DC to Carlsbad

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Submitted by sdstargirl on March 25, 2012 - 3:19pm

I'm a single female and I just got offer a job in the Carlsbad area. Prior to moving to DC, I used to live in Hillcrest. I really love the Hillcrest area, but I know the commute to Carlsbad will be horrible. What area would you Piggs suggest in North County that has a similar vibe like Hillcrest?

Submitted by sdrealtor on March 25, 2012 - 3:47pm.

Move to Downtown Encinitas (i.e. west of the 5).

Submitted by lpjohnso on March 25, 2012 - 4:04pm.

Yup, old Encinitas. :)

Submitted by svelte on March 26, 2012 - 6:53am.

Actually, commuting from Hillcrest to CB would be going opposite the flow of traffic. Still quite a few miles, but you might want to give it a go and see how long it takes.

Submitted by zzz on March 28, 2012 - 9:37am.

I don't think you're going to find the same vibe/restaurants and mix of people as Hillcrest, particularly the amount of single people. Other than Encinitas, you might want to consider Solana Beach or even Del Mar if you like the more uppity nature of it. Both offer walkable restaurants and bars if you live near the 101, and also young single people going out in those areas.

Also if you choose Del Mar, you will be closer to Hillcrest/metro SD ( 15-20min)

Submitted by DaCounselor on March 27, 2012 - 7:53pm.

I agree that downtown Encinitas is probably your best bet although it's not really very much like Hillcrest - nothing up that way is, sorry.

The commute from Hillcrest to C-bad would be tough, northbound traffic can get heavy in the morning and southbound 5 and 805 at night are actually pretty bad in my experience.

Submitted by djc on April 24, 2012 - 9:26pm.

sdstargirl wrote:
I'm a single female and I just got offer a job in the Carlsbad area. Prior to moving to DC, I used to live in Hillcrest. I really love the Hillcrest area, but I know the commute to Carlsbad will be horrible. What area would you Piggs suggest in North County that has a similar vibe like Hillcrest?

I work in Carlsbad. The commute from Hillcrest is opposite of traffic. I used to live in PB and drove to Carlsbad daily. The only trouble time was during the Del Mar Fair and horsey season. Other than that, it was 25 min smooth sailing.

I like south Carlsbad and as others suggested, Encinitas.

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