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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:52 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:I really love San Diego though. For me, a posh apartment near Petco and Gaslamp would be an ideal pad. A bit pricey, but really much of SoCal is pricey and if I remember right, L.A. and Orange County are pricier than San Diego, of course depending on where you're situated. Even if you don't like baseball, the tickets at Petco are pretty cheap. This year, you can get a premium club seat for under $65 a pop, with in-seat food and drink service and I believe there's also a buffet (never seated there, first time as I just bought my Dodgers-Padres tix if you're wondering :-b).


That's a good word. And I do love baseball. Can't wait for opening day!

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San Diego wrote:Nah, we're good, dude... you can stay in Portland. ;-D


Dude... METROID is in Portland. We both love the Ducks, but I'm not gay. }:-) :-b





not that there's anything wrong with that...
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby Metroid » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:08 pm

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San Diego wrote:Nah, we're good, dude... you can stay in Portland. ;-D


Dude... METROID is in Portland. We both love the Ducks, but I'm not gay.


You mean you're not out yet. :-D
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby fezzik » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:27 pm

I lived there for 5 years. It's a really nice city with something for everyone. Cost of living is the only large negative. It's typically at the top of annual lists which compare average cost of living to average income, so you either have to be retired and afford it or have a nice job setup there before you go. I don't know your political leanings, but in general it's a more conservative city compared to the rest of California (not saying that is good or bad, just how it is...or at least was). The seasons become a blur, since they don't exist except as notations on a calendar.

Many great golf courses in the area.
Lots of great walking/biking areas.
Some great microbreweries a relatively short distance away (Alesmith and Stone...free tasting!)
Nice downtown area (revitalized gaslamp district).
Nice beaches.
Sweet zoo.
Nice disc golf course...cheap fun for the entire family (Morley Field in/around Balboa Park)...though pot smoking is a favorite pastime of the sport, so consider yourself forewarned. X-I
Nice parks.
Weather is consistently 75-85 degrees, though I prefer the slightly cooler weather of the central California coast.
Affordable baseball tickets.
Straight shot up Interstate 15 to Vegas (about 5 hours).
Good Mexican food.
Anchorman was set there... :-b
Close to a few different reservation Casinos (35-40 minute drive)...if you're into that.

I've lived in California most of my life, so I'm used to the taxes. When I lived there (about 7 years ago), the traffic wasn't anything like L.A. traffic...it was much smoother. Morning/afternoon rush hour are naturally going to be more congested, but I rarely encountered the kind of stand-stills that can occur in L.A. Some bottlenecks can be bad in a couple merge areas on freeways, but in general it isn't horrible. I haven't been to PETCO, since it was still in the works of getting funding when I left, but I hear it's a pretty sweet stadium (even if nobody except A-Gon can hit HR's out of it).
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:50 pm

fezzik wrote:Some great microbreweries a relatively short distance away (Alesmith and Stone...free tasting!)


Oh, how can I forget. :-L

Think the Lost Abbey brewery is also in the San Diego area. ;-D

fezzik wrote:I haven't been to PETCO, since it was still in the works of getting funding when I left, but I hear it's a pretty sweet stadium (even if nobody except A-Gon can hit HR's out of it).


Petco is awesome. It's probably my second favorite ballpark anywhere, of course second to Dodger Stadium, except that it's a lot more erm, gentrified. :-b I haven't sat up in the upper levels as you can find me either in the field boxes, but I've been told there isn't a bad seat up there either as well. The sight lines are pretty good there. The food at the park is fantastic and really reasonable (BBQ and nachos, that's the stuff). Of course, Gaslamp is nearby and it's usually a cool scene. There's not as much atmosphere at Petco as there is at AT&T Park and Dodger Stadium, but thankfully it doesn't have that freaky Disney-esque feel like Angel Stadium does.

Like I said before, cheap tickets. Love the cheap tickets. The only seats they don't sell at the box office are the dugout club seats behind home plate, but who needs that when you can get close to the field for really quite cheap ($60 tops) and a little more for premium VIP seats at the Omni premier club. ;-D
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby knapplc » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:51 am

fezzik wrote:Anchorman was set there... :-b


And Simon and Simon. ;-)
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby scottaa1 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:04 am

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Nfl Fan wrote:Dude... METROID is in Portland. We both love the Ducks, but I'm not gay.


You mean you're not out yet. :-D


We would just LOVE to have you both!
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby Metroid » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:09 am

OK seriously though sexuality jokes aside, I would love to live in San Francisco. Easily my favorite city I've been to, I have fond memories of visiting there with my dad, I actually spread a little of his ashes in the bay. He loved the city too and used to go on deep sea fishing day trips from there all the time. San Fran is another place that's just way too expensive for me though. Maybe someday. :-?
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby scottaa1 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:16 am

Metroid wrote:OK seriously though sexuality jokes aside, I would love to live in San Francisco.


I was there on a business trip in 1995. Well, was in Santa Clara, but they're close. We ate lunch on Fisherman's Wharf every day, watched the sea lions swim around, toured a German WWII submarine, hit up the ghirardelli (sp?) factory, bridge, etc., drank alot, walked the streets alot. Nice place to visit, not sure I'd want to live there. I bought sketches from the street artists/vendors that I still have hanging along the staircase in my house.
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby knapplc » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:20 am

I lived on the peninsula for two years and I still miss it. Best time of my life. San Fran/San Jose is really expensive, but you can make decent money out there, too. And you can't beat the area for things to do, climate, convenience, etc. If you can afford to live there, it's the closest thing to heaven in the States.
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Re: Seriously considering moving to San Diego

Postby Metroid » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:26 am

scottaa1 wrote:
Metroid wrote:OK seriously though sexuality jokes aside, I would love to live in San Francisco.


I was there on a business trip in 1995. Well, was in Santa Clara, but they're close. We ate lunch on Fisherman's Wharf every day, watched the sea lions swim around, toured a German WWII submarine, hit up the ghirardelli (sp?) factory, bridge, etc., drank alot, walked the streets alot. Nice place to visit, not sure I'd want to live there. I bought sketches from the street artists/vendors that I still have hanging along the staircase in my house.


For sure, it's definitely not for everyone as far as to live, in fact I might change my tune after living there for a while. I've always thought that I would never want to live in a big city and wouldn't like it...but here I am in Portland and so far I love it here. Unless it's for work I highly doubt I'll ever leave Oregon again, I love this green state too much. A part of me will always be in love with California though, and if I had the opportunity I'd bolt to a few choice spots in Cali.

Edit: Totally Knapp....the seafood, oh my good the seafood. The restaurants in general, so much good food in the bay area.
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