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San Diego Real Estate - A Great Move
by Robert Forre Thinking of moving to San Diego? Where do you want to live? There are many options to choose from. Do you want to live on the coast or further inland? There are many price ranges available and many types of housing, it just depends on what you're looking for. For many the attraction of living in or near San Diego is the close proximity to the ocean and being able to go to the beach every day. Here you have it! You can live anywhere along the Pacific coast highway or live further inland and drive just a bit further and still enjoy all the amenities that the San Diego Area has to offer.

If you have something very upscale in mind, then start in La Jolla, along the Pacific coast just north of San Diego. Prices range from $350,000 to an extravagant $5 million; how much do you want to spend? Fine art museums, galleries, restaurants, and shopping will keep you busy, as well as looking for that perfect ocean side condominium or home. The La Jolla area is also home to world class golfing and high-tech research and healthcare facilities. As you move further north along the coast, the pristine communities of Del Mar and Solano Beach offer more of the same with beaches within walking distance of your home, if that is what you desire. Further up the coast, you have Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside, which offer many of the same amenities as well, with prices ranging from $100,000 to $ 5 million.

The inland communities of Clairemont, Mira Mesa, and Scripps Ranch, to name a few, also have a lot to offer, with great school systems and family oriented neighborhoods and activities. Price ranges are much the same as the north coastal area, but you will probably get just a little more for your money, since you're not just paying for that close proximity to the ocean. Housing types vary, as in all locales, and are offered with a wide range of amenities; town homes, condominiums, duplexes, single family homes, and multiplexes are all possible selections . . . just depends on what you're looking for!

If you are planning to sell or buy, it would be wise to search the internet and hook up with a licensed reputable realtor that will work in your best interest. Since southern California is such a popular destination, there are many services and realtors from which to chose, and it would be wise to do your research and pick accordingly. You can always combine a vacation with neighborhood and home shopping, as many do, and check out what is available to ensure that you're happy with your decision to relocate and the area chosen. Good Luck!

About the Author
Rob Forre is a featured writer for California Real Estate Central. To learn more about San Diego real estate... visit us.