San Diego South County
San Diego South County Houses (South Bay) consists of a number of communities that are ideal neighborhoods to call home. All the South Bay homes are located 20 minutes or less from downtown and Mission Valley. If you’re interested in less expensive houses in an area on the outskirts of San Diego, then one of the South Bay cities might be just what you’re looking for.
Bonita is an upscale community in the South Bay where homes are spacious, well-groomed and affordable. With numerous trails located throughout the Lower Sweetwater Valley, horseback riding has become a huge part of the Bonita community. In fact, there are many homes with stables, large lots, views to the ocean, and no mello roos.
Chula Vista is the 2nd largest city in county and is one of the most popular destinations for home buyers in the last 15 years. The city of Chula Vista is very diverse community where you will find neighborhoods filled with estate homes, condos, and beautiful single family homes surrounded by lakes, trails, and parks. Chula Vista is growing at a fast pace, with major developments taking place in the Eastlake area.
The South Bay Expressway, a toll-road extension of California State Route 125, opened November, 2007 connecting freeways 805 and 905 with State Route 54 and making it convenient to go into and travel out of Chula Vista’s inland communities.
Eastlake is a master-planned community that started in 1986 and is located in the eastern portion of Chula Vista. It has rapidly grown over the years and has become one of the most popular communities in all of Chula Vista and San Diego County due to its family-friendly master planned environment. The Eastlake neighborhoods include Eastlake, Eastlake Greens, Eastlake Hills, Eastlake Shores, Eastlake Trails, Eastlake Vistas and Eastlake Woods.
Imperial Beach is a residential beach city in the South Bay. It’s only 14 miles south of La Mesa and Mission Hills. Imperial Beach is very popular among real estate investors and buyers alike. If you are looking for a house within a few miles from the beach at an affordable price, Imperial Beach is the place for you.
Lemon Grove has a 100 year old motto in their community. The residents say Lemon Grove has the “Best Climate on Earth." This South County city is located approximately nine miles from downtown and is well-known for its rich agricultural heritage and Old West history. The charming homes of Lemon Grove are conveniently located near schools, shopping centers, restaurants and parks.
Otay Mesa is a growing community just south of Chula Vista. Here you will find affordable housing, many single family homes and a multitude of tract houses, including upscale homes and condos. This community seems to be growing and developing each year so if you are on a strict budget, you’ll be attracted to this affordable area which has the same amenities as other upscale neighborhoods in area.
Otay Ranch is sometimes referred to as a Pedestrian-Friendly Community due to its parks, shopping, walking/biking trails and community involvement. Beautiful architectural home designs make up numerous housing developments in this community. Like the other South Bay cities, Otay Ranch is a short 20 minute drive to downtown area's and beaches.
Paradise Hills is located between Lemon Grove and National City. This residential community is an ideal suburban neighborhood that is somewhat spread out over hills and canyons, offering spectacular views of the bay, Coronado, and the Pacific Ocean. Homes are mostly for single families in quiet family neighborhoods. It’s also abundant in military housing, which gives the area a diverse population.
Rolling Hills Ranch is an upscale master planned community located in the eastern portion of Chula Vista just north of Eastlake. Rolling Hills Ranch offers ranch style single family homes with incredible scenic views on large view lots. This neighborhood is a mere 15 minute drive to Point Loma, Gaslamp District and Balboa Park.
Rancho Del Rey is another quiet community of Chula Vista. This great subdivision boasts quite neighborhoods with custom homes on huge lots. Many of he homes offer beautiful views due to the rolling hills. The community of Rancho Del Rey has 114 acres of parks and playgrounds.
San Miguel Ranch is located in the eastern portion of Chula Vista, just north of Eastlake and Rolling Hills Ranch. Whether you’re looking for a single-family home or condo, San Miguel Ranch has what you need. This community offers several different neighborhoods to choose from. It’s a pedestrian-friendly community where residents feel comfortable riding their bikes, horseback riding and hiking on the numerous trails.
So no matter what South County community you prefer, you can be confident that each and every one has many amenities and activities to satisfy your family’s needs. Given the distance to the Gaslamp District, San Diego International Airport, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley, it’s not only a great place to live, but very convenient as well. Check out the South Bay Area, you’ll be pleased with the great communities south of downtown.
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