Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

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About Ocean Beach

Nowhere in San Diego will you find a prouder sense of community than in Ocean Beach,"where the sun sets on San Diego", and where a retro blend of beach and small-town lifestyles meet seamlessly. Taking a trip in O.B. (as the locals call it) is like taking a trip back to the city's own roots, as much of the main commercial street and surrounding homes have remained unchanged since the 70s. And Ocean Beach likes it that way; its shops and restaurants still intact to remind itself of its funky attitude and quirky history.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $799,000 to $4,500,000

Closed Prices: $475,000 to $5,800,000

Median Sale Price: $1,450,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1374

Association Fee Ranges: $96 to $500/mo, $0 to $219

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

Age: 1921 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 384 to 5612 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Ocean Beach

Around Ocean Beach

With the commercial district of Newport Avenue only a short walk from anywhere in Ocean Beach, every home is near the heart of the neighborhood. The beach is also within sight and always omnipresent with its salty smell and soothing sound. The design of the homes gives Ocean Beach its retro look and feel. Cozy old wood or stucco cottages and beach bungalows are organized neatly beside one another, adorned with unique colors and decorated true to the neighborhood's eccentric style.

Where beach-front communities once were in abundance on the west coast, they've almost all but disappeared in the modern day, but Ocean Beach retains the look and menus of these once predominant communities in its restaurants. Various food options are presented in diners, bar and grilles, bistros, and pubs all with a "no shoes, no shirt, no problem" mentality. And for the satisfaction of one of the best burgers in San Diego, Hodad's is your destination. Since its founding in 1969, Hodad's has become a local icon serving its signature big and juicy burgers with knick knacks and mementos of the beach-bum lifestyle adorning its walls. Up-and-coming San Diego breweries have also begun to establish themselves with tasting rooms in Ocean Beach, much to the enthusiasm of the locals.

Some of the most colorful characters walking about the beach, all to a friendly atmosphere in the most laid-back part of San Diego. For a true immersion into the culture of Ocean Beach the farmer's market is held on a weekly basis and hosts vendors selling all kinds of merch from homemade goods to homegrown produce. The longest concrete pier on the west coast is in Ocean Beach, where you'll see fishermen gathered over the length of the pier patiently anticipating a catch.

Bars surround each other for an eventful evening in Ocean Beach. Live music draws in the locals and night owls can always be found at the beach where bonfires and couples draped in a blanket enjoy the sounds of the sea. And because residents are quick to share a gesture of good fortune, porches in Ocean Beach are often full of neighbors eager to share a drink and a story.

A perfect Sunday in Ocean Beach wouldn't be complete without a trip down to the beach. Whether you're a surfer or swimmer, the beach is large enough to accommodate both types of aquatic enthusiasts. Newport Avenue serves as Ocean Beach's lively commercial district and the shops there range from record stores to 1960s hippie head shops to everything in between. The dog beach at the northern point of Ocean Beach is perfect for bringing four-legged friends to the water for a swim.

Locals Love

  • Unique shops
  • Small community feel
  • Large beach
  • Diversity

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Tough to park
  • Few grocery stores

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