Is San Diego the Best Place to Live?

Amiel Terry

Called America’s finest city for a reason. San Diego is definitely one of the best places you could choose to live within the United States. From the art scene to the beaches for activities, you can’t beat everything you can do in San Diego.

There are so many options to accommodate all types of interests and preferences and here we’ve listed out a few.

The Art Scene

If you are a creative or an art lover, this could be the number one reason why San Diego is the best place to live! Whether you are a practicing artist or just a fan of the arts San Diego the place for you. There are in-studio exhibits and access to artist at The Studio Door  or top of the line art classes at Prima Materia.

You could also check out some of the awesome art shows at The In Gallery.

Studio Door

For out landscape and outdoor photographers, San Diego is also a dream location. You could head to Balboa Park and take some amazing shots or head downtown an snap some dope photos.

There are no shortage of fun locations to shoot here with everything relatively 20-30 away and so many hidden gems in San Diego. The running myth is that you can live in one part of SD for years and not see all it has to offer, so you’re definitely in for a treat !


Like the art scene, if you are into fitness, the fitness community here could be your primary reason why San Diego is the best place to live. We have top of the charts fitness gyms, yoga studios, martial arts and mma dojos, surfing, golf, tennis, you name it. In this tight knit community, you will find exclusive and professional coaching across all major sports and hobbies.


San Diego is also perfect if you want to have access to some of the other major parts of California. We are two hours away from Los Angeles. A short hour and 30 minute drive from Riverside. For your outdoor and hiking needs we are within 3 hours from both Joshua Tree and the infamous Big Bear Lake. Weekend getaways are a no brainer when you’re based in San Diego.

Places To Stay

Without a doubt, one of the greatest features about San Diego are it’s beautiful houses and apartments. With there being such a variety of terrain and San Diego being the home to some amazing companies and architects, you with be star-struck at some of the places to live.

Downtown has some of the smoothest and coolest apartments you can home to find. Hillcrest and Balboa area are pretty poppin’ for their big glass window, modern style apartments as well. Luxury is never far and options are never few in apartments out here. You can also check out North Park, Little Italy, and Chula Vista for different feels!

If you are looking for a home, you’re in just as much luck. While homes may be on the expensive side, it’s not high out of the California scope for prices. One of the thing that sets San Diego apart is the beautifully styled houses.

There are luxury houses made of all wood for your cozy cabin feel, or you can have a horizonal all glass mansion on a hill to oversee the city. You will be so stoked with the options!


Sunny San Diego!! With 24 different beaches in the small city, the environment is always a vibe. The San Diego’s beach scene is unmatched. Infamous for the surf and the waves, San Diego’s beaches will never disappoint. You will also come across sand volleyball, dogs playing fetch, and some dope food along the coastline.

Each beach offers a different experience. If you want to meditate and have a relaxing early morning or late evening, head over to Sunset Beach. If you want some action and access to food, shoot over to mission beach where you can also find our ITH Beach Bungalow Surf Hostel for accommodation.

Mision Beach


If you can think it, San Diego has it when it comes to food. San Diego is continuously known and votes as one of the best foodie cities in America! We’ve got the plants for the vegans, the beef for the burger-lovers, burritos for the Mexican food lovers, and some of the best hand crafted beer in the world for the everyday hero. There is no limit to what you can have with San Diego when it comes to food. Unique mom and pop shops, popular restaurants, and some grub hubs unique only to California. Come check out SD to be in foodie heaven!




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