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Moving to the area... need some help!

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Moving to the area... need some help!

We're from NY and are planning on moving out to the San Diego area for work. Our jobs are based out of NY but we are constantly traveling out to the Southern California area so we decided to make the move.

We're looking to rent in the area from Encinitas- south to - La Jolla.

We're 26 years old and not looking for the bar/club scene in the gas lamp district (not that we won't spend some nights there- just don't want to live in it). We're more into a relaxed area with a great beach, restaurants in walking distance and some good bars /restaurants for drinks. Del Mar is our favorite so far but haven't spent much time in Encinitas or La Jolla. We're traveling out in two weeks and need a hotel as a base for us to explore the area. Any helpful suggestions on moving / areas / hotels or any advice in general would be much appreciated. We don't know anyone in the area so we'll take any help we can get.

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1. Re: Moving to the area... need some help!

Any hotel will be fine as long as you also have a rental car to drive from place to place. This is high summer season at the beach and also the racing season at Del Mar so hotels may be booked and high priced!!

I'd take any hotel that is within your budget at this point.!

You have not mentioned a budget so it is hard to suggest specific names.

BTW since this is a travel site we are not allowed to mention any specific real estate agents but we ARE allowed to discuss places to stay for you.

As a general rule hotels closest to the ocean will be more expensive than those that are away from the beaches.

IF you want to stay in one place for the whole 2 weeks then you might consider the Residence Inn/La Jolla which is not on the beach but will be like having an apartment with a full kitchen .

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2. Re: Moving to the area... need some help!

Try the area south of La Jolla Village and north of Pacific Beach, eg streets on either side of La Jolla Blvd say from Nautilus all the way to Bird Rock Park.

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3. Re: Moving to the area... need some help!

If you were stay in one place for 2 weeks, you also might be candidates for an apartment or house on airbnb.com. It probably would be cheaper than staying in a hotel and eating out 3X /day, since you can cook, and you'd have more room.

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4. Re: Moving to the area... need some help!

Encinitas and Solana Beach have Coaster train stations if you need to commute downtown.

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5. Re: Moving to the area... need some help!

Being to the northern end of the area (Del Mar, Encinitas, etc.) also gives you the advantage of easier access to John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County. We often use this airport for our trips to San Diego as flights can be significantly less expensive than flying into Lindbergh. Plus, it's an incredibly easy airport to deal with. This might be a consideration if you will be back-and-forthing to the east coast.

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