Mission Valley San Diego

Mission Valley is an extremely desirable community to call home if you are an upwardly-mobile single or young couple. With a great mall, restaurants, golf courses, and freeways, you have access to great entertainment and the main arteries that take your throughout San Diego. Most housing options are condominium developments with some single family homes, making this the perfect neighborhood to purchase your first home. Mission Valley is considered an entertainment hub, with a large outdoor mall that has plenty of shops, restaurants, department stores and a movie theatre. Also located in or adjacent to Mission Valley is Fashion Valley Mall and Hazard Center. With access to the Trolley, one of San Diego’s public transportation systems, Mission Valley is a fantastic area to call home. Mission Valley is an extremely historic town in San Diego, as it is the site of the first Spanish settlement in California in 1769. The Presidio and Mission were originally located in the western portion of Mission Valley at what is now present day Old Town. In 1774 The Mission was moved to its present location where it still stands today in the east side of Mission Valley. The development of present day Mission Valley […]

Linda Vista Real Estate

Spanish for “Pretty View”, Linda Vista is located east of Mission Bay, west of Mission Valley and south east of Tecolote Canyon. The beauty of Linda Vista is that it lies on a mesa overlooking Mission Valley. With the University of San Diego calling Linda Vista home, this area is filled with college students during the school year. An interesting fact about Linda Vista is that it was actually home to the very first mall-type shopping center in the United States, dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt. Real estate in Linda Vista varies quite a bit and consists of condos, apartments and single family homes. While a few well-established homes that were built in the 1940s still exist, most of the construction is dated to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The median housing price for Linda Vista is $388,607 and the median rental prices for the area are $1,137 according to NeighborhoodScout. Property values can shift drastically if the home is newer, updated or has a great view of the canyon. Property types are extremely diverse in this neighborhood, with about half of the real estate as single family homes and half as condos. Interestingly Linda Vista maintains a very strong Asian […]

Bankers Hill San Diego

Bankers Hill, sometimes called Park West, is a great neighborhood in Up Town that is west of Balboa Park and just north of downtown San Diego. This area is primarily residential south of Laurel and west of 5th, with many new construction projects taking place especially on 6th Avenue facing Balboa Park. As you head west in Bankers Hill toward the bay, great panoramic views of the bay, downtown San Diego, the airport, Coronado, Harbor Island, and Mount Soledad await, making this area a fantastic location in San Diego. The area was originally developed by famous architects Irving Gill, William Hebbard, Richard Requa, and Frank Mead and was dubbed Bankers Hill because of the affluent community of residents who lived here. Bankers Hill real estate is a mixture of older, well established as well as new construction. Home prices range here quite a bit depending on the area, view and amenities, although the median home value is $393,481 with the median rental price of $1,083. With the majority of residences renter occupied, investors can find great value and earnings in the burgeoning market. With the combination of established homes and new construction, Bankers Hill is both unique in the aesthetics […]

Clairemont Real Estate

The neighborhood of Clairemont, also known as Clairemont Mesa, is a large community with four separate neighborhoods in San Diego. Maintaining a population of about 80,000, Clairemont was first developed post-war in the 1950s and the neighborhood is bound by the I5, 805, 52 and Linda Vista to the south. With diverse housing options, plenty of commercial, retail and restaurants, and easy access to the beach and downtown, Clairemont is affordable and a fantastic community to call home. Clairemont has several outdoor shopping plazas, restaurants, movie theatre and shopping. While this community is extremely large, it is also quite self-sufficient, which is great for buyers looking to move into a neighborhood with plenty of retail and restaurants close by. Clairemont Town Square is the largest shopping center in the area and has a movie theatre, grocery store, Michael’s, TJ Max, and other shops. Clairemont has two canyons, Tecolote Canyon and San Clemente Canyon, and both have been  preserved and great for hiking. Median real estate prices for the neighborhood are $381,590 and median rental prices for the area are $1,220. While the majority of Clairemont is owner occupied, there are several renters in the area due to the affordability of […]

Solana Beach San Diego

Located north of Del Mar and right on the beach is beautiful Solana Beach. This beautiful community located in the north county of San Diego features large homes and townhomes as well as a primarily owner occupied neighborhood. With construction ranging from the 1970s-Present, Solana Beach provides an array of architectural styles that add to the eclectic feel of this community. Diverse housing options, educated residents, luxury vehicles and up-scale dining and boutiques mark Solana Beach as an exclusive community that is highly desirable in San Diego. Solana Beach is a unique neighborhood in that it spans from the beach north from Villa De La Valle and east, over the I5 as it follows Loma Santa Fe Dr. This expansive community brings diverse home prices and property options, making this community a great fit for singles, young families, empty nesters, and retirees alike. The coastal neighborhood and scenic views offer residents a plethora of outdoor activities, including surfing. As a quiet and safe community, Solana Beach offers a great neighborhood feel with easy access to the I5 for commuting to work or heading into the city for a night on the town. Larger than Del Mar, Solana Beach is home […]

