Moving To San Diego: Things You Should Know

Have you always wanted to move to the West Coast? Or just want to be closer to the beach? San Diego is one of the greatest cities you can choose! From the mountains to the beaches there are many rentals, homes and more to choose from! Check out some of these facts about our gorgeous city and contact me today if you want to start looking for houses now!

San Diego is located just across the border from Tijuana, America’s Finest City is the eighth largest city in the U.S. Named after famous Franciscan, San Diego de Alcala de Henares, San Diego was still a part of Mexico less than two hundred years ago. Today, this Southern California city is distinguished by its near perfect weather, stunning beaches, laid back lifestyle, and the wealth of opportunities it affords its residents. Not just a beach town, San Diego is home to several industries and has a large military presence, along with a rich cultural heritage and diverse population. Although the area exudes a relaxed, slower-paced lifestyle, there is no city where it’s easier to be more socially active than in friendly San Diego.

Thinking about making your home in this sunny city? With the help of our friends at Great Guys Moving and Moonraker Marketing, we’ve compiled some of the details you need to know before moving here. What does the data show? First, it’s probably no surprise that the cost of living in this West Coast paradise is more expensive than it is in the rest of country. However, though home prices and apartment rents are well over the national average, they’re still more affordable than San Francisco and are on par with Los Angeles.  And while housing costs and energy bills are high, other expenses, such as groceries and doctor bills, are closer to the national average.

Bonus? Thanks to California’s fertile vineyards, the cost of wine is actually cheaper here. To offset some of the high living costs, it helps that San Diego has a flourishing job market, with a lower-than-average unemployment rate and higher-than-average median household income. Additionally, while the city does have a handful of walkable neighborhoods, like Gaslamp or Harborview, be aware that you’ll likely need a car to get around. As in any California metro, traffic during rush hours can be a real problem so you might opt to take the city’s public transportation, be it trolley, bus, or train.

From the pristine sands of the Mission Beach Boardwalk to the festive streets of Old Town to the scenic views at the Cabrillo National Monument, there are lots of reasons to love living in San Diego. When you’re ready to move here, be sure to give me a call. As the #1 Coldwell Banker Agent in California and the official realtor of the San Diego Padres, I have all the expertise needed to assist you with your San Diego relocation. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary condo with sweeping views of Mission Bay or an exquisite estate overlooking the shores of La Jolla, I can help you find the perfect place to call home!


-Melissa Tucci

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