Looking for Real Estate in central San Diego County?

Central San Diego is home to vast regional parks on the east side, urban and shopping districts in the center, beach towns to the west, and close proximity to downtown from all neighborhoods. Central San Diego is home to many unique and diverse communities with all types of real estate to fit any size family or budget.

Let’s explore a few central San Diego real estate areas…..


Del Cerro is an upscale neighborhood of approximately 2,300 residents located east of downtown San Diego. Del Cerro real estate is worth a look if you are looking to be a distance from the fast pace of the city, but close enough to the business and financial hub of San Diego. The community is adjacent to Lake Murray and the west end of Mission Trails Regional Park. Del Cerro is a small and quiet neighborhood, originally developed as a residential suburb in the 1960’s to house faculty of SDSU. Homes for sale in Del Cerro feature mostly single-family homes.

Just next door to Del Cerro is San Carlos, an upper-middle-class neighborhood that borders the neighborhoods of Tierrasanta and the city of La Mesa. The “jewel” of San Carlos is Cowles Mountain, located in the vast Mission Trails Regional Park. San Carlos real estate consists primarily of single-family homes.

Other central San Diego condos, townhomes, multi-family units, and single-family homes for sale can be found amongst the suburban neighborhoods such as Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa, and Clairemont. Great schools, middle class neighborhoods, and close proximity to beach communities, shopping, and downtown, are appealing for many buyers looking for San Diego homes for sale.

Head over west from the central neighborhoods, you will find La Jolla – in Spanish means the “jewel” – and this community is the jewel of San Diego beach properties for sale. Only 15 minutes from downtown, this central coastal San Diego neighborhood sits on miles of beautiful ocean side cliffs and is home to the world-renowned golf course Torrey Pines. Real estate in La Jolla includes beachfront properties and single-family homes. La Jolla is one of the more affluent neighborhoods, with high property values due to its beautiful natural landscape, breathtaking views, and ocean breeze, but also it’s upscale dining and shopping district, located just walking distance from the sandy beaches and cliff side homes.

Would you like to start your search for homes for sale in central San Diego? We are happy to help and ready to show you the home of your dreams! Start your search here by using the search listings tool on our home page, or call Katy Bally – SD County Realtor, at 619-549-0954.