coronado

Coronado is located in San Diego, CA and is not only a great place to visit, but it’s one of the nicest places to live in all the United Sates.   It’s unlike any other location in San Diego County.   My favorite way to get to Coronado is by boat or ferry.   If you live here in San Diego or plan on visiting, you need to drive over the bridge on a sunny day to see some of the most spectacular views San Diego has to offer.  Not only can you see all of Coronado Island, but you can see all of Downtown San Diego as well.

Coronado is a little island just west of Downtown San Diego and has some of the best beaches and most luxurious homes California has to offer.

If you are looking to buy a home in Coronado, here are some housing numbers you need to know.  Condo/Townhomes range from $800,000 to $4,500,000.  At any one time there are approximately 75-100 condo/townhomes on the market for sale.  The average sales price over the last six months for a condo/townhome was $780,000 for a 2 bedroom 2 baths, with 1600 sq. ft.

If you are interested in a single family detached house with incredible views, great weather and only minutes from the beach, Coronado is a must stop.  The homes range in price from $1,500,000 to $18,000,000 million depending on location, size and proximity to the water.  There are approximately 60 to 130 Coronado houses for sale at any one time.  The average sales price over the last six months was $1,800,000.

Most of these homes are like cottages located in clean, tree lined family friendly neighborhoods.  From morning until night you will find people walking their dogs, riding their bikes and skakteboard's and walking the streets enjoying the weather and scenery.  City code requires that no two houses can be the same on any one street, so the diversity of architecture gives each street its own personality.

Some neighborhoods include…

1.    The Village – Includes most of South Island and includes the downtown area.
2.    Country Club Estates - Located on the north side of the island adjacent to Naval Air Station North Island.  It’s is Coronado’s only large area of homes all built by a single developer.
3.    The Shores is located just south of Silver Strand.
4.    The Cays is comprised of smaller villages that wind around inland waterways, each with its own pool and clubhouse.
5.    Bay Front faces Downtown San Diego.
6.    Glorietta is full of custom homes located across the street from the Coronado Golf Course all along beautiful tree-lined streets.

If going to the beach is at the top of your list, Coronado has some of the finest beaches around.

Beaches in Coronado include the following….

1.    North Beach - starts at Sunset Park and extends down to about where G Street meets Ocean Blvd.
2.    South Beach – is in front of the Hotel Del Coronado (rated one of the best beaches I the world).  This is my favorite beach and is the one I take my family to 5-6 times a year.
3.    Central Beach
4.    Shores Beach
5.    Silver Strand State Beach
6.    Glorietta Bay Park
7.    Tidelands Park
8.    The Landing

Because Coronado is a very affluent community, the restaurants are plentiful, high end and offer something for everyone.  Some of the top rated places to eat are….

1.    Primavera Ristorante
2.    Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado
3.    Burger Lounge
4.    Miguelitos
5.    Clayton's Coffee Shop
6.    Miguel's Cocina
7.    Vigilucci's Ristorante Coronado
8.    Crown City Inn & Bistro
9.    Il Fornaio
10.  Brigantine Seafood Restaurant

One of the questions most asked of me are how are the schools in Coronado?  And the simple answer is yes – they are very good!   Coronado Unified School District includes Coronado Middle School (CMS), Coronado High School, Silver Strand Elementary,  and Village Elementary.   Coronado School of the Arts,  a public school-within-a-school on the campus of Coronado High School,  is also present on the island.  Among the private schools are Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School.

No matter if you are looking to buy and upscale beach front home or just visiting, Coronado is a must destination.