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San Diego's County most northern city and its third-largest, Oceanside is a beach resort and a trade center for a rich farm area. Tucked against the southern side of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside serves as the county's northern gateway and home to many of the base's 35,000 Marine Corps members and their families. With 3-1/2 miles of beaches and the Oceanside Harbor, the city lives up to its name and reputation as a lively beach community. Oceanside is home to the California Surf Museum. Each year the city hosts Harbor Days in October. Buena Vista Lagoon serves as a wetlands preserve with hiking trails, special events and a Nature Interpretive Center. On the city's eastern edge is the Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in 1798 by Father Junipero Serra, it was called "The King of Missions," because it was the largest and most prosperous of the state's missions.
Much more than just the "Marine town" of old, this coastal city 36
miles north of Downtown San Diego has one of the West Coast's finest protected
harbors and affordable beach living.
SAN DIEGO COASTAL
San Diego's "jewel" has the major portion of the city's most
spectacular ocean views with a variety of quaint, unique and elaborate homes.
Mixed with a wealth of shops, trendy boutiques, fine restaurants and
world-renowned scientific institutions, it's easy to see why people aspire to
P.B. attracts every age group from college students to retirees with its fast
paced nightlife, beaches, proximity to Mission Bay and wide variety of housing.
Prices are high, but rents are reasonable.
The most affordable city beach community, O.B. is close-knit with a lot of
spirit and a wide range of people types. Some of the homes on the hill rival
those in neighboring Point Loma for views and amenities.
Surrounded on three sides by water. Point Loma is a thriving community with very
involved residents steeped in tradition, palm trees and a Spanish-style
architecture plus terrific bay, ocean, city and Coronado views. It's not unusual
to find residents whose grandparents and parents live on the peninsula as well.
UNIVERSITY CITY / GOLDEN TRIANGLE
This gorgeous "island" features a delightful mix of luxurious
residential living, resort atmosphere and bustling Navy activity. It's one of
most expensive areas.
The address of choice for upwardly mobile professionals and their families. The
southern portion is home to well-cared-for streets of single-family homes and
residents who take an active part in their community. In the rapidly growing and
thriving northern end, you'll find an innovative mix of commercial and
This family-oriented suburb has had one of the county's highest appreciation
rates of late, thanks to Clairemont's strategic location. It's close to the
beaches, to Downtown, to all.
This was one of the first of San Diego's master-planned communities, with homes
offering canyon views. This community is characterized by large family homes,
all built within the last 20 years.
This fast-growing, family-first suburb is located about 15 miles north of
Downtown. It's characterized by clean wide streets and lots of single-family
homes at affordable prices.
Life among thousands of whispering eucalyptus trees, Scripps Ranch attracts
upper middle-class families looking for spacious homes and a country feeling.
Thanks to massive redevelopment including waterfront high-rise residences like
the spectacular One Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego has become a trend-setting,
pleasant, exciting and practical place to live.
A close-in, very envied address. This community is full of pretty, palmed-lined
streets and Spanish-style architecture.
This community is a favorite with upwardly-mobile singles and couples who love a
walking-oriented lifestyle and cosmopolitan atmosphere plus its proximity to
KENSINGTON / NORMAL HEIGHTS
The name says it all-it's just north of Balboa Park. Families are snapping up
its high quality California frame bungalows before more of them are sacrificed
to make room for condos and apartments.
Perched on the southeastern rim overlooking Mission Valley, Kensington is one of
San Diego's most sought-after communities with its Spanish-style architecture
and peaceful, palm-lined avenues. Just to its west, Normal Heights sports
smaller, tract-style homes, but with a closer location.
Talmadge Park is located immediately east of Kensington. It is comprised of
Spanish and traditional homes built from the 1920's to the early 1950's. Winding
streets, palm trees and a quiet neighborhood feeling make this one of San
Diego's most desirable Metro communities.
San Diego State University makes the College Area one of the most exciting hubs
of city life. And not just students live here-working singles and families
choose it for its very central location.
