Metro San Diego Neighborhoods: NORTH PARK

In the past 13 years since I have been living in in So Cal, Metro San Diego neighborhoods have experienced increased revitalization. North Park is one of these areas.

North Park has always been a “diamond in the rough”. North of Balboa Park and just adjacent to upscale Hillcrest North Park has gone through some growing pains, only to emerge as an ethnically and economically diverse area with a downtown center that is hip and flourishing. There is also a vibrant arts scene, and many chic new eateries.The 805 is the backbone of this area, and one can get to just about anywhere in San Diego County in 20 minutes.

North Park definitely has an inescapable “pulse” and on my recent visit there, I could see that previously vacant stores were replaced by some very unique businesses.

Claire de Lune Coffee house in North Park.You can even find poetry  readings by locals here!

Off the Record sells a huge selection of 33 rpm records…like The Beatles!

 Get your shoes repaired…….

 Or get a tattoo…

North Park Beauty Supply…with a seriously huge selection                   

 Local color:  skateboarding……….

Checking in with the office………..

  Taking a much needed energy drink break………….

 On a peaceful midday stroll in North Park….

Condos in North Park are still priced very reasonably. On a recent search of homes for sale in metro San Diego you can find one BR condos in the low $100K’s all the way up to homes over $1,000,000. A recent search of the MLS showed 25+ condos on the market between $100K and $150K. If you are a young professional renting an apt. than now may be the time to purchase a condo in this Metro San Diego neighborhood.These are great prices for urban digs within 10 minutes drive of downtown San Diego. Public transportation is available too.

 

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