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Old 06-21-2008, 01:03 PM
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That's why I put extreme in quotes.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:02 AM
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San Diego has cheaper housing within a smaller proximity to its tech hub, Sorrento Valley. For those prices you'd have to live in the valley and BART it to work (though you may want that). NorCal people seem more down to earth. SoCal seems to have more opportunity for expansion down the road. I really like NorCal (where I was born and raised) with more trees, forests, lakes (water in general), and winter nights in the low 30s. I like change, but I married a girl from Arizona and she freezes her butt off at my parents' home in Hollister, so I'd have to have an amazing job opportunity for her to want to move North.

Do you want a short trip to the City of Love (S.F.), or the City that never sleeps (L.V.)? It depends on the lifestyle that you want that should effect your decision as well.
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:36 AM
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I lived in San Diego for a year and am originally from northern California (north Bay Area) and am going to be moving to San Jose soon to finish up college. I am at a different point obviously as I have not yet finished college but I am involved in tech and am very entrepreneurial with regard to internet start-up businesses and things of that nature which is why I like the idea of living in Silicon Valley. From living in San Diego it doesn't seem to be a hotspot for innovation or have much in the way of a tech entrepreneurial community, its nothing like the Bay Area in terms of its business climate so if you are entrepreneurial at all with regards to tech I don't think the Bay Area can be beat but if you are looking to work at a corporation then its probably fine and there are some great things about San Diego but its just not for me at this point in my life.
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