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    San Diego ladies... i have a question

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    we might be heading that way. Can anyone tell me about San Diego? Like's, dislike's?

    How is the housing, weather, traffic, people? Is it way exspensive there? is the housing allowence higher? Is there any cola for cali? How is the commisary or nex?

    ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT!
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    It's way expensive compared to where we were stationed before. BAH doesn't count for us since we're in housing, gas is usually higher here than a lot of places, as are groceries. Aside from that, the weather's great (but I miss seasons) and there are lots of things to do here.

    DH is a CPO, so our BAH is 2072. No COLA for SD.. I wish. 32nd st. commy is the largest in the world, and is VERY nice. It just opened last spring.

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    Kindra, we are also going to Cali.. Here is what I have on BAH rates.

    BAH rates: http://perdiem.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/bah.html

    We are going to camp pendleton and might have to wait on housing and I found some awesome real estate people for renting homes out that are cheap... I don't know where you are going but I will give you the link...

    militarybyowner.com and simperfihomes.com

    as far as everything else.. I can't tell you I am stuck!
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    Is housing worth it?
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    wow, what zip code would i use for san diego?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindra View Post
    Is housing worth it?
    To me yes, it's most definately worth it! You get the house, all utilities, they do the landscaping, all maintenance, plus you get roadside assistance on your cars for FREE (within 5 miles of your house) roadside assistance covers, dead batteries, running out of gas, tire changes and now even towing (they pay the first $50 or something like that)
    This is our first house with a garage... so DH was stoked about that..

    Renting a townhome in our area of SD (we're on the Eastlake side of Chula Vista) would have taken almost all our BAH anyway... this area is very upscale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindra View Post
    wow, what zip code would i use for san diego?
    mine is 91913... same BAH and all for SD area...you could also use 92124

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    nevermind. it would be about 1860
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    so there is a lot to do. Like what?
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    I totally forgot to mention, that being that there are so many bases in the area, you have 3-4 commissaries within 30 min. drive. Same with NEX's..

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