johndoe57

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"What a place!"

Shelter Island Drive is the home of the Bay Club Hotel and Marina. What a place this was. We stayed here on our recent trip to San Diego and it was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. The street is encompassed by this giant resort which has it all. The hotel is on the higher end side, but if you are in San Diego you have to stay here. You are within a drive of San Diego and all of its great amenities.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
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  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
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"Great for a college student"

I went to San Diego State University about ten years ago and as an upperclassmen, my friends and I bought a small place on Campanile Drive. It is on the same street as the college. It is a bit noisy as are most streets that have college kids on it. It is a nice area and for a college student, you can definitely do much worse.
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  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
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"Tons of bad houses, but close to many attractions"

Richmond Street is near downtown San Diego and is within walking distance of many attractions, such as Balboa Park and the San Diego zoo. The street is always so busy with car and foot traffic from the park. There are a bunch of houses that are for sale, but since I actually bought one of these, fixed it up, and resold it, there is potential to make money and live in great area while you are at it.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
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  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
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"Just beautiful!"

Sea World Drive is obviously the home to Sea World. This street is beautiful since there is a resort that we stayed in right near the park. There are nightly shows involving many different of the sea creatures at sea world. It is especially great for the kids, I have gone there as a kid and now as an adult, there is something for everyone.
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  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
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"What a great day here!"

North Harbor Drive in San Diego is the home of the Maritime Museum. This street is jam packed with attractions for the museum and it right near the water. It is so busy since is one of the best attractions in San Diego, but is well worth it. Being near the water gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the museums water attractions and activities.
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"Smelly but good!"

Zoo Drive in San Diego is a great place to take your kids. As the name states, Zoo Drive is where the San Diego zoo is. It is a really busy street so I recommend parking a few blocks away and then walking to the street. The one thing I noticed when I went was since it was near the zoo, the smell wasn’t too pleasing, but the beauty and weather of the area makes up for it!
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
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"Padres Paradise"

7th Avenue is located right near the Padres home stadium of Petco Park. There is mostly foot traffic on this street since the street is usually closed during home games. You can walk and enter the fields from 7th avenue. If there is ever a game, plan around it and be advised that there is a road block on this street during games. There is also the Burnham house, which is a historic landmark.
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"Busy Booming Block!"

3rd Avenue in San Diego is full of everything. There is a great museum, tons of shopping opportunities, and even a theater. It is a booming avenue full of life and has a great night scene. The street is never quiet due to all of the events that are happening. There is always traffic, so plan ahead!
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"What a suburb"

Vine Street is the nicest part of San Diego by far. The street is full of incredible houses that one could only dream of. It is a great place to raise a family if you can afford the housing market. It is close to town and with the beautiful San Diego weather, it is perfect for walks.
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
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  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
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"Great for Basbeall Fans!"

I have traveled to all of the baseball stadiums in the United States and Petco Park was one of the best parks I visited. Located on Park Boulevard, Petco Park is a great new ballpark and really adds some life to San Diego. I went to the Parkhouse Eatery which was an elegant restaurant that I would recommend to all.
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"Can't wait to move here"

On my recent trip to California, I travelled to South San Francisco and was able to stop by Rancho Buri Buri. The neighborhood is very suburban and residential. It is a great environment to raise a family in. When I start a family and settle down, this will have to be on the top of my list. Going through the town there was no traffic at all, yet they were close to some major highways to easily access any big towns near us. There were many places to shop, so you would not have to leave town for any necessities. Overall, it looked like a great family-oriented place.
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"Balboa Park of Goodness"

On my recent trip to California, I travelled down to San Diego. San Diego is known for having absolute incredible weather every day of the year. This trip was no different. It was 75 degrees every day and all day. The best part of San Diego was Balboa Park. The architecture of the park is so amazing, I could have just walked around staring all day. There is a nice Spanish feel to the place. It was great since I love the arts and there are tons of museums including the San Diego Air & Space museums, which is my favorite of the bunch. Since I booked my next trip to California, I know to spend more time in San Diego because of this place and I was only able to visit Balboa Park for one day.
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NannyP
NannyP Too bad you missed Spanish Village on your visit. A must if you ever come back, since you love the arts!!
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  • Eating Out 5/5
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"Fishermans Wharf, what a delight!"

On my recent trip to California, of course I had to visit Fisherman’s Wharf. I was so pleasantly surprised by it and already booked my trip to go back next year! There are so many things to do there. My favorite was the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum. I remember going to the one in Orlando and this one was bigger and better! The Cannery Shopping Center was humungous and gave me some great souvenirs. Luckily, my trip was during July and we were able to see the great fireworks show that is displayed there every Fourth of July. It was a great trip overall, and can’t wait to go back!
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  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
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  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
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"Nice taste of Italy!"

