Mission Hills is an older neighborhood in central San Diego. It offers a village lifestyle where you can walk to a local coffee shop or restaurant. Homes date back to the early 1900's and are often beautifully restored with a lot of character and charm. It will be the more expensive of the two neighborhoods.
Eastlake is a newer commnity in Chula Vista. It is far less central, but the homes are newer, and you will get much more for your money. Home communities often have pools and rec centers with lots of strip malls and shops that you can drive to. You will probably find more young families in Eastlake, but just kniow you will probbably do more driving.
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Eastlake is popular due to the recently built neighborhoods built primarily to attract young families. These homes will be larger and more conducive to today's lifestyles. Newer construction, space to grow into and more of a great room concept is appealing to today's families. Downsides are lack of character and a track feel from planned communities as well as proximity to work areas. One needs to understand the commutes they would face.
With extensive experience in each of the communties, feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions or would like to disuss in more detail.
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They each have their advantages, I live in Kensington, which a community much like Mission Hills. Both are centrally located with easy access to all parts of San Diego County. The homes in Kensington and Mission Hills are typically older but that is expected in a well established community. The home prices are higher than in Eastlake. Each home is unique and were not part of a major subdivision. One of the best private schools in San Diego is located in Mission Hills.
Eastlake is a much newer community and many of the homes have Mello Roos assessment in addition to the regular property taxes. The Mello Roos money was used for many public improvements including schools and parks. The schools in Eastlake are newer and typically high tech. The community is nice and usually has a lot of activities for young children.
I would drive through the communities and see what they are like. Drive during the day, on the weekend and at night. You will see that each has their own character and you need to determine which one matches best with your lifestyle.
My personal preference is Mission Hills or Kensington.
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Also, think about the proximity of other children in the neighborhood that may end up close friends with your son. It's always nice to just watch your kids walk a few houses down to play with a mate or two. It's also nice to have neighbors with children that you can rely on, if needed to, to ask for babysitting favors!
I moved from Pacific Beach to Mission Valley and finally to Santee for my young children. I wanted a sense of community that focused on children and family, not so much a hip adult lifestyle. The Santee School District has been great too!
Hopefully I've helped a bit but please check out school statistics and area crime rates to further answer your question. Best of luck!
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