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From the moment you think about moving until the last box is unpacked, National City Movers, Republic Moving and Storage is here to help you every step of the way. Whether you are a long-time resident of National City or just thinking about a change of scenery, take advantage of Republic’s Neighborhood Overviews of National City and find out why this neighborhood is indeed the best kept secret in San Diego County.

National City is a city in San Diego, California that is located 5 miles south of downtown San Diego, on San Diego Bay in southern San Diego County, and 10 miles north of Baja California, Mexico.  The City is bordered by San Diego to the north and east, Chula Vista to the south, the unincorporated areas of Lincoln Acres and Bonita to the south and southeast, and San Diego Bay to the west.

National City is the second oldest community in San Diego and features historic sites, rich Victorian architecture, restaurants rich in history and funky flea market shopping. National City is located just minutes from Downtown San Diego and all of San Diego’s biggest attractions. Being centrally located and just minutes from Downtown San Diego makes National City close enough and far enough away from it all—and at a more affordable price.

The story of National City is actually a Kimball story. The Kimball brothers Warren, Levi and Frank were New Hampshire natives who made their way West and purchased 30,000 acres of land and developed it into the upscale community National City. The Kimball’s are accredited for building the first roads and railroad in National City. They also implemented the first post office, library, and import-export wharf and brought to the area trees that are planted throughout the city that can still be seen in present day.

Frank A Kimball House Museum & Brick Row: Soak up some National City history by visiting the Frank A. Kimball House Museum and Brick Row located across the street from the founder’s historical home. Kimball, accredited founder of National City, built the first house in the South Bay area that had indoor plumbing and built what is known as “Brick Row”, a stretch of 10-connected four bedroom homes made for railroad executives from the East Coast. Visit these historic sites on Saturday and Sundays between 11am and 1pm.

National City Depot: The historic National City Depot Museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The Santa Fe station, previously known as the California Southern Railway, was the first terminus of transcontinental rail travel in San Diego and is the oldest railroad structure and still in its original location.

National City Golf Course: known as a hidden gem of National City, National City Golf Course is a public 9-hole golf course suited for beginners and advanced players. Best described by American Golf’s website: “With on par five, 5 par fours, and three par 3’s, National City Golf Course allows you to use every club in the bag, while being accessible to younger players and the casual golfer”.

National City Parks: National City is the home to many iconic parks. The El Toyon Parks is a 25-acre facility that includes basketball and tennis courts, baseball, soccer and football fields, picnic areas, unleashed dog park and playground. Kimball Park, a 20-acre facility includes: a skate park, baseball and tennis courts and basketball courts. In addition to the sporting amenities Kimball Park includes a recreation center, City Civic Center, Public Library, Arts Center, Martin Luther King Community Center and amphitheater.  Pepper Park is a 5+ acre facility that has a boat launch, fishing pier and Aquatic Center. The Las Palmas Park is a 30-acre facility that includes a recreation center, Olympic-size pool, baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic and playground areas and snack counter.

Historic Restaurants: National City restaurants are equally rich in history. Café La Maze, founded in 1935, was a restaurant built as a stop along the way for the Hollywood Crowd to enjoy on the way to Tijuana, Mexico during the prohibition and a last chance to gamble at the restaurants hidden gambling room above the restaurants. Niederfrank’s Ice Cream, known for its famed frosty treats, is another National City gem. Opened in 1948 the same freezers are still being used today for these famous frosty treats.

Mile of Cars: home to one of the first “auto malls” in the world, National City Boulevard comprises 21 new car dealerships which is known as Mile of Cars. First established in the early 1900’s when the first motor car was introduced it was only a matter of time before other car franchises would move in and take advantage selling cars at the auto mall.

Swap Meet:  The National City Swap Meet is located at 3201 D Avenue in National City, California and is the oldest swap meet in San Diego County with over 800 vendors across 25 acres. The National City Swap Meet is open on weekends 7am to 3pm and is the perfect outdoor flea market to find discounts on fabrics, clothing, toys and household items.

National City’s School District consists of 10 public schools offering grades K-6 and one Preschool Center.  Sweetwater Union High School District comprised of four campuses in National City offering grades 7-12. Southwestern Community College District is in downtown National City.


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  • The movers arrived when expected for both pickup and delivery. I appreciate the communication from the driver. They were polite and courteous. This was my first time having used long distance movers, usually we do it ourselves, so I was nervous. It was all easier than I anticipated.

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    Ericka A.
    1 year ago

    I would like to share that I was very impressed with Jessica and her professionalism. Thank you and I appreciate all your help!

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    Natalia A.
    1 year ago

    Captain Kirk! What a great group of guys. This crew was above exceptional. They did things I would never have expected a moving company to do. For example, my son was moving some of his things with a rented truck- they helped him load some of... read more

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    Maria M.
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingI used Republic Moving and storage for my move to my new apartment. They were great guys. They showed up on time and even slightly early. They came in and asked what needed to be moved and did a walk through of the house before they... read more

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    Tina S.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingMine was an international move involving 2 pick-up locations and fragile antiques. I worked with Don to get a quote and he was great. Eric then handled communications as loading day approached. Drivers and crew were efficient, friendly, and took care to wrap things well. Delivery in another country and... read more

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    Dawn M.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingI got multiple quotes from moving and packing. Republic can in with the best price. Don came to my house for an estimate and was pretty close to spot on for number of boxes needed and time to get the move done. They have you sign for an approved maximum... read more

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    Luke S.
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingWe had a fantastic moving experience with Kirk's crew. All of the guys were extremely friendly, polite, patient and careful. Over our 3 days of packing and moving, they took great care to protect our house and ensure that everything was exactly where we wanted it. Couldn't have asked for... read more

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    V K.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingVery friendly, fast and efficient. Stayed within my budget and went above and beyond what I had originally had planned.

