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Is it Time to Move? Houses for Sale in San Diego County are as Alluring as the Weather

What do palm trees, a cool breeze, sand, surf, and sea all have in common? They are all things that make up the sunny quality of life experienced by the residents of San Diego County. In this southwestern corner of California bordering Mexico, San Diego County is a place where folks come for the weather, but stay for the lifestyle. San Diego County is a place where residents put down roots and watch their family trees blossom. A place where houses for sale in San Diego County sell quickly because it’s a wonderful place to live.

History of San Diego County California

History of San Diego County California

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Archaeological evidence shows that the Indigenous peoples, the Kumeyaay Nation, have inhabited the area that is now called San Diego County for at least the past 12,000 years. As Indigenous peoples who lived off of and worked with the land in sustainable subsistence, they gathered acorns from at least six species of oaks, collected fresh fruits and vegetables from the area, hunted prey from the grasslands, and fished the coastline.

They lived largely undisturbed until 1542 when the Spanish explorer, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, claimed the San Diego Bay for the Spanish Empire. This was the beginning of San Diego’s—the county and the city’s—long road to becoming what is now one of the most populated areas in the United States.

According to the California Missions Research Center, the European settlement of this portion of California began with the founding of the San Diego Presidio (military settlement) and Mission San Diego Alcalá by Spanish soldiers and clerics in 1769. The area was part of Alta California, or Nueva California, a province of Spain, until the Mexican Declaration of Independence.

From 1821 through 1848, the area was part of Mexico until The Treaty of Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War and the area formally became a part of the United States.

In 1850, California achieved statehood, creating 27 original counties—one of which was called San Diego. When the county was first established, it was quite large and included all of southernmost California south and east of Los Angeles County. Over the years it was divided numerous times creating Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.

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San Diego County Namesake

San Diego County Namesake

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The San Diego County area was first called San Miguel by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. The San Diego History Center tells us that in 1602 when Sebastián Vizcaíno arrived with his flagship ‘San Diego,’ he surveyed the harbor and re-named the area for the Spanish Catholic saint, San Diego de Alcalá. Vizcaíno went on to map the coastline northward as far as present-day Oregon, and he named many of the places he visited. Remarkably, much of them are still known by those same names today.

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What do palm trees, a cool breeze, sand, surf, and sea all have in common? They are all things that make up the sunny quality of life experienced by the residents of San Diego County. In this southwestern corner of California bordering Mexico, San Diego County is a place where folks come for the weather, but stay for the lifestyle. San Diego County is a place where residents put down roots and watch their family trees blossom. A place where houses for sale in San Diego County sell quickly because it’s a wonderful place to live.

San Diego County, CA Demographics

San Diego County, CA Demographics

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San Diego County is a land area that encompasses 4,206 square miles. It is home to 3.3 million residents, and a solid 54% of them have capitalized on houses for sale in San Diego County by signing on the dotted line.

As the average home price in the county is a respectable $596,000, buying a house in the San Diego area is an investment that many homebuyers won’t take lightly. Fortunately for them, the county’s robust economy is able to support their endeavor by offering plentiful jobs over a broad spectrum of industries.

As of the 2020 Census, San Diego County was California’s second-most populous county in the state, and the fifth-most populous county in the entire U.S.

The county seat is the City of San Diego, and the city is also the second-most populated in California. It ranks as the eighth-most populous nationwide.

San Diego County is the southwesternmost of the 48 contiguous states, and its southern boundary is the international border between the United States and Mexico. The county is also part of the San Diego-Tijuana Transborder Metropolitan Area, a group of cities and population centers on each side of the international border that flow into one another.

The western border of San Diego County boasts an impressive 50+ miles of coastline. San Diego County is known for its beaches—and its nearly year-round blessing of a temperate 65-80 degrees, with very few days raising the mercury over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, the mild Mediterranean to semiarid climate is a key component of what draws in many potential residents who are looking to buy a house in San Diego County.

So where do all of these fine folks work? For starters, San Diego County is home to a high number of military installations. An unexhaustive list includes Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, Naval Base San Diego, and U.S. Coast Guard Station San Diego.

San Diego’s strategic location has always been popular with the U.S. Government, as many of the installations have been there since the latter part of the 19th century.

Aside from Homeland Security work, residents also find work in the County of San Diego, (that’s its official name), in a variety of industries. The City of San Diego defines them as:

International trade
Manufacturing
Military
Tourism

Forbes Magazine called San Diego the best place to launch a startup, and the city is rated number four among top Life Science and Biosciences locations. It likely goes without saying that San Diego was rated number one by the San Diego Military Advisory Council for the highest concentration of military assets in the world.

Overall, the 2020 Census reported that San Diegans earned an income that was higher than the national average at $82,426 per year.

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Why should you buy a house in San Diego County, CA?

Why should you buy a house in San Diego County, CA?

San Diego County, CA Land

Real estate in San Diego County is not as temperate as the weather: it’s H-O-T. For many, buying a house, whether it’s your first time or your tenth, is an exciting and often life-changing experience. Houses for sale in San Diego County are everything you’re looking for. Historic, contemporary, updated, or a fixer-upper. With varied topography and unparalleled climate and location, San Diego is a great place to live.

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Why San Diego County?

Why San Diego County?

San Diego County, California

Is it your turn to call San Diego County home? It wouldn’t be the worst of your ideas, because those who have taken the plunge don’t often share any regrets. San Diego County is a healthful, vibrant, outdoorsy, and economically-sound place to live. A place where residents’ attitudes are as sunny as the skies above. Who could be in a bad mood when it’s 75 degrees year-round? Not us.

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