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Victoria, Home Owner in 92114

We are planning to move in San Diego,CA next year. I got 2 little kids, Im an RN. We are looking for the right town to settle....

Asked by Victoria, 92114 Thu Aug 9, 2012

We would prefer a family oriented environment, suburb or has the suburb feel.
Maybe 30 mins away from town and hospitals - potential for employment. Im an RN, and currently making $80-$110 a year.
Considering all of the above.... which town in San Diego would fit for me and my family.

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What Hospital will you be working at? That's the man question. San Diego is big and that would be your starting point .
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Debbie Brown, I a Realtor Based in the South bay area Bonita is a perfect place for living and raising children Otay Lakes has middle school High School and Jr.College all on the same Street
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Hi Victoria,

Chula Vista, California has many new master planned communities located on the east side of town. one of them being Otay Ranch (…)

The API scores for schools in the elementary, junior high and high schools are very high. Some of the best communities with great walk scores are located in East Chula Vista. (

You will find two major hospitals in Chula Vista, Ca

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Gerry Carrillo
Premier Properties
802 Starboard St
Chula Vista, CA 91914
CA DRE Lic#01423016
(619) 368-1992 [cell]
(619) 502-7545 [fax]
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 24, 2012
Tierrasanta is the place to be. Great community with lots of activities for all walks of life. Plus it's got one of the best locations in San Diego. My stock answer is 30 minutes or less from Tierrasanta. 30 minutes to downtown or the airport. 20 minutes to the beach or east county. Plus there are several large hospitals all with 30 minutes of Tierrasanta. Can you tell I like Tierrasanta?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 23, 2012
There are a number of wonderful neighborhood in San Diego. The Poway school district is wonderful. I would recommend the 92127, 92128, 92129 zip codes for Poway Schools.
I recommend renting first to give you an opportunity to explore all of San Diego to find the right neighborhood for you.
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Hi Vicotria,
With 2 little kids you might want to consider the Poway Unified School district which encompasses Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos and Poway. The PUSD is one of the top rated school districts in San Diego. All of the areas that it covers are great family neighborhoods + Pomerado Hospital is very close as well as San Diego and Escondido Hospitals.
If your children are preschool age you should still consider the PUSD area because many of the schools and preschools on the school grounds.
The zip codes to consider are 92127 - 4S ranch - newer and very nice but with a high HOA and mello roos, 92128 - Rancho Bernardo - includes membership in the Westwood club which provides a pool, community center, tennis courts, baseball fields, miniature golf, day care and more the yearly fee of $375 and 92129- Rancho Penasquitos ( where I live) which is more coastal.
Good luck.
Janet McCarthy
Connect Realty
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We would love to work with you. We're a family owned and operated one stop, turnkey real estate brokerage, construction company and interior design firm. We offer everything including engineering, landscaping, remodel, room addition, rebuild or new build.

Collectively our family has over 100 years of combined real estate, construction and development experinece. Please feel free to contact me anytime at 760 815-6977 or email me at Also feel free to log onto any/all of our very user friendly websites:
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THe Poway Unified School District has an excellent reputation. There are are communities of Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mt. etc. that all are within this district. A new hospital was just opened in the nearby community of Escondido. Having been a teacher for 33 years along with being a realtor in the area for 24 years, I feel that I have a special insight into both sbujects in your question.

Juleen Thompson
DRE: 01007945
(858)673-2191 Direct
Realty Experts
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Hi Victoria,

San Diego is 30 minutes from everything, so as far as living within driving distance to the hospitals, you will be fine.

More importantly though, what you are comfortable paying monthly on a mortgage, dictates the location that you'd like to live in San Diego.

If you like the suburbs/hometown kinda feel, I'd recommend Santee (92071), it has an award winning school system and lots of parks and recreation for the kids while still close to shopping and freeways. Chula Vista is also a good neighborhood to live in, close to hospitals, still a suburb away from big city life and plenty of things to do with the kids (91911, 91910 through 91915).

Here's a link to average sales prices:…

Also, make sure you start the application process to transfer your nursing credentials to California if you are from out of state. I specialize in relocation buyers, and have a client transferring right now if you need some advice.

Best of Luck to you,

Valli Lopez
CA DRE #01810641
619.916.9595 direct
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My recommendation is one of the newer commuities in the San Diego area.
My preference is in the link below. Access to many highways and other nearby towns I think will work best for you. Not to mention, there are great schools.

The link is to the neighborhood and all of their links. I live in this area and can provide with a close perspective and the inside scoop on the best housing opportunities.

Joyce DuJour
Real Estate Professional
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I think it's going to come down to the price range that you have for buying a home. Every choice starts with budget, then proximity to work, good schools, and things you like to do.

We have many good suburbs in various price ranges.

Central San Diego suburbs include Tierrasanta, Scripps Ranch, San Carlos, Del Cerro
North County Inland includes Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, and Vista
North San Diego Coastal includes Oceanside, Carlsbad, & Encinitas
South County includes lovely new areas of Chula Vista and Bonita.

Centrally located and more affordable communities include Clairemont, Serra Mesa, and Mira Mesa.

So, feel free to write back with some type of price range and I can help narrow that down for you.

All the best,
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Welcome, in advance, to San Diego. This is a great area to live. I raised my 3 children here and can think of no better place to live.
I would suggest looking into areas in the northern part of the city and county. Vista and Carlsbad in North County are very family oriented. There are many activities for children, soccer, little league, basketball and football. The schools in Carlsbad are very good. But as with any school system, the parents need to be involved to get the most out of them for your children. My wife, a RN, was active in the schools and that really helped us stay on top of things that were going on.
Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Sabre Springs have outstanding schools and also have a lot of activities for children. La Mesa, in East County, is also a very nice city with lots of activities for children. I was raised in La Mesa and still enjoy the town.
This site:… will help to find a community in the City of San Diego and this site can provide information about the cities in the county .
One of the factors in your decision may be where you work. San Diego has many outstanding hospitals and medical centers. When you decide where you'll be working you may want to choose an area that is relatively close.
Please feel free to use my website to search for homes and lenders who can help you get preapproved for a loan.

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Hi Victoria-

I have small children of my own and I live in Carlsbad and I love it! You have a great school district, it's family oriented, and there are lots of community activities that bring families together, and you are 1-2 miles from the beach. We have many hospitals in close proximity if you are an RN. I would be more than happy to show your around.

Here is my contact information.



Maria Rosino-Miracco, Attorney/Broker

7040 Avenida Encinas Ste 104-190
Carlsbad, California 92011
tel: 877/490-5697
fx: 760/688-3104

CA Bar #205544
CA DRE # 01328629
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Hello Victoria,

Poway, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Carmel Valley are to be desirable incorporated cities with lots of outdoor recreation, family friendly neighborhoods, plenty of amenities,30 minutes or less from hospitals, in city limits and with the best school districts for your children. Making $80-$110 or possibly more here in San Diego, you can qualify for a home in these towns. If you have questions or information for school stats, hospitals, neighborhoods and property information, feel free to contact me. If you have questions from a lender or need pre approval assistance, I recommend using Brian Shaw with San Diego Funding his direct phone number is 858-356-4005. He offers the best competitive rates,service and rated top in the industry in the United States.

Michael Alex
Real Estate Consultant
cell. 619.581.9348
810 W. Washington Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Hello Victoria,

I also have 2 little kids and my wife and I chose to settle down in Carmel Mt. Ranch, near Poway. It has a suburb feel here and we love it. Very family orientated with the criteria you mentioned above. Feel free to give me a call anytime and I can tell you more about why I chose Carmel Mt. Ranch to raise my family.

Kevin Sanderlin
Keller Williams Realty
Cell 858-212-4702
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Hi Victoria,

San Diego is made up of a group of communities, many of which are actually part of the City of San Diego. Many of the suburbs are still in the city limits. Depending on where you might end up working there are a number of communities which would meet your needs. The primary question is what your price range is since all these areas vary greatly in homes prices. Have you been pre-qualified for a loan amount? Do you need some referrals to lenders? I've lived and worked all over the San Diego area and would be happy to help you find the right location. I can also refer you to lenders so you can narrow down your price range. My contact information is below.

Jill Miranda
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
DRE # 01413799
cell: 619-248-1431
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