Located less than six miles from Downtown San Diego, Allied Gardens is made up
of nice, family-oriented neighborhoods.
One of San Diego's most sought after addresses. Del Cerro features many custom
homes along its hilly roads with spectacular views to match.
San Carlos is a family favorite. Most homes in this "move-up" area
have beautiful Lake Murray or imposing Cowles Mountains as a backdrop.
Another "move-up" community, this is a favorite with families thanks
to its big homes, highly rated schools and fast access to other parts of the
city via I-15.
One of San Diego's most successful - and beautiful - planned communities, Rancho
Bernardo offers its mostly executive and professional families a good mix of
single family homes, condos, townhouses and patio-homes.
A burgeoning inland North County city offering residents a wealth of
recreational opportunities, a wide range of housing prices and one of the
county's largest indoor regional malls, North County Fair.
Poway has an obvious family loving air to it, with lots of single-family homes
in all price ranges and one of the highest ranked school districts in the state
Just 30 miles north of Downtown San Diego and 10 minutes from the ocean, the
home of Lake San Marcos, is a prestigious residential area and the North County
campus of San Diego State University.
Fifty-four miles northeast of Downtown San Diego, it's the county's
northern-most community. Known for its avocados, antique stores, big lots,
custom homes and country flavor.
Seven miles east of the ocean. Vista has been built on rolling hills and is
growing fast in new homes plus commercial and industrial construction.
Protected by rock-studded mountains, this 3,200-acre planned community near
Ramona offers an average lot size of one-half acre plus custom homes at
surprisingly affordable prices.
The population of Ramona has risen dramatically in the last few years. Town
watchers say more and more people are willing to commute to San Diego in order
to live the country life.
"The jewel of the foothills" is 12 miles east of Downtown San Diego
and has a wide variety of housing styles and prices. Most of its recent growth
has been commercial. Downtown La Mesa has a wonderful village-like feel.
One of East County's most exclusive and expensive addresses, Mt. Helix offers
panoramic views in every direction. Custom homes, villas and estates march up
its winding, densely vegetated sides.
East County's biggest city has a small - town flavor and every type of home from
"starter" to "estate." Residents are enviably close to the
county's mountain and recreation areas.
This city has lots of affordable housing and is only nine miles east of Downtown
San Diego ensuring that it will never be considered a lemon!
This pretty name and country feel belie the fact that Spring Valley is only 12
miles east of Downtown San Diego. It's a good bet for first-time buyers.
A rapidly growing community of carefully planned new and nearly new
neighborhoods, Rancho San Diego has homes in all price ranges.
A big advantage to this young city 18 miles from Downtown San Diego is
affordable single family homes and condos. Another is its ever-popular Santee
Lakes Recreation Area, for boating, fishing, picnicking and camping.
If you like cowboys, this rodeo loving East County town is for you! Housing
styles range from older tract to small farmhouses to brand-new condos to the
sprawling ranches and estates in the hills above town.
Though primarily industrial residents of National City neighborhoods have short
commutes to many Naval facilities and Downtown San Diego.
Improvements abound in this South Bay city! There's a new marina and the
downtown area has been beautifully renovated. Homes are available in all price
This upper-income community sits on the lush green hillsides and hilltops that
rise above the south side of the Sweetwater River Valley. The atmosphere is
rural; many residents.
Imperial Beach, which calls itself the most southwesterly city in the
Continental U.S., is growing rapidly and becoming a well known beach resort.
Meanwhile, here you'll find some of the most affordable beach housing in the
MOUNTAIN & DESERT AREAS
The U.S. Weather Bureau rated the weather of this picturesque, rural village as
"99 percent perfect." Lots of homes and small ranches built cozily
among the thousands of trees, San Diego is 35 miles distant.
Sixty miles northeast of San Diego, this mountain village is famous for its
apple pie and its winter snow. A-frame cabins dot the mountainsides.