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Mission Beach San Diego Real Estate Spotlight

 

This Mission Beach San Diego real estate spotlight on a popular beach community.

Mission Beach, part of the city of San Diego, sits on a sandbar between Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Mission Beach San Diego History

 

The San Diego Union-Tribune summed up the history of Mission Beach in an article published in 2019.

In 1914, real estate entrepreneur George L. Barney and a syndicate led by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels filed plans to subdivide the area. Only a sandbar nestled between the ocean and the bay with narrow lots became a hard sell.

In the early 1920s, a concrete sea wall fortified the sandbar. Spreckels built the Mission Beach Amusement Center in 1925. Later named Belmont Park, its Giant Dipper roller coast at 2,600 feet long became its centerpiece. Its purpose to bring people to this upcoming seaside community to hopefully buy lots and build homes.

Also, its boardwalk remains, creating one of San Diego’s most colorful features with its community expanding into one of the most densely populated neighbors in the city.

It’s named after the “Mission San Diego de Alcalá”. Sitting on a beach sandbar completes its name. Mission Beach one of the last beach community built in San Diego.

 

Mission Beach San Diego Real Estate Spotlight boardwalk

 

Mission Beach San Diego Overview

 

The San Diego Organization describes Mission Beach as:

San Diego’s Mission Beach takes a classic boardwalk beach town to a higher level. Extending almost two miles of oceanfront boardwalk.

Includes the popular Belmont Park, many beach rental equipment shops, and a boardwalk amusement park highlighting a 1925 Giant Dipper Roller Coaster.

Also, featuring an arcade, rock climbing, bumper cars, and miniature golf activities. Plus, the Beach House Grill to enjoy fresh seafood and burgers in a 30,000 square foot outdoor venue.

The whole family enjoys:

  • Sunbathing;
  • Swimming;
  • Whale watching;
  • Scuba diving;
  • Sportfishing;
  • Surfing;
  • Kiteboarding;
  • Boogie boarding;
  • Beach volleyball; and
  • Biking.

 

Mission Beach San Diego Real Estate Market 2019

 

Trulia claims that Mission Beach in 2019 real estate market trends of a decrease in median home sales of $155,000 (-12%) since last year. Also, the average price per square foot fell from $1,159 to $842 during the same period.

Trulia provides this chart:

No. Bedrooms?????? May 1 – Jul 31?????? y-o-y????? 3 months prior????? 1 year prior

1 Bedroom???????????????? $535,000????????????? -23.4%???? ???? $1,265,000 ? ? ? ? ? $698,500

2 Bedroom???????????????? $1,040,000??? ?????? -16.8%???? ???? $1,075,000 ? ? ? ? ? $1,250,000

3 Bedroom???????????????? $1,230,000 ? ? ? ?? -13.7%?????? ??? $1,550,000 ? ? ? ? ? $1,425,000

4 Bedroom???????????????? $1,599,000

All Properties ? ? ? ? ? ? $1,145,000 ? ? ? ?? -11.9%?????? ??? $1,400,000 ? ? ? ?? $1,300,000

 

Thus, Trulia shows a “Buyer’s Market” in Mission Beach for 2019.

 

Zillow provides this information about the Mission Beach real estate market trends in 2019:

  • Median Price for Current Home Listings = $1,275,000;
  • The Median List Price per Square Foot = $1,130;
  • Median Home Value = $1,222,200; and
  • Home Values Declined over the past year by -2.6%.

Note: Zillow claims that current listings over-priced by almost $53,000. This indicates a “Buyer’s Market” good for buyers.

 

Realtor claims that Mission Beach real estate market trends for 2019 show a popular neighborhood with Median Home Value of $1,450,000. Also, in July 2019 Mission Beach as a buyer’s market because more homes listed for sale than buyers.

 

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Mission Beach Things To Do

 

Belmont Park located at the intersection of West Mission Bay Drive and Mission Boulevard for amusement rides, renting bikes, playing games, and eating.

Ride the 73 foot tall Giant Dipper roller coast and scream to your heart’s delight.

Mission Beach Boardwalk for people-watching, roller-skating, and eating ice cream.

Bahia Belle, a Mississippi turn of the century style sternwheeler to cruise Mission Bay.

Mission Bay just a short distance away offering the largest aquatic park with playground, grassy parks, picnic tables, and paved sidewalks for miles.

SeaWorld situated on 200 acres offers these attractions:

  • Animal encounters;
  • Amazing shows like playful dolphins during their Dolphin Days show; and
  • Thrilling rides like their Manta roller coaster.

 

xMission Beach San Diego Real Estate Spotlight boardwalk activities

 

Mission Beach for beach activities like:

  • Sunbathing;
  • Surfing;
  • Bicycling;
  • Horseshoes:
  • Skateboarding;
  • Frisbee tossing;
  • Beach volleyball;
  • Basketball courts; and other
  • Outdoor activities.

Plenty of lifeguards and bathrooms lining Mission Beach.

Santa Clara Recreation Center a waterside recreation complex on the bayside of Mission Beach.

Mission Bay Sports Center to rent all kinds of water sports equipment.

Mariner’s Point offers a huge sandy peninsula near Bonita Cove.

South Mission Beach offering a quieter setting and slower pace from the bustle of Belmont Park. Go south as the beach widens with room to layout on the sand or play beach volleyball.

South Mission Beach Park for fishing off the jetty at the end of the road. Also, watching boats passing through the Harbor Channel. A half-mile away are several shipwrecks creating an artificial reef where diver’s love to explore underwater.

Trip Advisor rates Mission Beach with 4.5 Stars (out of 5 Stars) from 1,987 reviews for “Family Vacation at the Beach”.

 

Mission Beach Restaurants

 

Trip Advisor recommends these Mission Beach restaurants:

Olive Cafe rated 4.5 Stars from 239 reviews, especially for their breakfasts.

The Mission Restaurant rates 4.5 Stars from 552 reviews for their “great” breakfasts.

Cannonball gets 4.5 Stars from 188 reviews for their Japanese cuisine.

Sandbar Sports Bar and Grill received 4.5 Stars from 211 reviews for their typical American pub food, especially their BAM burger and tots.

The Truckstop earning 4.5 Stars from 56 reviews for their American food, especially their breakfasts.

Mizu got 4.5 Stars from 98 reviews for their Japanese and sushi meals.

Cannibal Bar receiving 4.5 Stars from 29 reviews for their typical American bar food.

Luigi’s at the Beach earned 4 Stars from 305 reviews for their Italian food, especially their lasagna and grilled salmon salad.

Roberto’s received 4 Stars from 91 reviews for their Mexican cuisine and their “gigantic” fish tacos.

Kojack’s Restaurant earning 4 Stars from 44 reviews for their traditional Greek food.

 

Mission Beach Schools

 

The Niche website recommends these Mission Beach and nearby schools:

Barnard Elementary School got a grade A for this public school teaching grades K-6 with around 436 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 22:1.

Kavod Elementary Charter School earned a grade A- teaching grades K-5 with around 150 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 13:1.

Museum earning a grade A- teaching grades K-8 with around 227 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 17:1.

Old Town Academy K-8 Charter School received a grade A- teaching grades K-8 with around 256 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 23:1.

Pacific Beach Elementary School earning a grade A- for teaching grades K-5 with around 390 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 24:1.

The O’Farrell Charter School with a grade A- teaching grades K-12 with around 1,690 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 22:1.

Longfellow K-8 received a grade A- teaching grades K-8 with around 800 students and a Student-Teacher Ratio of 25:1.

 

Conclusion

 

Our Mission Beach San Diego real estate spotlight shows a popular beach community in a “Buyer’s Market” trend for 2019.

One of San Diego’s most popular beach areas with over 2-miles of the oceanfront boardwalk. Besides all the fun sun and beach activities, Mission Beach offers Belmont Park and nearby SeaWorld.

Mission Beach boasts seven 4.5 Star restaurants for delicious breakfasts, Japanese, and American pub foods.

The schools in and near Mission Beach offer an A ranked elementary school along with six schools ranked A-.

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Our Ramona California real estate spotlight focuses on Ramona, an unincorporated city in San Diego County and a Census-Designated Place (CDP).

Ramona also includes the adjacent San Diego Country Estates another CDP.

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Ramona California Real Estate Location

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The U.S. Geological Survey places Ramona within the Santa Maria Valley. Formerly, called the Rancho Santa Maria when a Mexican land grant.

The nearest intersections include State Route 78 and State Route 67.

Yet, no city limits exist to measure the Ramona area as it remains an unincorporated CDP.??

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Ramona California Real Estate History

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Diegue?o Indians first inhabited the Ramona area. Spanish soldiers assaulted an Indian village in the Ramona area in 1775. The first known interaction between the Europeans and the indigenous people in the area.

In 1843, Edward Stokes and his father-in-law, José Joaquín Ortega obtained the Rancho Valle de Pamo Mexican land grant.

By 1883, the first structure erected in Ramona called the Amos Verlaque House that still stands today known as part of the Guy Woodward Museum.

In 1884, Helen Hunt Jackson published a novel titled “Ramona” abought the plight of the Southern California Native Americans and became a success.?

In 1886, the name, “Ramona”, became the town site’s official name. The same year, the first home built later became the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society’s Guy B. Woodward Museum.

During the 1930’s Ramona became the “Turkey Capital of the World” for its turkey production. But, after World War II production fell and completely ceased by 1959.

