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San Diego....help wanted from Iceland

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by icelandic49er, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. icelandic49er

    icelandic49er BoltTalker

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    Hello Charger fans, my name is Jonas and i need some help and although i am 49ers fan i hope you will help me. I was rooting for the Chargers in the play-offs i really like your team. My girlfriend and i are planning to go to the USA in the fall this year or the next. I have been looking at San Diego State University and i really like what they have to offer. We also have a 6 year old son who would go to school there. So my questions are

    Does anyone know that school and the neighbourhood around it?

    Is it expensive to live in the neighbourhood near the SDSU?

    Are the any good elementary schools near SDSU?

    How is the transportation system in San Diego?

    Those are some basic questions and i hope you can assist me in any way.

    Best regards from Iceland, Jonas
     
  2. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    2nd question: Yes, it's expensive to live pretty much anywhere in San Diego. I'm not too sure about difficult unless it'd be difficult to come up with rent, but it is rather pricey. I'm not sure how the SDSU area compares to the rest of San Diego, though.

    4th question: Freeways can be a little gridlocked around rush hours, but it's nothing like LA or other huger cities. Public transportation is decent. (Trolley station right by SDSU)

    I don't know specifics about the traffic directly around the college, however. And I can't really help you in regards to elementary schools.

    I hope that was some help. :)
     
  3. Daddy_O

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    Does anyone know that school and the neighbourhood around it?

    The best schools for your children are in Poway. 20 min. north of SDSU

    Is it difficult or expensive to live in the neighbourhood near the SDSU?

    You are looking at about $1,100 to $1,400 per month to rent a nice 2 bedroom apartment in Poway. Check the Union Tribune Classified ads for rents in other areas.

    Are the any good elementary schools near SDSU?

    Hardy Elementry, which is next door to SDSU. Excellent kid programs sponsored by SDSU.

    How is the transportation system in San Diego?

    Reasonable travelling east-west from Lemon Grove to the coast, due to the trolley. North South is slow because there is no real express busses.
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

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    The trolley goes north/south as well.

    It takes about an hour and a half to go from SDSU to San Ysidro (if you want to go that far south for whatever reason.)
     
  5. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    WTF? Why would you wish San Yisidro in a noob? Put them in an area that is not as criminally challenged.
     
  6. HollywoodLeo

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    I was simply stating the end of the line, ie the longest ride you'd see on the trolley from SDSU.

    I'd naturally assume he wouldn't be going that far.

    In short, I was saying anything nearby a trolley station would be less than an hour and a half away via trolley.
     
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  7. Daddy_O

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    That's definetly the "End of the Line".

    I thought you were sending a 9ers fan to a great neigborhood.:lol:
     
  8. in_a_days

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    ... I'm carrying the wheel

    (slow day on bolttalk)
     
  9. icelandic49er

    icelandic49er BoltTalker

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    thanks for all you´ve shown us


    a friend told me not to register as a niner, cos they would propably send me in the wrong neighbourhood :icon_tease:

    thanks very much for all the help so far, i would like all the help i can get. So any more help will be greatly welcome

    Thank you very much Daddy_O for your fantastic help
     
  10. HollywoodLeo

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    Just to be clear, I wasn't really trying to send you to the wrong neighborhood and I apologize if you would've gone that way just because I pointed out the longest ride.
     
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    Nah we're not raiders fans.

    The transit in SD is good by los angeles standards but probably not by european standards.
    There's alot worse cities to try to get around in though.
     
  12. chiefsgal

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    forget SD..move to texas...:lol:
     
  13. Daddy_O

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    Most of San Diego consists of quality people. The rest of them are Raiders fans.

    Steer clear of anything south of I-8 and North of Lake Hodges. This area from the coast to the desert is pretty good. Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, 4S Ranch, Del Mar Etc., is good for kids. Minimal gang activity and good people.

    There are good areas in pockets around the county, but it's a crap shoot. Let me know if you need any advice, I can help.
     
  14. Daddy_O

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    Texas is like a nice California, without the Beach and Desert and Skiing.:tup:

    Really enjoyed Texas while I was there. People were great. Weather sucked, compared to SD. Limited variety of outdoor activities without excessive travel.
     
  15. Johnny Lightning

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    SD is the best :yes: lived here all my life...:tup:
     
  16. icelandic49er

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    wow i have always had the feeling that Texas sucked.....guess i was wrong....

    The dream is to move to California during our studies, i have been looking at schools in L.A. and San Francisco Bay Area. Its seems San Diego is the most appealing. Thanks again for all the help Chargerfans i will have more questions very soon if thats ok.
     
  17. Daddy_O

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    Nope. Texas is great. If it wasn't for all of the family I have here, I would live in Texas. Just doesn't offer the same geological diversity found in SD.

    No to LA and no to SF. Both places are miserable. LA has smog, from Orange County to Thousand Oaks. Bad enough to make your eyes water.
     
  18. HollywoodLeo

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    The one thing that San Diego definitely has over Texas is weather.
     
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    and me..:yes:
     
  20. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    :icon_eek: :lol:

    And the Chargers :tup:
     
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    well, I wasn't actually talking about the chargers.....:lol: :icon_shrug:
     
  22. Johnny Lightning

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    OK...repeat after me the chiefs suck and the Chargers rule...got it :tup:
     
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    lol, let's come to an understanding, you don't like my team, and I don't like yours..got it.....:lol: :yes: :icon_toast:
     
  24. Johnny Lightning

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    We will sweep the chiefs next year...:tup:
     
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    :icon_rofl:
     
  26. icelandic49er

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    how about Lemon Grove & La Mesa ? ? ?
     
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    Check the area carefully. Reasonable in some areas, but steer clear of El Cajon Blvd. unless you need a lady of the night or a crack fix.

    Del Cerro is a quiet nieghborhood and is across the freeway from SDSU. Good area, good schools. Also look at Lake Murray Blvd, north of I-8. Good area for the most part. Steer clear of the La Mesa area south of I-8.

    I would not live in Lemon Grove.
     
  28. icelandic49er

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    i am really getting sold on Poway after checking and what i read about that area , but it isn´t easy to find apartments in Poway. Do you know anything about those community apartments? there is one in Carmel Mountain Ranch, it seems to be a good area and in walking distance from one elementary school. Those community apartments might be more expensive though
     
  29. Daddy_O

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    You would really like the Carmel Mtn. Ranch/Sabre Springs area. Still in the Poway Unified School District (Best in the County). Extremly low crime rate, right off the I-15 so easy to ride a bus to SDSU. Excellent shopping for the daily staples as well as blowing extra money if you want to. The Pacific Ocean is 10 miles to the west. Lots of parks for the kiddies, too.

    You can find a nice apartment for about 1,200 to 1,400 /mo.

    And the stadium is right down the freeway, so you can become a Charger fan. I think there are a couple of seats available on the bandwagon.:tup:
     
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    How much time would that Bus ride take to SDSU? and how is traffic from Poway to SDSU. I would go to the Charger games of course :yes:
     

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