# Bay area residents leaving
Opinion: I spent 9 days exploring San Diego neighborhoods for a future home and this is what I discovered.
Everyone knows San Diego for the beautiful weather, nice beaches, chill vibes, and let's not forget the delicious tacos. I am no stranger to San Diego as I’ve visited throughout my 20’s with different levels of evolving purpose from being a tourist, attending a wedding, having a bachelorette trip, and now finding a potential home. My latest San Diego trip was to explore the northern and southern suburban areas of San Diego County to get a sense of the neighborhood vibes and to my surprise, we weren’t the only Bay Area folks doing this too. According to San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego is the 8th most popular destination in 2020 for Bay Area residents to relocate too.