The chicken egg business took over and thrived with over 50 egg ranches in Ramona. But, like the turkey, chicken ranches closed by the year 2003.

Wine grape production took over with the Ramona Valley American Viticultural Area taking up 89,000 acres surrounding Ramona. It continues to grow as the number one product grown in Ramona. Also, citrus and avocado orchards also thrive here.

 

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Ramona Real Estate Market Trends in 2019

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Trulia claims that the Ramona real estate market trends for 2019 show a 2% ($11,000) increase for Median Home Sales over the past year. The average price per square foot for this same period fell to $271, down from $284.

Trulia provided this chart:

 

No. Bedrooms?????? May 1 – Jul 31???? y-o-y???????? 3 months prior?? 1 year prior

1 Bedroom???????????????? $285,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? $487,500 ????????

2 Bedroom???????????????? $409,000?????? + 0.5%??????????? $475,000 ? ? ? ? ?? $407,000

3 Bedroom???????????????? $525,000?????? + 1.8%?????????? $495,500?????? ????? $515,500

4 Bedroom???????????????? $600,000?????? + 1.4%?????????? $607,000?????? ????? $592,000

All Properties ? ? ? ? ? ?? $541,000?????? + 2.1%?????????? $515,000?????? ????? $530,000

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The Neighborhood Scout website offers these Highest Appreciating Neighborhoods in Ramona since 2000:

Fernbrook / Irvings Crest

Julian Rd / Sutherland Dam Rd

Town Center

Julian Rd / Old Julian Hwy

Main St / Ramona St

Pine St / Cedar St

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Neighborhood Scout also states that the Median House Value in Ramona as $534,299 for 2019. Also, most homes consist of single-family detached homes. These include owner-occupied three and four-bedroom homes.

Neighborhood Scout likewise claims that over the past 10 years, Ramona enjoyed one of the nation’s highest home appreciation rates averaging 3.07%. This equals 35.27% over the past 10 years.

Thus, Neighborhood Scout claims Ramona as one of the best long-term real estate investments in the country over the past 10 years.

Zillow states that as of July 31, 2019, Ramona’s Median Home Value equals $525,600. Yet, they forecast a decline of 1.5% in home values over the next year. That’s because the average Median Listing Price of $565,000 resulted in only an Average Median Sale Price of $524,000.

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Ramona California Real Estate Spotlight Winery

Things to Do in Ramona

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Trip Advisor

Since Ramona’s economy depends upon vineyards and wine production, naturally the most things to do in Ramona involve visiting wineries.

Trip Advisor recommends these things to do in Ramona:

Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery earned 5 Stars (out of 5 Stars) from 20 reviews.?

Chuparosa Vineyards also got 5 Stars from 16 reviews.??

Principe di Tricase Winery received 5 Stars from 16 reviews.

Vineyard Grant James got 4.5 Stars from 50 reviews.

Milagro Winery earned 4.5 Stars from 40 reviews.

Salerno Winery received 4.5 Stars from 81 reviews.

Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard & Winery got 4.5 Stars from 51 reviews.

 

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Besides wineries, Ramona also received recommendations from Trip Advisor for these things to do:

Ramona Grassland Preserve received 5 Stars from 15 reviews.

Oasis Camel Dairy earned 4.5 Stars from 82 reviews.

Wildlife Research Center got 4.5 Stars from 7 reviews.?

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Ramona Best Restaurants

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Trip Advisor recommends these Ramona restaurants:

The Oaks Grill and Par Lounge earned 4.5 Stars from 162 reviews. An American bar with veggie and vegan options. Reviewers liked their Taco Tuesdays, wings, ribs, burgers, and Cobb salad. The fish tacos along with fish and chips also well-liked.

Marinade on Main got 4.5 Stars from 89 reviews for their quaint setting and typical American food.

Kountry Kitchen received 4.5 Stars from 75 reviews for their traditional country kitchen meals, especially their $6.99 (as of March 2019) breakfast special.

Mariscos Mar de Cortez earning 4.5 Stars from 69 reviews for their authentic Mexican seafood and traditional cuisine.

Up the Hill Grill receiving 4.5 Stars from 53 reviews for their mini sliders and other typical American bar food.

The Main Course got 4.5 Stars from 54 reviews for their pork chops and filet mignon.

La Cocina received 4.5 Stars from 58 reviews for their Mexican and Spanish food, especially the carne asada burrito and the rolled tacos.

Thai Time got 4.5 Stars from 36 reviews for their traditional Thai food.?

D’Carlo’s Restaurant earned 4 Stars from 87 reviews for their prime rib, chicken Marsala, and eggs benedict.

Ramona Cafe receiving 3.5 Stars for their typical American diner food.

 

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Best Schools in Ramona

 

The schools situated in or near Ramona come under the jurisdiction of the Ramona City Unified School District.

The Great Schools Organization recommends these Ramona schools:

Elementary Schools

Mountain Valley Academy rated 8 (out of 10) as a public school teaching grades K-12 with 213 students.?

Ramona Community Montessori rated 6 as a public school teaching grades K-6 with 263 students.

Barnett Elementary School rated 6 as another public school teaching grades K-6 with 499 students.?

James Dukes Elementary School also rated 6 as a public school teaching grades K-6 with 519 students.?

Middle School

Mountain Valley Academy, (see above)?

High School

Mountain Valley Academy, (see above)

Ramona High School rated 7 as a public high school teaching grades 9-12 with 1,604 students.

Note: U.S. News & World Report ranks Ramona High School amongst the Best 100 High Schools in America in 2019: Ramona High School

 

Conclusion

 

This Ramona California real estate spotlight focuses on a wine-producing unincorporated CDP in San Diego County.

Dating back to 1775, Ramona became famous in 1884 as the title for a popular novel.

Fame as the world’s “Turkey Capital” in the 1930s gave way to grape vineyards and wine-producing still prevalent today.

Enjoying the reputation as one of the highest home appreciation rates over the past 10 years in the U.S.

Besides visiting the many wineries, Ramona offers eight 4.5 Star eateries.

One public school teaching grades K-12 received an 8 rating from the Great Schools Organization. Their public high school ranks in the U.S. News & Report 100 Best in America for 2019.

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Normal Heights San Diego Real Estate Spotlight

 

Our Normal Heights San Diego real estate spotlight focuses on a neighborhood more than “normal”. Families, immigrants, students, and natives occupy this diverse neighborhood.

In fact, locals refer to it as “Abnormal” Heights. That’s because of its “funky” diversity in comparison to its two neighbors. The “quiet” University Heights and the “upper class” Kensington.

Normal Heights offers diversity, more eclectic, often rowdy at night?and always exciting.

 

Normal Heights San Diego Real Estate History

 

The name “Normal Heights” means its former teachers’ college called the “Normal School” established in 1899. The school building currently houses the San Diego Unified School District headquarters.

When San Diego became a city only rabbits and brush populated the Normal Heights area. Insufficient water limited its development. Not until a land boom started in San Diego in the 1880s did the area interest land speculators.

When a reservoir built-in 1905 in the University Heights neighborhood supplied water to the Normal Heights area the first house sprang up in 1906. That’s when developers George Hawley and D.C. Collier submitted a map subdividing the area to the county.

Once the San Diego Railway electric trolley system included the Adams Avenue stop this neighborhood began to grow. In 1913, a trolley barn erected in Normal Heights established a community.

In 1985, a fire burned 69 homes in Normal Heights including bungalows built-in 1906. Normal Heights became a finalist for the prestigious All America City award later that year for its support to the fire victims.

 

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Normal Heights San Diego Real Estate Geography

 

Located in the center of San Diego city, Normal Heights sits on a mesa near Mission Valley. Normal Height’s borders begin with Interstate 8 on its north, El Cajon Boulevard in its south, State Route 15 in its east, and Interstate 805 in its west.

Normal Heights sits between the Kensington and University Heights neighborhoods.

The two most notable buildings in Normal Heights include:

  • A Carmelite monastery on Hawley Boulevard; and
  • A bungalow court called the Santa Rosa Court on Adams Avenue.

 

Normal Heights San Diego Demographics

 

The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper declared Normal Heights as the perfect reflection of the ethnic diversity found in San Diego after a 2001 study.

Back in 2001, Normal Heights consisted of:

  • Median Age of 31;
  • 53% White;
  • 25% Hispanic;
  • 13% African American; and
  • 9% Asian American.

In 2019, the current population estimate stands at 15,186.

 

Normal Heights Standard of Living in 2019

 

The Niche website ranks Normal Heights standard of living with an Overall Grade of B+.

Also, Niche ranks the neighborhood in other standards of living categories such as:

  • Diversity = A;
  • Nightlife = A-;
  • Crime and Safety = B;
  • Good for Families = B; and
  • Public Schools = B.

Niche also shows the Median Household Income of $60,594.

 

Normal Heights Community Organizations

 

Normal Heights contains many community organizations. The most important ones include:

The Normal Heights Recreation Council works with the city to resolve recreation and local parks issues.

The Normal Heights Community Planning Group (NHCPG) works with the city on land-use issues. Especially about local zoning for historical properties, traffic problems, and local facilities like libraries and parks.

The Adams Avenue Business Association oversees the local commercial improvement district. They also sponsor big local festivals.

