North Park

North Park

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

About North Park

The urban neighborhood of North Park is located northeast of downtown San Diego, skirting the northern edge of Balboa Park. The vibe of North Park is best summed up by its spot on Forbes Magazine's list of "American's Best Hipster Neighborhoods." With its trendy restaurants, art galleries, and thrift and boutique shopping, North Park is a mecca for a diverse and primarily young population.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $415,000 to $1,795,000

Closed Prices: $182,000 to $2,494,180

Median Sale Price: $676,000

Average $ per sq ft: $718

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $507, $90 to $1687/mo

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

Age: 1912 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 313 to 3331 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 4 acres

Around North Park

Charming Craftsman homes sit amidst ubiquitous apartment buildings, old and new. Affordability and walkability are key considerations in determining the ideal living locale. The major thoroughfares through North Park include El Cajon Boulevard, University Avenue and 30th Street. The closer to 30th Street, the better for experiencing popular restaurants, bars, and art venues. Cross streets, named for states, are as diverse as the states themselves. Make sure your dwelling comes with at least one parking spot if you don't want to be a hostage to decent parking.

North Park is on the cutting edge of culinary trends, offering everything from ramen to upscale tacos to savory donuts to non-traditional waffles with creative toppings. Coffee houses are abundant, often offering similarly unique menus for those putting in study or work time or catching up with friends.

Long-time residents, young families, and cool young people dressed in their finest thrift store finds. All ages and walks of life can find appealing food, shopping, and entertainment in this vibrant neighborhood.

Young people crowd bars and lounges, while residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds enjoy the vast array of food choices and people watching. You will see more dogs than children in this popular urban neighborhood, though North Park is evolving constantly and friendly to all. Take an Uber or Lyft, or prepare for a lengthy stroll, as parking is notoriously difficult in this popular locale.

Grab a coffee or enjoy the scenery of one of North Park's eating establishments or breweries from the patio while soaking up San Diego's year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. Hunt for treasures at thrift stores and book shops, or attend religious services at one of North Park's various places of worship.

Locals Love

  • Growing creative arts scene
  • Options for eating, drinking, and shopping
  • Walkability

Locals Don't Love

  • Difficult parking
  • Rising cost of housing
  • Traffic

Neighborhood Reviews

3 Reviews

Love North Park

Maria G
It's dog friendly and people are very helpful. It is a diverse community.

Very cool neighborhood

John B
Great vibe in this part of San Diego! Love the pizza at Urbn and then head next door to Hammond's for great gourmet ice cream!

Hip without the Hype

Britney G
As a student at SDSU, I spent most of my Saturdays in North Park. The selection of yoga studios, breweries, coffee shops, and thrift stores cannot be beat in the San Diego area. Sipz has the best vegan food I have yet to come across anywhere. And regardless of how cool the area is, you don't find the pretentious or elite attitudes that you may expect in a hip part of town, but instead the people of North Park exemplify the happy, laid-back nature of San Diegans.
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