U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Diego
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-08-2013, 09:58 AM
1 posts, read 755 times
Reputation: 10


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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-08-2013, 11:18 AM
54 posts, read 85,159 times
Reputation: 39
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Diego
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top