dearJulius.com

$hide=home

Your Guide to the Coastal Beach Suburbs of San Diego


The coastal suburbs of San Diego are special in that they don't really feel like suburbs -- they feel like relaxing beach towns. Read on and find out how they differ and which one is best for you to live in or visit. 

Oceanside[post_ads_2]

Oceanside is a medium-sized city located at the north end of San Diego County, tucked in next to Camp Pendleton. Oceanside has had a history of strife, but the past decade has seen the city rapidly turning its sometimes tarnished reputation around and today more and more people are moving north to Oceanside to take advantage of a vibrant downtown area, gleaming harbor and fun beaches (complete with a pier).
Oceanside also offers a more affordable housing alternative compared to the other North County coastal suburbs, making it an ideal location for those on a budget that want to be close to the beach. The downside? Parts of Oceanside can still be a bit rough around the edges so do your homework before choosing a place to live.
It’s also a long commute if you have to work south.

Carlsbad

Though not as large as Oceanside, Carlsbad is also a medium-sized city, meaning several different areas are available to reside in depending on the lifestyle you’re looking for. Families will enjoy the community-minded neighborhoods of La Costa and Aviara while young professionalsl will enjoy the shopping, nightlife and beachside ambiance of the Village (Carlsbad’s vibrant downtown area). The schools in Carlsbad are highly rated and the beaches wide and clean. The only main drawback of life in Carlsbad is if you have to work in downtown San Diego during usual business hours. The I-5 Freeway gets horribly crammed during rush hour going south and you’ll be commuting at a crawl for most of the drive.

Encinitas/Cardiff[post_ads_2]

Encinitas and its southern subsidiary community of Cardiff takes the win for the hip coastal suburb of San Diego. The downtown area stretches for a few miles along the Coast Highway and is flanked by gastropubs, surfer-inspired cafes, boutiques, high-end restaurants and dive bars. Encinitas feels like a little neighborhood you stumbled upon in a big city, yet has million dollar homes in family-oriented neighborhoods, highly rated schools and ocean views for miles.

Solana Beach

Solana Beach feels tiny compared to the cities to the north, but it packs a lot into its borders. It’s a shoppers dream thanks to the Cedros Design District, which has a variety of home, clothing and gift shops. The atmosphere of the beaches switches between cliff-facing and secluded to wide-open and active. Solana Beach has several bars and restaurants located along the coast and is known for being a high-end area to live.

Del Mar[post_ads_2]

Del Mar gives Solana Beach a run for its money when it comes to high-end living and is likely more comparable to the ritzy San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla to its south. Del Mar has a lushly landscaped downtown area with gourmet restaurants and 5-star resorts and spas. It is expensive to live in Del Mar, but if you can afford it you’ll have access to some of the best schools in the county and proximity to gorgeous ocean views. Del Mar is also a tiny city, which gives it almost a small-town vibe at times if you’re often out and about (which may be good or bad depending on your personality). 

Imperial Beach

After passing National City and Chula Vista on San Diego Bay, you’ll get back to the wide open ocean and find the city of Imperial Beach before arriving at the Mexico border. Imperial Beach has a different vibe from its North County beach suburb counterparts, but has its own unique coastal flair. Imperial Beach is a great option for those who want the beach life outside the San Diego city limits, but are on a tight budget. It also has an easier commute into downtown San Diego compared to all those going south on the I-5.

