Based in San Diego, Priority Moving is the leading moving company to count on for all of your San Diego moving and storage needs. In dedication to providing our customers with all of the moving and storage tools they need for a successful moving experience, we have provided a city and neighborhood overview of all of the areas that we service. Learn everything that the area has to offer, find a school, discover attractions or read up on the best places to move to in the area. From the moment you entertain the idea of moving—until the last box is unpacked—Priority Moving will be with you every step of the way during your San Diego move.
The city of San Diego, known as the birthplace of California, is located approximately 120 miles south of Los Angeles and approximately 15 miles north of the border of Mexico. Ranked the 8th largest city in the nation, San Diego has the second-largest trans-border population between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor. San Diego is best known for its year-round mild climate, beautiful landscapes of beaches and mountains, military bases and leading bio-tech companies.
The city of San Diego has over 100 defined neighborhoods and each possess their own charm. From downtown living in the Historic Gaslamp District and beach living in Pacific Beach and Mission Beach to urban living in neighborhoods such as South Park and Normal Heights—there is a neighborhood to fit everyone’s needs.
There is an abundance of things to do in San Diego, and thanks to the mild climate, outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round. Here is a list of some of our favorite outdoor adventures to enjoy:
SAN DIEGO ZOO
The world renown San Diego Zoo is a must-do-and-see when living in San Diego. With more than 4,000 animals and 700,000 exotic plants, a variety of exhibits, open-air trams and a Skyfari ride over the zoo’s 100-acre grounds– we guarantee you will discover something new each time you visit. Plan an entire day around your visit—there is a lot to see and do!
Known as the Nation’s largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park is home to 15 museums, several theatres, breathtaking gardens, an enclosed dog park, restaurants, walking paths, retail shops, open-space areas and the San Diego Zoo. Plays, musicals, concerts, fairs and activities can be enjoyed throughout the park year-round. A 1,200-acre cultural park that can is suited for all ages to enjoy, Balboa Park is conveniently located in the heart of San Diego and is bordered by San Diego neighborhoods: Downtown, Bankers Hill, North Park and Gold Hill.
OLD TOWN HISTORIC PARK
Old Town Historic Park, the official Birthplace of California, is by a landslide the most popular, visited attraction in San Diego, California. With original adobe buildings in the heart of Old Town you can step back in time and enjoy quaint shops, galleries, informative tours, and authentic Mexican fare– all surrounded by volunteers dressed in 1800s attire. For history buffs there is an abundance of things to explore including the Whaley House which is the oldest brick building in Southern California and one of the most famous haunted homes in the nation. Just want to take in the sunny, San Diego days? There are numerous outdoor patios that you can enjoy a margarita and take in all the sights.
San Diego’s Major League Baseball, stadium Petco Park, is located in the heart of downtown San Diego and is spectacular in every way. Home of the San Diego Padres this open-air baseball stadium boasts breathtaking views of San Diego’s Bay, Skyline and Balboa Park. The Western Metal Supply Co. building, a hundred-year old brick structure that was scheduled for demolition during the construction of the park, was saved and incorporated into the design of the ballpark. The now renovated building is now the home to the: team store, private suites, a restaurant and rooftop seating. The stadium is located across Harbor Drive from the Convention Center and is easily accessed via the San Diego Trolley light rail system which is located two blocks from the stadium. When you are ready to take in a game, enjoy affordable seats in the ballpark or grab a blanket and enjoy Park at the Park lawn beyond the outfield fence with a huge video screen. When games aren’t being played, Park at the Park serves as a free local park for area residents and the stadium serves as a venue for concerts and major events such as Comic Con. Surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants and venues—there are many things to enjoy before and after the game that are just a short walk away from Petco Stadium.
Head west from any part of San Diego and you will most likely land yourself at one of our beautiful beaches. Swim, surf, play a pick-up game of volleyball, take in a sand castle competition, bike on the boardwalk, play in a tide pool, catch some rays or play with your dog in a leash-free environment—there is a beach activity for everyone at San Diego’s beaches. Before you head to the beach, know that San Diego’s beaches vary on what types of activities are allowed– so make sure to find out which beach is for you before heading out the door.
San Diego is part of the San Diego Unified School District (also known as San Diego City Schools) and represents over 200 institutions. The district includes elementary schools, middle schools, atypical schools, alternative schools, high schools and charter schools. For a full list of the SDUSD schools click here.
Public Colleges and universities in the city include:
Alliant International University (AIU)
California International Business University Institute of Design & Merchandising
Chapman University-San Diego
John Paul the Great Catholic University
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Pacific Oaks College
Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU)
San Diego Christian College
San Diego State University (SDSU)
Southern States University
The Art Institute of California
University of California (UCSD)
University of Redlands
University of San Diego (USD)
Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine
ABA Schools: California Western School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
A popular city for corporate, biotechnology and military relocation, some of the top employers in San Diego include: United States Navy, University of California, Sharp HealthCare and Qualcomm. San Diego is also headquarters to several major companies including but not limited to: Qualcomm, Nokia, LG Electronics and Cricket Communications and is the second-largest biotech cluster in the US with more than 400 biotechnology companies and just under 200 contract research organizations.
Comparatively, San Diego has high real estate prices and is listed as one of the worst housing affordability of all metropolitan areas in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that there are not deals to be had in real estate. Here are some of our favorite resources for San Diego Real Estate:
Want to test the proverbial San Diego Housing Waters first? Check out our favorite resources to find spectacular apartments and condos in and around the San Diego area. Wherever and whenever you decide to move, rely on San Diego’s premier Movers at Priority Moving to get you there.
Whether you are moving down the street in San Diego or from the other side of the world, the movers at Priority Moving will be with you every step of the way through the moving and storage process to ensure a fast, effective and safe moving experience.