I remember the night I moved to Tijuana.

I had planned everything. I would rent a place at the beach. Live for a couple nights in the Gardens motel and find a small apartment for maybe two hundred dollars. As close to the beach as possible.

I had already made a couple day trips down, ridden the clattering city busses out to Playas de Tijuana, the beach neighborhood, and decided that was where I wanted to live.

So that night, March... when was it, March 10th? Wednesday... Yes, I think it was. March 10, 1999...

Or maybe it was Thursday the 11th...?

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K. Mennem March 28, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m.

So you have been living in Tijuana for well over 10 years now?

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Daniel Thomas March 28, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m.

Mindy yeah but... well there's more to tell

K_ after my stepfather died in August 2007 my mom asked me to live with her and help her keep the house so although I still rent a place in TJ (not at the beach, that was only my first year) I spend more time in San Diego now

but go back whenever I can and always look forward to spending the night or two or three

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Tom Gatch March 30, 2012 @ 8:46 a.m.

Playas is a cool location because you are both extremely close to downtown Tijuana, and you can still enjoy the beach life as well as a killer view of Islas Coronados. But coastal rents are also quite reasonable from Playas Rosarito to down past Ensenada near Punta Banda at the southern end of Bahia de Todos Santos.

Playas Rosarito now boasts a large Commercial Mexicana, a Wal-Mart and a Home Depot, as does Ensenada. We’ve lived down here for several years, but I’ve been coming to Baja Norte on a regular basis to fish, camp and otherwise recreate since the late 1950’s.

As things continue to deteriorate both economically and socially north of the border, we are seeing more and more Americans choosing to relocate down here; particularly if they are near retirement age. LOTS of benefits in doing so, but probably one of the most tangible to San Diegans right now is the $2.98 price of gasoline. <

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