Community Info for University City and San Diego County
This is the place for University City community information. One of San Diego’s most fantastic communities is University City and its real estate properties. Host to UCSD, which gave the community its name, University City is made up of two parts and is divided by Rose Canyon; the older University Square area and the newer UTC (University Towne Centre). University Square is comprised primarily of residential areas while UTC is made up of condos, apartment complexes, hotels and office buildings.
The entire area of University City has been nicknamed the “Golden Triangle”. And, when it comes to local beauty the city lives up to its nickname. You will find some of the most beautiful areas in the nation right here in University City with a few extraordinary canyons that provide plenty of open space to explore and enjoy. People flock to area to view wildlife habitats of over 100 bird species and the many opportunities for biking and hiking. There is even access around the canyons with scenic driving views along I-805, I-5 and Genessee Ave.
The local economy is anchored by the University of California San Diego campus. University City contains three local shopping centers, a large shopping mall, industrial developments and corporate areas. The community of University City also includes two major hospitals and many medial offices for those who are in the medical field.
Local Real Estate
University City’s housing options include condos, single-family homes, retirement communities and apartments. The average housing price is in the $500,000 range. However, you can also find real estate prices below $300,000 and above $1 million. There’s literally a piece of real estate for everyone.
There are plenty of educational opportunities in University City. You will find five public schools including Marie Curie Elementary, John Spreckels Elementary, Doyle Elementary, Standley Middle, and University City High along with several private schools.
When it comes to local recreation the city boasts plenty of it. There is plenty of parks in the area including Standley Park, Doyle Park, La Jolla Colony Park, and Rose Canyon Park. And, golfers enjoy the local golf courses like University City Golf Course. Some local courses are even recognized as child-friendly.
University City is a truly unique area, so if you would like more information about the area and local real estate, contact Realtor® Nancy Beck.
San Diego County
Welcome to your guide of one of the most beautiful places in the entire country, San Diego, California. Located in the southwest corner of California, gorgeous San Diego County is the second largest populated county in the entire state. With its miles of breathtakingly beautiful shoreline, residents of San Diego real estate enjoy mild weather year-round, with highs typically reaching in the low 70’s during the warmest of the summer months and the lows reaching an average of the high 50’s during the winter. One look at the beauty of San Diego County’s miles of beaches and you won’t have to ask why it has become the second largest populated county in the state of California.
Some of the largest sectors of San Diego County’s economy are located in San Diego and include international trade, defense-military, research, tourism and manufacturing. The area is influenced by the deep waters of the port, which is made up of the only major submarine and shipbuilding yards on the West Coast. There are several big national defense contractors located with San Diego County, CA. And, the area hosts the largest naval fleet in the entire world. Nearly 5% of civilian jobs in the county are military-related with over 15,000 businesses in the county being reliant on the local Department of Defense contracts.
Currently, San Diego County is home to 16 facilities that house the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps divisions of the United States’ military. San Diego County is also home to several prestigious colleges and universities, including UC San Diego, a four year institution that offers undergraduate as well as graduate programs for its students.
San Diego County is rich with local history. The areas land was acquired as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and officially became part of the US in 1850. San Diego County was an original county in California. At that time, however, the area encompassing San Diego County real estate included what would later be divided into Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial and Inyo Counties.
San Diego County is home to the second largest population in California; therefore, it needs a very large school system. For that reason, there are over 40 school districts operating within the county. The biggest district in the area is the San Diego Unified School District. There are 379 elementary schools, 83 middle/junior high schools, 67 high schools, 38 charter/magnet schools and 83 alternative schools within San Diego County’s public school system. Additionally, there are an impressive 320 private schools available for parents to choose from. Click here for more school information.
San Diego County and local real estate encompasses a vital transportation corridor, thanks to its sharing a border with Mexico and the San Diego Bay. There are several ways to get around via major highways/freeways which are transverse the area, including Interstates 5, 8, 15 and 805 and several State Routes. The San Diego Airport and Oceanside Municipal Airport are the major public airfields in the area.
When it comes to local San Diego County recreation, the Pacific Ocean provides an amazing backdrop for much of San Diego County’s activities. Visit any one of the many beaches for a taste of the San Diego lifestyle such as Cardiff State Beach, Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach, and many more.
San Diego County real estate is not just about beaches, though. Sea World, San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are great places for the family to go when you want to see wildlife up close and personal. And, don’t forget Legoland, which is a fun for kids of all ages.
Wine-lovers have a choice of nine Ramona Valley wineries to sample local wine made from red and white grapes, while golfers have dozens of courses to tee off from. The Palomar and Mount Laguna Observatories are operated by Cal Tech and SDSU. There are also thirty-five museums that offer varying exhibits and tours within the San Diego County limits.
See the California Gray Whales and dolphins play off the coast of San Diego County on one of the whale-watching cruises, or view the area by air with a hot air balloon tour. You can even charter a yacht for your own Pacific Ocean tour.
San Diego County and the local real estate have so much to offer its residents and visitors. Come to where the blue skies meet the blue ocean and grab your own piece of heaven on earth. For more information about San Diego County, CA real estate, contact San Diego County Realtor® Nancy Beck.