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Old 04-08-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm up for a job in north of San Diego. While I wouldn't mind keeping the commute short, I do value greatly where I live, so I'm willing to travel a little further if I have to.

With that said, what's the best area to live in? Here's a brief background, and what I'm looking for:
- Early 30s
- Single
- Wouldn't mind living reasonably close to the water (like to learn surfing)
- Safe & quiet (that means I'm done with the party scene)
- Some place central so I can at least be close to freeways, and where activities are taking place
- Spare time out of home activities include beach, playing sports (mainly outdoor), cultural events (ie festivals & concerts).
- Rest cost: $1200 (will have a better idea if offer comes)

Ideally, I'd like a place like Pacific Beach, but from my understanding, it's the young party crowd. Downtown seems like a place I'd like, with the walking ability, and things close by. Downside in the area is parking, cost, noise, getting out in the morning for work, and easy beach accessibility.

If my misconceptions are incorrect, please correct me, but also shed some light on areas I may not have thought of.

Thanks to all the replies in advance!
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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If you're in North County for a job, and you're limited to $1200 a month, I'd look in Leucadia/Encinitas. Close to the water, world class surf, has a nighlife but isn't the 22 year old just out of SDSU crowd that PB has, more the mature/established laid back beach crowd that's made a little scratch. $1200 won't go far downtown and you're looking at a terrible commute home.
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