As noted previously, you have Imperial Beach in South Coastal and as for North Coastal, Oceanside is clearly the most affordable. As for reasonable coastal communities, Carlsbad may be the best bang for your buck as far as being close to the water, yet in a nice community with solid school districts. The downside to being this far north is the distance (more so because of traffic) to downtown San Diego. As long as you don't have to commute for work (or at least I'd encourage you to do the commute and make sure it is okay with you), then being this far north is well worth it. Of course, the further south you go (Leucadia, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Del Mar, La Jolla), the more of a premium you will see for living next to the water. With over 70 miles of coastline in San Diego, I'm sure you can find something that meets your parameters. Best of luck!
Chad Basinger REALTORÂ®, CPA, CFPÂ®
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The first question would be what factors are important to you. This could be young family neighborhoods, schools, size of homes and era of architecture, etc. Or are you looking for quiet coastal beach town communities where you can walk to restaurants, shops and services?
Once you determine these factors, you can begin to understand what communities are the right fit and then determine where budget fits in.
With prices bouncing along the bottom, this is about as reasonable as it it going to get some may argue.
The fundamentals of San Diego real estate are so strong that it is unlikely that any coastal neighborhoods would have a negative future outlook.
Feel free to email me any questions or if you would like to chat about which communities are priced as such, I am happy just to answer questions. 619-417-1658
Off the top of my head I would vote for Encinitas.
Marcie Sands, REALTOR
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Imperial Beach which is South Coastal, and Oceanside which is North Coastal are the most reasonable priced detached homes. What is your price range? The closer you get to the Ocean the more expensive.
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