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Old 11-04-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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My family is moving to the Sd area but due to my wifes status, we need to live in Tijuana and I would work up in the SD area. Does anyone know of where to rent, how to walk across and then transport to work. What is the best time to cross at the border? Just what would be good ways of pulling this off? Thank you very much for your help.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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My family is moving to the Sd area but due to my wifes status, we need to live in Tijuana and I would work up in the SD area. Does anyone know of where to rent, how to walk across and then transport to work. What is the best time to cross at the border? Just what would be good ways of pulling this off? Thank you very much for your help.
Have you ever been to Tijuana? How familiar are you with that city?

Before we can help you out, we need a guage of your familiarity with Mexico in general and TJ specifically. Even by Mexico standards, Tijuana is one of the poorest, most crime-ridden cities in that country.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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no matter what the situation, TJ might not be a place you would want to live especially if you have a family. It is very unsafe right now, you will have problems getting across the border on a regular basis, so keep all this in mind. I don't think any of us are in position to really help you as what you are attempting to do is going to be hard and probably not all that safe.

Good luck anyway..

Nita
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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Try posting in the Mexico forum also. You may get more information there.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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The last time I was in Tijuana was in 1983. I do know that the drug war is almost over. I have been to Mexico many times. I am trying to choose between Tijuana and Nogales and working in Tucson. I will try the Mexican version of this. That is a great idea. I have heard that quite a few gringos have moved down to Tijuana and work in SD. I hear that it depends on where you live.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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i do know that the drug war is almost over.
huh?
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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I have heard that quite a few gringos have moved down to Tijuana and work in SD. I hear that it depends on where you live.
Actually all the Mexican business owners are moving to SD and now the cartels are following them here... And the drug war is raging out of control. TJ is a messed-up city, there is really only one area you would want to live in, Playas, and they found a couple of heads on the beach there last year.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Thank you for the Mexico versin. Much better info. Many responces from Americans living there for years and working in the US. You should see the photos of Tijuana. Beautiful areas. The Norte Zona and near the border ARE sketchy. I do not need to go near the Zona anyway.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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Thank you for the Mexico versin. Much better info. Many responces from Americans living there for years and working in the US. You should see the photos of Tijuana. Beautiful areas. The Norte Zona and near the border ARE sketchy. I do not need to go near the Zona anyway.
TJ is an incredibly dangerous place.

I have no problems with living in ghettos or rough neighborhoods myself. But TJ is a place I would never live. It's just too much.

If you're Latino-American then you could probably blend in well and fit in. But if you are of another ethnicity you tend to attract way too much negative attention there.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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No matter what 3rd world city you go to, there will be, invariably, some attractive "American slices" somewhere in that city, and even in the U.S., even in the most attractive city, there will be "3rd world slices" somewhere in that city.

There's some nice areas around Chapultepec Golf Course, and some awesome areas up the hills from there with mouth gaping views of San Diego. There are areas over there where you'll feel like you're across the border. I was looking for some real estate one time and my agent showed me all the nicer areas of that city. I was very surprised at the different options, hidden away in that city.

Yes, there's the Playas as well and communities south of there, heading towards Rosarito, like San Antonio Del Mar and Baja Malibu.

When you consider the minimum wage of Mexico is around $5 a day, at that price, you could even afford to have your own security guard for your house.

Plenty of gated and high-rise communities as well.

My RE agent told me that any number of colonias in Tijuana have a vigilante organization each with a President to dole out punishment for those caught, perhaps, tagging a wall in the community or any other infractions, due to the lack of police supervision.

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