San Diego Beach Communities
San Diego.... home to beautiful beaches! When you think of San Diego as either a place to live or a place to visit, you can't resist thinking about the incredible sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean and the year around sunshine and great weather.
Whether you own a home in Pacific Beach or a condo in La Jolla, you are literally "walking distance" or a short bike ride to the sand and water. This is something that most people can only dream about. There's nothing like a sunset over the Pacific Ocean, or an early evening BBQ with family and friends that makes you feel at peace and at home!
There are many beach and coastal communities throughout the county. North County Beach Cities/Communities include Oceanside, Carlsbad, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Torrey Pines.
Carlsbad is a charming, seaside village located in north county. It is approximately 35 miles north of Mission Hills, and is known to be of the wealthiest communities in California. Besides the appeal of living near the coast, Carlsbad has a lot to offer with its upscale homes (homes range in price from $350,000 to several million depending on size and location), incredibly beautiful golf courses, shopping centers, numerous restaurants and so much more.
Encinitas is a laid back city south of Carlsbad. It's located approximately 25 miles north of Old Town and has five different communities that make up Encinitas. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the southern most oceanfront community in Encinitas.
Del Mar is an upscale beach city where the houses are always in high demand. Houses range in price from $500,000 to several million dollars depending on how close to the ocean you want to live. This affluent beach town has beautiful shorelines stretching for miles. As with all beach communities in the North County area, you'll find custom oceanfront estates as well as smaller, residential homes in family-friendly neighborhoods.
The central Beach Cities/Communities include Coronado, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach and Point Loma.
Coronado is a peninsula between the bay and Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most popular destinations for home buyers and tourists in county. Coronado Beach is one of the most beautiful locations in all of California. With a diversity of homes in this coastal friendly community, you'll find a wonderful way of life away from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
La Jolla is an affluent seaside city which occupies over seven miles of the beautiful Pacific Coastline. La Jolla is known for Prospect Street, beaches and real estate. Upscale ocean view homes are prevalent throughout the entire area and range in price from $1,000,000 to $30,000,0000. Popular residential locations within La Jolla are Bird Rock, Muirlands, La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Heights.
Mission Beach is a popular beach community located approximately 10 minutes from the Gaslamp District. This stretch of beach spans nearly two miles of ocean between Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. Mission Beach is known for it's beach front and bay front condominiums and town homes. If you are a real estate investor looking to for a great return on your investment and high rental income, this area is the place for you.
Ocean Beach has a 1950's feel to it and is known for being "laid back." Residents and tourists from all over come to see the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier. This unusual pier is one-half mile long and extends 1,971 feet into the ocean and is the second longest pier on the west coast. Located just north of this pier is an area of beach called "Dog Beach". This particular beach is one of two places in all of San Diego where your dog can run "free!" without any leashes.
Pacific Beach is a community that has experienced change for the good. Once considered strictly a college town filled with surfers and students, it's now a mixture of students, families, real estate investors and professionals. Over the last 10 years, Pacific Beach has been extremely popular to home buyers. It has a everything a buyer is looking for - condos, town homes, apartments, single family homes and exclusive upscale beach front property.
Imperial Beach is the most southern beach in all of Southern California. If you prefer living in a beach community in the South Bay area, then Imperial Beach is your destination. This residential beach city is located just 14 miles from Clairemont Mesa. Real Estate is much less expensive than the other coastal city which attracts a tremendous amount of interest from all types of home buyers.
On any given day, you will find the beaches filled with sunbathers and families who love to picnic, walk or play. Water sports include swimming, scuba diving, body surfing/body boarding, snorkeling, kayaking and of course surfing. Every day you will find residents and visitors alike strolling on the boardwalks, browsing the many shops, or stopping along the way to grab a bite to eat at any one of the various restaurants.
As with any of the beach towns, you'll find homes for a single life style, any size family or someone who's retired. These are communities where you can be as active as you want with all the available activities or simply build sand castles in the sand. And if relaxation is what you love to do, pull up a beach chair and enjoy the surroundings of the ocean, clean air and great weather.
Find your favorite beach city today and make it your new home.