"Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego... which of course in German means a whale's vagina"

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    Apr 21, 2009 2:19 AM GMT

    ...but seriously...

    i'm planning a move to san diego this summer and i need to take care of a lot of things before it actually happens. SO, i figured i'd give the amazing resource that is the real jock forum a try...

    if there's anyone out there from san diego that could help, these are the things i need:

    1) a job > i graduated with a degree in marketing/int'l business

    2) a place to live > it'll be for me and a friend

    3) a job > i figure the job mentioned in #1 won't be enough to cover the cost of living so i'll need a weekend job too. i'll do serving or bartending.

    4) a man > ok, not really, but some friends would be nice icon_smile.gif


    any tips or information would be welcomed! thanks!


  • jlly_rnchr

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    Apr 21, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    Leaving the Philly area for the West Coast? I'm a little jealous, a new setting is so enticing. Good luck to you!
  • SirEllingtonB...

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    Apr 21, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    Your living situation really depends on your financial status but some neighborhoods I would highly recommend looking at are Hillcrest, North Park, and Clairemont areas. La Jolla is a really nice area and anywhere north but it gets increasingly pricier as you head north and toward the beaches (as to be expected).

    Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach are also great beach areas and neighborhoods but, again, tend to get pricey. The before mentioned areas are also near high traffic nightlife areas. Downtown San Diego is really nice, Hillcrest has some fantastic bars and restaurants, I can go on...

    As for the guys... they're really what you make of them. Everyone is really energetic and full of life, but most of all - beautiful icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 21, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    i moved to SF at 25 after graduation in 01.

    its very exciting to start a new phase in your life with a suitcase full of belongings but all the confidence in the world.

    craigslist was (yet is) helpful, so is google earth/ maps.

    i lived with a room mate (craigslist) for 6 months and then moved into my own place once i knew what neighborhoods i liked and figured out the city a little better. i would highly recommend that.

    good luck.
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    Apr 21, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    San Diego is a great place. Chill atmosphere, fantastic weather and hot men.

    I've lived in quite a few areas of town.
    I first moved to Mission Valley. Not a bad spot. It can be quiet depending on where you live, but I also found it to be somewhat bland.

    I then lived in Hillcrest. This area is definitely a bit more up-tempo and is close to shops, bars, etc. It is also widely known as "the gay area." It's also close to downtown and centrally located. Not a bad spot.

    I lived in Mission Beach. This place is nuts and SUPER hectic, especially during the summer. I was there for four years. Great experience being close to the beach, but also became a hassle in trying to find parking and get some peace and quiet. I can't tell you how many nights I was woken up by some douchebag puking or pissing underneath my bedroom window.

    I now live in Golden Hill. Close to downtown, close to Hillcrest, North Park and South Park. I dig this area. The people are mixed and it's pretty eclectic. I'd totally dig living in South Park; this is so far my favorite spot in San Diego.

    Hope this helps. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 21, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    thanks a lot guys!

    ryko - that's a big help! i had a friend tell me to look in mission valley but from how you describe it it doesn't seem like it's for me. i've come across a few decently priced places in mission beach but golden hill sounds perfect for what i'm looking for (though i'm sure it's way out of my price range)

    do you (or anyone for that matter) think it'd be practical to live in carlsbad or encinitas? i found a few cheap places up there. i'd most likely get a job downtown and i don't know how the traffic/commute would be?
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    Apr 21, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    Davis510 saidthanks a lot guys!

    ryko - that's a big help! i had a friend tell me to look in mission valley but from how you describe it it doesn't seem like it's for me. i've come across a few decently priced places in mission beach but golden hill sounds perfect for what i'm looking for (though i'm sure it's way out of my price range)

    do you (or anyone for that matter) think it'd be practical to live in carlsbad or encinitas? i found a few cheap places up there. i'd most likely get a job downtown and i don't know how the traffic/commute would be?


    Encinitas and Carlsbad are excellent spots (I wouldn't mind living in either area one day), but they may be a bit far for you if you work downtown. I'd imagine a 45-minute commute each way on a light traffic day.

    Mission Valley isn't bad, but again, I just found it to be kind of bland. It's still fairly centrally located and would probably take you about 20 minutes to get downtown.
  • SirEllingtonB...

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    Apr 21, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    I agree; Carlsbad and Encinitas are great areas but if you plan on working in downtown, the commute's going to be a Bicon_eek.gifh - Mission Valley is definitely a good place to live, I don't find it bland at all.

    On the other hand, if you found affordable housing in northern San Diego and have already fallen in love with the place then more power to you! icon_biggrin.gif I'm sure you'd be able to find a great job in the area though it is a bit far from more up-tempo areas and venues like Hillcrest and downtown.