(Closed) San Diego Bees? Need Guidance for Trip this Weekend

posted 5 years ago in San Diego
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Excellent! I’ve been living in San Diego for 3 years, and I love it more every day. A 2bd/2ba in a nice neighborhood will probably be about $1600, but you may be able to find some deals. While there will be a lot of places posted on Craigslist, there are tons of “granny flats” behind people’s houses, and they usually just put a sign on their lawn when they’re available to rent.

My preference is the “uptown neighborhoods”, which have lots of great bars and restaurants and is home to many late 20s through 30-year olds. These include North Park, South Park, Normal Heights, Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, and University Heights. If you take a drive up and down Park Blvd, University Ave, and 30th St, you can see the way the neighborhoods flow into each other and how the vibe changes among them.

You may also want to check out the beach neighborhoods, including Ocean Beach, Mission Bay, and Pacific Beach. They are extremely casual and laid back, with eclectic populations. Lots of college students like to go out there, but there are also old hippie types hanging around as well.

Downtown has tons of apartment options because they built many new buildings before the housing crash. Lots of luxury-style places for less-than-luxury prices. Little Italy is my favorite of the downtown neighborhoods (they have an awesome farmers market on Saturday mornings which I highly recommend checking out), and East Village is considered up-and-coming.

Staying in these areas, your commute will always be pretty short, although I hear rush hour gets intense (I work from home).

Some of my favorite North Park restaurants that give you insight into the vibe here are Urban Solace, The Linkery, and Ranchos. They’re all near the University Ave & 30th St hub.

Let me know if you have any more questions, and feel free to PM me if you have LOTS more questions =) San Diego might get some rain this weekend, so bring an unbrella, and it does get cold in the evenings and the mornings, which always surprises people.

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