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alicenlum, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA

Planning to move to San Diego. Where is a good neighborhood? Planning to send my kids to San Diego Academy (South San Diego)

Asked by alicenlum, San Diego, CA Wed Feb 1, 2012

I'll be working out of home so it won't matter the location as long as it's clean, central and safe.
Where do you recommend in the South San Diego Area?

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Hi Alice,
There are lots of great areas to choose from. You could either go central, i.e. North Park, Downtown San Diego or Mission Hills or pick from the beautiful new homes in Chula Vista. Bonita is a very nice area near the Academy too. Feel free to contact me directly to assist you- as a mother of three, I can understand your needs.

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
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You've asked the right person. I live, work, play and surf in Encinitas and love the area. My grandson is a junior at SDA and plays basketball. He has had a very good experience there and I can't say enough about the teachers. There's a lot of really great neighborhoods to choose from. Please feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to show you around.
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Hi there,

San Diego Academy is in National City, and there are a lot of options for neighborhoods. It will really depend on your price range and what you want.

Chula Vista is an obvious choice (there are many different neighborhoods within this large area). But, you can go north and find others, or east, where you'll find even more. They all have their different characteristics.

To name just a few, Mission Hills, North or South Park, Golden Hill, Point Loma, Kensington, Talmadge, La Mesa, Bonita, and more if you want to go out further east or north of the I-8.

I can help you narrow down the list with the housing criteria you have in mind, and a general purchase price range. I'll be able to send you listings, and before long, you'll have a much better idea of where you want to concentrate your search. I can also send you a map of the different neighborhoods. Sometimes it's better to have a visual for a new city, so you can orient yourself.

Warm Regards,
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Generally, a south San Diego property is going to be of older/vintage construction with a foundation crawl space and years of modifications often accomplished by handymen and unqualified contractors. Make sure you have a thorough home inspection before you buy.

Nick Lorber
Lorber Engineers
(619) 917-8077
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The San Diego Academy is in National City. I understand that it is regarded as a very good school.
Paradise Hills, Chula Vista, Bonita, Rancho Del Rey, Golden Hill and National City are locations that would be convenient to the school. Each area has its own charm and amenities. There are others but without knowing more information it is hard to recommend one specific area.
If you would let me know the requirements of your new home I could search for some homes that would meet your needs. How many bedrooms and baths, price range and do you want a detached home or a condominium? I also strongly recommend to my clients to use a couple of searches to determine crime rates and the presence of sexual offenders in the area.
For Crime maps I recommend
For Sex offenders is the site established by the state.
If you have more questions please contact me and we can find a home that works for you and your family.

Best wishes,

I am never too busy for your referrals

Jerry Heard
Your Broker
The San Diego Property Shop
Direct 619-920-9796
Office 619-269-5545
Fax 619-269-9168
CA DRE # 00648687
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How old are your kids? Why did choose San diego academy over all of the other choices? Where are you moving from?

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Hi Alice,

San Diego has many terrific areas that are considered safe. Please let me know your ideal situation and I will send you what may be the best homes for you you. My website also can help you too!

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks again,

Bobby Stefano
Ascent Real Estate
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What is your price range? What are the specs you need on a home and do you need a store front? Let me know...
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