Central County Coastal
San Diego’s Central County Coastal area is home to some of the city’s most well known neighborhoods, such as Downtown, Pacific Beach, Old Town & La Jolla. Click below to read more about each one. Click below to get in touch with us regarding a specific home in any of these neighborhoods.
Clairemont | 92117
First developed in the post-war building boom of the 1950s, by developers Lou Burgener and Carlos Tavares, who called their community Clairemont after Tavares’ wife, Marjorie Claire. Clairemont is a beautiful northern San Diego community overlooking Mission Bay.
Gorgeous Clairemont real estate and Clairemont homes for sale can be found all over the non-traditionally designed meandering and winding streets of the city. The beautiful canyons and bluffs dotting Clairemont offer a stunning view of Mission Bay and the many activities it offers. When not jet skiing, sailing, jogging or playing in Mission Bay Park, residents find everything they need for day-to-day life in the many shopping centers in Clairemont, or they can quickly and easily travel to other parts of San Diego County via the nearby I-5 or I-805.
Coronado | 92118
Located just minutes from downtown San Diego, Coronado Island, most well known as Coronado, is one of the most affluent cities in San Diego County. The small town of 24,000 people offers beautiful beaches, fine dining restaurants, charming boutiques and upscale resort-style living to its residents.
Coronado real estate features gorgeous views of some of the best beaches in San Diego, Hotel Del Coronado and the San Diego Bay, along with quick access to the downtown district of Coronado where many shops, boutiques, restaurants, and theaters can be found. This small beach community shares its island with the North Island Naval Air Station as well as a golf course, making Coronado real estate a premium. What Coronado lacks in size, it makes up for in rich history and atmosphere, however. It is the setting of many popular movies, and the Hotel Del Coronado is world renowned.
Listed by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the most expensive places to reside in the United States. Known for its beautiful beaches and warm, sunny climate, Coronado offers an exclusive small town-feel, with the convenience of downtown San Diego just over the bridge.
Bay Park | 92110
Bay Park is located in San Diego immediately west of Hwy 5 and north of Hwy 8. Conveniently adjacent to Mission Bay Park, Bay Park offers local residents year round access to the largest man-made aquatic park in the country. Boasting over 4,200 acres of which approximately 54% is water, Mission Bay Park is perfect for picnics, water sports, walking a dog, or simply relaxing by the bay.
Bay Park real estate is perfect for people who want to be close to the water without the crowds of coastal communities. With direct access to Mission Bay, Tecolote Canyon, and just a short drive to downtown San Diego, Bay Park real estate keeps residents centrally located to all the best parts of San Diego County.
While not directly on the Pacific Ocean, Bay Park homes for sale offer a beautiful environment to call your own while being able to enjoy what makes San Diego County so perfect. Just minutes away from a variety of outdoor activities and the exciting life of Downtown San Diego, it is no wonder why people fall in love with Bay Park real estate.
Downtown | 92101
The hustling and bustling city center of San Diego, downtown San Diego is home to the exquisite San Diego Convention Center, Petco Ballpark, home to the San Diego Padres, the Gaslamp District which houses all of San Diego’s hottest bars and nightclubs, and is just a short drive to many of San Diego’s premier attractions, including Balboa Park and the world famous San Diego Zoo.
7 Downtown Districts
Downtown San Diego real estate is separated into seven distinct neighborhoods:
The Columbia District
The Columbia District spans from A Street bordering Little Italy to Broadway, and includes the Embarcadero Promenade, the Historic Santa Fe Train Depot, the Museum of Modern Art and many commercial development and residential opportunities along the waterfront/embarcadero.
Downtown San Diego’s Core neighborhood (or the Core) includes Downtown San Diego real estate ranging from A Street to Broadway and Union and 12th Avenue. Hotel and retail developments began here as early as the 1860s and many old buildings have been renovated over the years for new residential and commercial uses, drawing many San Diegans into the neighborhood to live and work. The Core is a perfect area for professionals as this area includes the Civic Center, City Hall, the World Trade Center and many other high rise office buildings.
