(Closed) Should we move to the USA? Who is from San Diego?!

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Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love love love San Diego! I actually go tmarried there, in La Jolla. I lived in Del Mar and Tierrasanta as a kid. My favorite place to live there would probably be Del Mar, but it is $$$. The PP that listed out the neighborhoods gave a really good description – and her price ranges were pretty spot on. Good luck! I hope you get your visa!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s a question for you: are you going to TTC soon or at all? I ask only because maternity leave is better in Canada than here. Six weeks is not enough. That’s my only thinking. I’ve visited San Deigo and it was gorgeous, but have no ideas about living there.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@OttawaBride2011: I am, I am! I absolutely love SD! We decided to settle down in Sweden and I miss San Diego so much! The weather is perfect – not too hot, not too cold — but make sure you don’t live too far inland, east county gets hot! 

I’ve heard that housing prices have lowered and it’s a lot more affordable now. As for where to live, I suppose it depends on how far you’ll willing to commute – but there are a so many nice neighborhoods, it just depends your lifestyle. San Diego has so many beaches and the beach towns all have a cozy feel. As for PB (Pacific Beach), it’s a nice place to be out and about, but keep in mind of the weekends – that place is packed with college students and traffic’s a problem at night. Living downtown is convenient, but really expensive. People usually think of Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and La Jolla as the affluent neighborhoods but there’s gorgeous, new and well-managed communities found throughout the county.

Qualcomm is headquarted in SD, it’s usually included in Fortune’s best companies to work for list (ranked 33rd this year). I know this because the company my husband works for is Qualcomm’s top competitor and I always long to go back home! 

Have you seen the average yearly temperature? When I was younger, every once in awhile, I’d run into a “foreigner” in a cafe and hear how they just came to visit and ended up staying … or came after they saw the average temperatures. 

Sigh … I miss SD! 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego

Post # 23
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am from Quebec. Moved to the Boston area with a TN visa 5 years ago. I finally got my green card this year through work, not by marrying my honey, who happens to be American.

You need to convince the employer that it is easier than H1B. there’s no quota. You only need a letter describing the job, salary. Cross the border, get the visa good for 3 years…I probably have sample letters somewhere… that employers need to write in order for you to get your TN visa if you’re interested…

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hey Ottawabride!

I’m actually from Ottawa as well but I have been living in Sweden the last few years. 

For me, it’s important to live in a country with health care provide for all for free. … so I could not imagine leaving Canada for the US for that reason. 

… but that’s just me!

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a San Diego native and LOVE it here!  I agree with the previous posters, the beach areas are great to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there- plus parking and traffc can be a nightmare during the summer!

We live in a little pocket neighborhood near downtown that we love!  We got our house for a really great deal, because it needed a lot of work.  Homes are really expensive here, but if you don’t mind buying a fixer you can get a really great deal in some wonderful neighborhoods!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@icegirl: A fellow import! It’s so nice to see another Swede lover!

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