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Known for it's nightlife and Boardwalk along Ocean Front Walk, Pacific Beach has turned over many bungalows and beach cottages in recent years to luxury homes and condos. The community of Pacific Beach lies on the west coast of California, about 15 minutes north of San Diego. This town is nestled between La Jolla to the north and Mission Bay and Mission Beach to the south. This seaside gem is widely known as one of the best “spring break” towns on the west coast. Like many of the towns in California, Pacific Beach developed during the railroad boom in the late 1800s. Throughout the 1900s, Pacific Beach was filled with a mixture of vacant lots, single family homes, and family owned farms. In the last few decades, however, property values have skyrocketed and today, million dollar homes can be found lining the streets of Pacific Beach.
Living in Pacific Beach
While Encinitas is known for its relatively secluded beaches, Pacific Beach is best known for its crowded, high energy coastline. This area used to be filled with college students and 20-somethings that were looking for a nonstop party, but due to increasing property values and rising rents, this area’s demographic has started to shift towards older, more established homeowners and renters. Even still, Pacific Beach has one of the best nightlife and bar scenes in or around San Diego. Its streets include an incredible selection of bars and restaurants in addition to the town’s other upscale shops and boutiques. As a whole, the bar scene in Pacific Beach caters to a younger crowd than that of nearby Downtown San Diego, but visitors of all ages can come and enjoy all of the great things that Pacific Beach and San Diego have to offer. If you are looking to relocated to the San Diego area and would like to go out and party in one of the most affluent parts of the country, Pacific Beach definitely deserves a second look. One of the best parts of Pacific Beach is its coastal boardwalk. This iconic feature, formally known as Ocean Front Walk or Ocean Boulevard, stretches 3.2 miles. This boardwalk is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels, making it a popular place to go to escape the city. The boardwalk is always filled with pedestrians walking to or from Pacific Beach. If the boardwalk is too crowded for your taste, the nearby Crystal Pier is another great place to go for a walk and catch an ocean breeze. Due to its year round great weather, the residents of Pacific Beach love to spend time outdoors. The area’s selection of public parks includes the Pacific Beach Recreation Center and the Kate Sessions Park. Additionally, residents of Pacific Beach have access to the wetlands and canyons around Rose Creek.
The real estate in Pacific Beach has a median value of just over $700,000. These homes tend to appreciate at a rate consistent with inflation, making them a relatively safe investment if you are looking for a new rental property or your family’s next vacation home. The properties here range in size from tiny one bedroom apartments - affordable on almost any budget - to huge, sprawling mansions that can sell for as much as $4.25 million. However, the majority of the Pacific Beach real estate falls somewhere in between the two extremes. Typically, studio apartments start at around $250,000 and prices go up from there. The most popular homes for sale in Pacific Beach are moderately sized 3-4 bedroom homes that resemble European country estates. Typically, these homes have large decks or patios that are perfect for enjoying the sunny San Diego weather. Spacious, open air sitting areas are common and outdoor fire pits are perfect for warding off a cool winter breeze. The ocean view properties tend to have huge floor to ceiling windows or sliding doors that allow their owners to watch a spectacular sunset from the comfort of their own home. The properties in Pacific Beach tend to sell for about $540 per square foot - almost $150 higher than the San Diego Metro average. This is in line with the properties for sale in the area’s other coastal communities. The perfect weather and constant ocean breezes come at a premium, but many people find the prime location to be well worth the cost. To learn more about the homes for sale in Pacific Beach or the other, nearby communities, continue to browse the property listings and community pages on our website. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our team at Aumann Bender & Associates.
North Pacific Beach Real Estate
When searching North Pacific Beach homes for sale you will find a very small portion of northern Pacific Beach is in the La Jolla school district making that area highly coveted for families. These streets include parts of Cass, Turquoise, Sapphire, Crystal, Loring, Van Nuys, Archer, Amity, and Agate.
Kate Sessions Park
The Kate Sessions Park neighborhood in North Pacific Beach is adjacent to the one hundred thirty nine acre Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park located on a hilltop between the communities of La Jolla and Pacific Beach. The manicured portion of the park contains a playground, a large grassy area for picnicking, frisbee, or soccer, and barbecue pits for cookouts. In addition to the seventy nine acre portion most people are familiar with, there are sixty additional acres of land preserved in a more natural state with a mile long trail/loop.
Pacifica is a neighborhood located east of Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach.
Braemar is an enclave of nine residences that share a private horseshoe shaped beach. A block away is the Catamaran resort hotel.
Harbor Heights is a tranquil area of Pacific Beach on the south facing slope of Mt Soledad with limited traffic.