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Dutch Peck, Home Buyer in Honolulu, HI

I'm relocating....any opinion on the 92117 area....more specifically around Regent and Clairemont Mesa Blvd

Asked by Dutch Peck, Honolulu, HI Tue Sep 11, 2007

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 21, 2015
The Clairemont area in San Diego is one of the most central, most diverse, with great shopping, restaurants, shopping in San Diego.
It also have a variety of homes to choose from. You can easily find a nice condo, townhome or apartment for a decent price. If you are looking to buy something, the homes are usually older and have more character - many will probably have additions. Some are reasonably priced compared to most areas in the city.
Its easy to get on to most San Diego freeways, 5, 805, 163, etc.
If you have school age children, then I suggest to do you homework. Some schools may or may not work for you. Yet, of course it all depends on what you are looking for in education.
If you have any questions about the area, I would be happy to answer any and send you some properties.
Nancy
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 27, 2015
It really depends on what you are looking for in a home and the area. As others have said, it is centrally located and there are lots of stores, places to eat and things to do. If schools are a big deal for you then 92117 might not be a good fit. There are some good schools in the area but there are also many that aren't that great, including the high schools.

The homes are generally older but are also more affordable so a pro and a con. You definitely get more for your money in the area but like everything else in life you get what you pay for so keep that in mind. I have sold a number of homes over the years in Clairemont and most of my clients have been very happy with their homes and the area. Clairemont has very distinct areas within itself so you want to do your homework on the specific area within 92117 you are looking. I always advise people to drive around during the week during the day and at night and then on the weekend during the day and at night. It gives you a good idea of what the neighborhood is really like at all days and hours of the week.

If you have any further questions, give me a call and I'd be happy to answer them for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 26, 2015
Clairemont is one of my favorite areas in the city. Yes it is an older community, but it is unique in its proximity to the water, its views, and its cozy neighborhood feel. It is not easy to find nice big yards, and mature landscaping so close to the water, and Clairemont offers a unique atmosphere in that sense. It is a wonderful area for families of any age, as well as first time home buyers. At my office, right on the coast in Pacific Beach, Clairemont is the ideal community for folks who want proximity to the ocean without all of the downsides of tourism and traffic.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 29, 2015
I have been Checking the same neighborhood for about 5 month, I have a very good agent now.
He says "Bobo" wait for few more month!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 24, 2009
Dutch, I would have to agree with Deborah on her answer. It is a convenient location to so much in the San Diego area- very centrally located. The downside, as she said is the age of some of the homes. There are not HOA's in much of the area- which can be a plus or a minus, depending on how you look at it. My husband hates homeowner's associations, because he feels they get too much into other people's business, and my husband brings home his 2 work trucks to our neighborhood, and can park them there. If there was a HOA he couldn't. On the downside, sometimes you can get a neighbor who doesn't keep their yard up, or home maintained, and there is not really anything that you can do about it.

The yards are always much bigger twith the older homes than the new tracks which hardly give you an inch of yard. You can look for a dated home, perhaps get a deal and make it "your own" or find one that has been redecorated and is "turnkey"- so you have some options.

If I may be of help to you in any way, please give me a call. I would be happy to send over some MLS listings for you to see.

Good luck on your new home!
Patti Phillips
800-680-9133
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 12, 2007
I just sold a home in that area and I have a client currently looking there. I like the area because it is central to so many things. Freeways 52, 5 and 15 are easy to get to; Tecolote Canyon is right there, which has some nice walking trails; you can easily get to La Jolla and the UCSD area; hospitals are close by; different shopping areas are also nearby. Because the homes are older (50's to 80's), there are some homes that haven't been kept up all that well. But there are some homes that you can find there that have been well-maintained and have some land with it. The communities are well-established there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 11, 2007
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