Other community groups include:

 

Normal Heights Real Estate Market 2019

 

The diversity of Normal Heights goes beyond ethnicity.

Its Mission Valley ridge north of Adams Ave. provides single-family homes. It also offers high-density, multi-residential housing south of Adams Ave.

In 2019, according to Trulia, the Normal Heights real estate market stands at:

  • Median Home Value = $421,200; and
  • Average Listing Price = $376,540.

The Niche site claims a 2019 Median Home Value of $394,414 with the Median Rent at $1,247.

Zillow shows these 2019 home values for the following neighborhoods:

  • Normal Heights = $421,200;
  • Castle = 353,900;
  • Adams North = $612,200;
  • Mission Valley East = $391,100;
  • Serra Mesa = $531,100;
  • North Park = $523,300; and
  • Kensington = $814,600.

 

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Normal Heights san diego The Adams Avenue Street Fair

 

Normal Heights Things to Do

 

This neighborhood defined by its landmark neon sign over Adams Avenue and Felton Street.

Typical of every mesa neighborhood north of Balboa Park, expect plenty of pedestrian traffic in Normal Heights. From Adams Street between Ohio Street to its east and Texas Street to its west known as “Antique Row” because of its many antique stores.

The Adams Avenue Street Fair, the largest free music festival in Southern California held during the last weekend of September.

The Adams Avenue Unplugged, another free music festival held during the last weekend in April.

Art Around Adams, a local community arts festival showcasing unique talented local artists inside locals and outside areas along Adams Avenue.

 

Normal Heights Best Restaurants

 

Trip Savvy website recommends these bars and eateries in Normal Heights:

DeMille’s offers Italian cuisine and pizzas. Locals love this neighborhood spot.

Incredible Cheesecake Company for cheesecake desserts, but no dining.

Ould Sod, an authentic Irish pub with real Irish grub.

Rosie O’Grady’s, another popular Irish pub with great pub grub.

Triple Crown Pub, famous for their wide variety of strong beers and ales on tap from 7% to 11% alcohol.

Lestat’s Coffee House where the “hipsters” hangout also provides live entertainment with local musicians every night along with great coffee and real fruit smoothies.

 

Yelp recommends these Normal Heights restaurants:

The Rabbit Hole, 4 Stars from 745 reviews. New American food with their Slow Cooked Pork and the Smoked Duck Wings as the favorites.

CRACK Taco Shop, 4 Stars from 202 reviews. Every reviewer agreed about their great tacos!

Addis Restaurant, 5 Stars from 103 reviews. Ethiopian cuisine with the most popular as Veggie Combo and the Awaze Tibs.

Great Maple, 4 Stars from 3,419 reviews. Breakfast and Brunch

100s Seafood Grill Buffet, 4 Stars from 1,049 reviews. Their lobsters were most popular.

DaoFu, 4.5 Stars from 1,211 reviews. Japanese & Vietnamese cuisine with their Mango Chicken as the most popular.

Sabores Colombianos, 4.5 Stars from 219 reviews. Colombian with their Carne Desmachada and Arroz con Pollo the most popular.

Dos Palmas Cafe, 4.5 Stars from 174 reviews. Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch with their Paninis very popular.

Thai Joint On Adams, 4.5 Stars from 137 reviews. Thailand foods with their Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles the most popular.

 

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Normal Heights Schools

 

The Niche website rates Normal Heights schools either an A or B.

The San Diego Unified School District oversees the:

Normal Heights Elementary School, a K-5 public school with a 4 Star (out of 5) rating from Great Schools Org.;

Adams Elementary School, another K-5 public school with a 5 Star rating from Great Schools Org.; and

San Diego Global Vision Academy, a public charter school grades K-8 with a 5 Star?rating from Great Schools Org, and 5 Stars from the Niche site.

Also, the St. Didacus Catholic School, a private school grades pre-school – 8.

 

Conclusion

 

This Normal Heights San Diego real estate spotlight shows why it’s called “Abnormal Heights” by the locals.

Normal Heights offers diversity, great ethnic restaurants, good Irish pubs, sometimes rowdy at night and always interesting.

Famous for their culture and popular outdoor street fairs with free music and entertainment.

Lower home values than their nearest neighbors.

Normal Heights offers individuals and families good schools, safety, plenty of community organizations to join, and a great nightlife.

Contact Us so one of our Realtors can show you the benefits of relocating to Normal Heights and what available homes beckon you and your family.

Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger

 

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City of San Diego Real Estate Spotlight Location

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Located in San Diego County, the City of San Diego sits on the Pacific Ocean coast about 120 miles south of Los Angeles. It’s also the last major California city before reaching the U.S. – Mexico border.

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City of San Diego Facts

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San Diego, a Spanish term for “Saint Didacus”, a Franciscan lay brother who became a saint.

With over 1.4 million residents, it’s the second-largest in California and eighth-largest city in the U.S. according to July 2017 population estimates.?

Best known for its warm weather, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, and the U.S. Navy presence.

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San Diego History

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Known as the “birthplace of California” discovered by Spanish explorer, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, in 1542. Cabrillo claimed the San Diego Bay area for Spain.

By 1821, San Diego became part of the Mexican Empire. In 1848, San Diego became part of the California territory after the Mexican-American War and became a state in 1850.

Before the arrival of the Europeans, San Diego’s original inhabitants included the La Jolla and San Dieguito people, descendants of the Kumeyaay people.

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San Diego Geography

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San Diego lies upon 200 deep canyons and hills with small areas of natural open space providing hilly geography. Mesas between the hills and canyons ideal for homes and businesses built throughout San Diego.

The east-west running San Diego River cuts through the middle of San Diego establishing a river valley which divides San Diego City into north and southern segments.

Reservoirs and the Mission Trails Regional Park lie between and separating the city’s developed areas.

The three most notable mountains within San Diego’s city limits include:

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City of San Diego Demographics

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The U.S. 2010 Census set San Diego’s population at 1,307,400.

The estimate for 2018 sets the population at 1,425,977.

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San Diego Real Estate Market Trends 2019

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The San Diego Tribune predicted in June of 2019 that San Diego experiences a “gradual cooling of the housing market”. Home sales for June became the lowest for the past eight years.

The Fortune Builders (a real estate education company) site forecasts these trends:

  • An inventory shortage driving up home values into 2020;
  • San Diego real estate investments, while not cheap, remain a good option; and
  • San Diego’s real estate market remains one of the hottest in the U.S.

Fortune Builders concluded that San Diego boasts a median home value of $608,200 in 2019. Plus, home values could reach $665,000 in 2020.

Realtor.com forecast San Diego as amongst the 10 hottest real estate markets in the country for 2019.

10News.com predicts San Diego in 2019 as “one of the top cities” to live in.???

The U.S. Real Estate Forecast site states that in 2019 through 2020 San Diego’s real estate market as a “great time to sell”. Also, it’s an “exciting place to live and invest in”. Especially for rental properties investors.

Also, the Home Buying Institute on July 26, 2019, predicted:

  • California housing markets like San Diego in 2019 cooling down;
  • Home price appreciation slows down;
  • Many cities experiencing home price plateaus or dropping in 2020; and
  • Silicon Valley real estate market crash.

Yet, San Diego’s home prices rose around 1.8% over the past year. And they predict small gains for San Diego home prices over the next year, around 0.5% growth.

San Diego currently experiences limited inventory with a steady demand. Expect?San Diego’s home prices to “inch upward” in the rest of 2019 and into 2020.

 

City of San Diego Real Estate Spotlight

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City of San Diego Neighborhoods

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San Diego maintains more than 100 neighborhoods. The most popular ones include:

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San Diego Things to Do

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Trip Advisor recommends these San Diego activities:

La Jolla Cove La Jolla Cove Beach

 

Nature and Parks

 

La Jolla Cove

Rated #1 by 12,745 reviews. Great views, amazing scenery, kids love the experience. Beautiful birds, baby seals, and a clean beach provide a wonderful entire family trip. Watch the surf, view sea lions and seals, look at surfers, and enter sea caves.

Balboa Park

Rated #2 by 12,228 reviews for its botanical gardens, a world-class zoo, rose gardens, fountains, 15 great museums, shaded promenades, and cute international cottages for Sunday afternoon viewing.

San Diego Zoo

Rated #3 by 26,536 reviewers. Fun for the entire family! Located inside Balboa Park.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Ranked #4 by 3,604 reviewers. Marvelous views of the beach and ocean. Lots of trees, rocks, and sand for a wonderful hiking experience. Plenty of parking on the hiking trailhead. Amazing park hillside views.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Rated #5 by 1,985 reviews. Enjoy the beauty of nature with terrific beach views. Fabulous sunsets! Beautiful white sand coved beaches with enjoyable tide pools. Incredible rock formations reminding reviewers of Big Sur.

Point Loma ??????

Rated #6 by 1,851 reviewers. Contains the famous Cabrillo Monument and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Also, the historic Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Torrey Pines State Beach

Ranked #7 by 304 reviews. View surfers, fishermen, waders, sandcastle makers, shorebirds, and a beautiful beach. Nature walks along the bluffs and Torrey Pine trees. Stunning ocean views.

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San Diego Best Restaurants

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According to Trip Advisor, the following restaurants comprise the best in San Diego for 2019:

Ambrogio15 ranks #1 as the only 5 Stars (out of 5) rating from 220 viewers. Viewers love their Italian cuisine and pizzas. Many liked the Burrata e Prosciutto Crudo.

