These areas consistently hold their value because of the highly rated school district.
Rancho Penasquitos is the most inland and has houses available ranging from $400,000 to $1,050,000. The average price is $655,000. You might like the 4 bedroom 3 bath, 1947 sq. ft that is priced around $500,000.
Most homes have little or no HOA or Mello Roos fees.
We don't hear the jets landing or taking off and we typically enjoy temperatures that are 10-15 degrees lower than Scripps Ranch, Poway or Rancho Bernardo. Penasquitos is about a 15 -20 minute commute form MCAS Miramar.
I'd highly recommend you find a Realtor who wants to help you succeed and start looking at houses. The pictures you see online really don't give you a good idea of the home or the neighborhood. The best way to find where you want to live is to start seeing houses.
Contact me today so that we can set-up a buying plan and get you started on finding the best deal.
Thanks for asking your question.
La Jolla, Poway and Rancho Bernardo all have great school districts, one of the best in San Diego County actually.
La Jolla, being a very well off neighborhood, is super nice, with lots of restaurants and things to do, as well as parks, recreation areas, beaches, etc. But you are correct, the prices there are pretty steep. Depending on what you want a house or a condo, for a single detached home you'll end up paying a million and up.
You can definitely get the same kind of home in Scripps Ranch for much less, so I recommend you exploring both areas.
It would be a great step to drive through both neighborhoods and start looking at some sites online for property prices, etc.
Find a realtor you are comfortable working with and that is knowledgeable about those areas and start the process with him/her.
Let me know if I can help you in any other way,
Sincerely,Real Estate Supergirl
Allison James Estates and Homes
7 Horton Plaza,
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Homes for Heroes San Diego
Scripps Ranch is far more affordable and the schools are still good. It is an upper middle class family neighborhood. Also, you might take a look at Carmel Valley. Priced betweeen Scripps Ranch and La Jolla, it has outstanding schools and is just east of highway 5. Your weather will be much cooler.
I'd love to help you if you are not working with an agent yet. I've lived here 20 years and know the various communities quite well.
Good luck Matt!
You sound like me....I want the big home but the ocean is just as important. La Jolla has the hefty price tag but you do have other options. If you go just south, into North Pacific Beach 92109 (north of Turquoise St) you will be in the La Jolla School district and not have to pay the price of 92037. Or, you can always head North up to the Cardiff/Encinitas area....good schools and also a very laid back beach vibe. Carmel Valley is just east of La Jolla and Del Mar and it is very affordable. It is somewhat built around the "family" so there are a lot of parks and the schools are good. I have an almost 3 year old so I am going through the same situation you are. Welcome to San Diego...you will love it.
Kara Watkins Norgart
Re/Max Coastal Properties