If you’re on the fence about moving to San Diego, take your cue from the thousands of millennials who have been flocking to the metro in recent years. As of 2018, almost one-third of San Diego’s population are between 18 and 34 years old, making the city the second largest in the US in terms of millennial residents.
Why are millennials choosing San Diego? This generation has the reputation of seeking the perfect work-life balance, and sunny San Diego provides just that.
Along with these millennials, we firmly believe the lifestyle in our beautiful city is the best there is. Here are just a few reasons why:
Mild temperate weather almost all year round
The average temperature in San Diego is around 70 degrees – and we get that practically every day. The cooling breeze from the ocean ensures the weather doesn’t get too hot. This means you get all the opportunity you need to head to the best beaches in San Diego or take a hike on our gorgeous trails.
An active outdoorsy lifestyle
Almost everyone in San Diego has a tan, thanks to the great weather, and also to the plethora of beautiful beaches and nature destinations in the area. People are inspired to go outdoors and engage in a host of physical activities.
On the beach, San Diegans love playing beach volleyball, swimming, surfing, scuba diving, standup paddleboarding, and more. Or they simply pass the time strolling on the sand, gathering seashells, and watching beautiful sunsets.
If you’re looking for something more adventurous, explore the city’s numerous hiking trails. You’ll find everything from easy paved loops to more challenging uphill treks, including one to Double Peak, San Diego County’s highest point. Be enthralled by stunning views of the ocean, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and rock formations. You might even do some birding and wildlife watching along the way.
The metro is also a golf haven with almost 90 golf courses found here. Wherever you live in the area, you’re just minutes away from the best golf courses in San Diego.
The best craft beers
San Diego’s craft beer industry is one of the best in the world. There’s a good mix of large breweries with beer gardens throughout the city and countless smaller ones with intimate tasting rooms. You’ll never run out of gastropubs, tap rooms, or beer bars to explore, and there’s bound to be a beer event happening near you every week. The city’s beer crafters are best known for their hoppy IPAs, but you’ll find a load of balanced brews as well.
The best fish tacos – and other gastronomic finds
Fish tacos are, quite simply, a way of life in San Diego. Locals love debating where to find the best fish tacos and what makes a great one. It’s always fun trying out a new joint or the latest concoction at your go-to place. Burritos and other Mexican classics are also big here. San Diego, after all, is known as the birthplace of the California burrito.
More than tacos and burritos, there’s a wide array of independent restaurants serving everything from fresh seafood and vegan fare to steaks and grills.
No matter your taste or mood for a night out, you’ll find what you’re looking for in San Diego. If you’re after a glitzy night of clubbing and dancing, head to Gaslamp Quarter, one of the top San Diego tourist attractions. This historic area boasts upscale bars, clubs, and restaurants, housed in beautifully-restored 19th-century buildings originally occupied by brothels and saloons.
If you want something more laidback, you will love the dive bars found near San Diego’s top beaches. Meanwhile, the upscale communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, and others offer more sophisticated nightlife options.
Technology on the rise
San Diego’s job market is one of the strongest in the US, with an unemployment rate that’s lower than the national average. One of the drivers behind this is the blossoming technology sector. A significant number of tech startups have made the city their home, thanks to the lower cost of doing business here compared to Silicon Valley. The metro also boasts a wealth of highly-skilled workers coming from top universities and colleges in the area.
Going out of town is easy
Looking to have a vacation out of the country? You’re just a 30-minute drive to Tijuana, Mexico, where you can experience an entirely new culture.
There’s also a ton of weekend getaway destinations right in your backyard, including Temecula Valley and its world-famous wineries, the desert at Anza Borrego State Park, and the exciting Catalina Island. There’s also Los Angeles and its plethora of urban attractions. All these – and more – are no more than a two- to three-hour drive from San Diego.
Explore the San Diego lifestyle and your real estate options in this highly-desirable metro. I’ll be happy to be your local guide. Please contact Max Mervis of sandiegohighrises.com at 619.980.8385 or email max(at)sandiegohighrises(dotted)com for the best and latest listings.