Where did we come from? We moved blindly to La Mesa from Sacramento about 1.5 years ago. I got some feedback from previous co-workers who were familiar with the different cities within San Diego from east county to north county and everywhere in between, and we decided on La Mesa.
How we moved here? I'm assuming you mean that literally. We actually opted not to rent a Uhaul and sold everything prior to moving. We stuffed our 2 cars with the necessities, otherwise expensive (t.v., computers, gaming boxes, etc.) and drove here.
What I would do different now? Well, although it was somewhat of a fun experience, I would definately make sure we had a much larger savings to work with because some unforseen things did happen and it is more expensive in socal than norcal, of course...but you don't really take stock of it until you are in it and can experience it for yourself.
Hope this helps you...