San Diego is one of the best places to live in the world. It has beautiful weather year-round and is great for many different lifestyles. When considering purchasing San Diego real estate you can choose from many unique communities throughout San Diego County.
North County Coastal offers homes and condos near or on the beach in the following cities or neighborhoods: Del Mar for the beach and horse enthusiast, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe if you are interested in being by a golf courses and country clubs, Solana Beach by Del Mar, and up the coast you have Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Leucadia, La Costa and San Elijo Hills are nice places to call home as well.
North County Inland offers houses and condominiums in some pretty nice communities like Santaluz, Carmel Mt Ranch, 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Torrey Highlands, Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa. A little further inland you can call Vista, San Marcos, Ramona, Escondido, and Poway home. - 92126
San Diego Coastal is in the heart of San Diego itself. It has several beach communities to choose from. La Jolla is known for its beautiful beaches, shopping and upscale beach homes. Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach are more your typical California beach towns.
Downtown San Diego is a great place to live if you are interested in living the metro lifestyle. You can walk to many great places to dine and shop. Little Italy, Cortez, Columbia, Core, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp, Marina District and East Village are the main downtown areas. Many offer great condos with fabulous views and super ammentities.
San Diego Central offers more affordable housing and you usually can get a lot more for your money in these communities. They are as follows: Tierrasanta, Mission Valley, Mission Hills, North Park, Sorrento Mesa, San Carlos, Del Cerro and Kensington. The good thing about living in these towns is they they are still close to many of the great things San Diego has to offer.
East County communities are more desirable to some because it is usually warmer and does not get the fog that rolls in when you are closer to the coast. Here are some of the towns to choose from in east county: El Cajon, Santee, Alpine, Spring Valley and La Mesa.
South County offers properties near the border in Chula Vista and in great beach towns of Coronado and Imperial Beach.
You can clearly see that County has many types of homes for sale in San Diego with many different opportunities whether you are looking for a beach home, horse ranch, high rise condo or living on a golf course near a country club. No wonder why San Diego is a top travel destination.
San Diego County is the southwestern most county of California along the Pacific Ocean. Boasting a population exceeding 2.8 million residents, San Diego County is the third most populous county and is just behind its northwestern counterpart, Orange County. Known for its miles upon miles of brilliant and sandy beaches, warm climate, and moderate weather, San Diego County has become one of the most desirable places to live in the United States and in the world. The county, like many other parts of California, has an interesting geography, ranging from the snow-capped mountains in the northeast to the Sonoran Desert in the east and the Cleveland National Forest in the central portion of the county.
Settled in 1769 by the Spanish as Mission San Diego de Alcala, the county became part of the nation in 1848 after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. As one of the original Californian counties, San Diego County was created in 1850 when California gained statehood. The area is named after San Diego Bay and initially was much larger than its present area as it included most of southeastern California like San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties. Riverside County forms the majority of San Diego County’s northern border while Imperial County is the entire eastern boundary. The county is well served by a wide network of freeways and highways that crisscross the area, including four interstates and fourteen state routes.
The county located flush against the border with Mexico meaning that the Mexican town of Tijuana is just across the border. However, the U.S. government has worked hard to regulate the customs procedures for those people entering and exiting the country through San Diego County. The county also hosts sixteen military facilities and installations that host a number of agencies and armed forces, including the United States navy, coast guard, and the marine corps.
The county has been divided into five districts for political purposes. Thus, the county is represented with five representatives. District 51 and 53 have voted democratically in the past while 49, 50, and 52 has been predominantly republican in the past, quite unusual for such a liberal state.