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Old 02-17-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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My boyfriend just got a job in the Otay Mesa area, I work in downtown San Diego. A good mid-point as commutes go seems to be Chula Vista.

I've grilled the people here at work as to what they think are good places to live in Chula Vista, and they've recommended Eastlake, Bonita, East H Street, and 2nd Street specifically.

I received a lot of very, very useful insight when I was relocating to SD a year and a half ago, so thought I'd come here and see if I could yet again pick this forum's collective brain on any thoughts/suggestions/insights as to finding a place to live in Chula Vista (or any other nice areas that have an easy commute to Otay Mesa).

Please let me know if you will need any additional information from me. In the meantime, I'll appreciate an and all information and thoughts!

Thanks so much (yet again)! )
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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Ok
Umm here's a little run down.
Eastlake-pretty good,schools over there are better than the norm but drugs are really becoming a problem at those schools.Lots of car break in's over in Eastlake.

Bonita?Nice,on the expensive side and not much to do or see over there.Most of it is residential.

East H?Where I reside.I live in the RDR development and the location is fine.Can get anywhere in the entire South Bay in about 10-15 mins,20 to DTWN San Diego,10 mins to TJ.Schools are good,community is almost not here.Crime is low,but I live in a complex where break in's laundry theft and domestic seems to be a problem,it's ok with me though.

2nd Avenue?Depends where.The area north of the golf course(North of 2nd and L) is pretty good.Some friends live right a long Second Avenue and have had little to no problems.South of Moss though Second is a little rough.Esp btwn Palomar and Orange.Gangs are in and around CP Middle(Second and Quintard)

Are you looking into renting or buying?And how much is your budget?I might be able to recommend places you would like(and places you might want to stay away from)
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Just a thought-

The commute out of Chula Vista in the mornings (heading downtown) and into the area in the afternoons can get pretty nasty. Even though it's geographically closer, you might be better off someplace closer to downtown/ the central part of san diego in that regard- your hubby would be going against traffic (and it's only about a 10-15 minute drive down to Otay from the 8) and you wouldn't be sitting in traffic jams every day.

Just my 2 cents, I don't know much about Chula Vista in terms of neighborhoods, so disregard the above if you like
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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Thanks for your replies.

JKSB88, I was hoping you'd weigh in. Thanks for the details on East H and 2nd Street. My boyfriend is willing to pay up to $1200 (less would be nice, of course :P). Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Jenkay, I lived in Coronado when I first moved to SD, and it took 20 / 25 minutes just to drive the 6 miles to work! Half of it spent on that little stretch of the I-5 North. I'm keeping my place in Mission Hills for now until we get to know the area better then we can decide what to do. I've heard that there's a toll road (SR 125?) that makes the drive up to Downtown not more than 20 minutes - have you heard or do you have any details about that?

Thanks again!
Joan
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Thanks for your replies.

JKSB88, I was hoping you'd weigh in. Thanks for the details on East H and 2nd Street. My boyfriend is willing to pay up to $1200 (less would be nice, of course :P). Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Jenkay, I lived in Coronado when I first moved to SD, and it took 20 / 25 minutes just to drive the 6 miles to work! Half of it spent on that little stretch of the I-5 North. I'm keeping my place in Mission Hills for now until we get to know the area better then we can decide what to do. I've heard that there's a toll road (SR 125?) that makes the drive up to Downtown not more than 20 minutes - have you heard or do you have any details about that?

Thanks again!
Joan
Yeah, Coronado can be a pain in the butt getting in and out of. You're probably good in Mission Hills, actually. The 125 doesn't go anywhere near downtown- it goes (from Chula Vista) North and East to La Mesa, Spring Valley, and Santee, where it connects to the 52.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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JKSB88,
My boyfriend is looking at Camden Sierra at Otay Ranch, Pinnacle at Otay Ranch, Terra Vista at Otay Ranch. I guess all places in Otay Ranch. Any feedback on those? I think most of the places he's finding are these large complexes, maybe if you have any feedback on smaller complexes or where he could look for smaller complexes?

Thanks so much again.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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JKSB88,
My boyfriend is looking at Camden Sierra at Otay Ranch, Pinnacle at Otay Ranch, Terra Vista at Otay Ranch. I guess all places in Otay Ranch. Any feedback on those? I think most of the places he's finding are these large complexes, maybe if you have any feedback on smaller complexes or where he could look for smaller complexes?

Thanks so much again.
Camden apartments are known to be top notch.I was looking into about 3 complex's in the Las Vegas Area.The one here seems to be pretty good as well.

Pinnacle is really really nice.I checked them out with a friend when we was thinking of rooming together.Has a lot of trees though(not a fan of a lot of trees or grass)

You might want to check out places in the San Miguel Ranch(East H/Proctor Vly Road) and Sunbow(TC Road,East Naples,East Palomar,Medical Center/Brandywine) for some ok complexes

If you go to forrent.com
you can type in 91910,91911,91913,91914.Those are the zips.Any questions on a particular complex or area just hit me back up or send me a PM and I can give you some info if you want it.
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