Good old Petaluma. My college roommate was from Petaluma and one of my good childhood friends is in law enforcement up there (hopefully, you haven't come across him!!). That is very exciting that you will be moving down to America's Finest City with your little one. Although prices have risen year over year about 20% in San Diego, there are still plenty of opportunities to be had and great places to live given your price point. Not only that, but with interest rates being near historical lows, the cost of borrowing money (especially if you take the tax benefit into consideration) is incredible and should be taken advantage of.
Any REALTOR worth their weight in gold will ask YOU a bunch of questions to figure out exactly what you are looking for (of course, bearing in mind that buying a place often involves some degree of compromise.) This list is rather lengthy, but a few critical questions include 1) how old is your child and what type of educational experience would you like him/her to have? 2) how long do you foresee yourself staying in this place and what items (outside of the obvious issue of safety) are most important to you? 3) What are you "must have" items and which are merely things you would like, but could do without? 4) What kind of activities do the two of you enjoy doing, as this may be a critical factor in deciding which place is best for you. Keep in mind, San Diego is a great city, but with that being said, traffic can sometimes get a little backed up and that is why I always advocate given your eventual commute a trial run at various times. These are a few questions of the many that should be asked.
I have tried to stay away from giving specific areas as I do think more information would have to be gained in order to give you a concrete answer. However, as a native San Diegan, who was born and raised in Rancho Bernardo, and went through the Poway Unified School District and currently lives in Poway, I can safely say these are great communities. The statistics, whether it be scholastic or criminal, support this. Another thing to consider is whether you want to be on the coast or inland? Generally speaking, the almighty dollar has greater purchasing power the further inland you go.
Either way, the correct agent for you will have a thorough conversation, and then take you around (while explaining the areas in the process) to various parts of San Diego. You should be able to get a really good feel if the agent is doing their job correctly.
All the best in your move to America's Finest City April & little one.
Chad Basinger, REALTORÂ®, CPA, CFPÂ®
In that price and square footage range you can really get some good deals in the semi rural setting of Northeast Vista (Buena Creek area). I've had a home here for 33 years and would never sell. Most of the folks in my neighborhood have been here for generations.
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No shortage of agent responses here!! In this price range, I always recommend Mira Mesa, La Mesa, Serra Mesa, San Carlos, Poway, East County, College Area, or South Bay...those are your best bets.
Are you relocating to San Diego? Please give me a call - I would love to help you.
Most agents are going to tell you the areas that they serve and live in are "safe". I would advise you to look at different websites such as Zipskinny.com, regarding area crime rates, and Greatschools.com for individual school ratings. Once you've narrowed your city/area choices then talk to a Realtor regarding price range for those particular areas.
I chose the area that I serve and live in because of the schools, lower crime rate, and overall family community. Please feel free to contact me with questions or help with your home search. I've been a San Diego Native since 1971, born and raised, with lots of area knowledge! I can also introduce you to Mortgage Brokers to get you started.
Best Wishes and Happy House Hunting!
I just got home from the voulnteer Police recognition Day at Balboa Park, you see I am a volunteer at the police dept. as well as a Broker with my own company. I know the areas because I help fight crime. I have been a broker and have sold Real Estate for 39 years. I also know the areas you should look for and I do agree with most here that Poway, La Mesa, San Carlos, Del Cerro and there are a few more that would be great for you and your daughter. Yes, you can buy for around 450,000 or less in these areas, Poway will be the hardest find because that area is pricey.
My daughter and I work together and we would be honored to help you when you give us the word. All I would need is your email and maybe a phone number and you can consider it done. Chech us out @ http://www.danaleerosas.com Thank you, Dana & Eva 619-631-0188 or 888-408-4888
San Diego is a very big city and there are a lot of good places to live. Like one other agent said, if you are planing to work here then you may want to save time from comuting and nerow your search to be close to your office. I love to helpe you to find that great location to enjoy San Diego.
Sounds like you're also in the market for finding a Realtor to work with! I'd love an opportunity to showcase my services and be on your shortlist of potential agents you'd consider working with!
I have great insight into the local real estate market and am confident we can find you a home you'd feel safe and secure for your daughter within your price parameters!
Please consider me as you begin to evaluate potential Realtors! Thanks and best of luck on your move! San Diego welcomes you.
I live in La Mesa near San Carlos, where you can buy more with your money than some other areas of the county. Homes here can go for less than $450k depending on the size. If it were me buying with your budget, I'd head to La Mesa, San Carlos, Del Cerro/Allied Gardens, Poway or Chula Vista.
The best place to start though, would be with where you want to be, or the commute time you'd like to have if you commute, from where you'd be working.
I can send you all of the available listings under $450k based on your criteria. Just let me know off forum, and I'll be happy to get them to you right away.
Poway is known as â€œthe city in the countryâ€ â€“ for a good reason. Family-friendly parks abound in Poway, and it has a fantastic school system that draws students from all over San Diego. Itâ€™s also home to Lake Poway and the Blue Sky Ecological Preserve. The best part? Itâ€™s just a short commute from downtown San Diego.
There are some great communities in San Diego area to raise children, San Marcos is also a great area depending on if your looking to purchase a single family residence or condo it can vary in your price range.
You can take a look at look at different areas on our website, and once as a single mother raising my children I had faced the same challenges so with that experience,and as a Realtor I can help you out. We also offer financing with pre-approvals within 24 hours.
With the budget and space you mentioned, you will have a lot of options in San Diego. But, trying to figure out which one is right for you would be like walking into Baskin Robbins and asking which flavor you would like the best. There are a lot of options and so much more to know before an area should be suggested.
Like others have mentioned, job location, school districts, and lifestyle activities play a large role while considering a community.
Post a few more details about the type of area you are seeking and I am sure you will be rewarded with a wealth of information. Or, you can all me to discuss the many options San Diego holds. As a 43 year old native San Diegan, I am useful resource.
When it comes to selected an agents, take time to interview a few by phone. Purchasing a home is a significant transaction. Selecting an agent who is experienced, aggressive, and provides you with the highest level of comfort will provide for a fun and productive house hunt.
I have family in Rancho Bernardo and have lived in Chula Vista & Bonita area most of my adult life and I really love and recommend both areas. As REALTORS we cannot comment on schools or how safe an area is because it is considered redlining.
Hector R. Gastelum
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You will have several options here in San Diego. The most desired places are Poway, Del Cerro, San Carlos, Fletcher Hills all of which you can find nice communities and schools. Tierrasanta, Santee, and La Mesa are a few other options as well. I am an experienced buyer's agent here in San Diego and would love for the opportunity to earn your business. I offer all of my clients free access to the MLS and also access to homes that are not yet on the MLS, which eliminates competition.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your real estate needs and to get you started! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Keller Williams Realty
Feel free to contact e directly and I'll be happy to help you find the right place for you to live in.
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In that price range though you will have multiple offers on anything in Poway. I actually have a couple listings coming up though that I could slip you into.
Email me if you are interested: BrandonLong@regionalrealty.org
We are about to list a newly remodeled home in Rancho Del Rey in the East Chula Vista area for around $430,000. It is a great neighborhood with amazing parks and schools. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested. Thanks
David R. Rose