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News | 24th Jun 2012

San Diego Homes for Sale

With its vibrant, energetic nightlife, fabulous ocean views and world famous Balboa Park, San Diego’s residential real estate is on the upswing. Pending home sales rose 12.3 percent in April 2012 over a year ago, and complete home sales finished nearly as well. Depending on your situation, purchasing a home in San Diego often is a better option than renting. Last year’s Trulia Rent vs. Buy Index placed San Diego in the category of “Much Less Expensive to Buy Than to Rent.”


Due to its diverse population, San Diego boasts a wide variety of neighborhoods: a type of every personality. North Park and Hillcrest are trendy residential areas with established housing. North Park sits in the center of San Diego, just to the east and north of Balboa Park and is one of the cities oldest urban communities with mature tree-lined streets and unique architecture, including classic California Craftsman-style homes. Hillcrest considers itself one of the great urban villages, a mixture of older homes, upscale apartments and condominiums. It sits North of Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and is home to fashionable eateries, salons and spas and two major hospitals.

For high-end living, look to the seaside resort communities of La Jolla and Del Mar. Home to the famous Salk Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, encircled on three sides by sparkling beaches and ocean bluffs, attracts residents from finance, software and bioengineering industries. It claims past and present famous residents like Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), novelist Anne Rice and actress Rachel Welch.

San Diego's Vibrant Gaslamp Quarter

The heartbeat of the city, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is an eclectic mix of charming Victorian homes, its sixteen and a half blocks of dining, entertainment and shopping venues and nightlife. Here, loft living is the latest trend. The East Village, the city’s largest neighborhood is east of the Gaslamp Quarter. Considered the most rapidly developing neighborhood in the area, it encompasses 130 blocks of downtown.

This revitalizing area of formerly blighted warehouses gives credit to the building of PETCO Park, state-of-the-art home to San Diego’s Padres baseball team. Now, luxurious hotels, rooftop bars, live music venues and a mix of trendy cafes, boutiques, shops and galleries make this the center of urban development. It is also home to San Diego’s burgeoning arts district with its artists’ homes, galleries, studios and shops.


For things to do, check out the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for activities, attractions like Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, arts and culture, beaches and parks, tours, sightseeing and special events.

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Maxine & Marti Gellens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

7740 Whitefield Place
La Jolla CA 92037

5 BED | 6 BATHS | 5,477 sqft
List Price $ 4,480,000

Situated in a serene canyon setting on a cul-de-sac within the coveted Country Club neighborhood of La Jolla, this beautifully designed home features approximately 5,500 square feet of living space allowing for grand-scale entertaining while maintaining a warmth and tranquility seldom found. Resting upon a 0.41-acre parcel surrounded by lush, meticulous grounds, the property is comprised of a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home including an attached guest quarters plus a detached guest suite above the 3-car garage…
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Maxine & Marti Gellens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

NEWLY LISTED! In The Country Club Neighborhood
List Price $ 3,220,000

7777 Ludington Place
La Jolla, CA 92037
4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,626 sq ft
This ultra-charming Traditional home, tucked upon a large lot in a private canyon setting, boasts breathtaking and unobstructed views overlooking the ocean and La Jolla’s coastline. Exuding warmth and a timeless appeal, the single-story interior offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus an office/optional bedroom, hardwood floors in the generous living areas with a fireplace, and an abundance of built-in storage throughout. The beautiful backyard, with its expansive slate patios and manicured landscaping provides the perfect environment to relax and revel in the spectacular coastal scenery. Situated on a cul-de-sac in the highly sought-after Country Club neighborhood where you will benefit from an amazing beach and Village-close locale with easy access in and out of La Jolla. Call our office for more info or to schedule a showing (858) 551-6630

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