San Diego is a fabulous place to live and there are dozens of different neighborhoods that you can call home. There is a huge difference in price ranges but you can still find a home in a decent neighborhood at a price you can afford. Where you live has to be about more than price, for me the neighborhood needs to have some character, so here are some of my favorite places to live in San Diego.
Downtown has gone through some gentrificationlately as it is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Gone are the rundown old building and there is a whole bunch of new housing being built. The neighborhood still has some great restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment right at your doorstep. Downtown used to be pretty seedy but now the area has completely changed.
The old crumbling buildings are being turned into some hip new condos. The criminal element that once plagued downtown is gone and now it is a fantastic place to live. Young couples and singles are moving back into the neighborhood in droves and now it is one of the coolest places to live. There are a couple of different neighborhoods around downtown you should check out, Columbia, East Village, Gaslamp Quarter or near the Marina.
La Jolla is not like downtown in fact you are going to spend some cash to call this place home. With almost 10 miles of coastline on the north side of San Diego the area is filled with great beaches and it is considered one of the most prestigious in the city. While I don’t live here, I do take a drive around the area and admire the views and the mansions I can’t afford.
There is some amazing residential architecture here but you can expect price tags with 8 zeros at the end. There are some smaller beach houses that are a little more affordable but this is definitely not the cheapest neighborhood in town.
The Point Loma neighborhood is a pretty cool combination of the old and the new. You have a big selection of homes that were built back in the 20’s and 30’s along some newer upscale construction. The area is hilly and wraps around the entrance to the bay giving you some beautiful views. There is a mix of high end right alongside more affordable housing.
These are some of the more interesting places that you can check out in San Diego, come down and check them out for yourself. You may even find your dream home.