Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > San Diego
 [Register]
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 10-09-2008, 06:17 PM
 
2 posts, read 3,948 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

We will be moving to SD in a few months and will be working just east of the 5/805 merge and just north of Mira Mesa Blvd. We are a mid-50's lesbian couple with no children living at home. We lean more towards artsy/historic areas vs defined subdivisions/strip malls/kid-friendly areas. We will rent a year before buying and want to find a rental house/townhouse/condo with a good commute to work. Any suggestions? Thanks so much!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-10-2008, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
1,148 posts, read 2,993,377 times
Reputation: 857
You might like Hillcrest, University Heights or Little Italy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-10-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
1,504 posts, read 6,152,085 times
Reputation: 886
Or maybe downtown La Jolla?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-11-2008, 07:48 AM
 
2 posts, read 3,948 times
Reputation: 10
Thanks for the tips! I have been watching the live traffic cams to try to get an idea of the amount of congestion in the different areas, but it really helps to have info from someone with direct knowledge of the area!

Any thoughts about whether it would better (traffic-wise) to live north, south or east of the area I will be working in (East of 5/805 merge, just above Mira Mesa Blvd).

Thanks again!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-11-2008, 08:21 AM
 
9,526 posts, read 30,477,668 times
Reputation: 6435
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbuffa1952 View Post
Thanks for the tips! I have been watching the live traffic cams to try to get an idea of the amount of congestion in the different areas, but it really helps to have info from someone with direct knowledge of the area!

Any thoughts about whether it would better (traffic-wise) to live north, south or east of the area I will be working in (East of 5/805 merge, just above Mira Mesa Blvd).

Thanks again!
The Sorrento Mesa / MM Blvd area is high-traffic. No escaping it north or south. The onramp to 805 at MM Blvd backs up 4 lanes for a mile every day.

About your only option if you really want to avoid traffic would be La Jolla or Del Mar($$$) or Mira Mesa ($). Depending on your budget La Jolla is very charming. Mira Mesa is the antithesis of charming and is prototypical late 60's suburban strip-sprawl. If you want artsy you will most likely have to live in the city where you can expect about a 40+ minute commute. I do it every day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
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
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
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
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - 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, 36, 37 - Top