It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Samantha Ollinger

Executive Director ,  BikeSD ,
Live: City Heights
Work: All around the city, mostly in older urban neighborhoods
How Long: Almost six years

Where did you grow up? Middle East, India, East Coast (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs)

What brought you to San Diego? My husband wanted to live by the beach so he could surf regularly, and we thought we’d give San Diego a try.

Besides the weather, why do you call San Diego home? The people here are some of the kindest and friendliest (after my decade in Philadelphia, this was a welcome change). I’m also really excited that the city seems to be turning its back to its auto-centric past, so it is really exciting to witness this transformation.