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San Diego Baby Boomers Love San Diego Real Estate
Baby Boomers love San Diego real estate!

San Diego Baby Boomers have never been the silent sort, and more and more we are hearing their wishes in unison.

Disclaimer: The San Diego real estate market is not like Las Vegas, or Tucson or Asheville or Biloxi and our home prices, though far more reasonable than a couple of years ago, are still quite high because of ongoing demand from San Diego Baby Boomers..

Blame that on our incomparable balmy climate, stunningly beautiful ocean and mountain views, great golf courses that can be played year round, a vibrant San Diego downtown area and a series of unique seaside villages across the San Diego Bay and up the San Diego County coast. There is nothing quite like San Diego real estate and its desirability!

We work with a number of baby boomers who are either moving to or within the San Diego area.

Many of those already invested in the San Diego real estate market are seeking to downsize and move away from the sacred soccer fields, elementary school crossings and the cul de sacs.

Those moving to San Diego from other areas are generally fulfilling a lifelong dream of spending the rest of their lives at the craggy southern coastal tip of California. They want to live in places like La JollaCoronadoDel MarSolana BeachEncinitasCardiff by the SeaCarlsbad and yes, downtown Oceanside. They, like the San Diego Baby Boomers, want to move away from hometown suburbia and plug themselves into a different kind of energy.

What do many of these Boomers want and what are we hearing?

  1. They want to be able to lock and go. They want to travel and not have to worry about security back home.La Jolla cottages are charming, but spacious mid and high rise condos also work really well.
  2. They want to be able to walk no more than a block or two to get a morning cup of coffee. It would also be nice to take that sleeve-wrapped cup of coffee and the morning newspaper to a park or pier bench where they can read and enjoy the scent of fresh-mown grass or the salty sea air.
  3. Boomers want nearby restaurants, a bookstore, a local farmers market, the local ethnic bakerymuseums,shopping and dry cleaners. They would happily go days without driving a car.
  4. Public transportation is good. In coastal San Diego, many village dwellers live not far from a train station, where the Coaster will take them up and down the coast, where they can wine and dine in San DiegosGaslamp area and then catch the train back to Del Mar or Oceanside. No designated driver required.
  5. Views tend to be important with this group. It is good when they can see the ocean or mountains from their living and bedroom windows.
  6. Proximity to the ocean is very important for many of the clients with whom we work. Perhaps its an energy attraction between the salt and water in our own bodies and that in the ocean. Perhaps it is simply the sound or smell or the hypnotic appeal of the waves.
  7. casual ambience that accepts shorts and flip flops (or running shoes) is also appealing. Most restaurants dont care and it makes for easy wardrobe selection. Its also nice to have the climate that allows for this year-round dressing option.
  8. These Boomers are not seeking a Del Webb lifestyle. They want the energy of commerce, the diversity of people, and ocean proximity. They may or may not care about golf, but if they do, San Diego is loaded with golfing opportunities.
  9. Quality medical care is important. San Diego is blessed with excellent medical facilities and physicians. Some of our countrys top medical practitioners have also chosen San Diego as the ideal place to live.

It is interesting to see how Baby Boomers are already beginning to reshape the urban and village landscapes in San Diego County and how the cities and builders are responding.

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And if you would like to seek out that perfect San Diego retirement home, you can start your search below:

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…Or check out these 55+ homes in San Diego County

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4637 Cordoba Way Oceanside, CA 92056

$579,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,444 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180011258
Property Type Twinhome
Seller motivated. Bright and light, Athena model/open floor plan.Immaculate. Move-in ready. New kitchen appliances, Silestone counter tops, breakfast area, tile floor. LARGE living room w Beamed/vaulted ceilings, hardwood floor. New paint throughout. 2 car garage. Large master bedroom w 2 closets. New carpet in bedrooms. Covered/private rear patio for relaxing and entertaining. Fruit trees. HOA includes golf package. Ocean Hills Country Club is a fabulout 55+ community. Amenities galore. 24/7 security.

3555 Santa Maria Oceanside, CA 92056

$319,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180014428
Property Type Twinhome
Great 55+ community @ Costa Serena. It is voluntary for the owner to pay HOA. Cozy home with good size back yard

3744 Balboa Drive Oceanside, CA 92056

$369,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180019094
Property Type Twinhome
This charming 827 sqft 2 bedroom one bath 55+ Costa Serena home has been totally updated. Freshly painted inside and out with new carpet, new windows, new doors, resurfaced cabinets, new granite counter tops in kitchen and bath, new automatic garage door, new epoxy on floors in garage and new A/C unit. There is no HOA in this sleepy little community. Located close to the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this turn key home will not disappoint. Close to freeways and shops. Don't miss this one!

