Homes for Sale in San Diego
Search all San Diego houses for sale and real estate listings. With over 1.4 million residents, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It has seen rapid growth in recent decades. San Diego is known for its mild, dry climate, and with a year-round average temperature of 68 degrees, it’s the ideal city for those who seek warm, sunny days with very little rain.
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About San Diego
Located at the southern tip of California, San Diego’s proximity to Mexico has resulted in a diverse and eclectic atmosphere. Latin American culture can be felt in all aspects of life here, informing local cuisine, music, politics, and much more. Tourism is one of the major industries in San Diego. Millions of visitors flock to the city each year, drawn to the miles of sandy beaches, theme parks and attractions, museums, craft breweries, and restaurants.
Like most major cities, San Diego contains diverse, unique neighborhoods and communities, each with its own vibe. Until fairly recently, San Diego was a sleepy surfer town, but that’s all changed. Today, San Diego is a fascinating, dynamic, and exciting place to live, and people from all over the world call the city home.
San Diego is divided into six principle regions. Home shoppers can refine their search by focussing the areas they find most appealing:
- Central San Diego - includes Downtown San Diego and its districts, Bankers Hill, Golden Hill
- Northeastern San Diego - includes Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs
- Northern San Diego - includes Carmel Valley, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Clairemont, University City, Sorrento Valley
- Southeastern San Diego - includes Mountain View, Lincoln Park, Encanto, Bay Terraces
- Southern San Diego - includes Imperial Beach, San Isidro, Palm City, Ocean View Hills, Otay Mesa
- Western San Diego - includes Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Old Town, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, North Park
Thanks to the wonderful climate in this part of the U.S., San Diego is a great place to spend time outdoors. There's just so much to do and see here, and residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor recreation.
Located in the center of town, Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the country. This 12,000-acre green space comprises beautifully manicured gardens, open spaces, walking paths, and gorgeous historic architecture. Balboa Park is home to many of the city’s museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the San Diego Natural History Museum. There are also several theaters in the park, as well as the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Throughout the year, free concerts and events draw large crowds of tourists and locals.
Further north, Mission Bay Park is super popular with those who enjoy windsurfing, paddleboarding, and other water sports. Comprising over 4,000 acres of land and water, as well as 27 miles of shoreline, Mission Bay Park is also a favorite place to swim, play volleyball, and fly kites. Not only that, but the park is also home to SeaWorld, a major attraction with rides, aquariums, and animal shows.
San Diego locals know how fortunate they are to live near some of the best beaches in the world, and everyone has their favorite stretch of sand. The Mission Bay beaches, located on the peninsula adjacent to Mission Bay Park, are among the most popular. Here you’ll find wide, sandy stretches near shops, bike paths, and restaurants. There’s a classic Southern California vibe here, as well as a wonderful beachfront amusement park.
San Diego has garnered a lot of attention for its shopping and dining scene, and there’s a fantastic array of options throughout the city. You’ll find everything from luxury shopping malls to funky independent boutiques, as well as chef-driven restaurants, cozy undiscovered neighborhood joints, and awesome Mexican street food.
Downtown San Diego is home to the Gaslamp District and Little Italy, both of which have a stunning selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants. This is a dreamland for foodies, with many innovative restaurants serving up cutting-edge cuisine. The Gaslamp District is also known for its boutiques, with dozens of small, independent shops outfitting the most fashionable of the city’s residents.
Nearby, Old Town is the place to experience Mexican heritage, colorful shops, and eclectic restaurants. The Cinco de Mayo and Day of the Dead festivals here are legendary, and residents from all over the city know this is the place to come for life-changing tacos and a vibrant atmosphere.
For a decidedly more hipster vibe, the North Park and South Park neighborhoods lie at either end of Balboa Park. These buzzing areas come to life after dark, when the streets fill with people. There are awesome restaurants and cafes to be found here and a burgeoning craft brewery scene.
San Diego is most definitely a city of the arts, and with so many galleries and museums to choose from, there’s always something new to discover. Live music is a big deal here, with indoor and outdoor concerts held year-round. Theater buffs know that the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre is the place to take in everything from Shakespeare to classic musicals. Elsewhere, the Arts District Liberty Station occupies 38 historic buildings on a former Navy training center and comprises galleries, museums, cinemas, and much more.
San Diego Real Estate
Always get the newest San Diego properties; this page is updated with San Diego real estate listings several times per day from for the most extensive San Diego County MLS.
Each listing includes photos, the price, year built, the size of the house (square feet), the size of the lot, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other important information. You’ll also be able to check the number of days it has been on the market (DOM), the MLS number, and the listing status (active, under contract, or pending).
Review exterior features as well as the architectural style of residences. If any appliances or other personal property are included with the sale, those will also be noted. When available, San Diego neighborhood details will be included along with a map, local schools, and similar homes for sale within the San Diego zip code.
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