Named for the prominent historic El Cortez hotel, Cortez Hill is one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods. This hilly area of downtown San Diego real estate offers gorgeous views of Balboa Park, the harbor, and the bay. A very quiet and peaceful neighborhood, Cortez Hill homes for sale include modern loft buildings, single-family homes, town homes, and original Victorian style homes that contribute historical charm to the neighborhood.
The largest neighborhood in Downtown San Diego, East Village is sometimes called the Ballpark District as it includes Petco Park, the home field of the San Diego Padres. Located from 6th Street to 16th Street (over 100 city blocks), East Village’s urban feel is comparable to the SoHo District in New York City or the SoMa District in San Francisco. Residents of this area enjoy great restaurants, bars and local shopping all within walking district.
The Gaslamp District
Also known as the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic Gaslamp District dates back to the 1880s. The original architecture in this area has been restored in an ongoing effort since the 1970s and is a stunning sight to see. This over 16-block section of Downtown San Diego real estate houses over 70 restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, galleries, offices and other businesses, and is home to popular San Diego events such as Street Scene, the Mardi Gras Celebration and ShamRock. Residents of this neighborhood revel in the convenience and luxury of having everything they need all in one area.
Originally an Italian fishing neighborhood, Little Italy features a delightful variety of Italian restaurants, locally owned coffee shops and cafes, small gourmet food markets, all kinds of specialty stores, art galleries, offices, and residences. Little Italy is one of the more active downtown San Diego neighborhoods, with frequent festivals and events including their very own farmer’s market. Over the last couple years, the Little Italy neighborhood has seen tremendous residential growth, its homes range from modern single-family homes to quaint Victorian style houses and everything in between.
The Marina District
The Marina District stretches from Horton Plaza and the border of the Gaslamp District to the Waterfront and Seaport Village, putting residents within walking distance of the San Diego Convention Center, a new Children’s Museum, many beautiful parks, and a multitude of shopping opportunities at Horton Plaza and Seaport Village. The Marina District features a wide variety of high-rise lofts, town homes, and mid-rise complexes.
Downtown San Diego Homes for Sale
Downtown San Diego real estate and downtown San Diego homes for sale are all about location, location, location! No matter which neighborhood you choose you can enjoy a wide variety of amazing bars and restaurants, experience wonderful cultural diversity at Balboa Park, do lots of shopping at Horton Plaza, catch a Padres game at the ballpark, or simply take a walk down to the beautiful San Diego Bay. A lot of downtown San Diego is still undergoing infrastructure and residential development, but current construction will only add to the area’s current value and overall charm.
La Jolla | 92037
La Jolla is a serene seaside resort community within San Diego, occupying seven miles of gorgeous coastline along the Pacific Ocean. Located 12 miles north of San Diego, and 40 miles south of Orange County California, La Jolla is probably best known for its beautiful weather year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5º F. In addition to its shopping and dining, with upscale boutiques, import shops, art galleries and gourmet restaurants, La Jolla is home to renowned institutions, such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, and the University of California, San Diego. Home to about 43,000 residents, La Jolla has a feel-good, small-town atmosphere.
La Jolla is an exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun. If you are looking for La Jolla homes for sale you have come to the right place. As the owner of La Jolla property, you’ll never run out of fun and exciting things to do. It has wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants. La Jolla is also the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, made famous by the PGA Tour’s Farmer’s Insurance Open held there each February.
La Jolla real estate, like most of Southern California, is an area of great natural beauty with a mixture of geology – La Jolla is defined on three sides by its rugged coastline of ocean bluffs and beaches, backed by steep canyons and hillsides culminating at Mount Soledad.
La Jolla real estate or La Jolla homes for sale can be found in more than 15 distinct neighborhoods, each of which offers its own style and flair including La Jolla Village, La Jolla Farms, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Heights, Hidden Valley, Country Club, Village of La Jolla, Beach-Barber Tract, Lower Hermosa, Upper Hermosa Bird Rock, Muirlands, Muirlands West, La Jolla Mesa, La Jolla Alta, Soledad South, and La Jolla Alta.
