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7 Things to Know Before Moving to San Diego

For those who are looking for nice place to settle down, San Diego has absolutely everything to make you feel comfortable. It has unique culture, friendly people and nice weather, so it is no surprise that San Diego is thought of as one of America’s finest cities. Here are some of the things that make San Diego so special:

 

1. BIG CITY, SMALL-TOWN EXPERIENCE

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With over 1.35 million residents, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the US, but it doesn’t feel like it. Somehow or other the city never feels over-crowded. San Diego has a friendly community-feel to it that can fool you into thinking you’re in a small town. You don’t really see the same kind of jam-packed streets that you might see when you go downtown in other major cities. And there is an abundance of parkland and open space across San Diego too.

 

2. BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

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San Diego offers stunning beaches with amazing natural beauty… there are so many options if you want to while away a weekend by the sea. Coronado Beach is a very popular spot for a romantic evening, while Mission Bay Park is great for a family day out. Bring your BBQ! There’s no better place for an alfresco burger. The best place to take in the wonderful San Diego sunset is the aptly named Sunset Cliffs. If you love your photography then you’ll love the Sunset Cliffs – there are some breathtaking photo opportunities up there.

 

3. MEXICAN FOOD TO DIE FOR

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As San Diego is just over the border from Mexico, great Mexican food is never far away. La Puerta is somewhere you simply have to go for this. It can be found in 4th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter or on West Market Street. This is an authentic family-run operation, still using old recipes that have been passed down for generations. The Surf ‘n’ Turf is La Puerta’s most legendary dish, combining Arrachera Steak with Shrimp. Don’t forget there are also many excellent street vendors where you can find authentic Mexican Tacos and Carne Asada Burritos at an affordable price.

 

4. GREAT PEOPLE

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The people of San Diego have a reputation for being welcoming and friendly towards tourists. If you need help finding somewhere then don’t be shy in asking people for help – they never fail to be accommodating. San Diego is full of gorgeous people as well. As well as actually being nice, they look nice too!

 

5. LIVELY NIGHTLIFE

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Once you’ve finished admiring the sunset, there are plenty of great nightspots to check out. If you want to chill out and smoke some shisha then the Phantom Lounge in Miramar is a good place to go. For the finest in Jazz, visit the Gaslamp Speakeasy. They also serve great local drinks brewed in their own on-site brewery. If you want to admire the amazing San Diego landscape while you’re having a drink then the Altitude Sky Lounge is the rooftop bar you need to check out. Wherever you go in San Diego you can easily find locally brewed beer. The breweries in San Diego have the reputation of being some of the best in the US.

 

6. WELL-EDUCATED FOLK

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San Diego is ranked a credible number 25 across all the cities in the US for standards of education. This city is jammed full of colleges, universities and academic institutions. Over 41 percent of San Diegans above the age of 25 have achieved a bachelor degree or better. This is significantly higher than the national average.

 

7. FANTASTIC LOCAL PRODUCE

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There is so much great food available in San Diego that comes from local farmers. Be sure to check out the home-grown guavas and avocadoes. And eggs too. You’ll never be short of omelettes in San Diego! The climate and fertile land makes San Diego one of the greatest cities in the world for local produce.

 

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