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Moving to San Diego, California with West Coast East Coast Express

  • Are you considering moving to the sunny state of California? Not sure which city to move to yet? The city of San Diego might be the perfect choice for you- it’s a beautiful city which has plenty of job opportunities, a good climate and many stunning places to visit. However, before you start organizing your relocation, you might want to hire a reliable moving company with good moving company reviews. We at West Coast East Coast Express offer the best moving estimates in the US and provide any moving services you might need, which is why you should choose us. Some of the services we offer are vehicle transportation, commercial moving, enclosed car transport, exotic car transport, moving supplies, moving storage and many more. Before you start preparing for moving, you might want to learn more about the city you’ll soon call home. We have compiled a comprehensive guide for you which has all the essential information about the city of San Diego and its weather, education system and employers.
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About San Diego, California

  •          San Diego is a beautiful city located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It’s located in Southern California and represents a major city as it is the 2nd largest in California and the 8th largest in the entire US. Its name originates from the Spanish word “Saint Didacus”. According to the 2015 US Census, San Diego had 1,394,928 residents. San Diego is the economic center of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area. The reason why San Diego’s economy is so great is because of its engines in military, defense, international trade, tourism and manufacturing. The city is also considered to be a major center of research in biotechnology, because of the University of California San Diego.

Weather in San Diego, California

  •          San Diego has a semi-arid climate. This type of climate is also often considered Mediterranean. The climate is greatly influenced by the Bay, mountains, hills, and canyons, due to its topography. The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March. The average precipitation rate is 10 inches per year. The season between May to September is completely dry. Snow has only been observed five times in the history of the city of San Diego, and is therefore considered to be an extremely rare occurrence. All in all, San Diego has a pleasant Mediterranean climate which is suitable for the majority of people.

Job Opportunities in San Diego, California

  • As we’ve already mentioned, San Diego has very good economy, due to its engines in several fields. That’s why there’s a wide array of jobs in all sorts of fields – there’s something for everyone! The salaries are pretty good too, considering that San Diego is a wealthy city. Here’s a list of the best employers in San Diego:
  • · United States Navy: 29,948 employees
  • · University of California, San Diego: 28,459 employees
  • · Sharp HealthCare: 16,896 employees
  • · San Diego County: 16,427 employees
  • · Qualcomm: 13,725 employees
  • · San Diego Unified School District: 13,446 employees
  • · City of San Diego: 10,968 employees
  • · Dexcom: 10,540 employees
  • · Kaiser Permanente: 7,549 employees
  • · Scripps Health: 6,111 employees
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Education System of San Diego, California

  • It is very important to get as much information as possible about the education system of the city you will be relocating to. This is particularly important if you have children of school age or you’re planning on starting a family. Luckily, San Diego has a plethora of schools, colleges and universities, and its education system is considered to be one of the top rated ones in the entire United States. The public schools currently open in San Diego are operated by independent school districts, but the majority of these schools are served by the San Diego Unified School District. This school district is the second largest in the entire state of California and includes which includes 11 K-8 schools, 107 elementary schools, 24 middle schools, 13 atypical and alternative schools, 28 high schools, and 45 charter schools. Regarding colleges and universities, some of the most popular ones are: University of San Diego (USD), Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), Alliant International University (AIU), National University, California International Business University (CIBU), San Diego Christian College, John Paul the Great Catholic University, California College San Diego, Coleman University, University of Redlands School of Business, Design Institute of San Diego (DISD), Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's San Diego campus, New School of Architecture and Design, Pacific Oaks College San Diego Campus, Chapman University's San Diego Campus, The Art Institute of California – San Diego, Platt College, Southern States University (SSU), UEI College, and Woodbury University School of Architecture's satellite campus. If you’re looking to study medicine, there’s only one medical school in entire San Diego, and that is the UCSD School of Medicine.

Means of Transportation in San Diego, California

  • Here’s a list of freeways and highways going through the San Diego mainland:
  • · Interstate 5, which runs south to Tijuana and north to Los Angeles;
  • · Interstate 8, which runs east to Imperial County and the Arizona Sun Corridor;
  • · Interstate 15, which runs northeast through the Inland Empire to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City;
  • · Interstate 805, which splits from I-5 near the Mexican border and rejoins I-5 at Sorrento Valley.
  • Major state highways include:
  • · SR 94, which connects downtown with I-805, I-15 and East County;
  • · SR 163, which connects downtown with the northeast part of the city, intersects I-805 and merges with I-15 at Miramar;
  • · SR 52, which connects La Jolla with East County through Santee and SR 125;
  • · SR 56, which connects I-5 with I-15 through Carmel Valley and Rancho Peñasquitos;
  • · SR 75, which spans San Diego Bay as the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, and also passes through South San Diego as Palm Avenue;
  • · SR 905, which connects I-5 and I-805 to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

Sister Cities of San Diego, California

  • The city of San Diego, California has 16 sister cities, according to Sister Cities International. They include:
  • · Alcalá de Henares, Spain
  • · Campinas, Brazil
  • · Cúcuta, Colombia
  • · Cavite City, Philippines
  • · Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • · Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • · Jeonju, South Korea
  • · León, Mexico
  • · Perth, Australia
  • · Quanzhou, China
  • · Taichung City, Taiwan
  • · Tema, Ghana
  • · Tijuana, Mexico
  • · Vladivostok, Russia
  • · Warsaw, Poland
  • · Yantai, China
  • · Yokohama, Japan
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