Ocean Beach | 92107
The beautiful beach neighborhood of Ocean Beach is located south of Mission Bay just seven miles from downtown San Diego and two miles from Sea World. A long established beach community in San Diego, Ocean Beach offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, local boutiques, antique stores, tattoo parlors, cozy coffee houses, bars, surf shops – and of course, the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, where most residents spend a majority of their time. With a little over 70,000 residents, Ocean Beach, or OB, maintains a small town feeling with a relaxed lifestyle.
Ocean Beach real estate has something to offer everyone including Ocean Beach Park and Ocean Beach Athletic Area, Ocean Beach Municipal Pier, the longest concrete pier on the West coast. The northern end of Ocean Beach is known as Dog Beach, which has been set aside for leash-free pets and their owners 24 hours a day.
Ocean Beach offers a wide variety of homes from apartments to cottages to bungalows to single-family homes. Ocean Beach is an active member of the San Diego community, with many popular local events throughout the year, including the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off, a jazz festival, and the Ocean Beach Christmas Parade, as well as a charming farmer’s market every Wednesday. On most weekends you’ll see OB residents playing volleyball, barbequing, jet skiing, sailing, and camping in the bay area. With enjoyable, mild temperatures year round, a close-knit neighborhood feel and a plethora of beach activities for residents to enjoy, Ocean Beach real estate and Ocean Beach homes for sale are in high demand.
Old Town | 92110
Widely considered to be California’s birthplace, Old Town San Diego is located in Central San Diego County near the intersection of Interstate 8 and Interstate 5, just north of the San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field. Home to about 25,000 residents as well as a popular tourist destination, is known for its diverse mix of ethnic restaurants offering local specialties and fine dining.
There is a wide range of Old Town real estate available to fit nearly every lifestyle, budget and dream. Old Town has more than 150 shops in the area, including delightful shops featuring a variety of Mexican imports and artifacts. In addition, Old Town residents enjoy convenient access to all the main freeways in San Diego that can quickly whisk them to wherever they need to go. While many prospective residents looking at Old Town real estate worry about noise from the nearby San Diego International Airport, the airport follows strict hours of operation and noise abatement procedures, and Old Town is far removed from the airport’s flight patterns.
Old Town has a large variety of single-family homes, condos and estates for those who want to live in “California’s birthplace.” There are many well-maintained Victorian style homes in the area dating back to the late 1800s and 1900s, as well as many Craftsman style bungalows and homes. Modern condominiums in the area are a popular choice for young professionals due to their affordability and central location. Overall, Old Town’s mix of historic and modern homes for sale draws a high amount of interest to the area.
Pacific Beach | 92109
Sun, sand and fun! Pacific Beach, a thriving beach community within San Diego, offers all of these things and more to around 50,000 residents. Pacific Beach offers 1,200 businesses from which to choose, over 150 restaurants and fine dining establishments, 20 hotels/motels, 11 banks, 5 grocery stores, many funky, local specialty shops and best of all – the beach just steps from many Pacific Beach homes for sale. The mild Pacific Beach climate makes the ocean enjoyable nearly year-round, with gorgeous Mission Bay offering a variety of water activities including sunset cruises, sailing, windsurfing and other aquatic sports.
Pacific Beach is one of the main centers of nightlife in San Diego, with dozens of bars, eateries, and clothing stores lining Garnet Ave and Mission Blvd. While largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, the population is becoming more professional and affluent.
If you are looking for Pacific Beach homes for sale you have come to the right place. As the owner of Pacific Beach property, you’ll never run out of fun and exciting things to do. Pacific Beach offers fine public schools and newer Pacific Beach real estate and homes for sale can be found in surrounding areas.
Pacific Beach property offers access to one of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego where you can enjoy a morning jog along the water, take your dog for a stroll in the late afternoon sun, or simply frolic with your children on the beach.
Point Loma | 92106
Point Loma is a beautiful coastal neighborhood located on a peninsula in central San Diego County. “Loma” means hill in Spanish, and Point Loma could not be a more suitable name for the city, which widely consists of hills. Located just minutes away from Downtown San Diego, with immediate access to the ocean and San Diego Bay, Point Loma provides a quaint seaside getaway to its 45,000 residents (including Ocean Beach residents).
