Whether you’re moving to San Diego to enjoy our amazing weather and fantastic city vibe or you already live in the area and you’re planning on upgrading, one of your major decisions will be which of our local communities to make your new home. In today’s blog post we’ll share a quick guide to a few of the neighborhoods in and around San Diego.
Pacific Beach: A Perfect Setting for Beach Lovers
The name says it all: Pacific Beach. Found south of La Jolla and west of Interstate 5, Pacific Beach or “P.B.” is primarily a residential community that is defined by its iconic namesake beach. The area is popular with a diverse crowd of homeowners, ranging from young professionals who enjoy having quick access to one of the more developed restaurant, bar and entertainment scenes in the San Diego area to families with children and retirees who enjoy the coastal beauty of the beach area. Runners and those who enjoy evening walks will certainly love the three-mile boardwalk that runs from the top of Pacific Beach down into Mission Beach and Mission Bay. If you’re viewing homes in the area, be sure to stop by Garnet Avenue to see why the local food and drink scene is popular with the locals.
La Jolla: Quite Possibly the Most Beautiful Place in the Country
While La Jolla is just a short distance north of central San Diego, this seaside community operates at a different pace than the big city. Surrounded on three sides by pristine beaches and majestic cliffs, the area is home to around 40,000 full-time residents and quite a few others who spend at least part of the year here. Families love La Jolla as education is a priority in the area, with great elementary and high schools alongside the University of California, San Diego campus. With real estate opportunities ranging from beachside condos to large homes perched on towering cliffs, it’s well worth spending some time browsing listings in La Jolla to see if local homes would suit your needs.
Clairemont: A Charming Residential Area with Prominent Views
Clairemont Mesa is one of the larger suburban neighborhoods in the San Diego area, with a population of about 80,000 residents. This is a relatively young community, as development in the area kicked off after World War II and has continued to this day. Clairemont is known for its winding streets, taking you from canyon bottoms to the top of a cliff within a couple of minutes’ drive. The area is very family-friendly, with a half-dozen local community centers and a number of local schools within walking distance to homes in the area. There are also a number of parks within Clairemont, including Marian Bear Memorial Park and Tecolote Canyon Natural Park – perfect for those morning runs or evening walks.
These are just a few of the local neighborhoods in the San Diego area – there are many more, each with their own unique charm and appeal. When you’re ready to buy a new home here in San Diego, contact the experienced real estate team at Whissel Realty at (619) 618-7997. We’re excited to hear about your plans and to help you find a home that perfectly suits your needs.