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-Year-round climate
-Attractive suburbs


-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 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.


Quick Facts About San Diego

    The unemployment rate in San Diego is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Diego jobs have Increased by 1.04 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Diego's cost of living is 63.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, San Diego's population is 1,308,619 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.84 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in San Diego is $472,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 17.90 percent.
    San Diego public schools spend $11,158 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.7 students per teacher in San Diego.

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re: Not worth it - 6/10/2016
Hello Elizabeth, thanks for all the information. You about covered everything! I too feel the same way as you and that's why I moved away from the San Francisco area. I... (read more)
re: Not worth it - 6/10/2016
Sounds like you should have done more research into San Diego or California for that matter.... (read more)
Not worth it
We moved here from Austin, TX with high hopes last summer. I sold my house which I did quite well on in Austin (well enough to start a new business), but, not well... (read more)
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