tough to find a place on $900/mo with low crime and good schools. I'd think you'd have to go at least $1200...
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