San Diego offers residents a large variety of different neighborhoods and communities to call home. With so many great options for your new residence, finding the right place can be a daunting task. To help with your selection, we've reviewed numerous neighborhoods and have come up with six diverse communities you may want to call home.
1 – South Park
To escape big box stores and franchises, head to South Park neighborhood. This tight-knit community offers more than 70 independently-owned businesses for shopping, dining and entertainment. This historic neighborhood boasts numerous community events including a Summer Walkabout and Taste of South Park. With the mantra "crafted from the heart", you'll find no warmer community than the one in South Park.
2 – La Mesa
If you're looking for an Urban feel but dread the idea of living downtown, La Mesa may be the neighborhood for you. With plenty of greenspace and a $5 million downtown renovation, this community has plenty to offer. Nicknamed the "Jewel of the Hills" for its close proximity to Cowles Mountain, La Mesa also offers residents walking trails through art sites, 14 public parks and the "secret stairs" which lead to a beautiful view of Windsor Hills.
3 – North Park
Trendy is the first word that comes to mind when you think of North Park. This neighborhood is built for pedestrians and offers several art galleries and cultural venues such as the Observatory Theatre. But what really makes this neighborhood trendy is the recent addition of 6 new breweries and countless restaurants boasting some of the area's best up-and-coming chefs.
4 – Encinitas
If the great outdoors is calling your name, living in Encinitas may be what's right for you. With easy access to surfing, 30 miles of jogging trails and even more bike paths, this neighborhood of nearly 60,000 offers much to do for those who love nature. Encinitas is also home to a 1,000 acre ecological reserve with countless events, miles of walking paths and free classes, plus the Rancho Costal Humane Society just expanded to offer new youth summer camps.
5 – Normal Heights
For those who want to live in a highly diversified neighborhood, check out Normal Heights. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Normal Heights is the only neighborhood to perfectly reflect the ethnic diversity of San Diego. With just under 10,000 residents, Normal Heights is a small community with big cross-cultural events. Each year different community and ethnic organizations come together to offer Adam's Avenue Unplugged, a music festival in April, and the Taste of Adam's Avenue in June.
6 – City Heights
San Diegoians looking for a great place to live with children may want to check out City Heights. This community focuses much of their planning around families and children. In 2016 alone the community opened a new skate park with turf and play areas and expanded the YMCA with a $34 million renovation which included a new 7,500 sq. ft. gym, two pools, a soccer field and a new demonstration kitchen. If that weren't enough, the neighborhood is planning to open a second skating rink in early 2017.
Regardless of taste, it's clear that San Diego has a neighborhood that's right for you. Once you find your perfect new location, you'll need a professional mover dedicated to customer care and service to make your transition worry-free.
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