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chRistoIt's already been 2 years since I moved here

The time has passed quickly, and I love it here as much as when I first set foot here. I still think it’s an excellent city. I plan to live here in San Diego for the rest of my life.

Good people; the weather is usually near-perfect, and interesting to me when it’s not-so-perfect; a wide variety of things to do here, with numerous street-festivals, art shows, parks, The Ocean, nearby mountains, a good variety of neighborhoods, good restaurants, near the international border… this list can go on.

Being here (only) 2 years, I’ve made some really good friends here. I really can’t see myself living anywhere else (previously I’ve lived in Ohio, Chicago, and Miami). Living in San Diego, in my opinion, rates far higher than Ohio and Miami, and even better than Chicago (the weather factors in on this one).

I’m grateful to live in America’s Finest City. 21 months ago

AvittorioCan't wait....

So we bought a condo in Hillcrest. Plan on retiring there. This is a long term goal but it will happen one day. The condo is currently being rented out until we can pay it off completely. Meanwhile I enjoy vacationing there. We love to go to the beaches, parks, cafes, festivals, farmer’s markets, retaurants and bars. I currently live in las vegas so the nice temporate weather is always welcoming. 2 years ago


I wish I could move sooner, next year is so far away. I am definitely nervous about finding a job already. I need something that pays really well, possibly two jobs. But it is so hard to get one from the other side of the country. It is too early to start looking anyway so I will try not to worry. 3 years ago


Spring / Summer 2012 will be the big move. It’s a long way away but my friend and I have started researching every thing so we will be prepared. We are both excited, and since we’re going together we can push each other to follow through.
We plan on going out in the fall to look at apartments and areas so we know first hand where we want to live.
I think finding a job will be the scariest part but it is too early to start looking. Plus it shouldn’t be too hard to find part time work to get us out there so we can look better. 3 years ago

chRisto1 week to go...

I’ve been planning this move for months, and the time is very close… next week I move to San Diego—yes next week (then I’ll ‘check-off’ this off my 43things list). A lot of preparation has in the works but I’m nearly there.
I’m so excited to be a SoCal resident !!! 3 years ago

Apikoros18Man, I want to move to San Diego

So, I heard San Diego was one of the best places to live in for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Plus, I want to get out of NY which is bringing me down, my wife loves the sun and the pool, and I want to do it before my kid get to old and it is crazy to uproot him cause he has friends and stuff… I am a head hunter, so I know better then to move there without a job, but at the same time, the best way to get a job there would be to already live there… Alas! 4 years ago


I moved to San Diego but unfortunately had to leave due to a death in the family back in Indiana. This January I’ll be moving back again.

That’s twice for me. So anyone who says it isn’t possible is full of crap. I moved myself, my wife, and our three children there on only 3,000 dollars with no job prospects and no home to go to and we ended up just fine.

We stayed at a hotel (in Temecula) for two days, and during those two days got jobs (in the horrid economy of 2010) and found a nice apartment in Pacific Beach.

Anyone who claims they can’t do it because of money or a job is flat out just afraid to actually go try.

Remember if you’re afraid of failing…you’ll never succeed. 4 years ago


I’ve moved cross country once before (Chicago—>Miami) and I feel that Miami is done with me (and I over Miami LOL). I did research and San Diego seems suitable for me, and me for SD.

The climate is a big factor, the hot & sticky Florida summers are getting too much for me; and SD seems milder (actually considerably cooler than Miami).

SD is a tourist-healthy area as well, which is well aligned with my career field. I’m also an nature lover, and SD has numerous outdoor activity options.

I will be visiting SD in September (only 3 days) but I know it’ll be a good city for me to relocate to. Many people think that I’m from California, I guess it’s my laid back, but concerned (not complacent) attitude.

Some of the research I am doing is pricing the moving expenses but more importantly the neighborhoods… considering City Heights.

My transition looks like it will occur in May 2011… enough time to properly prepare financially, and to enjoy my last Winter in the Sunshine State.

California here I come !!! 4 years ago

ivansj82Moving to San Diego

Yeah,So F IT

I applied to school, i think i got in, and now its time to move to SD

I am 28, I have a boyfriend, and bad credit. This should be awesome!

I cant fucking wait

holla 4 years ago


Moving is not really an option for me right now so my question is.. are you ever too old to move to san diego??? Is it a city that can be enjoyed by people of any age?? 4 years ago

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