Old Town San Diego is a fantastic community located adjacent to Mission Hills and the San Diego River. Filled with diverse housing options, including single family homes, studios and small condos, as well as townhouses, Old Town offers a unique and historic living experience within San Diego. This neighborhood is filled with culture and great architecture, especially in the older homes on the hill overlooking the main downtown area in Old Town. With a median housing price of $479,253 according to NeighborhoodScout, Old Town offers a more affordable community close to transportation, downtown, retail and restaurants. Rental prices for the area are markedly lower than other communities in the San Diego area, so if you are interested in purchasing an investment property in Old Town, you will need to get an incredible deal.
Considered the birthplace of California, Old Town marks the place where original inhabitants first made their home in San Diego over 9,000 years ago. The people called themselves the Kumeyaay and lived in the area until the influx of Spaniards in the 1700s. Old Town’s development in the 1800s was built by a small Mexican community into small adobe homes, with Father Junipero Serra’s presidio overlooking this community. Old Town is interspersed with Mexican landmarks like the Little Adobe Chapel, El Campo Santo, which is an old cemetery from 1850, as well as the First Church in Old Town San Diego. Old Town is also home to the famous Whaley House, which is said to be haunted. Old Town is arguably San Diego’s most historic neighborhood and still maintains much of its historic allure. Catering to an influx of tourists, Old Town’s unique flare offers a glimpse into the past.
Today, Old Town is full of events and historical tours, including tours in the Whaley House. With delicious restaurants, fun shops, and a great farmer’s market, Old Town offers fantastic commercial and retail properties within walking distance. Old Town is a neighborhood interspersed with various income levels and home prices, making it important for you to select a knowledgeable Realtor. With the San Diego Trolley stopping at the edge of town, making this a great neighborhood for buyers looking for access to the limited public transportation system in San Diego. The San Diego Trolley runs from East County to Old Town, and then south to downtown and making stops all the way to the border. Whether you are looking to buy a small condo, fabulous estate, or great investment property, Old Town is a fun and unique neighborhood that offers a plethora of options for all.
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