What’s not to like: miles of soft, sandy beaches, the best weather in the entire
country, great educational opportunities from highly rated elementary schools to
advanced college degrees, and endless sites and attractions to explore. It’s a wonder
that the population of San Diego isn’t larger than it currently is.
The neighborhoods are as varied as the people who inhabit them. There’s La Jolla,
Ocean and Pacific Beach, and the East Village to name a few. Each one has its own
vibe and friendly people who call it home. Or you can choose to live in a
neighborhood near undeveloped canyons that are crisscrossed with biking and
Outdoor San Diego
The weather demands that you spend more time outside. In the summer
temperatures stay in the upper 70’s for the most part, and in the winter they stay in
the mid to upper 60’s. The long stretches of beaches, combined with the great
weather, make San Diego an outdoor lover’s dream come true. You can swim, surf,
watch seals frolic, or just layback and get some sun. From Coronado to the lagoons
in La Jolla, there is plenty of natural beauty to see and enjoy.
There are more than 300 parks and activities to explore. Your family can stroll
through the world-famous San Diego Zoo or live life on the edge on the roller coaster
at Belmont Park. Hiking is popular in and around San Diego and there are plenty of
golf courses that can be “hiked” also. San Diego boasts more than 90 courses,
including Torrey Pines, home of a PGA tournament each year.
Architectural Home Styles
What style of architecture appeals to you? No matter what it is, you can find it in San
Diego. Closer to downtown you can find historic, ornate Victorian homes. The rooms
are smaller and sometimes quirky-shaped, but with a sense of elegance of bygone
Then there are craftsman homes. With pillared front porches and tons of fancy
woodwork both inside and out, these homes are very sought after. Another popular
style that is found in San Diego neighborhoods is the Spanish style. These homes
have tiled roofs, textured stucco walls, and rounded arches and doorways. This
Spanish style is so popular that even some of today’s new homes are being
constructed to mimic this style.
Then there is my favorite, the mid-century modern. Starting in the late 40’s and
through the 50’s, these homes were built to have clean, simple lines. In areas like La
Jolla and Point Loma is where this style of the home seems to be concentrated.
Every once in awhile it does rain in San Diego. On these days there is still plenty of
activities for you to enjoy. There are a number of great museums to visit: the
Museum of Contemporary Art, the Air and Space Museum, the Model Railroad
Museum. You can even go skydiving! How can you skydive on a rainy day? At the
iFLY Indoor Skydiving.
But you don’t always have to leave the house. With a home theater projector and a
theater room you can invite some friends over, grab a comfortable seat, and watch
streaming movies or sporting events on the big screen. It never rains for long and
once the skies clear you can take that projector and screen out to the deck or patio
and you will be able to get back outdoors.
What’s not to like about San Diego living? Well sometimes the traffic gets backed-up
which is a headache, but it’s never like our LA neighbors to the north have to battle.
There’s no smog, you can go international and be in Mexico in half an hour, and you
can have a life at the beach or in the canyons in just minutes. San Diego living is