Maybe you don’t have a desire to live right in the heart of San Diego, but you’d like to be close enough to enjoy the city. Suburb living might fit perfectly for you and San Diego has plenty of great bedroom communities to choose from.
Whether you’re seeking a great school district, an easy commute or something truly breathtaking, the suburbs of San Diego have something for just about everybody. Here’s a look at some of the top suburbs found in San Diego County for 2018.
Those seeking an absolutely stunning location with plenty to offer will love Carlsbad. This coastal city may not be the best choice for those commuting to downtown San Diego, but others will find it to be breathtaking. Carlsbad is a high-end community with plenty of great golf courses and attractions all throughout.
Legoland is found in Carlsbad and the downtown village provides a great place for dining and nightlife. In addition, this coastal community offers great beaches, homes with amazing views and plenty for parents to get excited about with top-rated schools serving the area.
As one of the largest suburbs of Sand Diego, Chula Vista is a very popular choice. It’s growing very fast, but there are some areas still offering new construction homes throughout. In addition, the city offers small town charm with good schools and many family-friendly neighborhoods.
One of the best North County suburbs, Escondido is a city of its own. It has a very popular arts scene with the California Center for the Arts found here, along with plenty of shopping, recreation and even some agriculture. While it’s not the worst location for commuting to downtown, it’s also not the easiest commute in the area.
Most of the other communities found throughout North Country spring from Escondido. This makes it one of the most convenient locations for enjoying the many attractions, events and dining options found throughout.
Maybe the most convenient location of all the San Diego suburbs, La Mesa has plenty of great appeal. It’s a charming city with a smaller feel than most of the other suburbs. The downtown village offers plenty to enjoy and the suburb is filled with parks, amenities, great schools and so much more.
The Poway area used to be known as a rustic community, but it has grown quite a bit over the years. It still offers a rustic feel and a very family-friendly place to call home. However, the city also offers many more amenities today than it did in years past including all kinds of outdoor recreation. It’s also located in one of the best school districts in San Diego County.
Known as a bit of a younger community, San Marcos is one of California’s fastest growing cities. It’s filled with new retail, new housing and new industry along the SR78 corridor. San Elijo Hills is one of the most popular communities and it borders Carlsbad.
Over the past few years, San Marcos has grown into one of the most desirable communities in the entire San Diego County area. It’s home to Palomar College, CSU San Marcos and many great schools. The San Marcos High School was also recently remodeled.
Those seeking true rural living in the San Diego area will love Ramona. It’s one of the only rural communities found close enough for community. The suburb offers a small downtown area, plenty of large lots for homes and a great place to live if you want to keep livestock as pets.
Ramona has seen some development start to creep into the area with new retail options and restaurants. However, it’s still a great place to escape and enjoy space, if that’s what you’re after.
Another community offering a rural feel, Santee provides a great place to call home. The housing options and amenities are growing here and there’s plenty to enjoy throughout. While the summers may get a bit warmer than other areas of San Diego, the commute is pretty easy with State Road 52 and 125 offering an easy route to downtown.
Del Mar, Coronado and Rancho Santa Fe
All three of these communities are incredible suburbs of San Diego. However, they are also very expensive. If you can afford to call Del Mar, Coronado or Rancho Santa Fe home, you may fall in love with the area very fast. These are three of the most beautiful places to live in all of California offering incredible views, great amenities and some of the best beaches in the area.
Whether you seek a family-friendly suburb with great schools or a place with a more rural feel, you’ll find it in one of these San Diego Suburbs.