My family is relocating to San Diego this summer. My wife and I have 2 boys, nearly middle schoolers. My wife and I lived in San Diego nearly 14 years ago and know the area. However,much has changed. We now have kids and the area has changed as well. We know the cost of living is much higher than the Pacific NW so we get it.
I will work remotely and would like to be relatively close to the airport (30 min or less of a commute) I have a brutal commute now so looking to minimize this in SD. We are also looking for a good area with decent public schools and lots of kids. Lots depends on the mortgage payment obviously. I don't want to get into finances but just thoughts on neighborhoods.
Any thoughts on possible neighborhoods / areas to live? We plan to rent first and then get acclimated. Poway has a good school system but it's 50 min -60 min commute to airport. Carlsbad and driving 5 south seems to be a tough commute to the airport or downtown. Any area is open and I'd like to hear from you, especially Dads on their opinions. Tierrasanta, Claremont, Carmel Valley, La Mesa? We even are thinking of Point Loma but I remember traffic there is tough. Thanks