How has Linda Vista changed?

How has Linda Vista changed?

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Cat

Del Rio, TX

#1 Aug 28, 2008
Hi, I was raised in Linda Vista, But moved away a few years ago... I read Linda Vista Topix and see a lot violent things have been happening in Linda Vista. I've talked to people I know who still live there and they only have negative things to say. Linda Vista wasn't the best place when I was there but it wasn't that bad. Has Linda Vista really gotten that bad? Or has it changed for the better?
David

San Diego, CA

#2 Sep 12, 2008
Linda Vista is the heart of San Diego. A community filled with all kinds of ethnicities, religions, and interests. I've lived in LV for 5+ years now and it's fine. I feel comfortable walking home at 2 am from Padre Gold, riding my bike through the canyon, and shopping at Vien Dong.

The only bad thing about Linda Vista is that Vien Dong has an extreme fish smell that takes some getting used to. I'm sure there are gangs but I think their problems are with other gangs, not the average Linda Vistan.

Linda Vista - It's all good.
cat

Del Rio, TX

#3 Sep 14, 2008
David wrote:
Linda Vista is the heart of San Diego. A community filled with all kinds of ethnicities, religions, and interests. I've lived in LV for 5+ years now and it's fine. I feel comfortable walking home at 2 am from Padre Gold, riding my bike through the canyon, and shopping at Vien Dong.
The only bad thing about Linda Vista is that Vien Dong has an extreme fish smell that takes some getting used to. I'm sure there are gangs but I think their problems are with other gangs, not the average Linda Vistan.
Linda Vista - It's all good.
Well... glad to hear that it's basically the same. I want to go back!! I used to feel good walking around at night and also shopped at Vien Dong (I know all about the fishy smell). I actually miss shopping there :(
LV is the same for 30 yrs

United States

#4 Sep 19, 2008
I lived in LV 30 years ago, moved 29 years and just came back about 1 year. It's only been 1 year since I moved back here and already wanting to move out. Although I live in a highly upgraded brand new construction 4bed/4bath house, I still feel like I live in the ghetto. It seems like every night, I hear sirens and every week, the police helicopter shining their lights in my window at 2am.
The upside of living in LV is that it's centralized and it's near fashion valley. I'm there at least 2x/week. I go to The Cheesecake Factory at least once/week and Bing Crosby several times. It's a new restaurant and it's very good.
BTW, Vien Dong filed bankruptcy and sold the store to middle eastern folks. So instead of the fishy smell, it's going to smell like incense and curry.=)
Skateworld is no longer $1 to get in and it's a lot smaller.
Kelly Park, there used to be a pond where I catch lobster there but it's no longer there. I don't go there anymore of course.
I'm too scared to take walks by myself around the blocks even in the after noon. I don't know. The majority of people living in the area are renters , has little or no education, near poverty so the crime rate is higher than most places.
I'm waiting for the market to pick up so I can get my house sold and move to a better area.
cat wrote:
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Well... glad to hear that it's basically the same. I want to go back!! I used to feel good walking around at night and also shopped at Vien Dong (I know all about the fishy smell). I actually miss shopping there :(
LaD

San Diego, CA

#5 Oct 23, 2008
The sad thing is, bad news sells. Good news is typically unreported or shoved into a tiny little column off somewhere. Sales are more important than setting a tone. Open any newspaper, new web-site and/or watch a news channel. You will see many reports of bad news than good. It's rather sad, really.

There DO exist good and honest people living in Linda Vista, as well as other parts of San Diego, and the world for that matter.

Don't sell yourself for the price of the newspaper, or free web-site. Do more in-depth research of where you intend to live, and the surrounding areas for comparison. You will be grateful that you did.