Bay Park and Bay Ho San Diego

Bay Park is a beautiful, hilly community overlooking the San Diego Bay, with Bay Ho to the north, which is also a hilly community and Clairemont and Linda Vista to the east. With a mixture of bungalows, single family homes, new and old constructions, Bay Park and Bay Ho offer diverse housing options and great access to the freeways, shopping and the beach. Because Bay Park and Bay Ho are located on the east side of I5, real estate prices are more affordable than beach communities. Bay Park is strictly a residential neighborhood, with plenty of single family homes to choose from. Because there is no commercial or retail development here, the Bay Park neighborhood truly feels like a suburban community, despite its urban location. Bay Ho has a mixture of both commercial and residential, although leans more heavily on residential than commercial. While these neighborhoods are adjacent, Bay Ho is on the north side of Balboa, and not as many homes have the million dollar bay view. Bay Park Median real estate prices in this community are $557,813 and average rental prices are $1,738, according to NeighborhoodScout. Bay Park has an extremely low vacancy rate, meaning this neighborhood in […]

Carmel Valley in San Diego, CA

Carmel Valley is a beautiful and wealthy master planned community located in the North West corner of San Diego, CA. With commercial, retail, shops and boutiques, hotels and residential all located in this community, Carmel Valley has great amenities and resources located locally. The name Carmel Valley is actually derived from the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy, who established a dairy farm in the city circle in 1905. As far as Carmel Valley today, the city began construction in the early 1980s, although several newer homes were built in the early 2000s. In fact, almost half of the homes in Carmel Valley were constructed after 1999, making this community look and feel like a newer community with modern architecture. Bordering Carmel Valley is Pacific Highlands, Torrey Pines, Del Mar Mesa and Torrey Hills. Carmel Valley maintains as population around 42,047 residents who are diverse in age and a range in incomes as well as home prices. The area maintains its home values extremely well, with the median price set at $918,934 according to NeighborhoodScout. The area is considered a suburban neighborhood based on population. The current vacancy rate is a low 2.5%, making this area very owner occupied.  Residences are typically […]

Mission Beach San Diego

With the beautiful beach to the west, Pacific Beach to the north and Point Loma to the south, Mission Beach is a gorgeous community with great entertainment and the beach in walking distance. Built on a sand bar adjacent to Mission Bay, Mission Beach San Diego spans nearly two miles of ocean front real estate. A fantastic boardwalk runs along the beach and the bay, making this area a hot commodity for buyers looking to live the dream. Mission Beach is often full of locals on the weekends and summers. The boardwalk serves as access all over the beach community, providing the perfect pathway for pedestrians, bikers, roller bladers, and skate boarders to hop from the beach to the bar. Attracting an eclectic community, Mission Beach is extremely laid back, making this a great place for buyers looking to live in the quintessential San Diego beach community. Real estate in Mission Beach is just as eclectic as its residents, with beach cottages built in the 1930s and 1940s next to modern construction. Mission Beach is zoned for 36 residential dwellings per acre, making this area extremely unique to San Diego. Mission Beach also boasts the smallest lots in the city, […]

Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo is a beautiful master planned community located in the northern hills of San Diego County. Filled with golf courses, shopping malls, great schools, and beautiful topography that include rolling hills, Rancho Bernardo is an ideal community to raise a family or retire. With Escondido to the north and Poway City south east, Rancho Bernardo is about 20 miles north/north east of downtown San Diego. Rancho Bernardo is home to the oldest winery in Southern California called the Bernardo Winery, established in 1889 and family owned and operated since 1927. With an annual carnival street fair every year called RB Alive!, Rancho Bernardo offers great amenities and activities in this sprawling community. Notable to the community is the amount of large corporations with either headquarters or offices. Sony US maintains its corporate headquarters in Rancho Bernardo. Also located in Rancho Bernardo are offices for Hewlett-Packard, Broadcam, Nokia, the Eastman Kodak Company, Teradata, LSI Corporation, BAE Systems, and Northrop Grumman. If you are employed by any these companies you can have a great commute to work! A variety of housing options, including condos and apartments, townhomes, smaller single family homes as well as larger estates can be found within Rancho […]

Cardiff by the Sea in San Diego

Set right on the beach in beautiful San Diego, California, Cardiff by the Sea is a nautical community with a great culture located north of Solana Beach. As part of an extremely distinct neighborhood that is technically part of Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea maintains its own outdoor friendly culture. With smaller condominiums, townhouses, and single family homes that are generally 2-4 bedrooms, Cardiff by the Sea offers a greater diversity of property types than many other coastal communities in the north county. Originally named for Cardiff, Wales, Cardiff’s streets reflect the original landowner’s affiliation for the UK, like “Birmingham”, “Oxford”, “Chesterfield”, and “Manchester”. Cardiff’s unique history makes it a fantastic area to live, work and play. Property values and appreciation values are great, with the median home value at $963,184. Rentals in this area are generous at $1,730, making this a great place for an investment property. Cardiff by the Sea is a mixture of owners and renters and properties here are established, but not old. With diverse options like studios, small condos, townhouses, and single family homes, renters and buyers alike can find a great property in this fantastic coastal community. Cardiff has its own zip code and […]