San Diego Apartments For Sale

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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If you want to invest in real estate but are not in the $5 million La Jolla villa league, San Diego apartments for sale might be the section of the Sunday paper--or real estate website--you want to study. The city is vibrant, with a county population of three million. U.S. Census Department data put the number of housing units at one million and note that 35 percent of them were multi-unit structures in 2000. That is, you've got a wide selection of San Diego apartments for sale to choose from.

San Diego Apartments for Sale: the Neighborhoods

More than likely, you can find just the neighborhood for a wise investment, comfortable living, the sight and smell of the Pacific Ocean, and the Laguna Mountains only 30 or 40 minutes away. San Diego can be conveniently thought of in rough geographic blocks. The better you understand the terms, the easier your search among San Diego apartments for sale will go.

Northern neighborhoods include the well-known La Jolla, Mission Bay, Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines, and Pacific Beach. Northeastern neighborhoods--which include Carmel Mountain and Mira Mesa--run from below the city of Escondido down to Route 52 in the south and Route 15 on the west. Well-known eastern San Diego neighborhoods include Allied Gardens, Birdland, Kearny Mesa, and Tierrasanta.

Western neighborhoods lie just above the airport and below Tecolote Canyon National Park and Mission Bay. Central San Diego, of course, incorporates Balboa Park, Gaslamp, and downtown. Directly across the bay is Coronado, famed for its Hotel Del. It is a separate municipality but a marvelous place to live. Mid-City neighborhoods lie to the east of Balboa Park. Southeastern neighborhoods include Alta Vista, Chola Vista, Mountain View, and Paradise Hills. Below the bay is Imperial Beach--also a separate municipality. Southern neighborhoods nearby include Palm City, Otay Mesa, and San Ysidro.

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