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    Marty S.
    1 year ago

    4 star ratingWe had a great move-in experience. Tony (crew leader) and his team were professional, careful, quick, and efficient. Tony greeted me and introduced his team Cris, Israel, and Pablo. Tony briefed me on what would happen. He then asked me to give him and the team... read more

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    Kim C.
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingKirk and his crew were very contentious and took such good care with my furniture and also the house itself. There were no dents in the walls, or dirty carpet and all my belongings arrived in perfect condition. They were thoughtful and trustworthy and a pleasure to work... read more

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    Teri W.
    1 year ago

    4 star ratingCoordinating staff were really nice and helpful over the phone. Alfonso, Jesse, and Ernesto were efficient in packing and loading up our shipment.

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    Tram H.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingSo, we just relocated from Japan (military move) and Republic Moving and Storage aka Lovejoy Family moving was contracted to deliver our things. We did not have them pack out (that was a Japanese company) so my review pertains to the delivery experience. After reading some of these reviews I... read more

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    Bassma H.
    1 year ago
  • 4 star ratingThe process was pretty quick (3~4hrs) to do a fully furnished one bedroom apartment. The crew that did the main moving was Steve D and Blas, Isreal. They did a really good job from what I could tell and went from one to the next to not waste any extra... read more

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    Earnest Y.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingMoving is stressful af. I've moved at least 10 times in my life, and the most positive experience we've had thus far was with Republic last week.

    This crew went above and beyond to help us get our shit together and move across San Diego County (from Poway to La...
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    Moe A.
    1 year ago

    4 star ratingI worked with Republic Moving & Storage on April 5th to move from a 2br downtown San Diego condo into a house in Pacific Beach. Overall, I had a very good experience. The first thing that I would like to mention is that I appreciated that someone actually answered the... read more

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    Tim T.
    2 years ago
  • 5 star ratingAna & Amanda were my packers who showed up as per their estimated time. They made my move for out of state easy with a piece of mind nothing will break. I would recommend and request them to pack your next move.

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    Derrick W.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingI had the pleasure of having Rey, Sergio, and Aldo assist with my express shipment from Bahrain to San Diego. They arrived earlier than expected and were all true professionals. They did an amazing job!

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    Rosie R.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingJoel, Damian, and Neftali were fantastic! They were right on time, very courteous, and very professional. They took time to go over everything with the two of us and made sure we weren't left with any questions.

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    Lindsey L.
    2 years ago
  • 5 star ratingAna, Amanda, and Brenda just finished our pack out. They were quick and super efficient. They went over everything with us and explained what to expect. They were careful and double checked each room with us (and left a box for the toys that are no doubt under the furniture)

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    K W.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingMoving is very very stressful especially while pregnant and I can not explain how professional and efficient Rolando, Chris, Alex & Adrian were.
    They made my families military transfer so easy and smooth and were very very kind.
    Their team paid attention to items we were concerned about and made sure...
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    Gabriella S.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingWe just completed a move with packing, storage, and an interstate delivery 4 months later. From the start, Republic was great. The quote was accurate and the schedule for packing/loading was spot on.

    Special kudos to Miguel and Victor on the packing/loading end. These guys worked hard, were...
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    Rick D.
    2 years ago
  • 5 star ratingThe crew that we had were great. They were all really nice and professional and did their job just fine! We didn't have as much stuff as most do so it went by really quickly. You can't go wrong with this company!

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    Gabrielle H.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingBrandon, Jr, Greg, Angelo, Ronnie, Pat and Mark did an awesome job packing and marking all our stuff for our overseas move. They were very professional and knowledgeable. They were able to give us answers to all the questions we had. Thank you so much for your help. We really... read more

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    Anna K.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingRolando and his team packed and loaded our HHG shipment for our overseas move last week and they were awesome! Called to let us know when they would arrive, arrived ahead of schedule, and were extremely efficient. Each member of the team were professional, friendly, and respectful. They hustled to... read more

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    Jenny L.
    2 years ago
  • 5 star ratingRecently moved from Carlsbad, CA to Colorado. I found Republic through some online get-a-quote site. We are very pleased with everything they did.
    I paid for the move myself so price was always a concern and they were in line with all the other major movers. I had...
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    Scott N.
    2 years ago

    4 star ratingThanks Team Republic Moving & Storage! Mr. Miguel Ramirez, his brother Hugo, and James made up the team for our pack-out to Florida. Very professional, well led, friendly, inexhaustible, and followed through with a spotless move from start to finish. They were flexible with the schedule before arrival, showed up... read more

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    Brent S.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingWe just got our stuff earlier today here in Silverstrand and the crews are all nice And patient.

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    Ria C.
    2 years ago
  • 5 star ratingAlberto and his crew we're very professional and incredibly helpful. The best moving experience I have ever had.

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    Tim Q.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingAs a military family we are very familiar with moving. Ricardo and his team were extremely professional, polite and curious. In 23 years of moving every three to four years Republic Moving and Storage were the best we've ever experienced. They were efficient and friendly and handled our... read more

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    Donny G.
    2 years ago

    5 star ratingThis is our first overseas move and PJ, Dalton and Derek made it a smooth sailing. Not only were they experienced with overseas move they made us feel very comfortable during such a hectic transition. The team worked from the moment they got to our house. The attention to detail... read more

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    Liz H.
    2 years ago