I live in Pacific Beach San Diego. I actually lived in Mission Beach before Pacific Beach. I going tell you exactly what it is like to live in Pacific Beach versus living in Mission Beach. The truth about living in PB or Mission might not be what you think. There are so many misconceptions about what it is like to live in these neighborhoods. Take it from a Pacific Beach and Mission Beach local who has lived here for almost 20 years.
When I was 22 years old, I moved to Mission Beach on Salem Court. I absolutely loved it there. In fact, those were probably 7 of the very happiest years of my entire life. If I only had a time machine.
There is nothing on this planet like waking up every single morning and hearing the crashing of the waves on the beach. The salt in the air. Amazing place to live.
After Mission Beach, I moved to Emerald Street in the middle of Pacific Beach. I liked it there. I didn’t love it like Mission Beach but I liked it. For walk-ability, this is the best location to be in the entire Pacific Beach and Mission Beach community. Everything as far as shops, gas stations, grocery stores, the bars, the restaurants, the farmers market, it’s all right there. Anything within a couple blocks of Garnet Avenue. Keep in mind the noise level is higher and that’s were most of the notorious parties take place.
From there, I moved to Riviera Drive in the Sail Bay and Crown Point area. Absolutely loved it there. It was similar to my Mission Beach location in that the sand was just steps away except it was the sand on the bay instead of the ocean. Sail Bay is unique in that it has specific water / wake restrictions on speed boats during the daytime hours. The end result is you usually get a very calm and peaceful bay to enjoy. There are also volleyball courts and Felspar park to enjoy. I really liked it there.
If you are wondering what it’s like living in Pacific Beach or maybe Pacific Beach, take a trip down there and check it out for yourself. The specific communities that make up Pacific Beach are all unique so make sure you thoroughly check out and investigate each one to determine which one is the best for you.
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