Mistakes to AVOID When Moving to San Clemente, Ca | Living in San Clemente, Ca

It's no secret that moving to an unfamiliar city can be overwhelming, especially if you are from out of the area or even out of state. In this video, I highlight my top six mistakes to avoid when moving to San Clemente, Ca:

1. Be Prepared & Do Your Research (00:47)

So many great people I have met through this YouTube channel do their research and like to be prepared – that is key when you're moving to San Clemente! What research specifically? You want to look at the neighborhoods, the weather, the cost of living, schools, and the lifestyle San Clemente has to offer.

Once you have determined that San Clemente meets or exceeds your expectations, we must dive into the different neighborhoods and what lifestyle you want to live within that neighborhood. For example, do you want an ocean view? Is that important to you or is it more important that you are able to walk to the beach? Those are two things that I help people determine all the time.

If you want to get a window into the neighborhoods of San Clemente, I have put together a series of neighborhood tours where I drive around and give you great insights on what each has to offer ➡️ https://bit.ly/3OdOpg6.

2. Visit San Clemente (02:48)

While I have had a handful of clients purchase a home sight unseen, I do recommend that you carve out a little bit of time to visit San Clemente. During your visit, we can get together, drive around, and make sure this is the spot for you and your lifestyle. You can learn so much in one or two trips around town simply by taking your time and seeing if you connect with the city or if it resonates with you.

If you cannot make a trip to visit, but you know San Clemente is right for you, we can help by doing FaceTime tours of different neighborhoods and any houses you like. We have done it before, and it is very effective when you pair that with Google Maps and all the videos that I have on the city.

3. Prepare for Your Move (04:06)

Looking for the right house is the easiest and most fun part of the moving process, but the logistics of planning and making the move can be very challenging. I always like to recommend that you know the moving company you are going to use, talk to them beforehand, and make sure you are comfortable with all the logistics involved.

4. Know Your Commute (04:45)

Depending on where you are going to be working or whatever your normal travel patterns will be, it is important to map out and know your route. For example, a lot of people that are moving to San Clemente ask me about the commute to John Wayne Airport. That could be anywhere from 22 to 27 minutes without traffic, and will also depend on how close you are to a freeway on-ramp

Luckily, San Clemente does not get hit too hard with traffic, but if it is the first beach day of the year and the weather is predicted to be sunny and 80-degrees, then you know the I-5 will a mess.

5. Take Advantage of the Outdoors (05:54)

One of the best things about living in San Clemente is the opportunity to enjoy and utilize the outdoors. Whether that means a beach day, or hiking the Ridgeline Trail, or mountain biking in the hills, there are so many great things to do.

But it all comes down to what is most important to you. Homes by the beach are more expensive on a price per square foot basis, so if you know that you do not want to walk to the beach every day, why pay the higher price per square foot? You can move further inland and pay a much lower price per square foot and still enjoy what San Clemente has to offer.

6. Get Involved (06:39)

Getting involved in the community looks different for everyone. For some that might mean volunteering and for others that is taking advantage of some of the great surf spots that we have or the hiking and mountain biking trails. There are so many ways to be involved in the community, but what I really mean is simply take advantage of what San Clemente has to offer. It is one of the last and best surf towns with a small-town vibe which makes it a very special place to live.

That wraps up the most common mistakes to avoid when moving to San Clemente. If you found this video beneficial or if you think I missed something, feel free to drop me a comment below.

San Clemente really is an incredible place to live, and I hope that my YouTube channel here helps you determine if it is the right fit for you. You can always ask me more specific questions by calling or texting me at (949) 620-6206. If you prefer, you can fill out a relocation form here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3XXXixB. I'll get back to you in 24 hours and we can continue the discussion about your move to San Clemente.

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