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Old 01-25-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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What can I say, I went in with low expectations and left wanting to move there. I'm from Phoenix, moved to Seattle area, back in AZ now, but want to move sometime this year. I had thought 100% certain for Seattle, but SD really turned me on. I was there in 2003 and didn't like it (I'm a self-proclaimed forest and mountain kinda guy), but how age changes things!

The people were very friendly, though not when they were behind the wheel. People asking to takes pics for me, and asking me to take pics of them...small talk, etc. It just felt more like AZ than Seattle, though Seattle people really are not all bad like some seem to think.

Downtown San Diego was a really big shocker and something i didn't see back in '03! Small hills, and fairly dense DT made it feel like I was in Seattle (I love DT seattle), but with far more sun for January.

I'm really thinking about taking up SD in the future when the job market returns to normal and/or if I can work remotely. So I have some questions about the place that maps and job boards don't really tell:

- What areas have the most IT jobs? I'd prefer to not work right smack in DT if possible.
- The 8 was a disaster on both days i was there, so I'd also like to not have to use that death trap if possible for way to work.
- What areas/communites/towns have low crime and are close to works locations with requirements described above?
- Housing prices I can find myself if I know the locations that are good.

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Old 01-25-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default San Diego Zoo

When I was a very young kid I lived in SD and supposedly went to SD Zoo "several times" (all parent say that, right? ;-). Of course i have no recollection of this. I made sure I hit this spot on this visit to SD so I could actually remember it this time!




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Old 01-25-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default San Diego Pacific Beach

San Diego Pacific Beach



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Old 01-25-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Downtown San Diego was a really big shocker and something i didn't see back in '03! Small hills, and fairly dense DT made it feel like I was in Seattle (I love DT seattle), but with far more sun for January.
I had a similar "shock" last year when I was down there after a baseball game. There were so many people walking around - I felt like I was in New York City! It sure wasn't like that 10 years ago.
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