Just about perfect.
That’s what we think about living in sunny San Diego, California. It’s a place that combines incredible weather, beaches, activities, lifestyle, vibrant neighborhoods and dining. People spend most of their time outdoors enjoying a healthy lifestyle: walking, biking, running, dining, strolling the beaches like Carlsbad or Mission Beach…aaahhh. San Diegans also embrace the great number of local parks, including Balboa Park and Waterfront Park. It is also home to the Marine camps Pendleton and Miramar. If you are looking for a high quality of life in San Diego, learn more about homes available in the best neighborhoods in which to live!
We Love Rankings: How is San Diego Doing?
U.S. News looked over 100 cities in the United States to find the best places for quality of life and access to the job market. We are #22 in Best Places to Live and #21 in Best Places to Retire. So who is #1, you ask? Austin, Texas. So while they are ‘keeping Austin weird,’ we are enjoying sunny SoCal San Diego. Here is San Diego by the numbers:
Population: 3.2 million
Average Annual Salary: $54K
Average Rainfall: 10 inches
Average Home Price: $485K
Average Commute Time: 25 minutes
Weather in San Diego
Just about perfect. Average high of 70 degrees, average low of 58 degrees. There are some warmer and cooler times of the year, but they don’t last long, and it’s nice to have a change now and then.
Activities in San Diego
Yep, just about perfect. If you want to enjoy a weekend at the beach with lots to do, we’ve got you covered. If you are inland and want some energizing family activities, consider it done. San Diego has everything from outdoor activities, professional sports, free museums and entertainment venues. Tourists flock here to escape their unbearable summertime heat and enjoy our temperate weather. San Diego is home to a ton of theme parks, including LEGOLAND, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. No reason to be bored here!
Dining Out in San Diego
Need we say it again? Just about perfect! Seafood, vegan, steak houses; you name it. Due to its proximity to Mexico, authentic Mexican food is abundant here. The huge California burrito was invented in San Diego, and owners of hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants make sure you can get one anytime you like.
Location, Location, Location
If you want to get away (and why would you?) , it doesn’t take long. You have options of planes, trains, and automobiles. Just hop on the freeway and find Baja California, Mexico, or the snowy mountains, the desert or Catalina. Head to the airport and you can fly to a number of cool getaways in a couple of hours.
Can I Get You a Cold One?
It doesn’t matter where you live in San Diego, it is guaranteed there is a beer bar, tap room, or craft brewery nearby. San Diego is becoming well-known for its local hop-heavy IPA’s. So pull up a barstool and stay awhile.
Downward Dog: Get Your Yoga On
Yoga is big in San Diego. Combine the laid-back atmosphere, the weather, the beaches, the vibe, and yoga is everywhere. So pull on those yoga pants and find your zen yoga spot near you. BTW, San Diegans like casual wear. Not a suit and tie city, so relax.., breathe.., and enjoy! Call us at Richard Realty to make living in San Diego a reality for you, so give us a call!