Thursday, October 11

it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood


north park, san diego at sunset

I kinda have a weird and sneaky feeling that I might not be in San Diego for too much longer... but it's nights like this walking around my truly unique neighborhood that make me never want to leave. Recently named America's 13th hippest neighborhood by Forbes (I think all of us North Parkians are still  unsure how to feel about this), North Park really is a special place. It's eclectic and you never know what you're going to get. There's a mix of the craziest and nicest homeless people you'll ever meet. There are friendly faces at the newspaper shop and neighborhood bars, always willing to lend an ear (or in my case, a chest) to complain or even cry about your problems (again, personal experience). There's some of the best cups of coffee (Roast Coach and C&T) that I've ever had and some of the best beer selections of any bar I've ever been to. Outsiders might comment, "I can't believe you live in that sketchy neighborhood!" or "don't you get nervous walking around alone?" to which I can't help but giggle. I never feel unsafe and I never feel threatened because for every person off their rocker wandering the streets alongside me, there's a kind stranger on the other side of the road eager and ready to become my new best friend.

And that is exactly why I love this place so much.

16 comments:

Jess {The In-Between} said...

Love that pic. Framable!

Gentri said...

That is awesome! :D

Robyn said...

that's what makes being a local so cool. great photo

Niken said...

love that pic!
so pretty

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I love it so much. I am not entirely thrilled about moving out of the hood.

Amanda Holland said...

I love our hood :) and you!

Allie said...

Such a pretty photo!! San Diego is so gorgeous.

A and B said...

That makes me want to head to San Diego ASAP!

Chelsea said...

I love San Diego. Sigh!

Sogoal said...

LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS

Samantha said...

Such a pretty picture. :) I've heard nothing but wonderful things about San Diago - I'm envious of your weather.

xo, samantha
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Jenny said...

Aww! Where you live sounds beautiful. x

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Allison Taylor said...

I'm glad you feel safe, I think that's really important. It looks like you're taking full advantage of San Diego while you still can!

Cara-Mia said...

I really do need to get myself to North Park more often. I have a feeling I won't be here much longer, either.

Jess said...

north park is great! my sister and her family live in city heights actually! so close.

xoxo jess

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Kasey Lynne said...

I'm crossing my fingers for my hubby to get a job down in SD! We'll see what God has up his sleeve!