What are pro's and cons of living in La Florentine La Jolla, and Tierrasenta? in what area houses are selling faster and at a better price?

Asked by Kerkoucha, University City, San Diego, CA Sat Sep 10, 2011

We found a dream house in tierrasenta and a good one in La florentine, and they are the same price. In what area people are happier, and how fast you can sell a house in those two places? My husband work in west mirramesa blvrd.

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Royce Kemp, Agent, San Diego, CA
Sat Nov 17, 2012
La Florentine will be in a more urban locale, close to major shopping, restaurants, theaters, etc, Tierrasanta is more suburbia. Both will be convenient to your husband's work, and both will be easy to sell. The La Florentine property will probably be easier to rent, as UTC is a higher demand rental market!
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Elena Yu, , San Diego, CA
Sat Sep 10, 2011
This is like asking "Are oranges better than apples?" La Florentine is NOT in La Jolla. It is located in UTC and part of a development called Renaissance La Jolla. That complex was developed starting 1990 thru 1996 and remains the latest and "newest" development in UTC. La Florentine is NOT VA-approved. You will have to go conventional loan if you are a military person. La Florentine is a gated community of townhouses in a resort-like setting, very close to UCSD. The residents probably have a higher level of education with many professionals. Owner occupancy rate is high. The community is very stable because there had not been a lot of sales there in the last 5 years. There were a lot of listings but they did not sell because the price the seller wants is not the price the buyers are willing to pay. Tierrasanta has a mixture of housing including single detached homes, townhomes and condos. It is also considered a desirable community and has more military families. You probably can get VA loans on some of the homes there. Happiness is in your heart and in your mind, as well as in the way you related to people socially. How far do you want to live from work is another question you have to answer.

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The Property…, , San Diego County, CA
Wed Sep 14, 2011
In my humble opinion, you go with the house you like best when all things are considered. If you and your family are going to live there, day in and day out, for years and years, then you want to make sure you are happy with your home, or you'll just end up moving again anyway.

There are plenty of nice areas in Tierrasanta, so do a little research. Walk around the neighborhood, check out the schools, and also look at what types of shops you're close to.

If you do your homework, you're bound to end up in a place you'll love for a long time.
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Maureen Bye…, Agent, Oceanside, CA
Sun Sep 11, 2011
Call or email Maureen for better representation on any area including these 2 homes and Ill email you more data and then, only U can decide for yourself what will actually make U happiest . A 'dream home' and 'good one' are not equal. Home is where your heart is~. Drive around the areas and get a feel for yourself. Go to the stores and those folks shopping are your neighbors. maureen@bellrealtygroup.com 760 622 6855
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Cory La Scala, Agent, San Diego, CA
Sat Sep 10, 2011
Hi There,

The two communities are so different, I suppose it'll depend on which location will work better for you. Just so you know, Renaissance La Jolla isn't actually in La Jolla, it's in San Diego, in the UTC area.

Which complex's amenities do you like better? Will your husband prefer one commute over the other? What about shopping? Maybe take some time and go to the local stores and other services you use.

If you have any specific questions I can answer, please let me know.

Warm Regards,
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Derk Simonson, Agent, La Jolla, CA
Sat Sep 10, 2011
La Florentine Renaissance vs. Tierrasanta: The pros and cons would take a thesis covering climate, lifestyle, access, shopping, demographics, the beach, the schools, etc. Sales of attached housing in Tierrasanta for the last year is 82 units at an average price of $ 385,000, average days on market 76. The sales In Renaissance (attached housing) 21 units at an average price of $ 420,000 average days on market 71. Visit my Blog La Jolla lifestyle videos http://www.realestatemarbles.com/housesinlajollacalifornia I'd be happy to try and help you decide which to buy. Derk ex-builder, long time Realtor 619 534 1904 derk@derk1.com
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Aaron Bembar…, , San Diego, CA
Sat Sep 10, 2011
Hi Kerkocha, As a native San Diegan and someone who has lived in La Jolla, Tierrasanta, and Mira Mesa can answer your question completely. If you have a family with children and afford the Drive La Jolla is a Resort Destination. It is one of San Diego's most affluent communities. The Ocean just minutes away creates an atmosphere as if you were on Vacation... believe I live just North in Del Mar just a few miles North of La Jolla. In Tierrasanta you are in almost a little pocket community which is surround by a lot of open territory around it. The reason being... used to be a Military Firing range...lol really but the community is quite safe but had an obligation to answer your question fully. In regards to commute you realize Mira Mesa is just up the 15 frwy from Tierrasanta. Please give us a Call My wife Lauri and I have over 35 years of Experience and our Team of Experts can handle every aspect of your Tranaction. (619) 988-0174
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