No surprise that San Diego made the top 25 in the US News list of best places to live.
According to a recent article, U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. San Diego ranks as #22 with an overall score of 6.9 out of 10.
In the article, San Diego residents recognize how fortunate they are to live in an area famous for its sunny weather and impressive beaches. But there is much more to this southern California beach city than initially meets the eye.
Resident lifestyles vary depending on whether you seek a beach, urban or suburban environment. Regardless of where you live, residents do not want for things to do, ranging from outdoor activities to free museums to entertainment venues.
San Diego offers world-class dining, professional sports and entertainment options typical of a large metro area, but the patchwork of distinct neighborhoods fosters strong community ties.
Residents gather at festivals and farmers markets, meet friends at beaches and parks and regularly bump into friends and acquaintances in local bars and restaurants.
Living in San Diego is not particularly affordable. Home prices are considerably higher than the national average and are predicted to increase. Additionally, many living in the downtown area have to pay homeowner’s association fees, which are used to maintain common areas in apartment and condominium complexes. San Diegans are willing to pay these elevated prices though, often referring to the cost of living differences as the “sunshine tax,” or the price of enjoying a year-round temperate climate.
Buying or Selling a Home in San Diego, CA
Finding the right real estate agent or realtor is key when it comes to buying or selling a home in San Diego.
Warm weather year-round and ocean views make San Diego a seller’s market. High demand and low inventory keep prices high. In fact, the average sales price of a home in San Diego is nearly three times higher than the national average. And because prices vary drastically by neighborhood, it’s especially important to find a real estate agent with experience closing sales in your desired area. Nancy Bergman specializes in the North County Area of San Diego, including Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Escondido and Carmel Valley.
If San Diego is such a great city. then which cities outranked us? http://www.realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live?sort=overall&high_to_low=true
To see the full article – http://www.realestate.usnews.com/places/california/san-diego