COMMENTS



|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Made with in NYC
Name

Abu Dhabi,2,Adventure,32,Adventure Travel,642,Advice,73,Africa,26,Air Travel,150,Alabama,5,Alaska,21,Alberta,1,America,77,Amsterdam,2,Anguilla,3,Antarctica,7,Antigua,3,Argentina,15,Arizona,20,Arkansas,2,Armenia,1,Asia Travel,47,Athens,3,Austin,8,Australia,92,Austria,14,Azerbaijan,1,Bahamas,13,Bangladesh,8,Beach Travel,58,Belarus,1,Belgium,10,Belize,15,Bermuda,5,Bhutan,10,Blue Lagoon,2,Bolivia,3,Botswana,3,Brazil,38,Brunei,1,Budget Travel,97,California,110,Cambodia,4,Canada,83,Caribbean,45,Caribbean & Mexico,5,Chicago,7,Chile,7,China,21,Christmas Travel,14,Clothes,1,Coliseum,1,Colombia,18,Colorado,33,Columbia,3,Connecticut,4,Corporate Travel,2,Costa Rica,13,Country Travel,248,Croatia,16,Cruiser Travel,16,Cuba,18,Cultural Travel,66,Czech Republic,6,D.C.,2,Delaware,1,Denmark,12,Desert Travel,1,Dubai,15,East Africa,4,Easter Island,1,Easter Travel,1,Eco Travel,18,Ecuador,7,Egypt,4,Emirates,1,England,13,Estonia,2,Eswatini,1,Ethiopia,2,Europe,110,Fall Travel,44,Family Travel,128,Faroe Island,1,Father's Day Travel,1,Featured,22,Features,406,Festival Travel,24,Fiji,6,Finland,16,Florida,69,Food,8,Food and Drink,4,France,38,Free Travel,3,French,6,French Polynesia,5,Galapagos,3,Georgia,14,Germany,18,Ghana,2,Greece,37,Greenland,1,Guatemala,2,Halloween Travel,9,Hawaii,53,Hayden Panettiere,1,Hiking Travel,63,Holiday Travel,28,Holland,1,Honeymoon Travel,128,Hong Kong,14,Hotels,71,Hungary,3,Iceland,41,Idaho,5,Ideas,11,Illinois,13,Independence Day Travel,1,India,36,Indiana,5,Indonesia,13,Iraq,1,Ireland,39,Island,60,islands,2,Israel,9,Italy,58,Jamaica,8,Japan,46,Jordan,6,Kansas,6,Kentucky,2,Kenya,2,Korea,2,Kyrgyzstan,1,Latin America,3,Latvia,1,Lithuania,2,London,24,Louisiana,10,Lowa,4,Luxembourg,1,Luxury Travel,35,Maine,6,Malaysia,1,Maldives,15,Malta,2,Maryland,6,Massachusetts,10,Mauritius,6,Mexico,74,Miami,13,Michigan,6,Mississippi,2,Missouri,7,Moldova,1,Monaco,1,Montana,12,Morocco,20,Mother's Day Travel,1,Myanmar,9,Namibia,4,Nature,4,Nature Travel,103,Nepal,6,Netherlands,11,Nevada,24,Nevis,1,New England,5,New Jersey,2,New Mexico,7,New Year's Day Travel,6,New York,55,New York City,21,New Zealand,47,Newfoundland,1,Nicaragua,2,North America,11,North Carolina,6,North Dakota,1,North Ireland,1,Northern Ireland,1,Norway,20,Occasional Travel,9,Oceania,1,Ohio,6,Oman,5,Oregon,11,Pakistan,2,Panama,5,Paraguay,1,Paris,23,Pennsylvania,10,Peru,21,Phoenix,1,Photo Feature,1,Poland,3,Portugal,21,Prague,1,Puerto Rico,7,Qatar,6,Quebec,1,Resort,11,Rhode Island,2,River Travel,2,Road Trips,49,Romania,5,Romantic Getaways,15,Rome,5,Russia,16,Saint Lucia,1,Saint Patrick's Day Travel,1,San Miguel de Allende,1,Scotland,10,Seasonal,56,Seasonal Travel,60,Sightseeing Tours,2,Singapore,18,Ski Resorts,10,Slovenia,6,Solo Travel,24,Solomon Islands,1,Somoa,1,Soth Africa,1,South Africa,14,South America,3,South Carolina,4,South Dakota,6,South Korea,3,South Pacific,2,Space Travel,14,Spain,33,Special,24,Special Features,315,Spring Travel,23,Sri Lanka,6,Student Travel,1,Summer Travel,53,Summer Vacation,8,Sweden,20,Swiss Alps,1,Switzerland,20,Tahiti,1,Taiwan,3,Tanzania,1,Tennessee,6,Texas,57,Thailand,31,Thanksgiving Travel,5,Things to Do,165,Tibet,2,Tips,119,Train Travel,23,Transportation,22,Travel,188,Travel Advice,64,Travel Apps,1,Travel Guide,40,Travel Tips,150,Tunisia,2,Turkey,10,Turkish,1,Tuscany,1,UAE,10,UK,40,Ukrine,1,Urban Travel,48,Uruguary,1,USA,632,Utah,13,Uzbekistan,1,Vacation Travel,247,Valentine's Day Travel,1,Vehicle Travel,2,Venezuela,1,Vermont,4,Victoria Falls,1,Vietnam,5,Virginia,5,Wales,1,Washington,15,Washington DC,20,Weddings Travel,4,West Indies,2,Wildlife Travel,13,Winter Travel,56,Wisconsin,6,Worldwide,155,Wyoming,3,xxx,1,Yemen,1,Zadar,2,Zambia,3,Zimbabwe,4,
ltr
item
Travel Magazine: Your Guide to the Coastal Beach Suburbs of San Diego
Your Guide to the Coastal Beach Suburbs of San Diego
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m0UA2dt-VK0/WAt0yk-9DFI/AAAAAAAAj5I/2lTH5gGk0Ycre2jV42BEBxAMP66Pj_s2ACLcB/s1600/dear.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m0UA2dt-VK0/WAt0yk-9DFI/AAAAAAAAj5I/2lTH5gGk0Ycre2jV42BEBxAMP66Pj_s2ACLcB/s72-c/dear.jpg
Travel Magazine
https://travel.dearjulius.com/2017/02/your-guide-to-coastal-beach-suburbs-of.html
https://travel.dearjulius.com/
https://travel.dearjulius.com/
https://travel.dearjulius.com/2017/02/your-guide-to-coastal-beach-suburbs-of.html
true
5866858605520326948
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy