I don't know if you've found a home in San Diego as yet but I will join the group and offer my services in helping you find the right property. I'm assuming one of the numbers on your price range is a typo. It does seem that one of the condo units downtown would be what you are looking for because you mention walking to bars and restaurants.
However, if that's not the case you do need to talk with a realtor and discuss all of your wants and needs and the true price range.
I can set up an MLS seach that fits your criteria and have it email you properties that match that criteria. Feel free to call or email me to do so.
Good Luck in your move.
Well, that is quite a price range! There are a lot more questions I would like to ask you before suggesting neighborhoods. When you can, email me or give me a call, and we can go over your "need" and "want" list and start finding the perfect home for you!
McAllister Homes Real Estate
San Diego has lots of pocket area that can be nice. I would recommended checking historic pattern in San Diego. Historically South of 8 has always know to be 8, North of 8 always seems to be better.
Here is a good site for referrence:
That is quite a wide range with your budget and you will definitely see a big difference in places priced at $400,000 and those going for $1,500,000. Given your desire to be within walking distance to bars/restaurants and prefer a loft/open style place, Downtown San Diego (92101) is calling your name. As with any neighborhood, there are pros and cons and it's important to be aware of them. This is where a San Diego native and consummate business professional can best assist you. Another area that could appeal to you is Encinitas as the parameters you mentioned can very well be met.
No matter where you decide, please make sure to do a trial run on your commute (try driving it at different times) as San Diego is such a popular place and with that, unfortunately, comes some traffic.
At any rate, there are lots of great options out there for you and you should be super excited to be making your move to America's Finest City.
Chad Basinger, REALTORÂ®, CPA, CFPÂ®
You would be best served by working directly with a REALTOR to spend the time with you and go over all of your criteria and needs as there are several areas that might be of interest. . There are other factors that may be a concern such as commute, school district, HOA dues, Mello Roos taxes and more that you may not be thinking about.
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.
Walkscore.com can be useful in finding different amenities near a property that takes your interest. Although you may not get the whole picture of value for a neighborhood from a website as it can be missing something or missing real time information. I would be glad to help you search for a few properties in different neighborhoods and then you may want to explore the surroundings. Do you want to be close to a beach, how many bedrooms, and do you need a garage? Contact me at your convenience.
Prudential California Realty
While no exhaustive, I have a communities page on my website....if will give you a good start....I'd also be happy to speak with you personally to help tailor my recommendations to your lifestyle.
My suggestions included Hillcrest, Northpark, Down Town, especially Little Italy, and Mission Valley.
If close to downtown is not so important I think some great Beach areas (South of La Jolla) include parts of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach and near Village area of Point Loma.
The driving factor for location boils down to ones personal preference for ambience of the location, styles of architecture, age and condition of a specific property and if the place feels welcoming.
If you are new to an area it is often wise to rent for a while until you have the opportunity to spend time in and around different locations.
are you planning to make this your long term residence?
Many areas within your budget, some may not have the walking distance to restaurant and bars.
Hillcrest, Downtown, some areas of Del Mar, La Jolla and Kensington may fit your criteria.
Do you like to be near the beach? do you enjoy outdoor sports?
Downtown would certainly have the most modern "loft type" open place feel. However, with the right vision and budget you can create your open place space in many homes.
Do you prefer condos or homes?
Call me and let's go shopping for your dream home!
I would want to know more about how you live and play. Is a close proximity to the ocean important?
do you entertain a lot and need a large kitchen? Do you need a Garage? Only one bedroom or do you want one or two more? HOA fees are to be considered.
I can be reached by phone, text, or email.
I want to listen to the details.
The San Diego Homes Team
For me, I am less of a downtown San Diego person and with that budget would prefer downtown La Jolla, Del Mar, or Cardiff. Pacific Beach would also be something to look at.
To get a detailed overview, you find an agent you are comfortable with.
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Feel free to contact me for additional help in locating the right property.
Daniel Di Matteo
Century 21 Award