David has a point about this possible purchase for an investment or for you to live in. You can search good neighborhooods for free at
http://www.fredeckertgroup.com and http://www.zilpy.com
In addition, you can find lots of useful area and real estate information at the link below. When you go to the http://www.fredeckertgroup.com site, you will see a free seminar that we do on buying real estate (on the right side under my http://www.trulia.com connection). You might benefit from attending.
Well, there are several areas in central San Diego that are both decent and have great investment potential. It's a great time to buy and there are tons of great opportunties to take advantage of. In today's market it's very important to get your financing in order first. Do you know what price range you will be looking in? If it'd be benefial to you, I'd be happy to send you a list of properties for sale in these areas. All I would need is a brief description of what your criteria and price point. Let me know.
Happy House Hunting!
Ascent Real Estate