We often hear the question "Why are prices so high in San Diego? Where I am from we can buy a 3br/2ba home for $120,000 and here you want $550,000. That doesn't make sense." I have learned not to defend San Diego prices. As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. Here is why San Diego is worth the money to me. Sit on the beach in Coronado (one of the Top 10 Beaches) and see Pt. Loma. Watch the ships leave and enter San Diego Bay. Just enjoy the day.
When you can be at the beach and see the Pacific Ocean in all its glory, it is worth the price, to me at least. When two days of rain are followed by a week of clear and sunny weather, it is worth it to me. When cold blizzards keep you inside doing whatever you do inside during blizzards, San Diego is worth it to me.
I have learned just to smile when someone aggressively tells me our San Diego real estate market is overpriced. Suffering in weather like this is achievable to me. I will suffer so you won't have to suffer.