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Top 10 Reasons to Buy A Home in North Park

Yes, North Park has become one of the more expensive neighborhoods in metro San Diego in terms of purchase price. But you get so much bang for your buck! We’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of what we think are the best reasons to open your pocketbook and buy your home in North Park.

  • 1. Convenience.

    You can walk to literally everything. Seriously, park your car and walk, roll, stroll or bike to the market, restaurants, bars, banks, dry cleaners..you name it. This is the number one reason people want to live here.

  • 2. Value.

    Median home prices were up over 10% in the first half of 2018. Tough for buyers to be sure, but still less expensive than, say, Mission Hills for similarly sized homes. AND, North Park maintained value better than many suburban neighborhoods during the financial crisis.

  • 3. Elementary Schools.

    Jefferson and McKinley Elementary Schools have above average greatschools.org ratings of 8/10. Both schools have thriving parent associations and a great sense of community. McKinley Elementary sponsors SoNo Fest every year, which is a massive chili cook-off competition featuring many local restaurants. There’s a beer garden, local artisans selling their wares and multiple live music stages. The event raises a bunch of money yearly to fund all kinds of great programs at McKinley.

  • 4. Charm.

    The North Park bungalow come in a multitude of different flavors, from classic Craftsman to red-roofed Spanish to a sprinkling of French Colonial and Cape Cod. All delightfully unique.


  • 5. Beer.

    North Park is a wonderland for beer lovers. From micro-breweries to tasting rooms to restaurants featuring local brews, you could be on a perpetual pub crawl.

  • 6. Restaurants.

    Some of the best dining in San Diego can be found in North Park, and new places are opening all the time.

  • 7. Art

    and Entertainment. Ray at Night is held on the second Saturday of each month, and features live performances, food vendors and local and nationally known artists displaying their work among 15 galleries. The Observatory is housed in the historic North Park Theatre and features impressive headliners regularly.

  • 8. Events.

    Weekly Farmer’s Market, Taste of North Park, Festival of the Arts and Day of the Dead celebration make North Park a Mecca for fun events.

  • 9. Community.

    Lifelong friendships are built here. There is a fierce pride in North Park that translates to a fantastic sense of community. Further, many micro-neighborhoods have their own small groups such as First Friday in Morley Field, where neighbors get together once a month for a happy hour.

  • 10. Proximity.

    If you do have to get in your car, North Park is a short drive or ride share to just about anywhere in the county.

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