Thinking of making the move to North County? Perhaps you want to take advantage of the many business and employment opportunities waiting for you here. Or you might have heard of the wonderful lifestyle this gorgeous region has to offer, with our year-round mild weather, beautiful beaches, and stunning coastline.
Whatever your reasons, moving to this paradise on earth is one of the best decisions you can ever make. But, as with any other life-changing decision, you need to make the right preparations to ensure your move is pleasant and enjoyable.
Here are some tips that can come in handy:
Make time to find the home that’s perfect for you
North County San Diego has many hotels, inns and rentals where you can stay temporarily. But it’s wise to look for the perfect permanent home early so you can settle in as quickly as possible.
In North County, you will have a wide variety of options to consider in more than 20 distinctive towns and cities – from sought-after waterfront properties to cozy homes closer to downtown areas to convenient condos and townhomes. Each community is different and will have its own particular vibe and housing stock, so it’s best to devote plenty of time to exploring the area, preferably well ahead of your move.
You will greatly benefit from the services of a local real estate expert who knows the ins and outsof the market. Get in touch with us at your convenience and find out how we can help you find the right home and neighborhood.
Dress for the weather
The average temperature in San Diego is 72 degrees, so it’s outdoor weather all year round. But we do experience temperature changes throughout the day. In the morning, the coastal communities often get the “marine layer” – a covering of cloud that blankets the area with a rather chilly mist. It goes away as the day progresses and everything turns mostly sunny and bright –which is why the favorite local fashion is casual and comfortable wear. Evenings are relatively cooler so you might want to layer up.
Learn the best way to get around
Most North County San Diego residents get around by car, but there’s a government-backed movement encouraging walking and bicycling. Several public transport options are conveniently available, including commuter and light rail services like Amtrak, Coaster, and Sprinter, the Breeze and Flex public buses, and ferry services.
Traffic in the region may test your patience during rush hour, especially in bottleneck areas. San Diego is the entry/exit point of three interstate highways – the I-5, I-8 and I-15, and a number of state highways run through the area. But the region’s convenient location also makes it an ideal place for work and play.
Prepare to be star-struck on a regular basis
Many celebrities and professional athletes have chosen to call North County San Diego home. Football, baseball and basketball superstars, golf legends, Olympic athletes, and film stars are proud residents. You might just run into one while walking the dog or enjoying Taco Tuesday in town.
Get psyched up for outdoor fun
The spectacular beaches, majestic mountains, and acres of parks and natural preserves are what North County San Diego is best known for – and the top reasons why many stay here for good. You can go hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, and wildlife or bird watching along its numerous trails, or get on the water to enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, and surfing anytime you want.
There are dozens of other reasons why you will love this place we proudly call home. It will be our pleasure to help you make North County your home as well. Get in touch with us anytime.