Parma Cucina Italiana ranks as #2 and received 4.5 Stars from 1,083 reviews. Specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Many reviewers liked their mushroom truffle pasta along with profiteroles with Nutella and pork balsamic entrée.

Harney Sushi came in 3rd with 4.5 Stars from 401 reviews. Best sushi in the city. Others enjoyed their garlic manchego edamame and the soy truffle.

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant ranks #4 receiving 4.5 Stars from 441 reviews.?Reviewers liked their seafood dishes.

The Lion’s Share ranked #5 and earned 4.5 Stars from 166 reviews. Reviewers liked their boar sausage, elk loin, pork belly, and lamb tongue. Also, many liked the mushroom soup and Poutine.

Enoteca Adriano comes in as #6 with 4.5 Stars from 287 reviews. Another Italian restaurant where reviewers loved their Bolognese sauce pasta and their creamy Burrata wrapped in prosciutto ham with fig jam dressing.

Hodad’s ranked #7 with 4.5 Stars from 2,160 reviews. An American foods place where reviewers loved the bacon cheeseburger and other burgers.

Meze Greek Fusion ranks #8 with 4.5 Stars from 582 reviews. Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with Vegan and Gluten-Free options. Hummus and feta dip along with meatballs especially popular.

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House ranks #9 with 4.5 Stars from 763 reviews. Their fresh scallops, crab, and swordfish dishes most popular.

Tender Greens ranked #10 with 4.5 Stars from 252 reviews. American vegetarian foods offering healthy and tasty meals.

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City of San Diego Best Schools

 

City of San Diego Real Estate Spotlight Schools

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According to the Great Schools Organization site, the following comprise the Best in San Diego for 2019:

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Elementary Schools

 

Sage Canyon School received 10 out of 10 Stars. A public K-6 school with around 750 students.

Creekside Elementary School also got 10 Stars. A public grades K-5 school with around 560 students.

Scripps Elementary School an equally 10 Stars. A public grades K-5 school with around 750 students.

Torrey Hills School another 10 Stars ranked public grades 4-6 school with around 570 students.

Solana Pacific Elementary School also 10 Stars offering public grades 4-6 schooling with around 575 students.

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Middle Schools

 

Carmel Valley Middle School got 10 Stars and offers public grades 7-8 with around 1,360 students.?

Mt. Everest Academy received 10 Stars offering a public school for grades 7-8 with 1,360 students.

Challenger Middle School receives 9 Stars as a public grades 6-8 school with around 980 students.

Mesa Verde Middle School earning 9 Stars, a public grades 6-8 with approximately 1,274 students.

Oak Valley Middle School earned 9 Stars offering public grades 6-8 with around 1,380 students.

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High Schools

 

Canyon Crest Academy earning 10 Stars as a public grades 9-12 high school with around 2,250 students.

Mt. Everest Academy got 10 Stars as a public high school with around 260 students.

Scripps Ranch High School receiving 10 Stars as a public high school with about 2,370 students.

Torrey Pines High School earned 10 Stars as a public high school with around 2,600 students.

Westview High School received 10 Stars as a public high school with around 2,300 students.

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Conclusion

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This City of San Diego real estate spotlight focused on a coastal second-largest city in California.

Features many hills and canyons and three mountains along with a deep water harbor and lots of sun and beaches. ?

Still ranked as one of America’s hottest real estate markets despite some “cooling” (only 1.8% price hike) trends in 2019. Prices should continue to inch upward into 2020.

Over 100 different types of neighborhoods to choose from. Great education for your children with:

  • Five 10 Star elementary schools; ?
  • Two 10 Star and three 9 Star middle schools; and
  • Five 10 Star high schools.

?Plenty of outdoor activities for your entire family including:

  • Beaches,
  • Parks,
  • Canyons,
  • Mountains,
  • Hiking trails; and a
  • World-famous zoo.

Many varieties of cuisines offered in the local restaurants. ???????

San Diego offers plenty for you and your family!

Contact Us so one of our Realtors can explain the many benefits of relocating to San Diego.

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City Heights, San Diego Real Estate Spotlight

 

Our City Heights, San Diego real estate spotlight showcases a large community with ethnic diversity.

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City Heights Location

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The main streets in City Heights include Fairmont Avenue, University Avenue, and El Cajon Boulevard. In fact, “Downtown” City Heights only includes the Fairmont and University Avenues area.

These streets house large Southeast Asian, South Asian, Hispanic, Near Eastern, and Northeast African communities. They also provide diverse ethnic businesses including a variety of ethnic cuisines. Thus, City Heights is San Diego’s largest ethnic diverse community.

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City Heights History

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In the 1880s businessmen, Samuel Steiner and Abraham Klauber bought 240 acres near Balboa Park. They developed the area and called it “City Heights”.

In 1912, voters allowed the incorporation of City Heights originally called “East San Diego”.

By 1923, The City of San Diego annexed East San Diego and changed its name back to “City Heights”.

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City Heights Neighborhoods

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Outside of the downtown City Heights area, sixteen sub-neighborhoods exist. They consist of:

  • Azalea Park a vibrant arts community;
  • Bayridge;
  • Castle;
  • Cherokee Point;
  • Chollas Creek;
  • Colina Park;
  • Corridor;
  • Fairmont Park;
  • Fairmont Village;
  • Fox Canyon;
  • Hollywood Park;
  • Islenair (its historic district);
  • Ridgeview;
  • Swan Canyon;
  • Teralta East; and
  • Teralta West.

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City Heights Demographics

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According to Wikipedia:

  • The City Heights population stood at 102,590 in 2018;
  • Median age of 30 years old; and
  • Median household income of $39,650.

According to the City of San Diego government site, City Heights contains a population density of nearly 18,000 people per square mile. Almost 41% are foreign-born residents with 19% either unable to speak English or not very well. ?

More than 30 dialects and languages spoken in City Heights according to its local community organization.

In contrast, San Diego only has a population density of 4,300 people per square mile with 27% foreign residents and only 8% don’t speak English or not very well.

 

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City Heights Real Estate Market

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In 2015, the San Diego Magazine reported a “Renaissance” of new developments in City Heights. These included:

The Niche,com site provides the following City Heights real estate market trends for 2019:

  • The?Median Home Value = $255,920;
  • Median Rent = $1,096;
  • Median Household Income = $37,720;
  • Home Renters = 78%; and
  • Home Owners = 22%.

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City Heights Things to Do

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According to the SanDiego.org site, City Heights offers diverse arts and culture in the heart of San Diego. Residents enjoy plenty of gardens and farmers markets and green spaces.??

AjA Project Gallery on Fairmont Avenue provides a 4,000 square foot education center for the community’s youth and gallery showcasing photographs taken by immigrant residents.?

Azalea Community Park influenced by many local artists includes the Water Conservation Garden featuring a collection of creative sculptures, murals, and unique plants. Provides children’s play areas, outdoor basketball courts, BBQ grills, picnic tables, and a community building for classes and meetings.

Colina Del Sol Park rated 4.5 Stars by Yelp. A family-friendly park with children’s playground and plenty of lawns.?

Manzanita Canyon for great hiking trails amongst trees and streams.

Olivia Canyon (also called “47th Street Canyon”). It’s part of the City Heights Canyons Loop Trail system.

New Roots Community Farm where 85 families maintain growing spaces. Most were farmers in their home countries. Members also operate the Downtown El Cajon Farmer’s Market and help manage the City Heights Farmers Market. Great place to shop for ethnic foods.

San Diego Peace Garden another community garden managed by Second Chance for their youth program.

Park de la Cruz with a large skateboard area opened in 2018. Covers over 19,000 square feet with night lighting.

Little Saigon a Vietnamese Cultural and Commercial District situated in a six-block area of El Cajon Boulevard. They celebrate their traditional Lunar New Year Festival since 2006 at the Mira Mesa Community Park.?

International Village Celebration held annually in late spring or early summer highlights the neighborhood’s ethnic diversity. Features ethnic foods, music, and dance.

 

City Heights Restaurants

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The vast cultural diversity in City Heights provides a wide variety of cuisine. These include:

  • Chinese;
  • Ethiopian;
  • Mexican;
  • Somali; and
  • Vietnamese.?

 

The best City Heights restaurants include:

 

Lotus Garden Seafood and Noodles for Chinese especially for their Chicken Chow Fun at the corner of Euclid and University.

777 Noodle House recommended by the San Diego Reader for Thai food and Chinese noodles located on University Avenue.

Fatuma’s Restaurant for Somali foods like their spicy teas and traditional sambusas.

Asmara for good Eritrean and Ethiopian foods on University Avenue.

Bleu Bohème for French cuisine providing a warm ambiance with friendly staff and traditional French bohemian décor. Reviewers like their Steak Paillards with Scrambled Eggs.

Chiquita’s Mexican Restaurant considered the best Mexican restaurant in City Heights. Family-owned since 1967 offering delicious margaritas and certified Black Angus beef.

Flavors of East Africa whose owner from Kenya offers authentic East-Africa cuisine.?

Red Sea as the oldest authentic Ethiopian restaurant rated the 2nd best in City Heights. Serves great Ethiopian coffee claiming Ethiopia as the birthplace of coffee.

Maxim’s Seafood Restaurant serves Vietnamese cuisine in an old school décor setting.

