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Best Neighborhoods to Live in San Diego

By October 9, 2018January 16th, 2020San Diego
Best Places to Live in San Diego

Boasting the world’s best climate and home to celebrated universities and major employment centers in the financial, telecom, multimedia and biotech fields, San Diego is an international gateway surrounded by cutting-edge business. Moving to San Diego? Here are our favorite San Diego neighborhoods!


This beachy village boasts a quaint small town vibe with award-winning schools. Whether your tastes lie in surfing, classic cars, art galleries or craft beers, Carlsbad is never short of Southern California-styled experiences. The heart of Carlsbad Village has tree-lined streets and sidewalks, where residents enjoy antique shops, pubs, handmade crafts, cafes and live entertainment. The village also hosts a series of weekly outdoor films as well as art walks.

Apartments for Rent in Carlsbad

Pacific View

Living in Carlsbad

Carmel Valley

A thriving master-planned coastal community with a long history, Carmel Valley has a vibrant urban core in perfect balance with its rural surroundings. Located minutes from the beach, shopping, dining, University of California, San Diego, as well as some of the most popular attractions in North County, Carmel Valley is a centrally located neighborhood adjacent to Interstate 5 allowing residents easy access to services and attractions. Employers in the biotechnology and communications industries are also minutes away.

Apartments for Rent in Carmel Valley

Torrey Hills
Torrey Ridge
Torrey Villas

Downtown San Diego

Downtown is a professional hub for financial and biotech industries, allowing for an unrivaled work-life balance. Centre City, as it’s also known, is the cultural, financial center and central business district, and is served by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, the San Diego Trolley. There is also a commuter train linking downtown with northern San Diego County, called the Coaster, which also stops at communities along the San Diego County coastline.

Apartments for Rent in Downtown San Diego


Gaslamp District San Diego


La Jolla

This upscale seaside village is brimming with unique restaurants and boutique shopping. This beach town, just at the northern city limits of San Diego, offers the best in coastal living.

Apartments for Rent in La Jolla

La Jolla Palms
Villas of Renaissance

Sunset at La Jolla cove beach, San Diego,

Mission Valley

Beautiful Mission Valley features scenic views, three shopping malls, and proximity to the beach. Just 3 miles south from Mission Valley is Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, California’s first mission, as well as dozens of restaurants featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, which is part of Old Town San Diego. Conveniently located in the center of San Diego county, Mission Valley is located within a 15 minute drive of the San Diego Zoo and Downtown Gaslamp District.

Apartments for Rent in Mission Valley

Arcadia at StoneCrest Village
Del Rio
Monte Vista
The Village at Mission Valley