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"The region’s 18 cities and countless neighborhoods are nestled among the many mesas and valleys, divided by freeways, forests and river and creek beds. Sometimes it’s just a community sign that divides one place from another. But every place has its park, landmark or favorite hangout that sets it apart".

The San Diego Union-Tribune
April 23, 2017

Life Works Here

San Diego's geographic diversity allows people to choose a lifestyle – from urban high-rise with walkable neighborhoods, suburban communities with distinct personalities and small town centers, or wide-open spaces with rural charm – all within easy reach of major employment and transportation centers. The economy, which encompasses everything from sports, entertainment and tourism to highly technical and scientific companies, offers upward career growth and mobility.


Education in San Diego is as innovative as many of its industries. The region has established public charter schools that have influenced primary and secondary education across the country. In addition to the nationally recognized universities that educate and train San Diego’s leaders, there are opportunities for lifelong learning that keep San Diegans at the leading edge of technology and entrepreneurship. 


San Diego's quality of life is influenced by the year-round sunshine and temperate weather which encourages an active lifestyle with lots of outdoor activities. Outstanding healthcare organizations with state of the art clinical and research facilities keep San Diegans healthy. The quality of our healthcare attracts non-residents to San Diego for specialized treatments and world-class care.


San Diego’s many amenities are the source of its attraction for visitors, including the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, SeaWorld, Legoland and Balboa Park. Nature gave us miles of beaches, mild weather and natural beauty but our people have created a wide variety of cultural, arts and entertainment opportunities for all ages and interests. The booming local craft beer industry – which includes more than 140 breweries – has been recognized for various awards and has garnered attention from international media.

San Diego is a great destination – but if you really want to arrive – live and work here.