1511 Temple Heights Dr Oceanside, CA 92056

$324,980 - $339,890
2 Beds
1 Bath
834 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180021189
Property Type Twinhome
Seller will entertain offers between $324,999 - $344,999. This home has just been updated and upgraded. Located in one of Oceanside's best 55+ communities, this gem is awaiting your arrival. Come home to this care free home. Every aspect of this home has been taken care of, all you need is to bring your belongings and you'll be barbecuing before you know it. What more could you ask for, plenty of room inside and out and wait till you see the kitchen. See supplement

3271 Pearl Ln Oceanside, CA 92056

$329,000 - $339,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
938 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180021393
Property Type Twinhome
Casa Serena is the best kept 55+ secret in a coastal community from San Diego to Santa Barbara. And this home is as good as it gets in the tract. Well cared for with an attached patio waiting for a finishing into a grand family room. Spacious back and side yards and a garage that is deep enough for all the accumulated extras. Just a short distance from the lagoon and Buccaneer Beach too, where nightly sunsets make it such a joy to live coastal. Also, cul de sac location. Quiet enjoyment!

3298 Buena Hills Dr Oceanside, CA 92056

$330,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023392
Property Type Twinhome
Two Bedroom Single Level Home! Charming two bedroom home located in a 55+ community in Oceanside! The home offers gorgeous views from the front, tile flooring throughout the living space and kitchen, great natural light, and much more! The kitchen offers white cabinetry, tile countertops, and is open to the dining area. One of the bedrooms has a sliding glass door that opens to a secondary living space. A second bedroom and full bathroom with step-in shower completes the home.

4571 Westridge Dr Oceanside, CA 92056

$339,000 - $345,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
834 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180024082
Property Type Twinhome
Cosmetic fixer. Needs carpet and paint. Corner unit. Home is ready for a new owner to add their personal touches. Excellent location! Located in the Peacock Hills 55+ community in Oceanside. Close to everything. Need a quick sale. Owner very motivated. Entertaining offers between 339k-349k.

1740 Round Tree Oceanside, CA 92056

$368,900 - $374,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
873 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180024469
Property Type Twinhome
Retire close to the beach! This gorgeously upgraded, move-in ready, twinhome is located in Oceanside's Peacock Hills 55+ community. Your inviting formal entry welcomes you onto the updated, laminate flooring, sunlit floor-plan & direct view of the yard. Galley kitchen has been beautifully updated with quartz counters, soft-close white cabinets, stainless steel gas-burning stove & appliances, & accenting tile flooring. Let your dreams & guests run free in large backyard w/covered seating area. see supp

3639 Mira Pacific Drive Oceanside, CA 92056

$382,500
2 Beds
1 Bath
827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180028687
Property Type Twinhome
Located in the 55+ Community of Costa Serena, this elevated prime corner property has an ocean view to the west, and Calavera Hills to the south. 827 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, dual paned windows, new paint, new carpet, new laminate flooring, solar tubes, refrigerator, ceiling fans, roll up garage door, cement driveway, back yard shed, and newer HVAC. Close to shopping, medical, and freeways. NO MANDATORY HOA'S!!

1660 Peacock Blvd Oceanside, CA 92056

$319,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
873 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180028895
Property Type Twinhome
Great opportunity in Peacock Hills 55+ Community! House is in original condition but very well maintained and clean. Perfect for investor or handy owner to add their personal touches. Newer garage door and opener. Full size laundry room. 1 car garage. Extra long driveway. Enjoy ocean breezes, mature landscaping & serene backyard. HOA is $72/yr. Close to shopping, restaurants, public transportation & medical centers. Just a few miles to freeway access, beaches, Oceanside Pier & Harbor. Photos coming soon!

17617 Pomerado Rd. 112 San Diego, CA 92128

$355,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,118 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030122
Property Type Townhome
Oak North Village 55+ community condominium on the first floor. with 2 beds and 2 baths. Upgraded with new floors, carpet, tile floors and baseboards throughout the unit. Must see, great location as it is close to shops, restaurants and more.

1448 Highridge Dr Oceanside, CA 92056

$385,000
2 Beds
1.5 Baths
834 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180031372
Property Type Twinhome
Highly upgraded home with incredible unobstructed views in desirable 55+ community.Low HOA Fees!Current Seller remodeled the bathrooms and kitchen and added new cabinetry and appliances.Dual Pane windows throughout,breakfast bar,home office!Newer flooring installed in Living room and bedroom. New roof, new fence,new driveway, new garage door,new plumbing,forever back country views!