Point Loma real estate is bordered on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the San Diego River, and on the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town, offering exquisite views on all sides. Predominant areas within Point Loma include Point Loma Village, Liberty Station, Shelter Island, Loma Portal, Roseville, Sunset Cliffs, Fleetridge, the Midway District, and La Playa. An interesting fact about Loma Portal is it features “alphabetical author streets;” the streets are named for authors in alphabetical order from Addison to Zola, with a second partial cycle from Alcott to Lytton. La Playa includes some of the most expensive homes in San Diego County (many of which have private piers for small boats). The most recognizable landmark in Point Loma is the historic Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which is often used as an icon for the city of San Diego as a whole.
Most Point Loma real estate and homes for sale feature gorgeous ocean, bay or canyon views that really enhance the broad assortment of architectural styles available. In addition to the many single family homes currently for sale in Point Loma, there is a great selection of condos and apartments to choose from. Point Loma is a close-knit community that takes pride in its history, holding numerous cultural events throughout the year, including the Day at the Docks Festival, the Cabrillo Festival and Festa de Espirito Santo. There are also many fun year-round activities in Point Loma such as whale watching and visiting the Cabrillo national monument, and a wide variety of shopping and local amenities available for residents.
Sorrento Valley | 92121
Sorrento Valley is located west of Mira Mesa and east of Hwy 5. This community is made up of a variety of businesses ranging from restaurants to shopping centers and is also very close to the University of California San Diego. One of the biggest draws of Sorrento Valley and Sorrento Valley real estate is its close proximity to the ocean and the beaches of La Jolla Shores.
Sorrento Valley real estate is unique in that it offers residents of this community access to the beaches, moderate pricing, and in most cases, a shorter commute to work. With easy access to Hwy 5, 805, and even the 15, Sorrento Valley makes it easy to explore all parts of San Diego. Whether it is heading downtown for a night out, to Temecula for an afternoon of wine tasting, or La Jolla to enjoy the boutiques and beaches, Sorrento Valley real estate will keep you close to it all, without having to spend the amount of money necessary for other more centrally located communities.
The properties in Sorrento Valley are made up of a combination of apartments, condominiums, and single family homes, all of which feature the characteristics that make this community such a great place to live. Sorrento Valley homes for sale are typically less expensive than real estate in coastal communities, without having to sacrifice on the quality of design and aesthetic of the surroundings. Sorrento Valley allows residents to easily enjoy all of the perks of San Diego County and not worry about breaking the bank to do so. Slightly inland, Sorrento Valley enjoys sunshine even when there is a marine layer on the coastal communities as well as slightly warmer temperatures.
University City | 92122
University City is located between Hwy 805 and Hwy 5, just north of the 52. Neighboring communities include La Jolla and Clairemont Mesa. The convenient location of University City allows residents to pick and choose what to do with their free time. Whether it is spending a day on the beaches of La Jolla, or heading east to enjoy the Mission Trails Regional Park, University City provides something for everyone. Made up of a variety of single family homes as well as condominiums, University City is perfect for those who have a family, or someone looking to purchase their first property. Being close to both the 805 and the 5 allows residents to easily head north or south, whether for business or for pleasure. Local restaurants and shopping centers also help create the setting for this community.
University City real estate offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a detached home or a new condominium, University City will not leave you disappointed. Near to Sorrento Valley and Mira Mesa business, as well as being close to Hwy 5, allows those who own University real estate to easily commute as well as quickly get to a variety of San Diego attractions. Take a short drive to La Jolla shores for some sunshine and shopping, or head south to the downtown area to walk along the harbor. Either way, University City real estate offers the flexibility necessary to truly enjoy San Diego.
University City is perfectly located and provides residents with a variety of locally owned restaurants to choose from as well as shopping options, such as the Westfield UTC shopping center. University City homes for sale range from condominiums perfect for a first time buyer, to single family homes for those looking for more space to call their own. Just a short drive from Del Mar, University City residents enjoy the convenience of being able to easily get to the fairgrounds and horse track when in season, as well as being able to enjoy the beaches year round. Take a look at University City homes for sale and you will immediately realize this is a great community to call home.