Want to Buy a San Diego House for $500,000?
For those who want to buy a San Diego House for $500,000, the prospects can be daunting at best. There are a few of your best options.
Clairemont – was one of the original suburbs in San Diego. Located between the 5 and 805 Freeways, it is centrally located, and offers a reasonable commune.Clairemont real estate features detached houses built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The average sq footage for homes at $500K is between 1,000-1,300 sq ft. Lot sizes tend to be approximately 5,000 sq ft.
College – Although most commonly associated with SDSU, the College area offers pockets of old world charm. In these areas, you can find a remodeled mid-century classic or Spanish style home.
Rolando – feels like you stepped back in time. This community of 10 blocks is a peaceful oasis in a mid-city area. Very similar in feel to the more expensive ‘Talmadge’ community, you can view classic mid-century homes beaming with old world charm. Homes are affordable, often in the $300-500K price range.
College Grove – is a modest neighborhood with small, practical homes. Many offer a front porch & yard for kids to play. Like the other neighborhoods, it is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. Homes here are in the $350K-$500K price range.
La Mesa – La Mesa is a city located about 5 miles east of San Diego, and is accessible from the I-8 and 94 freeways. Although this city continues to grow, the Village area retains a great deal of old world charm.
La Mesa real estate includes a little bit of everything. Older single family homes near University Avenue start in the low to mid $300’s. Countrng in Mount Helix offers homes starting in the $500’s.
Mira Mesa – is just east of UTC and close to San Diego’s largest
employer, Qualcomm. Houses estate start in the low-to-mid $400’s and go as high as $600K. The homes on the East side of Mira Mesa, those closer to the I-15 freeway, are newer than those on the west side. This is an excellent choice for first time buyer desiring a safe neighborhood, decent schools and close proximity to all areas of San Diego.
San Carlos – San Carlos is a neighborhood in the eastern portion of the city of San Diego, just east of Del Cerro and north of the College area. With close proximity to Mission Trails State Park and Cowles Mountain, San Carlos offers residential streets with mountain views.
One of the first middle class suburbs in San Diego, San Carlos is a quiet, ordinary neighborhood filled with grocery stores, schools, and parks. San Carlos real estate primarily offers small single family homes built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. These homes, many of which are single story, may be anywhere from 1,000 – 1,600 sq ft. Over the years, generations of owners may have enlarged or modified these homes for modern living.
Serra Mesa – Serra Mesa real estate consists of predominantly older houses built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Just North of Mission Valley, between the I-15 and I-805, it is a Central San Diego community. The zip code for this area is 92123.
Serra Mesa real estate may be purchased here that range from the mid $300’s up to the $500’s. Great for young couples who want their first house, Serra Mesa offers affordability and convenience.
If you want to buy a San Diego House for $500,000 it is possible. If your family size requires a larger home, there are further options in the South, East, and North San Diego regions. If you would like help finding your first San Diego house, please give me a call at 619-379-8616. I would be glad to help you!