Que Huong Restaurant on University Avenue serves quality Vietnamese foods. Reviewers especially like their marinated deer meat and the Hanoi style Grilled Snapper.

Not a restaurant, Pancho Villa Farmers Market is the best grocery store for Mexican foods.

 

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City Heights Schools

 

A member of the San Diego Unified School District.

City Heights contains 12 public elementary schools, three charter schools, three public middle schools, and two public high schools.

The Niche.com site rates these schools as the best in City Heights:

 

Other City Heights High Schools

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Conclusion

 

As you just read, our City Heights, San Diego real estate spotlight features a large ethnic community. Asians, Hispanics, Near East, and Africans live together offering diverse cultures and foods.

In 2018, over 102,000 residents with a median age of 30. Over 40% are foreign-born residents speaking more than 30 languages and dialects.

In 2019, the Median Home Value is $255,920.

Plenty of ways to enjoy the diverse arts and culture in City Heights. Also, four nearby canyons to hike and explore.

Lots of great ethnic foods restaurants to enjoy for all tastes.

Five highly ranked schools to choose from in this community.

Contact one of our Realtors to find out about available homes in this culturally rich community.

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Escondido Real Estate Spotlight

 

This Escondido real estate spotlight features a small city of only a little less than 144,000 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. ?

One of San Diego County’s oldest cities incorporated in 1888. “Escondido” is Spanish for “hidden”.

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Escondido Location

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Only 30 miles from downtown San Diego. Situated in a narrow valley enclosed by stony hills. Taking up a total area of 37 square miles.? Surrounded by unincorporated communities with small populations. Like Hidden Meadows and Jesmond Dene to the north. Rincon Del Diablo to its southeast. And Felicita Park to its southwest.

These communities use Escondido in their mailing addresses and their children attend Escondido schools.

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Escondido Demographics

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Wikipedia provides the following demographics for Escondido:

  • The Median Age of residents = 33 years;
  • Percentage of Homeowners = 62%;
  • Single Residents = 24%;
  • College Educated = 36%; and
  • Median Household Income = $56,600.

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Escondido Real Estate Spotlight Neighborhoods

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Escondido Real Estate Spotlight Ariel View

 

The 2010 U.S. Census showed nearly 99% of the population living in households.

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The most important Escondido neighborhoods include:

Old Escondido bounded by Chestnut Street to its east, Escondido Boulevard to its west, Thirteenth Avenue to its south, and Fifth Avenue to its north. Most of the area consists of single-family housing.

Downtown Escondido located on Grand Avenue between Palomar Hospital and Centre City Parkway. Takes up 460 acres. Escondido Creek splits the city.

The Valley Center community sits north of Escondido. A casino owned and operated by the San Pasqual Tribe of the Diegueno Indians called the Valley View Casino.

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Escondido Economy

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The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of 2017 showed the top employers as:

?Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps headquarters located in Escondido. Also, the Stone Brewing Co. maintains its brewery and headquarters in the city since 2006.

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Escondido Real Estate Spotlight Ariel View

 

Escondido Real Estate Market

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Trulia describes the Escondido real estate market trends as:?

No. Bedrooms??? Apr 4 – Jul 3 y-o-y??? 3 months prior ? 1 year prior

1 Bedroom???????? $214,750 (-0.1%)????????? $225,000???????? $215,000

2 Bedroom???????? $369,500 (-1.3%)????????? $350,000 ? ? ? ?? $374,500

3 Bedroom???????? $532,000 (+ 4.2%)???????? $491,500 ? ? ? ? $510,500

4 Bedroom ??? ?????$635,000 (-1.1%)?????????? $585,000?? ?????$642,000

All Properties???? $520,000 (0.0%)??????????? $490,000 ? ? ? ? $520,000

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Trulia also summarizes the Escondido real estate market for 2019 as:

Median Sales Price???????????? Price per Sqft???????? Median Rent per Month

$520,000?????????????????????????????? $299 ????????????????????????? ??$2,600

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Escondido Attractions

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California Center for the Arts provides live concerts, performances, events, and educational programs for the entire community.

Escondido History Center featuring the city’s first library and Santa Fe Depot. Also includes a blacksmith shop, a barn, and a Victorian House.

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum includes hands-on programs and exhibits for kids up to 10 years of age focusing on regional social and natural sciences.

Escondido Public Library includes a Pioneer Room offers photos, oral histories, maps, directories, genealogical collections, and yearbooks about the history of Escondido.

Friday Night “Cruisin’ Grand” car rally featuring pre-1970 vintage cars on seven blocks of Grand Avenue.

Second Saturday Art Walk hosted by the nonprofit art organization, The Escondido Art Partnership created in 1995. The Art Walk features several museums and galleries.

The Betty Woodman Memorial Art Library offers art books for the local community.

The Municipal Gallery includes five galleries and five art study areas.

 

Escondido Real Estate Spotlight Grape Day Park

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Escondido Parks

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Grape Day Park located behind the Performing Arts Complex and the Escondido City Hall. Named after the annual grape harvests.

Daley Ranch a 3,000-acre conservation area-preserving unique biological habitats. Includes over 20 miles of six equestrian trails perfect for hiking and mountain biking. The most popular trails include Ranch House Loop Trail (2 miles) passing two ponds and the site of the original Daley’s log cabin and Boulder Loop Trail (2.5 miles) with stunning views of Escondido. View lots of wildlife like coyotes, deer, rabbits, bobcats, and hawks. Occasionally, cougars roam the area.

Dixon Lake sits outside of the Daley Ranch north of Escondido. The lake supplies Escondido’s freshwater. While prohibiting swimming, boat rentals and fishing allowed. Over 30 campsites looking out over the lake. Park entrance is free. But, the city charges $5 for every car going into the park. Lots of free parking available. The city stocks a variety of fish like Bass, Catfish, Carp, and Trout. Annually, a Trout Derby event takes place here.

Lake Wohlford located in northeast Escondido offers walking trails and allows fishing. The famous Smokey’s Lake Wohlford Café sits on the north shore featuring fresh all you can eat catfish meals since 1949.

Washington Park located on the east side of Escondido offers an urban park setting. Lighted fields provide baseball, basketball, and tennis, and a 25-yard swimming pool with a water slide, and a small children’s pool. Lots of shady trees for picnics with tables.

Grove Park dedicated to the city’s agricultural history located in the Mission Park neighborhood takes up 4.5 acres.

Frances Ryan Park, a 66 acre complex with 7 soccer fields (5 with lights) provides restrooms and concession stands.

Felicita County Park sits in a lush 345-acre area within the San Dieguito watershed with large ancient oak trees. Felicity Creek flows through this county maintained park. Offers two playgrounds, 2.5 miles of walking trails, a small museum, and restrooms. Open every day from 9:30 am to sunset with $3 parking fee.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park close to Escondido as a sister park to the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Offers 1,800 acres featuring African wild animals. Over 2 million people visit this park annually. Contains over 2,600 animals from over 300 species.

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Escondido Shopping

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The Escondido World Marketplace, a flea market operating for over 40 years features new and used merchandise and food booths.

The Farmers Market offers locally grown fruits, flowers, and vegetables in downtown Escondido.

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Escondido Restaurants

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Trip Advisor recommends these Escondido restaurants:

Cenote Grill offering Southwestern Mexican cuisine. Their Chili Relleno Burrito got the highest ratings from 280 reviewers. ?

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens where 850 reviews raved about their Impossible Burger, a veggie alternative to meat.

Vintana Wine & Dine with 575 reviewers recommending their Lobster Bisque, Cioppino, and Fresh Catch of the Day.

Pho Truc Xanh specializing in Asian and Chinese cuisine. 90 reviewers liked their Orange Chicken and Steamed Dumplings.

Delight of France Bakery with 148 reviews with many raving about their Crepes and Fresh Pastries.

Bellamy’s where 141 reviews really liked their Sorbet.

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto with 194 reviews liking their fresh bread and pasta dishes.

Vincent’s 144 reviewers liked their Rack of Lamb.? ?

Brigantine Seafood Restaurant where 110 reviewers liked their Crab/Lobster Cobb Salad.

Grand Tea Room with 68 reviewers enjoying their classy experience.

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Escondido Real Estate Spotlight Escondido High School

 

Escondido Schools

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Maintained by the Escondido Union School District, the city has 33 schools.

The highest rated schools include:

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Escondido Elementary Schools

Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School with a 10 (out of 10) Star Rating provides public education for Kindergarten through 6th grade.

R. Roger Rowe Elementary School in nearby Rancho Santa Fe earned a 9 Star Rating from the Great Schools Organization offering public education for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Carrillo Elementary School also earned a 9 Star Rating offering public education for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Escondido Middle Schools

Three middle schools received high rankings:

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Escondido High Schools

Classical Academy High School earned a 9 Star Rating offering a charter school education for grades 9th through 12th grade.

Other highly ranked high schools include:

 

Conclusion

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Our Escondido real estate spotlight focuses on a “hidden” small city in San Diego County.

Just 30 miles from downtown San Diego, Escondido where the average house sells for $520,000.

Boasting an amazing number of parks and conservation areas offering a variety of outdoor year-round activities. Plenty of museums and cultural events and great schools and fine restaurants your whole family will enjoy. Even includes a full casino for adults.

Contact Us to discover more about the benefits of buying a home in Escondido.

