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Pros

-Year-round climate
-Recreation
-Attractive suburbs

Cons

-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area


San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


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Quick Facts About San Diego


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in San Diego is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Diego jobs have Increased by 2.22 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Diego's cost of living is 66.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, San Diego's population is 1,394,930 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 25.61 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in San Diego is $542,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.20%.
    SCHOOLS
    San Diego public schools spend $11,066 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.9 students per teacher in San Diego.

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  5/19/2017
Let's be serious

First some observations about comments by others: 1) "it's not like it used to be", really? it's changed since you grew up there in the 50's? imagine that. 2) "it's... (Read More)

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  5/4/2017
Money Money Money

I first arrived in San Diego in 1977 with the Navy. "SD" has grown rapidly and continues to do so. Techies have begun to infiltrate the area and the cost of living will... (Read More)

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  4/22/2017
Outhouse with Balloons

San Diego used to be a great place to live, but it has become extremely crowded and even more expensive. I've lived here for 22 years and can't wait to get out of here... (Read More)

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