"Look for the good in a person, you're more likely to find it than if you never took the time to look." (Poor grammar, but a good quote.)
JeD

United States

#6 Dec 15, 2008
I've lived here all of my life, attended Kit Carson, Montgomery, and Kearny. And it feels about the same. There's the good pockets and bad pockets of Linda Vista. And there's still places I wouldn't venture when its dark. It's interesting to watch the place grow. There's been development of condos in areas where apartments used to be. It's hard to believe that they've converted some of these places to condos and trying to sell them for $250k plus. There's even a condo complex they built a block away from the Jack n' the box on Linda Vista that's just across the street from some low-income renters. It's interesting what some people are trying to do.
B REY

Seattle, WA

#7 Mar 16, 2009
I spent my first 28 years growing up in LV.It was a tough but fun place to be from. You learn early where /when not to be in a certain place. If I had never left I would probably still feel safe aruond the place. However now when I go back to visit I am not always at ease.It is so foreign now and tense at times and feels dangerous. However it always felt that way if you were from another area. I would often defend my nieghborhood when outsiders would put it down. Growing up I met a vast aray of fantastic people that were either locals or people that were around for a short period of time for what ever reason (not because they were in jail)I been away now for 20 years and LV is not were I want to live but I don't know of any other place that you can find so many different pepople in one area.It was great playing safely in the canyons as a kid or biking to the bay/ beach as a teen. Much my LV has changed mostly because the world has changed. I learnred a lot growing up there and one thing has been how to spot trouble fast and get away.It has served me on many occasions(not a bad thing)I will check back to see if anyone has any feelings on my thoughts Thanks.... B Rey
Former Resident

Cleveland, GA

#8 Mar 26, 2009
I lived in LV in 1970 and lived in cabrillo apts. It was naval housing back then.I remember taking returnable pepsi bottles off of the truck behind big bear and going around to the front of the store to sell them back for candy money.When the Started building Murphy Canyon we moved over there and the cabrillo became low rent housing I remember alot of Vietnamese reugees moved in. I remember the boys club also
LV LOVE

United States

#9 Jun 9, 2009
WHEN IM IN LV IT FEELS SO GOOD CUZ THERES NO PROBLEMS WHEN IM IN MY HOOD

I was borned and raised in LV, living for 24 years now and havent live anywhere else but the V. I love this place.
Old School

Morehead, KY

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Angiers Elementary School 1970.Kindergarten And 1st grade.is it still there?
lv love

Barstow, CA

#11 Sep 19, 2009
i actually feel safe in linda vista, contrary to popular belief...there are educated people and nice too!
i run a lot around the neighborhood and yes, there is a lot of bad areas in the western side of lv...but not if you live in the housing side(considered the eastern part of linda vista...) i like it here
Victim of Linda Vista

Denver, CO

#12 Sep 21, 2009
I don't know and do not care about how Linda Vista was before. But I know how Linda Vista is now. Do not live in Linda Vista. Especially on Tait street. Why live in a neighborhood where people steal from each other? I moved in 3 months and all my stuff was stolen from my house in 20 minutes. I went out to get lunch at Sab-E-Lee and came back and my place was ransacked. I bust my butt working hard just to be able to afford rent. Has our economy gotten so low that people result to stealing as a means of getting by? Hell, we got poor people stealing from the poor. There is something wrong with this picture. I would move out if I could afford it.
LV is my home

Crested Butte, CO

#13 Nov 28, 2009
Ultimately, I think Linda Vista has changed for the better. Policy makers wouldn't be doing their job otherwise. I have lived here my whole life (25+ yrs) and am accustomed to it. There are problems, but there are areas of San Diego that are a lot worse. LV is the heart of San Diego and now that I am going to grad school at USD, I appreciate it even more.

My problem is more with the residents as dog owners. When I walk my dogs, I fear for their safety. Dogs rarely get trained or socialized, and when they are out, they are rarely picked up after.

However, I am grateful for this community because it is where I grew up. I am usually around upper-middle and upper class citizens, and it keeps me grounded and humble. I have a heart for the underprivileged. It is a reflection of our society. Life isn't perfect so don't expect LV to be so.

No matter where you are, know your surroundings.
J E D

Oceanside, CA

#14 Sep 23, 2011
I've lived in LV for 17 years, near Francis Parker. I have found our area no different than any other communities in San Diego, Chula Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Rancho Santa Fe. whe last 3 may not get the press, but they have their problems. I find it actually nicer than some of these places, more community spirit. I love walking to and thru the USD Campus, watching fireworks from SeaWorld. Everything is so close and convenient.
Just remember and this holds true for anywhere you live, don't leave things in plain sight in your vehicles, it just makes you a target.
LV HITTA

Ashburn, VA

#15 Jul 7, 2013
i love the Vee .... rollin sixerssss!

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