Moving to San Diego? Here are 15 best places to live in San Diego!

Are you thinking about where to move locally in San Diego? Maybe you are still not sure where to move exactly since the San Diego area is thriving all around.
We can offer you some help with that. Here are some of the best places to live in San Diego:

Chula Vista

Chula Vista is the second-largest city in the San Diego Metropolitan Area.
‘Beautiful view’ is the meaning behind the city’s name and it is no wonder that this is the case. Chula Vista has over 50 parks and it is truly breath-taking.
In addition, it is still affordable. Median home value is $543,100 and rent goes around $2,500 making Chula Vista 24% more affordable than the average San Diego-Carlsbad area.

La Jolla

One of the most influential and rising communities in the San Diego area! Not only is it the home to UC San Diego but it is also a hub for many IT firms. Alongside that you are in the vicinity of the ocean, there are beaches everywhere when you feel like running away from the city’s hassle. However, if you wish to buy a home here, you will need to be ready to invest quite a bit. Median home value is $1,597,000 and rent will cost you around $4.850. Keep this in mind, since these prices are two times higher than San Diego’s average.

San Marcos

If you enjoy eating out and hiking, this just might be the place for you.
San Marcos has a myriad of restaurants that have been named as the best in the States, all of which you can find on the Old California Restaurant Row. Along with that, add that San Marcos home prices are not as expensive.
Median home value is $593,000 and rent is around $2,500-$2,600. Add to this one of the best weathers in the country and you get the best city experience around.


One of the most vibrant and thriving communities in the area. It is also a tourists’ favourite since it is home to Legoland! In addition, for a few years in the row it has been named as one of the best cities to live in. With its schools ranking at stunning 7th place, it is an amazing place to raise children in. It is known to be one of the safest neighbourhoods in San Diego. Median rend will cost you around $2000 while the median home value is $713,600.

Pacific Highland Ranch

If you are a nature lover, this just might be the place for you.
Around 49% of the land is preserved as a natural habitat which offers you many hiking and walking tracks.
It is also one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods. Around half of the households have a yearly income of $200,000. It is no wonder that the median home value is $1,082,000. However, we advise renting. According to the research, median rent is questionably low- just below $1000.

Solana Beach

Solana Beach is a gorgeous coastal suburb of San Diego. It has stunning beach views that spread for miles. One interesting thing about Solana Beach is that they were the first to ban smoking on public beaches in order to fight and reduce air pollution. When it comes to the cost of living here, it is right in the middle. The monthly rent goes around $1,990 and median home value is $1,104,000.

Torrey Hills

With a population of 5,305 people living here it is one of the close community-knit neighbourhoods in San Diego. It has been proclaimed to be one of the best places to raise a family, ranking 2nd in California. In addition, it is one of the safest neighbourhoods in San Diego. Median home value is at $1,142,000 while rent will cost you around $2,550. However, median household income is at $158,933.

Torrey Pines

It has been ranked as one of the best places to live in San Diego for decades. Torrey Pines has a population of 13,000 people and it is a home to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The reserve is breathtaking. Torrey Pines schools are also one of the best ranking in the States. The median home value is at $1,069,000 and rent is $2271.

Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is one of the most charming places in San Diego. It has a population of 33,394 people living here. Their schools are one of the best in the country. The city has many parks and open fields for everyone to use. It is an extremely family-oriented town with 46% of residents are families with children. When it comes to median home value, currently, it is at $1,001,660 while rent will cost you around $2.600.

Rancho Bernardo

With a population just below 40,000 people it is one of the best places to live in California. It is a small community where people usually know each other and are very welcoming. There are a lot of people retiring in Rancho Bernardo due to its greenery and scenery. Also, Rancho Bernardo is one of the affordable neighbourhoods in San Diego. Median home value is $676,325 while median rent is at $1900.

University City

If you are looking for the best mix of urban and hip, this might be the place for you. There are 63,000 people living here and a majority of them are young and aspiring professionals. In University city most people rent their homes ( a staggering 75% of them) or flats and median rent is $2,100. Should you decide to buy a home, median home value is at $583,200. You can find many golf courses here, some of them are amnog best ones in the country.


It is an amazing beach city with a population of 60,000 people. The name of the city means ‘small oaks’ which says a lot about the nature surrounding the city. When it comes to the downtown Encinitas it is full of thriving local salons, restaurants, shops, bars, and art galleries. Median rent is $1886 while the median home value is $913,700.

Del Mar Mesa

There is over 900 acres of preserved wildlife in Del Mar Mesa. It has over 10 miles of hiking trails, bikeways and walking trails. It has a mix of urban and suburban feel.
Most of the community was built in the early 2000s so the surroundings are quite modern. It is considered as one of the best places to live  in California. Only 33% of residents are renting here at an average monthly rent of $2,526. The median home value is $974,544.

South Park

Usually known for its pedestrian-friendly business district and its tree lined streets this city is also recognized as a town of history lovers. They take great pride in preserving the town’s history. The best proof of that is the fact that they recently restored San Diego’s oldest fire station. There are a lot of great restaurants with local cuisine here and one of the most loved things here are the Walkabouts. Should you wish to move locally here, homes are at $800,000 of medium house value.

North Park

One of the most charming cities in California. It is extremely culturally diverse and here you can find everything. From Craftsman cottages, cafes and diners, coffee shops, several microbreweries, boutiques, and the North Park Farmers Market. It is a hipsters paradise. Homes in the North Park are around $625,000 while renting here would cost you around $1432.

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