Garagemajal...rotflrotfl... It's good to be Randy Chase.
True. I considered Santa Luz but the HOA restrictions are nuts so that rules it out. I want to buy a lift right now, but because of the home change... I put it on hold. Right now the Noble is up on jack stands as we change out the shocks and springs.If there is any way you could get into RSF that is the creme de la creme of places to live in SD in my opinion. I live a little bit east of there now - the roads through there are really fun to drive too! Solana Beach would be a close second. I've seen multi-car dwellings in both areas. You probably already know it's best to stay away from any HOA as you will have a lot more flexibilty with a garage/outbuilding/work area without one.
I recently purchased a lift. It is a great purchase; i never imagined how much I would be using it - def. recommend for wherever you end up choosing....
...I would look at either Olivenheim or Poway if you don't mind the heat. In Olivenheim there are lots of nice garages (or stables), same goes with poway.
And leaving in both areas are nice and ok, as compared to Rancho Santa Fe or other snobby places that often attracts mostly a**holes with bling to show off. I would stick to somewhere with nice people in case your house catches on fire, your neighbors would call the fire department rather then wait to let it burn down, and if its crosses into their acreage then, they would yell to their butler for the number for 911. opcorn:
Although since you got real nice toys in need of nice roads, Julian or somewhere up in Palomar w/o any people be nice too.
That's why I like Poway also... as far as temperature goes, it really makes a difference whether you're in a valley or on a ridge or hill. My house is on a hill, so it tends to be 10 degrees cooler than the lower lying areas (really, no kidding), unfortunately the steepness of most of my property makes it impractical to add outbuildings...I like the feel of Olivenheim a lot. More understated money with a rural feel, kinda like parts of Poway too.
I was hoping to be closer to the ocean than Poway (or Julian) and I do like it where it is cooler. Otherwise Ramona and surrounding areas may make a lot of sense too. Or Mount Helix area.
The trade off is cost vs closeness to the ocean. But I have seen some places in Encinitas and Solana Beach that seemed like a good value. Some within a block of the ocean. Just hard to find a place with massive garage space and under $1.5m.