Living in Dyker Heights was one of the great times in my life. It was just like my experience in Little Italy, just cheaper. It is full of Italian Americans, so the food is a great mix of both cultures. There are great pizzerias, trattorias, and dessert places. The houses are very old fashioned, but many are restored inside and look modern. It gives a nice relaxing feel though seeing those types of houses. It is very quiet which was great for my work. We were close to everybody and it was easily accessible to New York City where I worked. The Christmas decorations that are put up are a big tradition there and I still go back there to visit friends during the festivities.
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  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
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  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
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"Gives NY a bad name"

Sadly, I made the worst decision when I moved to Tottenville, Staten Island for a job. Luckily, I quit that job and was able to move out of there in a hurry. The town looks so run down, it is terrible. It looks like the projects. There are not many places to eat quality food. The people there are the typical stereotype of non New Yorkers, and it is pretty bad. A lot of the people are loud and extremely rude. The town looks like it is disheveled, and it should not be inhabited. The only good thing about it was that I was right next to New Jersey so I could get cheap gas. Other than that, I am glad I left.
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  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
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  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
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"A quiet upclass neighborhood!"

One of my best friends live in Queens Village in New York and I hate leaving there when I go back to my home. The area has a great assortment of food places ranging from fast food to high class restaurants. The neighborhood is very suburban and has a nice upper middle class feel. It is a very quiet neighborhood. It is within a drive to Westchester, Long Island, and any of the other five boroughs so you can access anywhere from there. It is near the water so it is usually a bit cooler there. The neighborhood just gives off a great feeling of a place where you would want to raise a family and settle in.
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  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
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"Little Italy is a little piece of heaven on Earth"

I used to live in Little Italy about six years ago but just made the move back there this year. I remember now why I used to live there. It has the best food in the world. It is a piece of Italian cooking without traveling. The neighborhood is relatively quiet and I can get my office work done there at anytime in the day. Back to the food, the absolute best restaurant that you must frequent is Lombardi’s pizzeria. This place has the best pizza you will ever eat. And of course they have authentic Italian desserts there that really top off a meal. If you want an Italian lifestyle, this is the place for you.
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Uraniumfish
Uraniumfish Any other good eatery besides Lombardi?
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  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
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  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
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"Riverdale - Peace on Earth"

Riverdale, surprisingly is a very nice neighborhood. It is very easily accessible to Manhattan, and is within a drive of Westchester, New Jersey and Long Island. It is a nice middle to upper class neighborhood with great schools. I have lived there and worked there for over five years now. There are many great places to eat including Ihop on Broadway, Jake’s Steak House on Broadway, and Malacon on Broadway also. These three places to eat are wonderful and I have frequented their very frequently. The number one train runs through the town, but once you get used to it, you barely hear it. This train can take you all the way down to Yankee Stadium and South Ferry. Overall, it is a great place to live.
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JuneMcAllister
JuneMcAllister Why surprisingly? Riverdale **starts** at 242nd street and goes north to the Yonkers border and goes west to the Hudson River. The area the #1 train goes though is not Riverdale. The restaurants you named are not Riverdale. That is the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Riverdale is not a town. It is an area of a borough of the city. Unless you have actually gone up into Riverdale, over to the river, gone up Riverdale Avenue, the Henry Hudson, over to Palisade Avenue you have not been to Riverdale. Riverdale is nothing like the area you are describing. The area where those restaurants are, W. 231 st and Broadway....is a crappy area. Practically a ghetto. That is NOT Riverdale
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DebbyReagan
DebbyReagan June is correct that the area the Johndoe57 is describing is indeed Kingsbridge. However, when June says "ghetto" she probably means the neighborhood does not have a majority of people that look like her. Is Kingsbridge like the Upper East Side? No. But a "ghetto" it is not. Look up the crime numbers in the 50th precinct which covers that area and you'll find it's safer than most neighborhoods in the city. Ghettos are in Central Brooklyn and Southeast Queens. And Kingsbridge has come a long way in businesses and quality of life. I also find the people who live there to be friendly. I say what's good for my neighbor, Kingsbridge, is good for my neighborhood, Riverdale.
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janesmith12
janesmith12 Actually..........Debby......On the rare occasions when I have to resort to public transportation, I catch the bus on 231 and Broadway and I see plenty of people who "look like me" and I still think it has turned into a ghetto from what it used to be years ago. I am looking at the garbage left in the street by the people who live there, listening to the people talk, looking at how they conduct themselves and noticing the crappy stores that have replaced places of business that closed down after many years. You can call it ghetto, crappy area, whatever you prefer, I sure as hell wouldn't want to live there. And I'm sure the people in Central Brooklyn and Eastern Queens would be interested to know you think *they* live in a ghetto. Little bit of a snob are you......Debby?.....so get down off your "looks like me" highhorse. Your hypocritical side is showing,
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TeddyW
TeddyW Jane smith 12 is absolutely correct. Whatever you look like Kingsbridge is disgusting! Garbage all over the place, dirty, smelly, most under train tracks with tons of traffic it's awful. I've lived in Riverdale for 6 years now and I can also tell you it's turning into a complete dump. People just don't care about their community. Johnson and Riverdale Avenue-both main streets for shopping and restaurants are lined with garbage. It's nothing like it used to be.
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