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Best San Diego Neighborhoods for Beach-Lovers

Posted By Shirley Smith @ Mar 11th 2016 3:00pm In: San Diego County

Carlsbad, San Diego

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If you are relocating to San Diego or already living in the city but are looking for a new San Diego home and consider yourself a beach lover – you have come and searched in the right place.

One of the many perks of Southern California living is the proximity to the beach. If this is a priority for you in your search for a home – whether as a first-time homebuyer, or seasoned homebuyer; for relocation or investment, there are San Diego neighborhoods ideal for you. These coastline neighborhoods will satisfy your love for the ocean. Check out these areas near San Diego beaches:

La Jolla

This is one of the most popular destinations in the world surrounded by water on three sides. Named the “Beverly Hills of San Diego,” the La Jolla neighborhood prides itself of upscale shopping and dining experiences prepared by celebrity chefs. The beaches in this neighborhood are backed by the impressive Mount Soledad, giving La Jolla a Mediterranean feel. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps are just two of the famous attractions you can happily call your “neighbors.

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Nothing gets you closer to the water than a home in Coronado. The neighborhood is located in the Big Bay just across the bridge from San Diego downtown. The beaches in Coronado have been regular features in the best beaches in the nation because of their gentle surf and clear, smooth sand. Coronado living is more than just lounging under the sun and working on your tan. You can also enjoy a stroll along the island’s 16 miles of boardwalk or drop by Orange Avenue for some shopping and leisure.

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Carlsbad State Beach.:

Known as the “Village by the Sea,” Carlsbad has the charm of a European town but with the convenience of a large city. Streets are lined with antique stores, sidewalk cafes, and boutique shops. Miles of coastline and abundance of nature add to the beauty of Carlsbad.

The Carlsbad neighborhood has uncrowded beaches, as well as beautiful lagoons for fishing, natural trail hikes, and bird-watching. With only 103,000 residents, Carlsbad has able to maintain its gorgeous open spaces while preserving an ambiance of a friendly, small-town appeal. Living in Carlsbad promises to offer special experiences and wonderful memories.

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Mission Bay

For the single homebuyers, young couples or 20-somethings (or college students living in San Diego), Mission Bay is the neighborhood of choice. Just minutes from downtown, this area has 27 miles of shoreline. Mission Beach boasts of three miles of oceanfront boardwalk, beach bars and nightclubs.


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Point Loma

If you are looking for the quiet side of San Diego neighborhoods, you can consider living in Point Loma. This coastal area is located on a peninsula that just extends into the Pacific Ocean. The neighborhood’s vibe is weighing towards bohemian and artsy, and the low-key ambiance is perfect for relaxation. After a day at the beach, relax some more with a stroll through the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station where a haven of the arts is found – more than 48 museums, design studios and art galleries. Point Loma is not just for the beach-lover but for art enthusiasts as well.

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