Share
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.

You may also wish to read:

Ruppies and Their Urban Retreats

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

* Separate multiple values with comma.

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

Sort by:

3744 Balboa Drive Oceanside, CA 92056

$339,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180019094
Property Type Twinhome
Priced to sell! This charming TURN KEY 827 sqft 2 bedroom one bath 55+ Costa Serena home is totally updated! Freshly painted inside and out with new carpet, windows, doors, resurfaced cabinets, sink, disposal, granite counter tops in kitchen and bath, automatic garage door, epoxy on floors in garage and new A/C unit. There is no HOA in this sleepy little community with ocean breezes. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this home will not disappoint. Close to freeways, shops and beaches. Don't miss this one!

5069 Caesena Way Oceanside, CA 92056

$689,900
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,900 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180029831
Property Type Twinhome
Cool Ocean Breezes! Bellagio model, (2 master suites), located on top of sloping greenbelt, w/ southwest facing back patio, in 55+ OHCC. Vinyl Dual Pane Windows. Ocean View from newly renovated upstairs balcony. Repiped, Tankless W/H. Remodeled Kitchen (Granite Counters, Upgraded Cabinets), Remodeled Master Bath (Tile, Upgraded Cabinets, Tub & Shower), Murphy Bed in downstairs MB. Extended Loft! New Carpet in LR/DR, Stairs & Upstairs Master Bedroom. Patio Garden open but private, great for entertaining.

4744 Galicia Way Oceanside, CA 92056

$649,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,899 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180038448
Property Type Twinhome
Ocean Hills Country Club! Premium Golf Course Lot with Expansive Views. Close In Location in this Sought After 55+ Community. 1 Master Suite Downstairs and 1 Master Suite with Loft Upstairs that Accesses a Spacious Outdoor Balcony. Convenient Walking Distance to Club House with Extensive Facilities and Opportunities. Please Reference Ocean Hills Country Club Website for Amenities http://www.oceanhillscountryclub.com/about-us

4735 Sunny Hills Rd Oceanside, CA 92056

$377,000 - $387,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
886 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040016
Property Type Twinhome
Spectacular Complete Remodel! Bright Beautiful Open 2 BR/1 BA 866 sq.ft Twin Home on elevated lot in premier 55+ Peacock Hills! Gorgeous Designer Kitchen w/2 ovens, SS appliances, pendant light. Elegant Spa Inspired Bath w/ custom finishes. Enjoy entertaining in large living/dining rm which opens to private fenced backyard w/fruit trees & 2 patios to relax & BBQ w/family & friends. Stunning floors, Low E Windows, LED can lights, ceiling fans. New front & back landscaping. Close to all! Paradise! Must See!

3886 San Pablo Ave Oceanside, CA 92057

$399,500 - $415,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
977 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040323
Property Type Twinhome
Freshly remodeled home with stunning canyon views. This single story home is located near the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac with no through traffic. It has been updated with warm laminate floors, new white shaker kitchen cabinets and quartz counter tops, along with all new vinyl windows. The improvements are too long to list! You must go see to really enjoy the neighborhood, panoramic views and refreshing breeze. HOA fees are extremely low. This property is located in a 55+ community.

3372 Buena Hills Drive Oceanside, CA 92056

$315,000
2 Beds
1 Bath
827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180040498
Property Type Twinhome
Great opportunity to own in the highly sought after 55+ Community of Costa Serena!! This home has many great features including the amazing views of mountains and hillsides from the Living Room window and attached 1 Car Garage! The kitchen is light and bright with plenty of cabinet space and washer/dryer unit. This corner lot home presents a blank slate to buyers to add their own personal touches. Conveniently located close to freeways, shopping and restaurants!

1740 Round Tree Oceanside, CA 92056

$349,900 - $363,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
873 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180042063
Property Type Twinhome
Retire close to the beach! This gorgeously upgraded, move-in ready, 2 bedroom twinhome is located in Oceanside's Peacock Hills 55+ community. The sunlit floor-plan features updated, laminate flooring & direct view of the yard. Galley kitchen has been completely renovated w/new quartz counters, soft-close white cabinets, new SS gas-burning stove & appliances, & accenting tile flooring. Let your dreams & guests run free in large backyard w/covered seating area. Attached garage & personal driveway. see supp

4326 Dowitcher Way Oceanside, CA 92057

$310,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,056 SqFt
Status Back On Market
MLS # 180043098
Property Type Twinhome
Light and bright 2bd/2ba condo in Oceana. The view is just amazing from the patio, living room and master bedroom. Stove, Refrigerator, and dishwasher included. Washer/dryer hook-ups in garage. Oversize, Single car garage with some built-in shelving, and a carport. Skylights in both bathrooms give lots of natural light. Fauxwood blinds and laminate flooring give this condo a homey feel. 55+ community.

4697 Adra Oceanside, CA 92056

$649,999 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Ocean Hills, Oceanside
Open House
$649,999
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,800 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180044638
Property Type Twinhome
Beautiful Renovation & popular single story 2BR, 2BA Tropez Floor Plan situated on corner lot & cul-de-sac offering 1,800 sf, fireplace in Living Room, bright & cheery kitchen w/ quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile. Vaulted Ceilings, expansive Master Bedroom w/ walk-in closet. Embellished w/ westerly orientation, lovely sunsets and ocean breezes in back yard and low maintenance gardens & patio for your pleasure and relaxation. 55+, Must See

3536 Sky Haven Ln Oceanside, CA 92056

$445,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,417 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180044408
Property Type Twinhome
Upgraded 3 Bd 2Ba Pacifica 55+ Twinhome Open Concept w/Wood Laminate Flooring & Brick Fireplace. White Kitchen w/ Island,New Porcelain Kohler Dual Sink, Upgraded Quartz Countertops, Included In Both Bathrooms too. Ensuite Master w/Walk-in Closet, Dual Sinks & Walk-in Shower. Second Bath w/New Tub & Tiles. New Double Pane Windows. Large Backyard w/Pergola Covered Patio & Drought-tolerant Landscaping. HOA Includes Community Activities, Pool,Tennis,Spa,Landscaping,Exterior Paint & Roof Upkeep/Replacement.