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Came back from San Diego -- now looking to move there.

By Garion11 ·
Greetings all,

Went to San Diego on a business trip and I absolutely loved it. There were stories and legends that I heard when I was young which spoke of the most beautiful women in the world being in Southern California...and lo and behold they were all true. Great weather, amazing women...*ahem* people, clean city, beautiful beaches, wide open roads that ask you politely to speed as fast as possible, I have a San Diego hangover ever since I've come back.

My questions to you fellow TR members are these...

I am 27, not married, no kids, nothing really holding me or tying me down in my current area of I am looking to relocate to either San Diego (or surrounding areas) or Texas (Austin or Dallas area). Anyone that has lived in San Diego or currently living there...would you please inform me on how much I have to make to live there comfortably...(comfortable = cozy little apartment, single life style + surfing :))? I heard everything from $40,000 to $100,000 so I am trying to get some real opinions/advice thats out there.

Whats the job market like? I am looking now on every job site out there...and I am not finding much but I am hoping thats more an anomaly than reality.

Texas: Same here...I ordered DVD and it was very cool. Any info such as the above info is really appreciated. Jobs? Companies? Financial realities? etc. I am researching myself on a bunch of different websites, but if at all possible I would like to hear your experiences on what works in these two places. Thank you all and I hope to hear many responses.

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by DC_GUY In reply to Came back from San Diego ...

I don't think you can have what you want for less than that. Food is cheap in California but housing, energy, and water are outrageous. San Diego gets the same annual rainfall as Tucson, far less even than L.A. Think about how high those $250 monthly water bills will eventually rise to. (For a house.)

Everybody wants to live there once they've stayed and assimilated, don't listen to the people who say otherwise. It's like the Eagles said, "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave [the Hotel California]."

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