We know that choosing to live in San Diego doesn’t take much convincing, but we’re taking a closer look at why North County San Diego might be particularly inviting. Read ahead to explore why you should #LiveWorkPlay along the 78 Corridor.
Location, location, location!
What if we told you there was a place between bustling Orange County and downtown San Diego that offers a diverse geography with miles of coastline or rural countryside, and everything in between? Spoiler alert: It’s North County San Diego.
With temperate weather year round, safe neighborhoods and affordable housing options, North County is the ideal place to call home—and we have the rankings to back it up.
- Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad and Oceanside all made Safewise’ top 150 safest cities in California list for 2021.
- In 2019, the median gross rent in North County was reported to be $1,747—below San Diego County’s average.
The Corridor is connected by the State Route 78, creating a tight-knit community between the five cities. This connected region makes it possible for residents to live on a rural farm or scenic beach town and commute a few minutes to work in a neighboring more-commercial city. Local municipalities embrace this, and work collaboratively to promote interconnectedness for businesses and residents of the area. City leadership even got together to create a one-of-a-kind free marketing resource to support local businesses, but we won’t name any names…(it’s us).
Rising industries and powerhouse employers
With an unparalleled quality of life comes high-growth industry clusters such as information and communications technology, life sciences, manufacturing and clean technology. North County is home to 22 Fortune 5000 companies including Viasat, which was recognized as a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor in 2020. Other big name, local companies include Callaway Golf, Stone Brewing, Reef, Cue Health, Hunter Industries, Genentech, Gilead Sciences and the world-famous San Diego Zoo Wildlife Allegiance Safari Park.
And we know that companies follow talent. North County’s higher education institutions include Cal State San Marcos, Mira Costa College and Palomar College—all offering immersive courses designed to prepare students for quality jobs in high-growth industries, right here at home.
Get that Friday feeling, all week long
Life is tough here in North County: You’ll have to choose from 51 award-winning breweries and 21 golf courses to fill your time. And if that’s still not enough, North County boasts its very own safari park, blooming flower fields, LEGOLAND California, Wave Waterpark, Westfield North County and Carlsbad Premium Outlets, among others. There’s something to explore for every person in your family.
Whether you are a recent college grad, raising a family of five, looking to catapult your career or to continue your life’s passion as a farmer or scientist—paradise awaits along the 78 Corridor. Contact us to start your #LiveWorkPlay in North County journey below.
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