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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

Oceanside

N. County Coastal

Looking for the perfect San Diego beach town to call home? Look no further than Oceanside, California! Formerly a military town, Oceanside has undergone a revitalization that has attracted both military personnel and civilians alike. And it’s easy to see why so many people love living in Oceanside. With its stunning beaches, vibrant community, and affordable housing prices, Oceanside offers the perfect blend of relaxation and convenience. Plus, as the northernmost beach town in San Diego County, it’s just a stone’s throw away from Camp Pendleton.

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!

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Vista

The city of Vista is nestled just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in North San Diego County. Vista lies on the 78 freeway between San Marcos and Oceanside, forming part of the Tri-City Area. Recently revitalized with new businesses and homes, people enjoy living in Vista for its peaceful atmosphere, ideal location close to the back gate of Camp Pendleton, and affordable real estate options. 

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N. County Inland

Poway

N. County Inland

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.

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.

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South Park

South Park is the quieter, but no less vibrant sister neighborhood to San Diego’s North Park community. Living in South Park truly gives you the best of both worlds: outstanding food, culture, and access to some of San Diego’s best entertainment, along with a bit more peace and tranquility. Nestled along Balboa Park’s southwest corner and north of the 94 freeway, this is an ideal location for those who work downtown or in Mission Valley. If you’re looking to buy a home in the heart of San Diego, see what South Park has to offer.

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Pacific Beach

Central S.D.

Pacific Beach, or PB as locals call it, is a vibrant beachside community in San Diego that attracts beachgoers, surfers, and sun-lovers alike. Residents living in Pacific Beach enjoy access to boutique shops, hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and cafes, with many businesses backing to the beautiful boardwalk and sandy beaches. While Pacific Beach has a reputation as a party haven for young adults, PB is a popular choice for home buyers of all ages – anyone seeking leisure, entertainment, and relaxation. Just south of La Jolla and Mount Soledad, this eclectic neighborhood offers three miles of boardwalk and an endless beach vacation vibe. Despite its spring-break-like atmosphere during weekends and holidays, PB is relatively mellow on weekdays and during cooler weather. A walk along the boardwalk is a great way to get a feel for the area, where you can see a mix of tourists and locals enjoying the sand and surf.

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