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san diego’s neighborhoods have very distinct characters.

There are over 3,000,0000 people living in San Diego which is one reason why it makes San Diego such a unique and vibrant place to live. Each neighborhood has something different to offer. Whether you want a walkable metro area like North Park or South Park or you want a trendy beach town like Encinitas – We really do have a neighborhood for everyone here in San Diego.

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Encinitas

The seaside community of Del Mar, California is both a tourist destination and one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Diego. With ocean views around every corner, great surfing, and a premier location just north of Torrey Pines State Reserve, Del Mar real estate is also some of the most expensive in the county.

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N. County Coastal

Solana Beach

N. County Coastal

Solana Beach is one of the smallest beach towns in North County San Diego. Encompassing just 3.5 square miles, it is tucked between Del Mar and Encinitas. Known for its close proximity to the surf and sand, Solana Beach is also home to some of San Diego’s most luxurious properties. Solana Beach got its start in 1922 when Colonel Ed Fletcher purchased 201 acres and established the new town. His improvements to the area included establishing several essential businesses, a train station, and carving out a path down to the beach through the coastal bluffs (present day Fletcher Cove site). This last was a real feat of engineering and patience. A firehose was used to loosen the sand which was them moved by steam shovel and washed away down at the surf line. The project took several months, but current Solana Beach residents have Colonel Ed Fletcher to thank for their access to the ocean!

Solana Beach

N. County Coastal

Solana Beach is one of the smallest beach towns in North County San Diego. Encompassing just 3.5 square miles, it is tucked between Del Mar and Encinitas. Known for its close proximity to the surf and sand, Solana Beach is also home to some of San Diego’s most luxurious properties. Solana Beach got its start in 1922 when Colonel Ed Fletcher purchased 201 acres and established the new town.

Encinitas

N. County Coastal

The seaside community of Del Mar, California is both a tourist destination and one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Diego. With ocean views around every corner, great surfing, and a premier location just north of Torrey Pines State Reserve, Del Mar real estate is also some of the most expensive in the county.

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Poway

Affectionately known as the “City in the Country,” Poway is a popular chance for prospective San Diego homeowners. Located east of I-15, between the sprawling communities of Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo, Poway offers a range of housing options along with easy access to both freeways and beautiful hiking trails.

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N. County Inland

Rancho Santa Fe

N. County Inland

For ultra-luxury living in San Diego County, look no further than the exclusive and sprawling community of Rancho Santa Fe. Located in North County, just east of Solana Beach and Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe boasts some of the most expensive and gorgeous properties in Southern California. From beautiful Italian-style villas to Spanish abodes and luxury equestrian properties, Rancho Santa Fe homes offer an unmatched level of craftsmanship and luxury.

San Marcos

N. County Inland

Ideally located along the 78 freeway between the coast and the mountains, San Marcos is one the most desirable communities in North County San Diego, boasting excellent public schools, beautiful homes, and outstanding community amenities. Notable local landmarks include Lake San Marcos, Discovery Lake, Double Peak Mountain, the picturesque San Elijo Hills Town Center, and the sprawling campus of California State University-San Marcos.

Rancho Bernardo

N. County Inland

Rancho Bernardo is a residential community located in North San Diego County, along the I-15 corridor. Niche.com ranks it the 11th Best Neighborhood to Live in San Diego, with an overall A+ rating. Many people chose to buy a home in Rancho Bernardo because of the schools, close proximity to some larger office parks and tech hubs, and easy access to Downtown San Diego. Notable employers with offices in Rancho Bernardo include Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, Petco, Northrop Grumman, Sony, General Atomics, ATK Aerospace, Cymer, and more.

Escondido

N. County Inland

One of San Diego’s oldest cities, Escondido is nestled in the foothills of Inland North County. Boasting a historic downtown area, the world-famous San Diego Zoo Safari Park, beautiful Lake Hodges, and miles of trails at Daley Ranch, Escondido is a popular choice for San Diegans who are looking for more affordable home options. With a range of properties available including single-family homes, luxury estates, condos, townhomes, and more, discover what’s waiting for you in Escondido!

Pacific Highlands Ranch

N. County Inland

One of the newest neighborhoods in San Diego is Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR). Located on the east side of Carmel Valley, this master-planned community offers all the best of North County San Diego living: great local schools, abundant dining and shopping, and an excellent coastal location.

Del Sur

N. County Inland

Nestled between 4S Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe, the master-planned community of Del Sur is one of the top choices for prospective San Diego home buyers.

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