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Ocean Beach Homes September 22, 2020
38
Listed
32
Avg. DOM
$658.83
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,190,000
Med. List Price
38 Properties
Page 1 of 4
$1,199,999
Subdivision: Point Loma
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,000
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200044233
MLS
Don't miss out on this amazing home. Sit on the large outside balcony and enjoy the spectacular views of the bay and downtown. Wide open floor plan with large windows allowing for tons of natural...
$1,850,000
Subdivision: Sunset Cliffs
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,964
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200045787
MLS
Sunset Cliffs Serene Beauty! 3 BR/2BA, 2000 sq ft. Custom built in 2011, enter thru the reclaimed Old World wood carved gate into the lush Canopy of Ficus Trees and Succulants shrouding a calming Koi...
$740,000
Condo: Brighton Townhomes
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,134
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
2
Days on Site
200045801
MLS
This Pride of Ownership, 2 bed, 2 bath Town home is filled with natural light. One bedroom, one bath downstairs, Master bed and bath upstairs. Upstairs bath is Jack and Jill, allowing en suite...
$2,100,000
Subdivision: Ocean Beach
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,541
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200045266
MLS
Oceanfront 3BD/2BA condo in this outstanding 4-plex boastung unobstructed panoramic views!! This light filled, spacious, 3 bedroom unit is currently utilized as a highly profitable, income-producing...
$2,100,000
Subdivision: Ocean Beach
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,610
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200045290
MLS
Oceanfront 3BD/2BA condo in this outstanding 4-plex boastung unobstructed panoramic views!! This light filled, spacious, 3 bedroom unit is currently utilized asa highly profitable, income-producing...
$1,950,000
Subdivision: Sunset Cliffs
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,593
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200045361
MLS
Ocean views, surf, and sunsets are yours from this remodeled single level beach house just steps to the Pacific and Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Spacious and light-filled, with a huge open floorplan...
$1,749,000
Subdivision: Sunset Cliffs
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,276
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
7
Days on Site
200041419
MLS
Rarely Available! One of the most desirable streets in Sunset Cliffs! Over-sized, lushly landscaped lot offers nature & seclusion w/ multiple terraces & outdoor living spaces + alley access. Enjoy...
$925,000
Subdivision: Ocean Beach
2
Beds
1
Baths
721
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
9
Days on Site
200044833
MLS
THE ULTIMATE COASTAL LOCATION! Charming beach cottage 1 block from Sunset Cliffs and surf break, 3 blocks to Santa Cruz beach and 6 blocks from restaurants and bars on Newport Ave. Large grassy...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,700
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
12
Days on Site
200044457
MLS
Unbelievable value for this 2700sf beauty! This gorgeous 3br/2-1/2ba detached home in Ocean Beach is turnkey & ready to move in. Open floor plan w/generous spaces, gourmet kitchen w/newer SS...
$669,000
Condo: Chatsworth Manor
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,295
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
12
Days on Site
200044510
MLS
Light & Bright this open, modern townhome in the heart of Point Loma checks every box. With a private, attached direct access garage & driveway this corner end unit is absolutely Move In Ready!...
$699,000
Condo: Chatsworth Manor
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,550
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
13
Days on Site
200044128
MLS
Point Loma Perfection found in this townhome! With 3 Master Bedrooms complete w/en suite bath + direct access attached garage this is the home or investment you have been searching for. Minutes from...
$415,000
Subdivision: Ob/Point Loma
2
Beds
2
Baths
986
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
13
Days on Site
200044240
MLS
Why Say No When It Feels So Good To Say Yes! Great 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Unit, Centrally Located, Close To Freeway Access, Shopping, And Dining. Close to The Beach, And Has All The Amenities You Could...
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Ocean Beach - A Wonderland of History

Ocean Beach was named Mussel Beach when it was first established in the late 1800s due to the availability of Mussels there. Since then, the area has gone through many changes yet much of the history has been carefully preserved with many historical landmarks and century old homes and businesses still in use today.  It’s only seven minutes from downtown, has a colorful tapestry of residents, and is a unique beach town.

Since 1887 Mussel Beach has been named Ocean Beach but residents refer to it simply as OB. For such a hip and eclectic population, this enchanting beach town is steeped in a rich wonderland of history. In fact the word Wonderland itself is part of the history of OB. In the early 20th century there used to be a giant amusement park called Wonderland in Ocean Beach. The developers who built the theme park were trying to reinvigorate the declining population of OB by turning it into a seaside resort town. Wonderland was to be the main attraction. Little did they realize putting a giant Ferris wheel on the beach was a bad idea. It eventually drifted out into the sea. Another amusement park further north further signaled the end of Wonderland but the name still lives on in many of the businesses currently operating in Ocean Beach like the Wonderland Ocean Pub on Santa Monica Ave. There are dozens of early homes built between 1887 when Ocean Beach was officially named all the way to the years of the Great Depression in 1931. Those homes are still standing and serve as a living history of the area. The first Ocean Beach library is still operational and is also a historical landmark as is the famous Strand Theater.

Schools in Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is part of the San Diego Unified School District thought it does have its own public elementary school and one K-8 private school. The public school, Ocean Beach Elementary, is very highly rated achieving a 9 on a scale of 10 from Greatschools.org. There are only 347 students in the school but the student body is wonderfully diverse where Blacks, Whites, and bi-racial students and students of different nationalities play and learn together. The private Warren-Walker School has a bigger student body but an incredible 5 to 1 student teacher ratio. It too can boast of its diversity with most of its students being White, Asian, and Pacific Islander.

Ocean Beach Recreation

Of course surfing is probably the most popular Ocean Beach recreation. A little known fact is that Ocean Beach played host to the World Championships as far back as 1966. Still there is so much more to see and do in OB. The local rec center has multiple sports fields and courts that are open to the public. There are a number of public skate parks. And the pier is a great spot to catch a fish or play on the surf with man’s best friend. OB may be one of the most dog friendly neighborhoods in San Diego. They even have a stretch of beach affectionately known as “Dog Beach” because of the number of dogs there. Year round events bring locals and people all around San Diego to enjoy the annual Street Fair, the Jazz Festival, or to participate in a Chili Cook-off in the summer.

Ocean Beach Real Estate

Ocean Beach is located at the southern tip of San Diego just north of Point Loma and south of Mission Beach. The town was built right on the shores of the Pacific where the 8 ends and the Pacific Ocean begins. Prior to the construction of the 8 freeway in 1967 Ocean Beach was cut off from the rest of San Diego. A bridge built in 1915 to join OB with Mission Beach worked to create a residential community there but once it was torn down in 1951, it once again was cut off from greater San Diego. Before cars were commonplace, it took a full two hours to reach downtown San Diego from Ocean Beach. Today it is a quick seven mile, ten minute drive up the 5 to get to downtown San Diego. Because it was built as a resort town, the older homes in the residential areas are in the style of ocean side bungalows and seaside cottages. Still you will find a variety of modern home styles including condos, apartment buildings, and many single-family homes. The people of OB are quite unique. Many proudly call themselves hippies and live the lifestyle. One of the first organic markets was established in Ocean Beach back in the 60s. The community has fought big business for decades in order to keep the many treasured local businesses alive. Some battles won, some lost, but the passion typifies this rare neighborhood. Only in OB will you find a pack of wild parrots dive-bombing the neighborhood on a daily basis. The Antiques District is a must see and you will find countless eating options at funky hole-in-the-wall establishments favored by the locals in Ocean Beach.