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Banker's Hill


Adjacent to Little Italy and often referred to as Park West, Banker’s Hill is located between Hillcrest and Downtown, and to the near east, Balboa Park. This central location gives residents of the area prime access all that the city has to offer and is a quick car or cab ride away from any downtown or uptown location. With new residential construction projects underway, Banker’s Hill offers fantastic panoramic views of Downtown, the San Diego Bay, Coronado, Harbor Island and Mount Soledad. For those seeking a vibrant urban living experience with fine dining and nightlife close by, Banker’s Hill is the perfect location.

Bay Park


Bay Park lies directly east of Mission Bay up in the hills bordering Clairemont. The neighborhood offers excellent views of the bay and Pacific Beach. One of the best things about Bay Park is that it gives direct access to Mission Bay Park. It is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country and provides a range of recreational activities from walking and jogging to sailing on the water. Bay Park offers coastal living with many activities for those wanting to live close to the beach but remain within reach of central San Diego.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea


Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a classic Southern California beach town that boasts a moderate climate, breathtaking views, two miles of Pacific coastline, a 900-acre ecological reserve, world-class surfing and lovely residents who take pride in their community.

Locals and tourists alike enjoy this charming, beautiful, friendly beach town with quaint shops, delicious cuisine, an arts community, yoga studios, ocean sports, parks, a walkable downtown area complete with a linear organic community park and plenty of biking opportunities. Cardiff-by-the-Sea thrives year-round and it’s not unusual to find people sunbathing on the beach in January.

Carlsbad


Carlsbad is often referred to as “The Village by the Sea” and its Mediterranean climate attracts visitors year-round to its five-star luxury resorts and hotels. The city is home to notable corporate headquarters of several large companies as well as Legoland, a famous amusement park. The city is divided into four quadrants, with the Northwest quadrant featuring cottages from the 1950’s to elegant mansions in the hills overlooking the ocean. The other southern quadrants feature planned communities with single family homes. Carlsbad is a perfect seaside community in which to raise a family or settle for retirement, with a prime location in between Orange County and Downtown San Diego.

Carmel Valley


Carmel Valley is a wealthy, master-planned coastal community in the north-western corner of San Diego, California, USA. The community is composed of commercial offices, residential units, hotels, and retail stores and restaurants.

Carmel Valley is located adjacent to the beaches at Del Mar and Torrey Pines (and Torrey Pines Reserve), with UCSD and its surrounding biotech and communications industries only minutes away. To the immediate south lie Sorrento Valley and La Jolla’s Golden Triangle, which are large employment centers complete with a shopping mall and many fine restaurants. The Carmel Valley Community offers some of the finest award-winning schools in the San Dieguito Union High School Districtand Del Mar Union School District

Del Mar


Located just north of La Jolla, Del Mar is yet another beautiful beach town within San Diego. With over two miles of beaches, Del Mar is a great place to relax or take your morning run. These sandy beaches offer plenty of space to picnic and kick back with family and friends. Famous Torrey Pines State Park is a local treasure offering exquisite nature settings and extensive trail networks. Head over to the fairgrounds or race track for some fun with friends and family or explore the numerous shops and fine dining in the area. With all the city has to offer, Del Mar is the ideal residence for those of all ages.

Downtown

Cortez Hill

East Village

Gaslamp

Little Italy

Marina District

La Jolla

A rugged, yet beautiful coastline is what sets “the jewel,” as this neighborhood is sometimes referred to, apart. La Jolla is located 15 north of downtown San Diego, and offers wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants.
An exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun, La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, yet it has a down to earth feel due to the beautiful natural scenery and the helpfulness of its residents. Moreover, La Jolla is home to renowned institutions, such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum. This is in addition to the University of California, San Diego. Furthermore, La Jolla is home to many Bio-Tech and software companies.

Bird Rock

La Jolla Farms

La Jolla Shores

The Muirlands

The Village

Encinitas


With over 60,000 residents, Encinitas is located along coastal beaches, cliffs and rolling hills. Incorporated in 1986 to San Diego County, Encinitas brings together several communities such as New and Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia. Residents and visitors alike enjoy playing a round of golf on the Encinitas Ranch Golf course or spend a day at Downtown 101, the historic coastal shopping district that is over 100 years old. Located a short 30 miles from downtown San Diego, Encinitas has been ranked among the top surfing destinations in the country and is also home to the famous Meditation Gardens offering some of the best views in the area. The laid-back community of Encinitas is a spectacular place to live.

