Normal Heights

Normal Heights

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

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About Normal Heights

Just north of Balboa Park and east of University Heights, you'll find a neighborhood that, despite its name, is rich in diversity and has a unique identity amongst San Diego neighborhoods. Normal Heights is anything but normal - it's the destination for the visitor in search of a collection of particular restaurants, bars, and shops that embrace the nickname that locals have come to give the area: Abnormal Heights. This neighborhood is also home to the southern California's largest free music festival, The Adams Avenue Street Fair.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $799,000 to $949,000

Closed Prices: $315,000 to $1,685,000

Median Sale Price: $697,500

Average $ per sq ft: $958

Association Fee Ranges: $125 to $350/mo, $0 to $290

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1913 to 2015

Sq. Ft.: 511 to 3084 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Getting Around Normal Heights

Around Normal Heights

Behind the various established commercial spots that line the street of Adams Avenue is where the majority of the residents of Normal Heights live. What's appealing about the design of the neighborhood is how walkable it is, a shop or restaurant never being more than a stone's throw away. Neighbors in Normal Heights like to instill their proud sense of community to one another. The design of the homes are ideal for young professionals or families looking for a cozy residence.

To add to the already diverse population that calls Normal Heights home, the restaurants and bars follow the neighborhood theme of variety. In San Diego, the craft beer scene is renowned for innovation and expansion, and there are a few specific eateries where the craft beer culture blends ideally with a carefully curated menu, and some of these dining spots are proudly in the Normal Heights area. At the Blind Lady Alehouse, their menu of artfully designed pizzas complement their wide selection of beer, local and abroad. Amongst other dining options are burger joints, sub shops, Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants, traditional American eats, barbecue, Mexican, and fresh seafood.

A pedestrian friendly part of San Diego where the true diversity of the area's population is on full display. People in Normal Heights are trendy but grounded, and a walk around the neighborhood shows this in street art and clothes.

The list of options for a Friday night in Normal Heights reads like that of an area that you'd expect to be much larger, but the compact Adams Avenue hosts a wide array of entertainment options. A Friday night can start or end at any one of the iconic bars that have established themselves as reliable local watering holes. Hookah shops complement the bar scene, and some of San Diego's most prominent breweries have tasting rooms. Live music is always available especially on the weekends at any given coffee shop or bar. San Diego's most authentic Irish pub is found on Adam's Avenue, the Old Sod, which proudly pours the best of classic Irish beer.

Being in such close proximity to Balboa Park, a Sunday can be spent at one of the many museums or famous San Diego landmarks there. But Normal Heights has its own recipe for a perfect Sunday with its cafes serving brunch next to everything from bookstores to tattoo shops and stores selling homemade goods. For the only 24 hour coffee shop in San Diego, Lestat's Coffee House is a second home to those in Normal Heights.

Locals Love

  • Lots of restaurants in a small area
  • Iconic restaurants and bars
  • Comfortable neighborhood feel

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of commercial shopping
  • Difficult parking
  • Busier on the weekends

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