A great area is University City. I would say the range is a little higher than 500k but the neighborhood is superb. I know off hand a couple of 4 bedroom places 1) on Rennault short sale @ 555k already approved by lender (which you can see on my website as deal of the week even though it is not my listing..just a great deal) and one on Lord Cecil @ 535-559k. Lord Cecil also has in addition to the 4 bds a LARGE bonus room which is the converted garage and a pool. The zip for University City in 92122. If you don't have access to a reciprocal MLS I have the MLS on my website and if you need any info just drop me a line. Always happy to help another agent.
By the way, both of the listings mentioned are on the westside of UC (the most desirable part) and are about 4 mins from the ocean in La Jolla. University City is like La Jolla adjacent. It's an awesome, clean, safe place to live.
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