Alpine is a small town in the outskirts of the city. My place is 40 min. from the beach and 30 min. from downtown San Diego. My house is in a small quiet community just 5 min. away from Viejas Casino and Viejas Outlets. My husband and I are retired and have an extra room by the garage with a private entrance unfortunately there is no AC. During the day summers can get hot but nights are usually cool, we have a large back yard perfect for a day to relax by the pool.