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Chula Vista, California Real Estate Spotlight

 

Our Chula Vista real estate spotlight features the second largest city in San Diego’s metropolitan area.

Covering 52 square miles, Chula Vista also the second largest area in San Diego County. In Spanish, the words “Chula Vista” means beautiful view.

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Chula Vista Real Estate Location

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Chula Vista located only 7.5 miles from downtown San Diego. Also, an equal distance from the Mexican border.

Nestled between the foothills of San Ysidro and the Jamul Mountains. Its north and south borders the Otay River and the Sweetwater River. Its east and west borders San Diego Bay.

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Chula Vista Real Estate History

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Along with San Diego, the Kumeyaay Indians inhabited the area before the Spanish came. By 1821, the Mexican Empire included Chula Vista. When California joined the United States after the Mexican-American War ended?in 1848, it included Chula Vista.

Incorporated in 1911, Chula Vista experienced fast population growth. By 2013, Forbes declared Chula Vista as the second fastest growing city in the U.S. increasing by 17.7%.?

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Chula Vista Real Estate Demographics

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The 2010 U.S. Census reported Chula Vista’s population as 243,915. Over 99% of its population lived in households.

In 2015, over 31,000 Filipino Americans lived in Chula Vista. Filipinos became the majority of the 48,800 Asian-Americans living in Chula Vista.

A post office in Chula Vista’s Eastlake neighborhood renamed the Jonathan “J.D.” De Guzman Post Office Building in honor of a Filipino-American San Diego police officer killed in the line of duty in 2016.

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Chula Vista Economy

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Chula Vista’s small business sector services its tourism industry. Therefore, many dining, shopping, and cinema venues exist. Lots of golf courses too.

The top employers include:

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Chula Vista Real Estate Neighborhoods

 

Chula Vista East, California Real Estate Spotlight

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East Chula Vista

Started in the 1980s and developed from an annexed area of California State Route 125 and Interstate 805.

By 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported that East Chula Vista experienced such rapid growth by upper-class Mexicans escaping the crime and violence of nearby Tijuana. Many wealthy Mexicans cruised the neighborhood in their BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes, according to the Times.

The Times declared East Chula Vista as the “U.S. Haven for Tijuana’s Elite”.

In 2018, downtown San Diego connected with East Chula Vista with a new “Rapid” bus route.?

 

West Chula Vista California Real Estate Spotlight

 

West Chula Vista

The original Chula Vista includes the area north of L Street and west of Hilltop Drive now called “West Chula Vista”.

West Chula Vista does not have a Mello-Roos otherwise called a Community Facilities District (CFD). In California, CFD special districts established by local governments. The CFD provides public funding for public works and services.

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Chula Vista Real Estate Market

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Trulia reports these trends about the Chula Vista real estate market in 2019:

  • Increase by 4% ($20,000) in median home sales during the past year;
  • Yet, the average price per square foot fell from $306 to $301.

As of June, 2019 the median sales prices:

  • One bedroom home = $225,000 (down 3.6%);
  • Two bedroom home = $371,000 (down 1.1%);
  • Three bedroom home = $486,000 (up 1.4%);
  • Four bedroom home = $601,000 (up 2.9%);
  • All Properties = $520,000 (up 4%).

 

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Chula Vista Overview

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The City of Chula Vista government site and the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce site provides this overview.

With its name meaning “beautiful view” visitors and residents enjoy fantastic views of the mountains, coastline, and open space with great year-round weather. Its miles of trails beckon cyclists, hikers, joggers, birders, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Dining, shopping, and entertainment options abound with its historic downtown district and two major malls.

Chula Vista Center located in convenient downtown boasts, dining, major retailers, movie theaters, and much more with over 100 shops since it opened in 1962.

Otay Ranch Town Center provides outdoor shopping, entertainment, and dining. A bustling, urban open-air center featuring many amenities including outdoor cafes, a library, an adjacent dog park, and pet-friendly settings. Also, includes a fireplace, food pavilion, and a play fountain for children.

Third Avenue Village is the city’s culture center featuring historic buildings, landmark restaurants, quaint shops, outdoor musical concerts, and a weekly farmers’ market.

The city boasts 60 sports fields and parks all well-maintained and available for picnics, recreational activities, and sports. Including four golf courses offering a variety of challenges.

The Aquatica SeaWorld Waterpark offers 32 acres of water including slides, rides, and exotic marine animals. ?

The Chula Vista Elite Athletic Training Center showcases America’s best athletes. It’s an official United States Olympic Training Center.

The North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre features world-class entertainers performing reggae to roll and roll making it San Diego County’s best outdoor music site.

Chula Vista’s unique neighborhoods along with nationally recognized entertainment venues performing in year-round warm weather beckon families. In addition, historic downtown and an award-winning nature center attract businesses and families.

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Chula Vista Attractions

 

Living Coast Discovery Center home for interactive exhibits of the history and geological aspects of San Diego Bay and the Sweetwater Marsh. This Center also contains exhibits about birds of prey, water birds, stingrays, sharks, flora, and insects.

Otay Valley Regional Park,?partially located within Chula Vista includes a natural river valley.

OnStage Playhouse, since the 1980’s Chula Vista’s only community theatre. It’s all volunteer cast puts on six productions annually in its 60 seat theatre.

The?Chula Vista Marina, located in South Bay includes many marinas and home to the Chula Vista Yacht Club. Offers whale watching and sports fishing.

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Chula Vista Dining

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Trip Advisor recommends these Chula Vista restaurants in 2019:

Italianissimo Trattoria earned 5 Stars (out of 5) from 210 reviews. Considered the best Italian restaurant in Chula Vista making it Ranked #1 with Trip Advisor.

Family House of Pancakes ranked as the #2 restaurant in Chula Vista earning 4.5 Stars from 217 reviewers. Offer a full variety of breakfast meals and many types of pancakes.

Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana ranks #3 with 4.5 Stars from 331 reviews. The best Mexican food in Chula Vista.

Aunt Emma’s Pancakes ranks #4 with 4 Stars from 247 reviews. Chula Vista residents must love pancakes. Also, vegetarian-friendly offering a wide breakfast menu.

Zorbas Greek Restaurant & Buffet ranks #5 with 4 Stars from 160 reviews. Authentic Greek cuisine! Also, vegan and vegetarian-friendly.??

Black Angus Steakhouse came in as #6 from 162 reviews with a 4 Stars rating. A very popular after work Happy Hour hangout too.

La Bella Pizza Garden ranks #7 with 4 Stars from 131 reviews. Pizzas and Italian food perfect for a date night. Best pizza and lasagna in Chula Vista. Vegetarian-friendly too.

La Quinta Grill ranked #8 with 4 Stars from 73 reviews. Rated the 2nd best Mexican restaurant in Chula Vista. Favored by locals because it’s quiet and convenient.?

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes ranked #9 with 4 Stars from 55 reviews. Soups, salad, and veggie buffet heaven. Vegan and vegetarian-friendly too.

Miguel’s Cocina ranks #10 with 4 Stars from 56 reviewers. Southwestern Mexican foods in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Chula Vista Schools

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Chula Vista hosts the Sweetwater Union High School District headquarters which oversees the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

The local school district contains 44 campuses of grades kindergarten through the sixth grade making it the largest in California.

Also, Chula Vista hosts a private college called the Southwestern College founded in 1961 educating nearly 20,000 students.

 

Conclusion

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This Chula Vista real estate spotlight focused on the second largest land area in the county and the second largest city in San Diego’s metropolitan area.

Only 7.5 miles from the Mexican border and downtown San Diego. A racially diverse city with the vast majority living in households. Most employed by schools and medical centers and an aerospace facility.

Median home sales prices increased by 4% over the past year. Yet, a four-bedroom home only costs around $600,000.

Chula Vista offers its residents lots of open space and outdoor activities. Plenty of cultures and a variety of dining options too. ?

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This Pacific Beach in San Diego real estate spotlight focuses on the community rather than a specific condo building. A while back we wrote about The Plaza Condos at Pacific Beach. Here

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Pacific Beach, San Diego Spotlight

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The Pacific Beach neighborhood in San Diego bounded by the Pacific Ocean to its west, Mission Bay and Mission Beach to its south, La Jolla to its north, and Interstate 5 to the east.?

Pacific Beach offers one of San Diego’s liveliest nightlife scenes. Best known as “PB” by the locals. It’s Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard streets contain ample restaurants, bars, and clothing stores.

But, it’s more well-known for the numerous parks and beaches.

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Pacific Beach, San Diego Real Estate

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In 2019, the average price for a Pacific Beach home is $1.3 million. Pacific Beach neighborhood homes stay on the market an average of 49 days.

The total population in Pacific Beach is around 50,000. Their median age is 31.3 years. The population evenly divided between men and women. Most obtained a college degree.

Most PB’s are white-collar workers at private companies. Average household income at $95,000. Nearly 23,000 households in Pacific Beach. Almost everyone owns a car.

 

Pacific Beach, San Diego Parks

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Imagine seven parks in one neighborhood!

Pacific Beach even boasts the biggest aquatic park in the U.S. Here’s summary and links to each park.

Mission Bay Park with more than 4,230 acres of water and land makes it the country’s largest aquatic park. Includes 19 sandy beaches along 26 miles of shoreline. Eight of them offer designated swimming areas. Over 15 million visitors enjoy this park every year.

