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Moving to San Diego, Housing recommendations?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by gov875, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Aug 21, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    gov875

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    So i'm moving from MD to San Diego in the next 4 weeks and it'll be me and my 3 year old Chocolate lab. I'm 25 and looking for a good place to live that'll have me within 25 min commute to Coronado where i'll be working. Anyone got any recommendations for me? I'm thinking pacific beach right now but i'm having a hard time finding somewhere that's 85lb dog friendly from across the country. any help is appreciated! :D
     
  2. Aug 21, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    Biggest worry here as far as rent goes is $$ SD can be very expensive place to live.. What's your budget like?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    I was having the same problem, especially in the PB area. I was lucky enough to find one thay accepted my german shepard/rottie after 2 months of searching.

    It sounds like the beach is your prefered area but the fartest north I would look is Tiresanta. The farthest east woyld most likely be college area/ Del Cerro (Near SDSU ). Some other areas by the beach or bay is Ocean Beach (OB), Point Loma, or Mission Beach

    You are going to be here at a good time. Because there are a lot of seasonal summer rentals at the beach that do 9 month rentals (sept-may), you may be able to find one to cover you for now. After you get somewhat setteled you can look for a more permanant place to look.

    I hope these options are helpful. If you need any help or have any questions, just ask
     
  4. Aug 21, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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  5. Aug 21, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Thanks! I'm looking at trying to find a shorter term lease if possible for exactly that reason. Want to be near the water for the dog and the fact that i live on the chesapeake bay right now, can't give up water entirely if moving to SD. I'm gonna keep checking craigslist for those places you mentioned and see. Looks like the dog and being too far away to check it out in person are my two major obstacles right now.

    haha well a guy can hope. last time i was out there i worked on coronado and lived there so i had it way too easy. willing to commute longer, beats the hell outa MD
     
  6. Aug 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Check out clairemont /bay ho area its up the street from mission bay and pacific beach
     
  7. Aug 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Budget is 1200 MAX per month. Would really like to stay below that and i only need a room in a house pretty much. ideally like to stay closer to 900 but i know that can be hard there especially with the dog.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    Studio for $800. Pretty close to the beach.
    http://www.leaseinsandiego.com/search/details/132710534

    They have a 4 month lease available so you can check out the area and see if it suits you. It's on Garnet Ave.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Thanks! Can't see all the details but something like that might be a great short term thing to figure out the area.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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  11. Aug 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    :rolleyes: At least put a smiley face so he knows you're kidding.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Oh yeah my bad =)
     
  13. Aug 23, 2012 at 4:27 AM
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    yea i would not have known you were joking! way to take advantage of the new guy! :(






    kiddin! thanks for all the help guys. hopefully i can get to a meet or something once i'm out there and meet some more TW people
     
  14. Sep 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    Good luck OP. My advice is to find a place as close as possible to your work. 15 minutes is ideal, that's what I do. Pacific Beach is cool... but can be a traffic trap as it's difficult to get in and out. Housing is expen$ive here, no way around it.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Ill second the PB traffic. I work down here and it blows.

    I am a fan of East County. Live in Santee looking to buy in Lakeside. Depending on time of day commute to Coronado could be 20-30 minutes once you figure best route for your time of day.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    thanks for the advice guys. i'm hoping that i can find a place soon before i start my drive. i'm ok with a 30 minute commute as long as it's predictable, dont want to have to wonder if it's going to be 20 min or 50 min depending on the day
     
  17. Sep 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    I grew up and now have my own place in PB. I really like NORTH PB. Can't emphasize that enough. NORTH PB.

    1200 has my girlfriend and I in a 1 bedroom small 4 unit 1 story complex with a garage.

    If you would like any more details, feel free to ask or PM me.

    Colton
     
  18. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:30 AM
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    Thanks everyone for the help. Found a place in PB on Emerald St that I'll be crashing for a while to see how I like it. Its just a room in a house but they're dog friendly and with utilities I'm below $1k a month, so it seems like a decent set up. Think I'll be there at least months. The drive starts from MD tomorrow morning!
     
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    all you san diegans....im super jealous despite all the trash talk about cali, ive always wanted to live there! next time i go, im hittin all you up for a place to crash :D
     
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