Traveling Welcome Wagon
- Apr 4, 2004
- Somewhere, US
Yes, gas is high here too, but still cheaper than Vista. You are sure right about the price of housing here. The apartment I used to live in here had a large yard (there were two buildings, each with 2 townhouse style apartments) and I paid $385 a month. My daughter was in an almost identical apartment in Vista (in a large complex--no yard) and paid almost $1,000. We are buying our house and property now (a long single-wide mobile home on an acre) for $33,000. I couldn't even imagine what we would have paid for the same thing in San Diego County. We will have it paid off in 5 years and hope to build a house here.I've been here four years and gas was okay when I got here but now OUCH. Meat prices do still freak me out. I miss VONS. I would be happy to have a Safeway here.
I agree about the produce here. I laugh when I see California strawberries at $5 a pint. I used to get them from the roadside vendor for $2 and they were fresh. But on the plus side, my rent is half of what it was in California ~ I keep telling myself that and I remain happy.
I miss Vons and Ralph's. I also miss Safeway, although the one in Vista closed years before I moved and Vons moved in there. I know there was a Safeway in Washington D.C. when I visited there a few years ago, so maybe someday they will branch out back here too. Probably not, but we can only hope. Their Lucerne brand was the best when it came to dairy products. As far as the grocery stores here, Harris Teeter is probably the most California-like of the ones I have been to. After they moved our Bi-Lo into a new building they became a little more like the stores back home too.