Once a sleepy fishing village and Spanish Mission, San Diego has degenerated into forgetful and unfortunate suburb of the Los Angeles "splurb", that is, the suburban sprawl that grew through Orange County and San Diego like a cancer. Sadly, the "Sun Tax" mentality of local employers offers very little in terms of pay and benefits that one needs to reach the San Diego once-high affordability index, which favors only the huge homeless population as well as those who live 20 people to a small house (e.g. Phillipinos, Mexicans etc) as well as the high number of people living on welfare and Section 8 subsidies. In recent years, the high tide of illegal immigration and the bursting housing bubble has reduced San Diego to a has-been border city where all mortgages are under water, crime is high, drugs (esp crystal meth) are everywhere, auto theft is epidemic, while assault and homicide aren't even news. This is merely a few of the wonderful benefits that come from being Tijuana's closest neighbor. The only one thing San Diego had going was The Chargers, which also have become a laughable member of the NFL. The Chargers have never won a Superbowl ... and never will. Meantime, San Diego remains a wonderful place for terrorists to live undetected.
I used to live in San Diego in the early 1980's. After years of spinning my wheels and working my ass off, I finally gave up on the low pay and slave wages and moved to a real city. Thank God I had enough sense to stay out of real estate there, given the housing meltdown and the bankruptcy of a city that can barely stay above water.
the best city in the world. known for military, weather, and just being the tightest city ever. although the cost of living is astronomically high. the average price for a house here is well over 500,000 dollars
where you from?
San Diego is the absolute best city on the face of this planet. It has many different cultures and also has good weather...Its close to the ocean and if you want to go to the snow during the winter you can go to julian...its not that far...
I've been to many cities but San Diego is the best by far!
1. a city located in southern California
2. "America's finest city"
3. known for perfect weather all year round and tourist attractions: Legoland, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, & SD Zoo
San Diego kicks ass.
nice weather and where i want to be
san diego is the place to be, its the best place
one of the chillest cities in the US. What many people don't know is that san diego is ALSO a county in which many cool towns are located, such as Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Del Mar, etc. etc... sunny weather all year round, never gets too hot or too cold, beautiful beaches, lots of things to do. what more could you ask for??? okay so the price of living here is high but that's because it's paradise, so you know its bound to happen.
in addition to all that, it was also the setting for the movie Anchorman, which i still laugh at after seeing it WAY too many times.
Mmmm San Diego, drink it in! It ALWAYS goes down smooth- Ron Burghundy, Anchorman.
February 06, 2008