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Old Jul 25th 2007, 12:04 am
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i have recently got my mitts on a green card through the diversity lottery and plan to move over in oct.

i have been trawling through the web trying to decide wheres the best place to move too and san diego looks good.

i would love any comments from your good selves on san diego or any other places i should consider

im single 30 yr old male with a good lump of cash

looking foward to your comments
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Old Jul 25th 2007, 12:12 am
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LOL, are you sure you couldn't be more vague? What do you do for a living? How much cash in a lump? Do you want to buy a house with a yard? Live in a condo?

Like number 6's tormentors, we want information... information... information...

BTW, San Diego is a nice place, but cost of living is high compared to many other places in the USA.
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Depends what type of house you want to buy, how much money you want to spend, what kind of weather you prefer, if you like traffic or not.....the list is endless lol.
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LOL, are you sure you couldn't be more vague? What do you do for a living? How much cash in a lump? Do you want to buy a house with a yard? Live in a condo?

Like number 6's tormentors, we want information... information... information...

BTW, San Diego is a nice place, but cost of living is high compared to many other places in the USA.
im a financial advisor 150k dollars dont plan to buy for a while so renting is the plan

like the look of sd because of the weather
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im a financial advisor 150k dollars dont plan to buy for a while so renting is the plan

like the look of sd because of the weather
Cool news about the lottery - well done!

Checkout this link courtesy of another limey: http://www.findyourspot.com/

San Diego is fab! www.signonsandiego.com

Friendly place, loads to do for everyone... cultural (Balboa Park & Museums, lots of art galleries,) beach, concerts, Del Mar races (and its fab Friday at Five events throughout the annual carnival www.dmtc.com), not too far from the ski fields (five hrs to Mammoth www.mammothmountain.com), beaches, surfing, kyaking, cycling, triathalons... (also muddy buddy at Pendleton).

Fab restaurants: my fave is http://www.sandiegorestaurants.com/r...nt/44/Roppongi

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I posted this in the other San Diego thread, all very confusing.

You might consider San Luis Opispo. Never heard of it: http://www.visitslo.com/

A lot cheaper than SD and slower paced.

Midway between LA and San Francisco. I've settled in SF and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

SD seems to be the destination of choice. I remember when I first come to the US, living in Seattle, when watching football on TV, I couldn't quite grasp seeing the crowd in Tee shirts while we were freezing in 27F temps.

Of course if Hawaii is an option
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Originally Posted by kelco View Post

im single 30 yr old male with a good lump of cash
It's very nice round here, we have a spare room ...... Don't forget the good lump of cash will you.

How did you get in the lottery ? ............. I know for a fact it's not open to British citizens
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If you have the money, maybe a road trip is in order.

Plan on a few weeks in a car. Rent a car in Florida and drive to California. Stay at cheap motels (Motel6, etc) as you cross the country. You'll see things you cannot possibly imagine just now, and you'll meet people who will tell you all sorts of tales about where to live, etc.

Visit a lot of cities you've heard about and some you haven't. You'll get a much better idea of what is out there and what is available after you have seen it first hand.

If you are really up for it, consider Boston-NY-Phil-Baltimoe-DC-Pittsburg-Cleveland-Detroit-Chicago-St. Louis-Memphis-Atlanta-Florida-New Orleans-Houston-Dallas-Denver-Vegas-Phoenix-San Diego-LA-San Fran-Seattle.

That would be a wicked trip. Probably about 4 weeks. I don't know, about 6-7,000 miles? But you'd see a lot of different things.
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If you are really up for it, consider Boston-NY-Phil-Baltimoe-DC-Pittsburg-Cleveland-Detroit-Chicago-St. Louis-Memphis-Atlanta-Florida-New Orleans-Houston-Dallas-Denver-Vegas-Phoenix-San Diego-LA-San Fran-Seattle.

That would be a wicked trip. Probably about 4 weeks. I don't know, about 6-7,000 miles? But you'd see a lot of different things.

Johnny Cash...

"I've Been Everywhere"

I was toting my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
If your goin' to Winnemucca, Mack with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Reno
Chicago
Fargo
Minnesota
Buffalo
Toronto
Winslow
Sarasota
Wichita
Tulsa
Ottawa
Oklahoma
Tampa
Panama
Mattawa
LaPaloma
Bangor
Baltimore
Salvador
Amarillo
Tocapillo
Barranquilla
And Padilla

I'm a Killer
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Boston
Charleston
Dayton
Louisiana
Washington
Houston
Kingston
Texarkana
Monterey
Fairaday
Santa Fe
Tallapoosa
Glen Rock
Black Rock
Little Rock
Oskaloosa
Tennessee
Tennessee
Chicopee
Spirit Lake
Grand Lake
Devil's Lake
Crater Lake

For Pete's Sake
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Louisville
Nashville
Knoxville
Ombabika
Schefferville
Jacksonville
Waterville
Costa Rock
Pittsfield
Springfield
Bakersfield
Shreveport
Hackensack
Cadillac
Fond du Lac
Davenport
Idaho
Jellico
Argentina
Diamantina
Pasadena
Catalina

See What I Mean
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Pittsburgh
Parkersburg
Gravelbourg
Colorado
Ellensburg
Rexburg
Vicksburg
Eldorado
Larimore
Adimore
Haverstraw
Chatanika
Shasta
Nebraska
Alaska
Opalacka
Baraboo
Waterloo
Kalamazoo
Kansas City
Sioux City
Cedar City
Dodge City

What A Pity
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been everywhere
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What's a good lump of cash? Might get you far in one state and a pig pen in another.

What do you like to do? Out doors? Theatre? Sports? etc...

Got to work? Got family? Like the hot/cold? Need to travel?
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What's this, San Diego is the new Florida
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Originally Posted by kelco View Post
im a financial advisor 150k dollars dont plan to buy for a while so renting is the plan

like the look of sd because of the weather
my son's been living there for 18mths and really likes it esp compared to here where he lived for 2 yrs....good luck
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Everytime I see SD I think South Dakota. And everytime, I think, "WTF?" before I realize it's San Diego...
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Everytime I see SD I think South Dakota. And everytime, I think, "WTF?" before I realize it's San Diego...
oh do WAKE UP
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I bet you'd like South Dakota! It might change your mind about Houston...
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