Chula Vista, California has many new master planned communities located on the east side of town. one of them being Otay Ranch (http://www.chulavistaca.gov/city_services/development_servic )
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. (http://www.walkscore.com/CA/Chula_Vista/Eastlake_Woods_West)
You will find two major hospitals in Chula Vista, Ca
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I recommend renting first to give you an opportunity to explore all of San Diego to find the right neighborhood for you.
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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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,
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: http://www.thesandiegopropertyshop.com/Buyer-Information/Fin will help to find a community in the City of San Diego and this site http://sandiego.about.com/od/livinginsandiego/tp/tp_suburbs.htm 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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