Can you recommend websites to find apartments in San Diego?

I am looking to move to San Diego from Boston. I am also wondering, how far is the beach from downtown San Diego.

Here is a link to a map of San Diego by area.

http://www.sandiego.org/article_set/Visitors/8

San Diego County is a large area. From the Mexico Border to the North edge of the County is about 40 miles North and South. The odd number freeways run North and South, I-5, I-15..etc.

There are many miles of beaches.

Go to Google Maps and plug in From Horton Plaza, San Diego (downtown) to Pacific Beach, San Diego. On the left you will see a string of beach communities. Ocean Beach and continue North. There is public transportation, but you will need a car or other mode of transportation. If you have driven in Boston, you will not have a problem in San Diego. Not many traffic circles. If you get lost head West and you will reach the ocean and can go left or right.

The last timke we lived on the area, Oceanside, (August 2007 to July 2008), we used http://www.century21award.com/

There is a lot to do in San Diego, but get out of San Diego. Go to Julian, Mt Palomar. Visit all of the beaches including Coronado, Island. LaJolla is very nice, but if you are a bit more adventurous you can visit Black’s Beach which is clothing optional. The cliff above Black’s is the Torrey Pines Glider port. I may be telling you a lot of things that you know. Even in June, July and August keep a light jacket with you. If you are on the beach when the sun goes down, it may drop down to the 60s. Don’t be the person that arrives at the beach and run into the Ocean. The water is normally about mid 60s. A bit of a shock for many people. Good Luck

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  • Vida

    Hi
    I’m here in St Augustine at the moment and i found this place with Craigslist. Check food stores sometimes they have a bulletin board with ads on and check out local papers. Sometimes real estate offices have apartments for rent.
    References :

  • Tyler

    Try these apartment searches online:

    1. Hotpads.com
    2. ApartmentFinder.com
    3. ApartmentGuide.com
    4. Placeofmine.com

    Disclaimer: I do work for Place of Mine. The other sites are other companies I have seen that do a good job of covering areas. We aggregate data from thousands of sites and bring them all to one place on our search engine. You can search by specific neighborhood or only within a specific distance to a point (like the beach). Below I attached a link to our site already zoomed into San Diego.

    Also, check our your local newspapers for deals property managers are offering or you can find people trying to get someone to sublease from them for cheap.
    References :
    http://ow.ly/9mJKB

  • Britz

    Apartments.com is always a good source. There’s also Craigslist.

    I’ve had great luck just driving through the area I’d like to live in searching for places with rental signs. There is no beach in downtown San Diego…although there is a bay with ocean views. The closest beaches would be Coronado (very upscale), Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach…approx. 15 mins. from downtown.

    Good luck!
    References :

  • Paul S

    Here is a link to a map of San Diego by area.

    http://www.sandiego.org/article_set/Visitors/8

    San Diego County is a large area. From the Mexico Border to the North edge of the County is about 40 miles North and South. The odd number freeways run North and South, I-5, I-15..etc.

    There are many miles of beaches.

    Go to Google Maps and plug in From Horton Plaza, San Diego (downtown) to Pacific Beach, San Diego. On the left you will see a string of beach communities. Ocean Beach and continue North. There is public transportation, but you will need a car or other mode of transportation. If you have driven in Boston, you will not have a problem in San Diego. Not many traffic circles. If you get lost head West and you will reach the ocean and can go left or right.

    The last timke we lived on the area, Oceanside, (August 2007 to July 2008), we used http://www.century21award.com/

    There is a lot to do in San Diego, but get out of San Diego. Go to Julian, Mt Palomar. Visit all of the beaches including Coronado, Island. LaJolla is very nice, but if you are a bit more adventurous you can visit Black’s Beach which is clothing optional. The cliff above Black’s is the Torrey Pines Glider port. I may be telling you a lot of things that you know. Even in June, July and August keep a light jacket with you. If you are on the beach when the sun goes down, it may drop down to the 60s. Don’t be the person that arrives at the beach and run into the Ocean. The water is normally about mid 60s. A bit of a shock for many people. Good Luck
    References :
    Lived in San Diego for about 18 years.

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