San Diego’s robust real estate market attracts real estate tech startups looking to disrupt or capitalize on its high amount of mortgage transactions. Compared to the Bay Area, San Diego is also less expensive and more family friendly. With many universities and less of an entertainment industry, it tends to have a more academic feel than Los Angeles. It is also known for its beauty weather where the average day, no matter what time of year, is about 75 degrees and sunny. It’s attractive to the startup industry because of its high concentration of academic institutions, affordability, weather, and the more laid-back tendencies compared to places like Silicon Valley.
Los Angeles (2 hr 40 min/ 120 mi)