Moving Resources at A-1 Self Storage in National City, California

Moving to National City

You can live near San Diego, the beach, and everything you need to live life comfortably by moving to National City! Located in the South Bay region, this community is one of the oldest in San Diego. The city of National City has not identified specific neighborhoods; however, there are certain areas that are considered self-identified communities. The residents near Kimball Recreation Center, as well as Las Palmas and El Toyon Parks, have neighborhood councils where they can voice their concerns with the city's elected officials.

When you have access to great amenities and fun things to do, it is easy to see why this community is very popular. This older area has a unique charm and the area is very walkable. The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge is a great place within National City to hike, bike, and horseback ride. In the spring are beautiful wildflowers blooming and you can view many endangered species of birds. There are so many great places to visit; it will be hard to pick which one you want to do first. This area is not only perfect for anyone, but it will help you save a ton of money in comparison to the rest of San Diego.

Cost of Living in National City

Compared to San Diego and other surrounding communities, National City offers residents a more affordable way to live where the temperature rarely dips below 50 degrees, the ocean is only moments away, and modern amenities are plentiful! If you’re interested in buying a home, the median price of a home in National City, CA is $439,100, which is 22% lower than the California average. If renting is more your speed, you’ll be happy to know that the median rental price in National City, CA is $1,040. This is 20% lower than the average rental price in California. Despite relatively lower home prices here, over half of the population in National City rent and the average age of residents here is 33. After taking housing prices into consideration, along with day-to-day needs such as groceries, utilities, transportation, healthcare, and goods and services, the overall cost of living here is 23% higher than the rest of the United States but 11% lower than the cost of living on average in California! It’s important to note that California is 38% more expensive than the rest of the United States, but if your heart is set on beach sunrises and great year-round weather, then National City can provide that with a price point that won’t empty your wallet! By saving money, you will have extra money to go out and explore some of the local attractions.


The Mile of Cars is one of the National City claims to fame. It is one of the first auto malls created in the world. There is also the National City Depot and the station where the first transcontinental trains arrived on the coast. You can visit the museum and see how the depot functioned over 100 years ago. Highland Avenue offers some great views and is included in the Southern California car cruising route. Once you’re done cruising and learning some about our history, you can have a shopping outing without having to travel across town. National City has it all and you won’t have to spend too much time in the car to get anywhere.

Feeling hungry? Cafe La Maze, established in 1941, is not only delicious, but historic as well. Napoleone Pizza is the site of Tom Wait’s first job. Want to see some great architecture? National City’s Heritage Square and the Brick Row includes ten houses that were used by Sante Fe Railroad executives. The brick was laid upright at an angle to break up the long lines on the walls. They are a beautiful part of National City’s Historic Places and are all privately maintained. With all these great things to see, National City offers a perfect place to move.

Time to Move

National City is the site of the movie “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes,” but you don’t need to worry about any angry produce here. There are great, affordable neighborhoods, beautiful weather, and fun things to do. The area is diverse while offering family entertainment. So what’s stopping you? A-1 Self Storage is here for you! We can help you with any moving supplies you may need. From boxes to packing tape and bungees to mattress cover bags, you need it and we have it! Don’t have enough room in your new place? Don’t worry! Our facility is clean and convenient. We can help you get settled into your new place and look forward to you visiting us. Call or come see us and we will show you how A-1 Self Storage National City can make your move easy as can be.

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