The best neighborhood will vary from client to client based on their needs and wants.
If you have young children Poway school district is more valued than others by most parents. So Poway, Rancho Bernado, 4S Ranch maybe where you would want to look for homes. If you don't have younger kids then Chula Vista or San Marcos will give you good deals - that is get a house within your budget. As per safety - if you are looking for fire hazard safety - then try getting into newer homes like in 4S Ranch where the homes have sprinkler sysytems, etc. However, as you know anything can happen anywhere and we got to take measures to be safe.
Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
If you would like a property profile that shows school statistics and crime rates we can send you one free!
Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to see what's available in this area. Having lived here for many years I have a detailed knowledge of the community and can help you find exactly what you're looking for. In addition my company provides the absolute best customer service and we consider every client's transaction a personal commitment.
Good luck on your search!
Allison James Estates & Homes (01857829)
also a home buyer, I truly believe Santee 92071 is awesome. It isn't as busy as some areas in SD, West Hills high school is awesome, elementary schools are good, and crime is low. I have lived here since I was 5yrs old (28 now =) & my hubby too. We love it and it is more affordable. It is a little more redneck then others but the rnew construction has done wonders. Good luck!
For my clients I recommend using http://mapping.arjis.org/ for crime information and
http://school-ratings.com/svg/index.html for schools.
Your price range is just on the border of detached homes and condominiums in the Poway Unified School District.
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
Simply The Best Real Estate Company, Inc.
We lived in Ranco Penasquitos when we first moved to San Diego 10 years ago. As for your price range:
2 currently for sale at $425,000 and below
8 in escrow
12 closed in the past 6 months
We want you to know it is possible to get what you are looking for. Let us know if you have any other questions.
Best to you,
Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
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San Dieguieto is north San Diego county coastal and Poway is north San Diego county inland.
400K will be tough for a detached property.
Go to my home search site: http://www.SearchSanDiegoHomes.net and you can check out the homes for sale in the above listed cities.
Happy house hunting!
Here is a great tool for locating San Diego's best schools http://www.greatschools.net/city/San_Diego/CA. Poway, Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Penasquitos have some great schools and the more affordable area of San Diego for great school ratings is El Cajon. Please let me know if I can arrange for an specialized search for a home in these areas that will meet your needs. I can be reached directly or via my website.
Best of luck in your search!