Kate Sessions Memorial Park loved by dogs and picnickers for frolicking and enjoying fabulous views.

Crown Point Park on the bay where locals gather for the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display.

Law Street Beach Park offering fantastic sunset views and yoga.

Tourmaline Surfing Park provides a remote beach location near Pacific Beach where locals enjoy surfing.

Pacific Beach Recreational Center Park offering recreational facilities like lighted tennis and basketball courts, gyms, weight rooms, games room, lighted multi-purpose athletic field, and a children’s sandlot.

Fanuel Street Park located at the end of Pacific Beach. Popular with local joggers. Loved by families due to its large playground facilities perfect for toddlers and older children.

Besides the seven parks, Pacific Beach also enjoys open space and rich wetlands through Rose Creek flowing through Pacific Beach before reaching Mission Bay.

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Pacific Beach, San Diego Beaches

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Three beaches known as “The Strand” by locals consisting of:

Mission Beach nestled on the south side of Mission Drive.

Pacific Beach stretching from the La Jolla cliffs to Mission Bay. Also, it contains the Capehart Dog Park with its fenced-in area for dogs to roam and frolic without leashes.

North Pacific Beach located north of the Boardwalk and Crystal Pier.

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Pacific Beach, San Diego Attractions

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Trip Advisor recommends these Pacific Beach, San Diego attractions:

Pacific Beach Boardwalk known as the “Ocean Front Walk on Ocean Boulevard”, but the locals call it the “Boardwalk”. Providing a 3-mile beachfront pedestrian walkway. Offering lots of bars, restaurants, small shops, and hotels. A great “people watching” spot.

Tuesday Farmers Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, bread, meats, flowers, and produce. Open every Tuesday between 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located at Bayard between Garnet Ave, and Grands Ave. The prepared foods include take out and on the spot stands and gourmet foods. Their Information Booth allows using your debit or credit cards to purchase Market Money accepted by all vendors.

Crystal Pier offers a public pier and hotel located near the Boardwalk on Garnet Avenue.?

Mission Bay Golf Course a 46-acre 18 hole executive golf course. San Diego’s only golf course with night lights. A par 58 course where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title.? Features waterfalls, lots of trees and foliage, and ponds in a luxury setting. Buy a local Resident Card for $25 and get year-round discounts.

Pacific Beach/Taylor Library (12,480 square foot) hosts many events year round. So many, they maintain an online calendar of upcoming events. Here

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Pacific Beach, San Diego Restaurants

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Four Square recommends these Pacific Beach, San Diego restaurants:

Restaurante Costa Brava for their Spanish tapas, sangria, and paella.

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood especially for their fish tacos.

JRDN for their steamed mussels, fantastic risotto, and beet salad with warm mussels. Reviewers loved dining in their outdoor patio.??

 

Trip Advisor recommends these Pacific Beach, San Diego restaurants:

The Fishery rated 4.5 Stars (out of 5) by 360 reviews for its fresh seafood.

Sushi Ota another 4.5 Stars from 820 reviews for their fresh sushi.

Kono’s Café got 4.5 Stars from over 1,170 reviews for their American style breakfasts.

Taco Surf also got 4.5 Stars from 211 reviews for their Mexican food and fish tacos.

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Best Bars in Pacific Beach, San Diego

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So many great bars located in Pacific Beach!

Here’s a link to a list and description of the 13 best bars (with photos) published by the San Diego Entertainer Magazine. Here

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Pacific Beach, San Diego Schools

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A member of the San Diego Unified School District. Pacific Beach community schools include:

Barnard Elementary teaching students K-5 grades both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Kate Sessions Elementary a small school located in North Pacific Beach.

Pacific Beach Elementary rated by the Great Schools organization 9 Stars (out of 10) for academic testing results.?

Crown Point Elementary where their “Music Opens Minds” program focusing on music to educate their students.

Pacific Beach Middle School a 60-year-old school also offering Mandarin Chinese language classes.

Mission Bay Senior High School a public magnet high school with a renowned jazz program. Since 2006, they offer an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) a two-year program for 16 to 19-year-olds.

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Conclusion

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Our Pacific Beach in San Diego real estate spotlight describes a small community loaded with beautiful parks and beaches. Also, “P.B.” provides an active nightlife.

Renowned public schools with two of them offering courses in Mandarin Chinese. Another teaches their students through music. Also, their high school offers an IBDP college prep program.

Great restaurants especially for seafood and Mexican cuisine.

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Our Coronado Beach South Island real estate spotlight highlights a San Diego neighborhood located within the beach community of Coronado.

Homes range from 1920s vintage to newer constructed. Easy access to beaches, San Diego Bay and the city of San Diego. A prominent neighborhood on Coronado Island featuring large estate homes. Close to the historic Hotel Del Coronado.

Don’t get confused with our past spotlight on the Coronado Shores condos. Here

This spotlight focuses on a different part of Coronado.

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Coronado Beach South Island History

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Originally, two separate islands existed: Coronado South Island and Coronado North Island. Over time, ocean currents deposited sediments connecting the two islands. Sediment also connected the two islands to the mainland. Currently, considered a peninsula. Yet, “Coronado Peninsula” never gained acceptance amongst locals.

The County of San Diego property tax bills officially calls this area “Coronado Beach South Island”.

The U.S. military occupied the other side of Coronado Island since 1917. Known as the “Naval Air Station North Island”.

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Coronado Beach South Island

 

Coronado Beach South Island Location

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Just off the Coronado Bridge connecting the City of San Diego to Coronado Island.

Nearby neighborhoods include:

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Coronado Beach South Island Real Estate Market

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San Diego real estate agents describe the Coronado Beach South Island neighborhood as “quaint”, “charming”, “historic”, and “beautiful beaches”.? ?

According to Redfin, the 2019 Coronado Beach South Island real estate market trends show:

  • Median List Price of $2.15 million;
  • Median List Square Foot Price = $987;
  • Average Selling Price at 95.5% of the median list price;
  • Average Down Payment of 49%;
  • Number of Sold Homes = 23; and
  • Median Sales Price Square Foot = $967.

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Coronado Beach South Island

 

Coronado Beach South Island Things to Do

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Coronado Beach

Their?Coronado Beach the most popular neighborhood beach.

Dr. Beach which rates the best beaches in America since 1989 using criteria of 50 factors such as sand softness, water temperature, public safety, and views.

In June of 2019, Dr. Beach awarded Coronado Beach as the 9th Best Beach in America.

Stretches for 1.5 miles with a very flat soft white sand because of the presence of mica giving the sand a silvery sheen. Perfect for walking and skim boarding. Popular with surfers, swimmers, beachcombers, and sunbathers. Families arrive early armed with coolers, beach towels, umbrellas, and picnic baskets and bask in the sun all day.

Coronado Beach offers:

  • Lifeguards from 9 am to dusk with a lifeguard tower;
  • Restrooms and showers;
  • Fishing in front of the Hotel Del Coronado;
  • Tide pools;
  • A dog run at its north end;
  • Fire rings; and
  • Free parking.

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Coronado Beach South Island Tidelands Park

 

Coronado Tidelands Park

The Tidelands Park located next to the Coronado Bridge entrance offers:

  • A skate park;
  • Sports fields; and a
  • Sandy beach on San Diego Bay.

Its small beach lined with palm trees with a paved “Bayshore Bikeway” popular with bikers, walkers, and joggers. At its south end, sailboats tie up to offshore buoys and use dinghies to reach the beach.

Very popular with stand-up paddleboards and kayaks available to rent and the nearby Ferry Landing.

The park also provides a play area for children, picnic tables and restrooms. Free parking also available.

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Centennial Park provides a small sandy beach on San Diego Bay. Great views of the downtown San Diego Skyline from the beach and its grassy park.

Actually, two beaches consist of Centennial Park. The popular park beach contains tall palm trees near the Ferry Landing. The second beach set away from the landing offers a quieter surrounding.? ?

 

Hotel Del Coronado

Built in 1888, this historic Hotel Del Coronado remains a very popular site to visit by tourists and locals alike. Showcases a classic Victorian architecture with a peaked red roof which awes visitors and guests.?

Dining at the Del provides seven dining experiences ranging from sea-to-table cuisines and their legendary Crown Room Brunch.

 

Coronado Local Farmers Market

 

Coronado Local Farmers Market

Coronado Farmers Market only held on Tuesdays in the afternoon from 2:30 to 6 pm. Situated near the Ferry Landing parking lot. Considered the longest running farmer market in San Diego County. Vendors sell flowers, meats, fresh produce, crafts and more.

 

Coronado Dog Beach

The Coronado Dog Beach lives up to its name as dogs run freely. The only beach on Coronado Island allowing for off-leash.

However, dogs only allowed off leashes in a designated area with signs. You must keep your dog on a leash from the parking lot to the designated area.

 

Coronado Ferry Landing

 

Coronado Ferry Landing

The Coronado Ferry Landing sits next to a great shopping village offering boutique shops for both sexes, souvenirs, designer sunglasses, and more. Next to the ferry landing are rentals for bikes, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks.

 

Lamb’s Players Theater

Lamb’s Players Theater, since 1971 a professional non-profit performing arts theater in Coronado.

 

The Village

The Village” movie theatre operating for over 65 years at the same location contains 3 theatres. Although a historic building, it offers 3D and other states of the art media.

