San Diego, California 

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The Chargers left so should you - 4/25/2019
I have lived in San Diego my entire life and am now at 30 years old. Growing up, it was incredible... weeknight evenings spent on the beach with my family, small town vibe on the beach. I always hated LA but now SD seems to be an extension of LA.

The good: the weather, fun dining and nightlife and breweries, and scenery (although going to beach on a weekend almost isn’t even worth the crowds)
The bad: 1 hour commute to go 12 miles, crowds everywhere at all times, insane housing prices, taxes, lots of homeless, Read More

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Please Don't Mive Here, We're Full - 3/24/2019
I'm a native of San Diego and really sad to see how decrepit our beautiful city has become. The roads are a disaster. House prices are out of this world. Can't drive across town on a freeway unless before 7 am or after 6 pm. All I hear is "Build more housing." "How about, "We're full, please come to visit, but don't move here." We can't afford to add you to our city. Not enough water, houses or space on the roads. Read More

Used to be great... - 2/1/2019
Born and raised there for 30 years and cant even go back. Used to be a beautiful city but now just a trashy extension of LA. Sure there are nice places on the coast but who has a 2 million dollars for a home there? Even if you do, you'll be stuck there because so much traffic now your forced to stay local. Expensive, no parking. Even our football team left us =P - Corrupt local greedy government allowed construction bribes to overbuild the city. Trash on the roads. People are so frustrated with the traffic they road rage and drive recklessly. Accidents everyday from morons that moved her from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois or anywhere else Read More

Behind the Curtain - 11/30/2018
I have lived in San Diego for over 10 years. My family has resided and built businesses here. Needless to say we are vested in San Diego. But no more! Homeless EVERYWHERE. They are pushing them out of downtown so the tourists do not see the ugly side of SD. The officials here do not care about anything but their own jobs. I don't understand how these folks are getting voted into office. The gas is $4.00/gal, but supposedly that's to fix our roads (only roads that have been fixed are in the upper class neighborhoods and tourist areas). The Lotto was supposed to help our schools, we have mostly charter schools so you have to pay to send your kids to a decent school (not a great school). The groceries are so high due to the gas tax, guess those corps are pushing the extra cost of fuel on the consumer. The rent....I don't even want to address it! It's awfully high! Utilities are so high, but to be fair you don't need your AC or heat most of the time. Don't worry they gouge you Read More

San Diego is beautiful, cost of living is ugly - 10/10/2018
San Diego, CA is beautiful, fun, and the weather is fantastic. The cost of living will KILL you. Average house cost $600,000 for your basic 2bd/ 2bth. Average 1bd apartment is $1,500 per month. Average gas prices per gallon $4.00. A single person would have to make over $70,000 per year to afford to live alone. There is a great disparity between what companies pay hourly and cost of living. You would have to be on your job 10+years to afford basic San Diego living. Cost of living has blown up in the last 5 years, But hourly and salary wages have not. Read More

San Diego: America’s Finest Underwhelming City - 9/16/2018
Overrated city that settles for mediocrity.

Junior varsity restaurants, nightlife, airport, people, shopping, and pro sports town. Completely unsophisticated city with shallow people who are uninspiring and easily offended.

Major homeless problem, city looks dated, poor infrastructure (potholes everywhere), police understaffed (voicemail when you call dispatchers, helicopters called in after crime committed because not enough street presence). Conservative mindset that is resistant to change and any improvement to the City.

Even the weather is overrated—chilly from December to March; 100 degrees with no breeze possible in August and September; too cold to go in the ocean 8 months of the year.

Very unsophisticated populace with no dress code enforcement, dogs permitted in many restaurants. Vastly overrated city that is underwhelming in almost every Read More

Weather Is Best Everything Else Horrible - 7/24/2018
Mike of Santee review is spot on. I’ve lived here my entire life and just sold our house in Carmel Valley and I’m counting the days before I get out of here. I’ve hated living here the last 5 years.

Traffic is horrendous. It’s not just during the commute but it’s all hours of the day now. All major freeways are parking lots at all hours. The Los Angelesation of San Diego is complete. Why not? Developers own SD. They are in cahoots with city officials who only care about tax revenue and don’t care how it impacts current residents. Most new commercial projects have apartments attached to them. Really. Expect more cars, more people going forward.

Honestly, I don’t know who would want to live here now. Cost of living is off the chart. Highest taxes in the US. Highest gasoline prices in the US. Weather is good though. Better enjoy that because you’ll be fighting people for everything you do here.

Give me San Diego of 15-20 years ago and I’d consider Read More

Used to be nice - 6/8/2018
I've lived here fo 40 years. It used to have a small town feel. We were proud we werent like LA. Not any more. I dont know who estimated the commute times but my 15 mile commute from Santee to La jolla takes a 1 hr each way. The wonderful developers that have taken every square empty inch of san diego and built multi unit complexes didnt care if the freeways cant handle the increase. But that wont stop caltrans from starting another project to add another lane to get more work for them. If they would of done it right in the first place, things would be alot nicer. Its never finished, as soon as a expansion is done on the freeway, its already obsolete. This is a perfect example of the ineffectiveness of the state government. Go to sigalert san diego any afternoon and look at all the red freeways. Your parked. Road rage is common and now you get to deal with legalized pot drivers in addition to the texters sharing the road with you. Apparently the laws dont apply to them.The housing Read More

America's greatest city - 5/19/2018
I lived in San Diego for three years. It was the best three years of my life. The beaches are gorgeous, the weather is perfect, the people are stunning, scenery is beautiful. People who give this city a bad review because of the superficial or pretty people are probably simply self conscious about their looks or personality. Everyone there is friendly and "chill". The nightlife there is beyond a doubt the best I've experienced. I'd say even better than Vegas. I'm on a goal to move back there within the next two years. Can't wait. Read More

America's greatest city - 5/19/2018
I lived in San Diego for three years. It was the best three years of my life. The beaches are gorgeous, the weather is perfect, the people are stunning, scenery is beautiful. People who give this city a bad review because of the superficial or pretty people are probably simply self conscious about their looks or personality. Everyone there is friendly and "chill". The nightlife there is beyond a doubt the best I've experienced. I'd say even better than Vegas. I'm on a goal to move back there within the next two years. Can't wait. Read More


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