Central San Diego
If you live in San Diego or thinking of moving to San Diego, this city has so much to offer everyone. There are great neighborhoods and homes in Downtown, Mission Valley, Old Town, Mission Hills, San Carlos, Del Cerro and Mission Valley. With many of the San Diego attractions in close proximity, Central San Diego gives homeowners many options to choose from.
Downtown San Diego is one of the most active metropolitan areas in the entire country. Besides the incredible skyline, which is a site to see day or night, one cannot miss the beautiful harbors! Downtown is comprised of eight distinct neighborhoods: Columbia, the Core, Cortez Hill, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Shopping Plaza, Little Italy and the Marina. It also is home to a large financial district. Downtown condos range in price from $200,000 to several million dollars depending on size, building and locatoin. The Gaslamp Quarter is one of the most popular areas in the county. With hundreds of restaurants and cafés to choose from, over 40 nightclubs and bars, entertainment, retail stores, and so much more, this area is one the most popular with downtown residents.
Mission Valley is located only a few miles from Downtown and the beaches. It’s extremely popular with students and residents alike. It’s filled with shopping malls, restaurants, movie theatres, homes, condos, apartments, hotels, golf courses, rivers, beautiful views, trolley’s and bike paths. With its two major shopping malls, Fashion Valley and Mission Valley malls, you’ll have all your buying and entertainment needs only a few minutes away. Condos for Sale in Mission Valley range in price from $150,000 to $600,000.
Old Town dates back to the early 1800’s, San Diego’s Old Town is where the city began. From a variety of restaurants, unique retail shops, historical sites, museums, and parks, Old Town has a little of everything for everyone in your family. Home prices range from $400,000 to $2,000,000.
Mission Hills is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the central area. Beautiful homes with incredible views sit atop a series of hills overlooking Old Town, Mission Valley, Downtown and the Bay. Housing prices range in price from $500,000 to $4,000,000.
Kensington houses for sale range in price from $400,000 to $1,500,000. Kensington is located next to Mission Hills in the heart of San Diego. It is well known for its distinct Spanish-style houses. It about 120 acres overlooking Mission Valley and the bay. Residents enjoy the neighborhood because of the quiet streets and architecture. Kensington is one of the three neighborhoods that run through Adams Ave. It is at the eastern end of the strip that begins with University Heights at the western end, with Normal Heights in-between. Of the older urban neighborhoods in San Diego, Kensington is one of the most sought after destinations for buyers in the county.
How would one find Kensington? From I-8, take SR-15 south and take the Adams Avenue exit. Go east on Adams - Kensington begins just after the SR-15 overpass.
Del Cerro is located just east of Mission Valley and just north of San Carlos and Allied Gardens. Located to the east is La Mesa. The houses in Del Cerro were built between 1950 and 1985 and are considered an affluent professional area. Home prices range in price from $350,000 and $1,800,000. Many of the residents (approximately 2,500) have lived here for years. It's surrounded by rolling hills where you can walk, hike, ride your bike, shopping centers, retail stores and freeways.