planning on moving to San Diego..any tips?

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    Jan 12, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    So I'm from Massachusetts, currently taking online courses at a school in San Diego and working/saving up as much money as I can. California has always been my dream place to live and I am determined to make it happen before the summer. I have a good amount saved up so far to get me started, I plan on transferring to the same store out in the area that I am currently working at now so I can have a job right away and steady income.

    So any advice on where I can find decent apartments? Roommates? Places to go, live, making friends? How much you think I should have saved up? Is it a good place to live, how is it in general? I feel like this is what I need for a new fresh start. Thanks everyone! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 12, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Don't.

    Boston is better than San Diego.
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    Jan 12, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Dude, I moved from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego in November.

    You'll like it. Being from Boston I think you can apreciate the weather around here and the beautiful scenery everywhere u turn.
    Sunsets on the beach never get old.

    The people are laid-back. Take day trips to LA, Palm Springs. Spend a weekend in Vegas.

    Did I mention the weather is nearly perfect?
    Of course you will be in great company as there are many Asians here for you to socialize with icon_smile.gif

    Good for u dude. I'm excited for you. Keep us updated on how things are going.
    Dont pay any mind to people who say "there are too many illegals here" or "its too expensive" bla bla bla..... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Theres not that many illegals.....and even if there are.....so what? who gives a shit. I've been in San Diego for 2 months now and don't regret it for a sec.
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    Jan 12, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Make sure you have a car! I lived there for 3 years and I had to jump on the highway to for everything.

    Have you been ever been there? It's pretty conservative! I never felt like I fit in so I moved back up North.

    My best to you!
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    Jan 12, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    JT889 saidDon't.

    Boston is better than San Diego.


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    Jan 12, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    Just curious.. Why San Diego? Have you visited the area before? Do you have friends/relatives out there?

    Just want to get your insight and know what your expectations/goals are.
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    Jan 12, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
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    Import saidDude, I moved from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego in November.

    You'll like it. Being from Boston I think you can apreciate the weather around here and the beautiful scenery everywhere u turn.
    Sunsets on the beach never get old.

    The people are laid-back. Take day trips to LA, Palm Springs. Spend a weekend in Vegas.

    Did I mention the weather is nearly perfect?
    Of course you will be in great company as there are many Asians here for you to socialize with icon_smile.gif

    Good for u dude. I'm excited for you. Keep us updated on how things are going.
    Dont pay any mind to people who say "there are too many illegals here" or "its too expensive" bla bla bla..... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Theres not that many illegals.....and even if there are.....so what? who gives a shit. I've been in San Diego for 2 months now and don't regret it for a sec.


    Illegals means against the law. You don't believe in the law of the land?


    I also believe that weed should be legal....and so should gay marriage.

    Apparently not. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 12, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    I lived in San Diego for 17 years. Even though I always owned at least 1 car, there were times when I both lived & worked withing walking distance of trolley stations that I didn't drive anywhere for several weeks at a time. Your own car is only a necessity if you don't work and live near transit.
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    Jan 12, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    get a weed card.
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    Jan 12, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    Elektrik saidSo any advice on where I can find decent apartments? Roommates? Places to go, live, making friends? How much you think I should have saved up? Is it a good place to live, how is it in general? I feel like this is what I need for a new fresh start. Thanks everyone! icon_smile.gif


    I lived all over the country growing up. I came here for college and except for a few years in LA, I've been here ever since. There are few places in the world I can see myself living other than San Diego.

    For decent apartments, check out Hillcrest, North Park, Bankers Hill, Mission Hills and University Heights. They're all (mostly) nice areas with a wide range of affordability. Hillcrest is the center of the gay part of town here and the other areas surround it.

    I agree with the other posters about having a car in SD. Everyone I've known who didn't have a car hated living here.

    You should have several thousand dollars saved up. Enough for first/last/deposit on rent, deposits and hookup fees for utilities, plus extra for a contingency fund. It sounds like you can maintain your employment here easily, which is good. Unemployment rates are lower in SD than other parts of the state, but it is still pretty high compared to the rest of the country.

    As far as finding roommates and friends, I'd say go to the usual sources you'd hit up anywhere else.

    Good luck.
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    Jan 12, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
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    JT889 saidDon't.

    Boston is better than San Diego.


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    Yes, San Diego sucks.

    San Diego is an uneducated wasteland compared to Boston. Does anyone in San Diego even work? Just a bunch of poor frat bros who hang at the beach. Then you have the illegals. Then military folk then retired people. Such a boring small city.

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    Jan 12, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
    JT889 saidSan Diego is an uneducated wasteland compared to Boston. Does anyone in San Diego even work? Just a bunch of poor frat bros who hang at the beach.



    Ignorant generalization much?
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    Jan 12, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
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    GAMRican said
    JT889 saidDon't.

    Boston is better than San Diego.


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    Yes, San Diego sucks.

    San Diego is an uneducated wasteland compared to Boston. Does anyone in San Diego even work? Just a bunch of poor frat bros who hang at the beach. Then you have the illegals. Then military folk then retired people. Such a boring small city.



    At least San Diego has a pro football team
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    Jan 12, 2012 10:16 AM GMT
    I'm planning on relocating to San Diego as soon as I can find something in my field there.

    The east coast verse west coast mentality is different. Southern Cali is more laid back and chill. People are more relaxed. It is probably due to having nice weather year round, not confined to a big city with millions of people. It is more spaced out as well.

    I can't wait to move there....my family lives in Orange County. Fuck this snow and winter. The only thing it is good for is cuddling.

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    Jan 12, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    JT889 said
    GAMRican said
    JT889 saidDon't.

    Boston is better than San Diego.


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    Yes, San Diego sucks.

    San Diego is an uneducated wasteland compared to Boston. Does anyone in San Diego even work? Just a bunch of poor frat bros who hang at the beach. Then you have the illegals. Then military folk then retired people. Such a boring small city.




    Your cuteness is trumped by your ignorance I hope you realise that....
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    Jan 12, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    Weather is amazing.

    It's expensive as fuck and the politics suck.

    You might love it. Or not.
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    boston??? psh come to philly, and just sayin bring alotttaa condoms if your going to SD
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    Jan 13, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    U can start by changing your realjock profile location to San Diego, You'll find connections that way
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    thanks guys!
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    Great topic! I like you too have always wanted to move to California and will soon maybe have a chance if I get into school in San Diego. I've visited and loved it there so hopefully you do too Elektrik.
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    thanks again everyone!
    any good places to find a roommate and what neighborhoods are a good place to start to live in? icon_smile.gif