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Old 04-23-2008, 04:24 AM
 
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we want to rent a 4 bedroom home for 3 years in san diego area...the most important things to us are...safety and good schools...we realize a commute to san diego WILL be necessary for this and thats ok...
we are looking at these areas...temecula, murrieta, hemet
any suggestions or advice would be appreciated!!
thank you
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Those areas are awfully far out, any reason you picked them? There are areas closer to San Diego that are safe and have good schools.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Hemet does not have that great schools. My mom is a teacher there. And if you are commuting to san diego proper, your commute will probably be around two hours or so depending on traffic. My parents live in vista, (north san diego) and it takes my mom about 45 min to an hour and she goes against traffic. Plus I wouldnt say that those areas are generally safer than nice areas of san diego. Also many areas of hemet and murietta have a very high ethnic pop. If your kids are white, they may be some of the only ones in the school. This isnt ness. a bad thing, just something to be aware of I guess. Some good things about those areas is that murrieta and hemet are cheaper than san diego. Temecula used to be a lot cheaper, but it is starting to become more pricey. But since you are looking in those areas, you might also want to check out Menifee...It is suppose to be really nice.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Those areas are awfully far out, any reason you picked them? There are areas closer to San Diego that are safe and have good schools.
i guess i was just assuming that they were more suburby and a little less crazy. the biggest city we have lived in was virginia beach/norfolk area and i hated where we lived there...crimey and trafficky...but loved the beach

so what areas of san diego have that small town feel and are affordable?
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Almost every part of San Diego has a small town feel, by design. It's more of a collection of communities than a real city.

Now, affordable is a different story altogether. A good basic rule of thumb for housing prices in CA is, the further away from water you get, the cheaper they are. After that, I don't have much specific advice for you. You need to tell us what you're looking for and especially how much you're comfortable paying for a home before we can help you more.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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I would look into Poway. Some parts are country like and the school district is superior.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:51 AM
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If you're just looking to rent and not buy, check out Coronado (you'd be hard pressed to find a house there for less than a million...that's why I recommend it if you're renting). I used to live there, and it's a safe, cute, touristy area on it's own little "island" off the city of San Diego. They have their own school district comprised of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. One downside is that you have to take the Coronado bridge or drive way down the Silver Strand into Imperial Beach to get anywhere in San Diego, but it's a nice place to live and has it's own grocery stores, restaurants, and so on, plus a great beach for the family.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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we want to rent a 4 bedroom home for 3 years in san diego area...the most important things to us are...safety and good schools...we realize a commute to san diego WILL be necessary for this and thats ok...
we are looking at these areas...temecula, murrieta, hemet
any suggestions or advice would be appreciated!!
thank you
Rancho Penisquitas is a nice area.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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Rancho Penisquitas is a nice area.
Rancho Penisquitas?! That must be the gay part of town.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:15 AM
 
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mom2khh: it's not necessary to commute all the way up to Temecula/Murrietta to find a nice suburb with good schools. Check out eastern Chula Vista (Eastlake/Rolling Hills Ranch/Otay Ranch/San Miguel Ranch). These areas are very nice, family friendly with good schools.
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