Visit the Coronado Tourist Information site for more insight into these things to do. Here

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Best Coronado Bars and Restaurants

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Il Fornaio considered the best by many locals as the best restaurant. Authentic Italian cuisine for seafood and meat lovers along with vegan and vegetarian options.

The Tavern as the best bar by locals features casual attire and a great meeting spot. Craft beers and hearty food along with an outdoor patio area. Inside feels like a brick wall warehouse effect creates a down to earth atmosphere.

Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge?offers contemporary American food. So popular with locals for its good food expect to wait for a table.

The Brigantine for fine seafood since 1969. Locals like the food and its friendly service. Their fish tacos win many awards. Famous for their freshly shucked oysters and marinated grilled swordfish. Meat lovers like their classic filet mignon.

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Coronado Beach South Island School

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Only one school inside this neighborhood.

Village Elementary School with grades K-5 earned 8 Stars (out of 10) from the Great Schools site.

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Conclusion

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This Coronado Beach South Island real estate spotlight focuses on a small neighborhood on Coronado Island.

Local real estate agents describe this neighborhood as “charming”, “historic”, and “quaint”, with “beautiful beaches”.

Its close location to the Coronado Bridge allows easy access to San Diego and other beach communities.

This Coronado Beach South Island real estate market indicates a wealthy neighborhood with homes Median List Price of $2.15 million selling for a little over $2 million in 2019.

Things to do in the Coronado Beach South Island neighborhood includes:

  • Beautiful beaches including the 9th best beach in America and a dog-friendly beach;
  • Nice parks;
  • Hotel Del Coronado for viewing classic Victorian architecture and fine dining;
  • A weekly Farmer’s Market for fresh produce and more;
  • Live theater and performing arts;
  • A modern movie theater in a historic building; and
  • Four eating and drinking establishments offering authentic Italian to fine seafood cuisines.

The only neighborhood school, Village Elementary, rated 8 Stars by a highly-regarded national school rating organization.

Thus, Coronado Beach South Island offers luxury living with access to beaches, fine cuisine, performing arts, fresh produce market, and near San Diego.

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University Heights, San Diego Real Estate Spotlight

 

University Heights, San Diego real estate spotlight emphasizes its central location to downtown and the beaches.

Defined by its neon “University Heights” sign spanning Park Boulevard.

The Welcome to San Diego site describes the University Heights neighborhood as:

“Home to a diverse population who enjoy the area for its convenient location, strong sense of community, great restaurants, and its unique combination of history, architecture, art, music, and theatre.” Source

The Neighborhoods.com site describes University Heights as the:

“Heart of San Diego’s vibrant ‘Mid-City’ region. A popular, well-established neighborhood yet somewhat low-key neighborhood. Known for its small but superb dining options, low congestion, and closeness to both Downtown San Diego and the beaches.” Source???

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University Heights, San Diego Location

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The University Heights neighborhood in central San Diego lies between Adams Avenue and Park Boulevard. Next to the Normal Heights and Hillcrest neighborhoods.

Its boundaries include Lincoln Avenue to the south, the edge of the mesa on its north and west, and Boundary Street near Interstate 805 to its east.

Both Adams Avenue and Park Boulevard provide its main area of live entertainment most nights along with artist studios, coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques.

Just minutes away you find Downtown, Mission Valley, the San Diego Airport, Balboa Park, and San Diego State University (SDSU).

Getting to University Heights

From Interstate 8 (I-8) travel south on Highway 163 and take the Washington Street (east) exit. Then, turn left to Park Avenue which takes you into the heart of University Heights.

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University Heights History

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Founded in 1888, the “University” name evolved from the original plan to build a University of Southern California branch there. Alas, the plan never materialized. But, the land eventually became San Diego State College later named San Diego State University which moved to a larger area in the 1930s. The land currently headquarters the San Diego Unified School District.

The only historic district in University Heights consists of Shirley Ann Place which the City of San Diego designated as a historic district in the 1920s due to its bungalows featuring a Spanish Colonial Revival architect style.

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University Heights, San Diego Real Estate Market 2019

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Most housing in University Heights consists of smaller single-family homes in the 2 to 3 bedroom range. Also, some small apartment and condo buildings exist.

Living near Park Boulevard puts you close to Downtown and the beaches. If you desire a quiet street look east with the streets named after U.S. states.

Few tourists wander around University Heights largely populated by locals.

University Heights homes remain on the market an average of 50 days and sold very close to the listed price. Homeowner’s fees average $295. Property taxes average $5,630 per year. Other facts for 2019:

  • Prices Range from $178,000 to $2,650,000;
  • Sales Prices close at $150,000 to $2,225,000;
  • Median Sales Price at $508,000
  • Average homes sell for $581 per square foot; and
  • Ages from 1903 to 2018.

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University Heights, San Diego Demographics

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The demographics of University Heights reveals:

  • Housing units of 5,920;
  • Total population of 11,152;
  • Nearly equally divided between males and females;
  • Median age of 35.1;
  • U.S. born citizens of 9,210 (82.5%);
  • Lived in the same house last year 82%;
  • Nearly 60% white collar employed;
  • Households without children 42%; and
  • Owns a car 90%.

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University Heights, San Diego Parks

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Trolley Barn Park

Rated 4.5 Stars (out of 5) by Yelp. Viewers love the cushy padding under the playground equipment.

Located at 1998 Adams Avenue very popular with young families for its large playground and chess tables.?

Very?popular for hosting Friday evenings free concerts during the summer.

The local street plan mimicked by the pattern of the sidewalks around its playground also echoed by its carved stone plaque.

Also, offering a large grassy lawn overlooking a canyon perfect for picnics.

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University Heights Point

Yelp rated 4.5 Stars (out of 5) for its “off the beaten path” far away from freeway noises favored by locals. Perks include:

  • Offering a beautiful vantage point above a valley.
  • Joggers and dog walkers love this quiet park.
  • Rustic in that no playgrounds, tables, park benches or picnic areas exist.?

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University Heights, San Diego Things to Do

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Tripsavvy recommends these activities in University Heights:

Shopping in the antique shops and boutiques became popular years ago. For instance, visit La Loupe Vintage – A little folk and a little “rock n roll” in this petite boutique with accessories and jackets from the 60s to today.

Theatre – Local?productions of LGBT themes by the Diversionary Theatre on Park Boulevard draws large crowds.

Best Entertainment and DrinksSmall Bar, a hipster hangout offering a large variety of local beers on tap and excellent food. The Lancers for a local dive bar. Great coffees and live music performances at Twiggs.

Best EatsTwiggs for coffee and baked goodies. El Zarape for Mexican food. Adams Avenue Grill for meat, chicken, and fish grilled. Also, the Parkhouse Eatery for their Southwest crab benedict topped with California chili hollandaise.

Best HangoutLestat’s coffee shop open 24/7 attracts large crowds.

Adams Avenue – The many thrift shops and antique stores makes the stretch to Normal Heights known as “Antique Row”. Also, the host of Southern California’s biggest free music street festival held annually.

Park Boulevard – Walk down to Balboa Park to enjoy drinks, food, and live music. Visit the Botanical Garden and Museum of Man.

Park & Rec where adult fun (beers and cocktails) blends with childhood nostalgia games. Offers a huge space including an outdoor patio, large indoor bar, and even a bungalow hosting DJ’s dance parties. Try the mezcal cocktails end play table tennis in their outdoor area including Connect 4 and Jenga games. Check out their Instagram for photos of their complex. ?

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University Heights, San Diego Restaurants

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San Diego Magazine recommends these restaurants in University Heights:

Madison – Its cedar walled dining room displays geometric patterns and vaulted ceilings. They recommend the gluten-free pasta, salmon skewers with couscous, and Portobello fries with chipotle sauce.?

Pop Pie Co. – Their motto “In Pie We Crust” displayed on a neon sign in their wall says it all. They prepare unique pies including Thai Panang Curry roasted vegetable pie for lunch or dinner and a coconut cream pie for dessert. Look at their Instagram page for great photos.

Hundred Proof – A gastro-cocktail bar also serving great meat-heavy food menu. They also serve a fried chicken sandwich and pizza. The décor includes a large Marlene Dietrich photo with rabbit print wallpaper as a background.? Check out their Instagram page for lots of photos.

Grains – A farm to table rustic establishment featuring vegan Asian cuisine on Adams Avenue. Local beers on tap along with “non-meat” foods like duck larb, non-GMO local tofu, tom ka soup, and calamari mushrooms.

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University Heights Schools

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The University Heights schools come under the jurisdiction of the San Diego Unified School District.

Birney Elementary School – Public grades K-5 with around 550 students. The Great Schools site rates Birney as 9 Stars (out of 10).

Florence Elementary School – Public grades K-5 with around 550 students.

Garfield Elementary School – Public grades K-5 with over 330 students.?

High Tech Elementary School – a Charter school grades K-5 with around 400 students.

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Conclusion

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University Heights, San Diego real estate spotlight best summarized as a friendly, quiet residential suburban neighborhood.

Adams Avenue and Park Boulevard offer unique bars, restaurants, activities, and entertainment venues. In the summer, the Adams Ave. Street Fair provides the biggest free music event in Southern California.??

The locals consist of white-collar workers, the U.S. born, the median age of 35 and 90% owning a car appreciating the proximity to beaches and downtown San Diego in a quiet neighborhood.

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