San Diego Real Estate Information
San Diego, California real estate: San Diego was incorporated
as a city in 1850 with a poulation 650 and it was California's first
county. Now, it is approximately 329.9 square miles in area with a total
population of 2.8 million. Major attractions include San Diego Zoo and
Sea World. San Diego gets its name from the Spanish Franciscan monk
San Diego de Alcala de Henares (Saint Didacus) for which San Diego Bay
was named. Housing starts begin at over $380,000 with downtown San Diego
homes for sale with prices of $500,000+.
San Diego neighborhoods of interest:
La Jolla Real Estate
La Jolla is Spanish means "The Jewel" and this posh community
of over 47,000 north of Pacific Beach takes this moniker quite literally.
La Jolla is home to many outstanding beaches and surf spots, posh neighborhoods,
and upscale dining and shopping locales. Prospect Street near the La
Jolla Cove is littered with boutiques and jewelers, as well as numerous
restaurants. La Jolla is bordered on the north by the Torrey Pines Golf
Course and the beautiful campus of the University of California San
Diego. Other prime attractions include the Stephen Birch Aquarium Musuem
at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Contemporary Musuem
of Art on Prospect. La Jolla is known for its luxury real estate.
Encanto/Paradise Hills Real Estate
Geographically speaking, Encanto is San Diego's largest neighborhood,
and home to over 60,000. East of Logan Heights, and west of Lemon Grove,
Encanto has fallen under ill repute as an area of low-income and high
crime. Real estate prices in this area reflect these conditions. The
hub of Encanto is Imperial Avenue, that runs right through it's heart.
The Trolley East Line also runs through Encanto and Paradise Hills,
a community just south of Encanto and bordering National City on the
Mira Mesa Real Estate
Mira Mesa is a community of tract homes, condominiums and strip malls,
typically Southern Californian. Located north of the Miramar Naval Air
station between I-805 and i-15, it is home to Sorrento Valley that hosts
scores of business parks and new technology firms, most notably Qualcomm.
Mira Mesa is served by its own mall, and includes the peaceful, family-friendly
Scripps Ranch to the east.
Rancho Bernardo Real Estate
Rancho Bernardo is a family community that has been carefully planned,
with specific areas for residential and commercial development. The
community of close to 50,000 has recently come into favor with new technology
and electronics firms, including Hewlett Packard. Rancho Bernardo is
accessed by way of I-15, hosts three golf courses, and is bordered on
the north by Lake Hodges.
Clairemont Real Estate
With over 80,000 residents, Clairemont rests on the hills east of
Pacific Beach overlooking Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. A large
area of mostly residential homes, the community is divided by Tecolote
Canyon. Clairemont is the essential Southern Californian burb complete
with lazy neighborhoods and strip malls along Genesee and Balboa. Mesa
Community College is located in Clairemont.