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MCRD San Diego

First Recruit Training Battalion, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment Headquarters, Second Recruit Training Battalion, Support Battalion, Third Recruit Training Battalion, Weapons & Field Training Battalion
4025 Tripoli Avenue, San Diego, CA 92140

In San Diego, the summers are short, warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 50°F to 77°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 84°F.


The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from July 10 to October 4, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is August 26, with an average high of 77°F and low of 68°F.


The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 29 to April 2, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is December 28, with an average low of 50°F and high of 65°F.


The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from November 19 to April 7, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 20% on February 21.


The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from April 7 to November 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on June 26.

San Diego Sunset
San Diego Border Fence

Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in San Diego, CA is 146, which is 6% higher than the California average and 46% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in San Diego, CA are 6% lower than the average for California and 3% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
MCRD San Diego is located in the city of San Diego, CA in San Diego County. The base has recreational facilities and community centers available for service members and their families to enjoy.


As California’s second largest city – San Diego is renowned for its ideal climate, miles of pristine beaches, a host of world-class golf courses and a dazzling array of family attractions.


Stop by the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego, LEGOLAND California, and Balboa Park – the largest urban cultural park in the U.S. and home to 15 museums – as well as restaurants, shops, and galleries.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Pacific Beach Boardwalk