Mission Beach


Mission Beach offers residents and visitors an experience comparable to that of an East Coast beach town, such as Coney Island or Atlantic City, while maintaining a unique Southern California beach town vibe. Built entirely on a sandbar south of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach is a vibrant place with much to do. The main attraction of the beach is Belmont Park, which features the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster along with other amusement rides and the Wavehouse, a complex located on the boardwalk that includes bars, restaurants, an athletic club and simulated wave rides. Sea World is a convenient five minute drive away for those wanting a larger amusement park experience. For a lively night out after a day of soaking up the sun on the beach, visit some of the restaurants or bars in North Mission Beach, or for a more low-key experience, visit the Beachcomber or the Pennant in South Mission beach. There is plenty to do all day and night on this beach with a range of activities for those young and old.

Mission Hills


Mission Hills is located on the hills north of downtown, overlooking Old Town and the San Diego Bay. Mission Hills is primarily residential with some shops and dining. Bordering Hillcrest and Banker’s Hill just to the east provides Mission Hills residents convenient access to fine dining, shopping and nightlife. The area was developed in the early 20th century by premier architects with many of the homes built along canyon rims in the 1950’s-60’s that still reflect that time. There are no public schools in Mission Hills, but there are several private and religious ones offering top notch educations.

North Park


North Park earns its namesake from its northeastern proximity to Balboa Park. North Park is an eclectic and culturally diverse neighborhood; Forbes magazine recently named North Park one of America’s best “hipster” neighborhoods, due to its large array of cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques. The neighborhood is dotted with historic, turn-of-the-century Craftsmen and California bungalows, and these houses have revived interest in North Park’s history to accompany its growing population and commercial activities. North Park is perfect for raising a family in a culturally diverse atmosphere or for the single man or woman seeking to relocate to a vibrant, up-and-coming area.

Pacific Beach


Nestled between La Jolla and Mission beach, Pacific beach is the iconic Southern California beach town. With an incredibly lively atmosphere and plenty to do, Pacific Beach has something to offer people of all ages. During the day, take a stroll down the ocean front boardwalk that runs 3.2 miles from North Pacific beach to South Mission Beach; or grab lunch at a beach bar or taco stand on Garnet Avenue. After dark, the nightlife picks up with all the night clubs and bars lining the shore and Garnet. From these funky beach bars to sleek modern hotels and homes, Pacific Beach has plenty of things to experience beyond its sandy beaches.

Rancho Santa Fe


Rancho Santa Fe is a small, affluent community in the hills just north of Del Mar. With a quiet population of only 3,100, the town offers breathtaking picturesque views of both coastline and mountains. Visitors and residents alike enjoy driving the winding roads and taking in the gorgeous landscape that is dotted with Eucalyptus trees and lemon orchards. Forbes recently hailed this community as one of the most sought after places to live in the country. Rancho Santa Fe also offers a quaint downtown for shopping and dining, and many residents would recommend stopping by The Inn for a delicious meal. For those seeking an upscale, beautiful place of residence, Rancho Santa Fe should be at the top of the list.

Solana Beach


Nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, the charming ocean side town of Solana Beach is about a 30 minute drive from downtown San Diego. Solana Beach lives up to its name with warm temperatures year round, averaging 62 degrees in the winter and 77 degrees in the summer. When the weather is nice, most locals can be found at the famous Fletcher Cove Park (the Pillbox). The city is also home to a lively train station serving both Amtrak and the Coaster, one of only three in San Diego. With great dining, shopping, golfing, nightlife and beautiful surroundings, Solana beach is sure to make a great home for those seeking a quiet, yet active beachside lifestyle.

Torrey Hills


Located just to the northeast of Carmel Valley is the planned community of Torrey Hills. The community sits on 784 acres of land and is almost completely built out. Torrey Hills features subdivisions such as Montecito, Sea Country and Vantage Point. These subdivisions are surrounded by new offices, hotels and apartment complexes. Children in this area attend schools in the Del Mar Union School district, which features Torrey Hills Elementary, a top achieving school.

Downtown

655 West Broadway, Suite 1650
San Diego, CA 92101
T: 619.546.0973
California BRE# 01927052
Broker: Andrew Canter

Bird Rock

5623 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
T: 858.729.9943
F: 858.729.9942
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La Jolla

7825 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
T: 858.454.2238
F: 858.454.2239
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Encinitas

90 North Coast Highway 101, #211
Encinitas, CA 92024
T: 760.230.1513
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