CENTRAL SAN DIEGO

If you are interested in Central San Diego homes for sale, and/or you would like to learn about the area, then you’ve come to the right place!

Central San Diego Homes For Sale

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If you would like to learn about the communities, real estate market, schools and our Buyer’s Refund, scroll further down the page.

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Central San Diego Location

Central San Diego is bisected by Interstate’s 8, 15 and 805.

The region, which extends approximately 10 miles west to east and 6 miles north to south, is bordered by Route 52, El Cajon Blvd, Lake Murray and Old Town.

Central San Diego Communities

Click on the links below to learn about the various Central San Diego communities (including real estate info, school info, etc.) and to see all available homes for sale.

Central San Diego Alvarado Estates

ALVARADO ESTATES

Central San Diego Del Cerro

DEL CERRO

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LINDA VISTA

Central San Diego Old Town

OLD TOWN

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TALMADGE

https://www.frankgrannis.com/wp-admin/post.php?Central San Diego Allied Gardens

ALLIED GARDENS

Central San Diego Encanto

ENCANTO

Central San Diego Mission Valley

MISSION VALLEY

San Carlos

SAN CARLOS

Tierrasanta

TIERRASANTA

Central San Diego College Area

COLLEGE AREA

Central San Diego Kensington

KENSINGTON

Central San Diego Normal Heights

NORMAL HEIGHTS

Serra Mesa

SERRA MESA

Central San Diego Real Estate

The Central San Diego real estate market offers a considerable amount of variety and price points. In fact, with the exception of oceanfront living, you can choose any type of home that you are looking for.

Here you will find exclusive, guard-gated communities, hillside residences, oceanview houses, walkable villages, historic neighborhoods, lakeside living, homes adjacent to nature preserves, as well as condo and townhome complexes.

In regard to property taxes, the tax rate in Central San Diego is approximately 1.23% of the net value of a property and there are no Mello Roos.

As for HOA fees, for the most part, only condo, townhome and gated communities are assessed a monthly fee. Typically, non-gated, single-family home neighborhoods are not.

If you would like to know what the HOA fee is in a specific community, this information can be found by clicking on any community link (see above).

However, you can always contact me and I’d be happy to provide that information to you, without obligation.

  • Central San Diego homes for sale typically are priced between $200,000 and $3 million dollars.
  • Residences offer 350 sq. ft. to 8,600 sq. ft. of living space.
  • Lot sizes can be as large as 3 acres.
  • Residences feature 1 – 10 bedrooms.

Central San Diego Living

For the purposes of this guide, rather than focus on the beach (which is, at the most, only 20 minutes away), I’ll focus on what is in the actual Central San Diego region…exceptional parks and nature preserves (all with terrific trails).

But first, let’s start with what gets us outdoors…the amazing weather!

Central San Diego Weather

Here the four seasons are early Spring, Spring, early Summer and Summer.

A slight exaggeration, perhaps, but not very far from the truth.

Because the Central San Diego region extends west to east for approximately 10 miles, some communities are able to enjoy the cool breeze from the Pacific Ocean.

As you travel further eastward, to the further reaches of the region (San Carlos, for example), it’s going to get a bit warmer, especially in the summer.

To give you a good idea of the temperature range, in August the average high and low temperatures in Old Town (furthest west) are 76 and 66 degrees.

In San Carlos (the furthest east), the average high and low temperatures in August are 81 and 65 degrees.

Central San Diego Parks And Nature Preserves

As mentioned earlier, Central San Diego is home to some of the best nature preserves and parks in all of San Diego County.

To follow is a list of some of the best.

Cowles Mountain Trail

  • Located in San Carlos.
  • Part of Mission Trails Regional Park.
  • Very active 2.9 mile trail.
  • People can be found here at all hours of the day.
  • The views are awesome.

Mission Trails Regional Park

  • Located in San Carlos.
  • 7,220 acres.
  • 60 miles of trails.
  • One of the largest urban parks in the U.S.
  • Also offers horseback riding, campgrounds and boating (on Lake Murray).

Ruffin Canyon Trail

  • Located in Serra Mesa.
  • 2.6 miles.
  • Primarily used by walkers.

Shepard Canyon

  • Located in Tierrasanta.
  • 2.1 miles.
  • Primarily used for hiking, walking and running.

South Rueda Canyon Trail

  • Located between Allied Gardens and Tierrasanta.
  • 2.6 miles.

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park

  • Located adjacent to Linda Vista.
  • 6.5 miles of trails suitable for walkers, runners and mountain bikers.

Central San Diego Schools

Children living in Central San Diego are served by the San Diego Unified School District.

If you would like to see which specific school’s serve a particular community or neighborhood, simply click a community link (see above) to find that information.

Also, you can contact me and I’d be happy to provide that information to you, without obligation.

Finding The Right Home

As a native San Diegan REALTOR® with Central San Diego market and community expertise, I bring a local’s perspective to help you find the exact home that you are looking for.

If I can answer any questions, help you in any way or if you’d like to schedule an appointment to see any of the homes for sale in Central San Diego or to look around the area, feel free to contact me.

It would be my pleasure to serve you.

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