10 most expensive places to live in North County San Diego

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10 expensive places to live in North County San Diego

North County San Diego is the most desired area in all of San Diego County. This is no surprise since it has the area’s most beautiful coastal cities. Below you will find the 10 most expensive places to live in North County San Diego.

#1 Del Mar CA

Del Mar Off Leash Dog Beach in San Diego
Del Mar, CA

The median sales price in Del Mar CA is $2,929,000 as of September 2023.

This coastal community is known for its beautiful beaches, high-end homes, and upscale lifestyle. Del Mar is one of the most exclusive and affluent communities in San Diego County.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Del Mar CA:

#2 Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe CA
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The median home sales price in Rancho Santa Fe CA is $5,437,500 as of September 2023.

This exclusive community is located in the hills of North County San Diego and is known for its large estates and equestrian properties. Rancho Santa Fe is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Rancho Santa Fe, CA:

#3 Solana Beach

Solana Beach CA Real Estate
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The median home sales price in Solana Beach, CA $1,900,000 as of September 2023.

This coastal community is located between Del Mar and Encinitas and is known for its beautiful beaches, upscale homes, and trendy restaurants and shops. Solana Beach is another of the most expensive neighborhoods in North County San Diego.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Solana Beach, CA:

#4 Cardiff by the Sea

Cardiff by the Sea CA
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The median home sales price in Cardiff by the Sea is $3,100,000 as of September 2023.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a beach community located in Encinitas, California, in San Diego County. It is known for its picturesque beach, surf spots, and the Cardiff State Beach, which is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. The community also features a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue. Additionally, it is situated near the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, which is a popular spot for hiking and birdwatching.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Cardiff by the Sea:

#5 Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley San Diego CA Single Story Homes For Sale
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The median home sales price in Carmel Valley is $2,023,000 as of September 2023.

Carmel Valley is a community located in San Diego County, California. It is known for its upscale residential neighborhoods, high-end shopping and dining, and outdoor recreational activities. The area is known for its rolling hills, natural beauty, and scenic views. The community is home to a variety of parks and open spaces, including the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, which offers hiking and biking trails. Carmel Valley also has several golf courses and a variety of sports facilities, like the Del Mar Polo Club, and Torrey Pines Golf Course. Additionally, many of the area’s residents are professionals, and some of the largest employers in the area are technology companies like Qualcomm and Broadcom.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Carmel Valley, CA:

#6 Encinitas CA

Encinitas CA
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The median home sales price in Encinitas CA is $1,923,250 as of September 2023.

This coastal city is known for its beautiful beaches, upscale homes, and vibrant downtown area. Encinitas has a diverse housing market such as Old Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea and Olivenhain.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Encinitas, CA:

#7 Carlsbad CA

Carlsbad California
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The median home sales price in Carlsbad CA 92008 Zip Code is $1,480,000 as of September 2023.

This coastal city is located in the northern part of San Diego County and is known for its beautiful beaches, upscale homes, and high-end resorts. Carlsbad has a diverse housing market, with some areas such as The Aviara, La Costa and Calavera Hills having median home prices above 1.5 million.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Carlsbad, CA:

#8 Rancho Bernardo

Oaks North 55+ Golf Course Community Homes
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The median home sales price in Rancho Bernardo 92127 Zip Code is $1,560,000 as of September 2023.

Rancho Bernardo is a master-planned community located in the northern part of San Diego County, California. It is situated just east of the city of Poway and north of Escondido, and is known for its suburban atmosphere, high-quality homes, and excellent schools.

The community was first established in the 1960s and has since grown to include several different neighborhoods, including Bernardo Heights, Westwood, and the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Rancho Bernardo is home to a diverse population, with residents of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels.

The area is known for its excellent schools, including Rancho Bernardo High School and several top-rated elementary and middle schools. Additionally, Rancho Bernardo has a variety of recreational opportunities, including several parks and hiking trails, as well as the Bernardo Winery, which is the oldest continuously operating winery in Southern California.

There are a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options in Rancho Bernardo, including the Rancho Bernardo Towne Centre, which features a variety of retailers and restaurants. The community is also home to the Rancho Bernardo Inn, a luxury hotel and spa.

Rancho Bernardo is also home to the headquarters of many high-tech companies, including Sony Electronics and Hewlett-Packard. There is easy access to major highways and freeways, such as I-15, making it a convenient location for those who commute to work in other parts of San Diego County.

Overall, Rancho Bernardo is a well-established and highly desirable community in San Diego County, known for its excellent schools, recreational opportunities, and suburban atmosphere.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Rancho Bernardo, CA:

#9 Rancho Penasquitos

The median home sales price in Rancho Penasquitos is $1,307,500 as of September 2023.

Rancho Peñasquitos is a community located in the northern part of San Diego, California. It is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, top-rated schools, and proximity to outdoor recreational activities. The community is situated at the foothills of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, which offers hiking and biking trails, as well as the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, which features a variety of hiking trails and scenic ocean views. Rancho Peñasquitos also boasts a variety of parks and sports facilities, including the Peñasquitos Skatepark, the Black Mountain Ranch Community Park and the Penasquitos Park, which has a playground, ball fields, and a swimming pool. Additionally, Rancho Peñasquitos is served by the Poway Unified School District, which is known for its high-quality educational opportunities.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Rancho Penasquitos, CA:

Great news! There is a new San Diego 55+ community project called The Junipers, 55+ community in Rancho Penasquitos and will consist of 536 detached and attached homes for 55 and over adults to be built by Lennar. Learn more about The Junipers here.

Also, Haddington at Côta Vera in Chula Vista will soon have new 55+ homes for sale!

Current San Diego 55+ homes fo sale.

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#10 Poway CA

The median home sales price in Poway, CA is $1,000,000 as of September 2023.

Poway is a city located in San Diego County, California. It is known for its picturesque natural setting, historic downtown area, and high-quality schools. The city is situated in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains and is home to many parks and recreational areas, including the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve and the Poway Community Park. The city’s historic downtown area features a variety of shops, restaurants, and events throughout the year, such as the Poway Farmers Market and the Poway Rodeo. Poway is also home to several well-regarded schools, including Poway High School, which is known for its strong academics and athletics programs. Additionally, it is located in the proximity of several technology companies, such as Sony and LG Electronics.

Currently, this is the total number of available homes for sale in Poway, CA:

Source: North San Diego County Realtors HomeDex

Top 10 Expensive Places in North CountyTotal Listings
Del Mar, CA
Rancho Santa Fe
Solana Beach CA
Cardiff by the Sea CA
Carmel Valley CA
Encinitas CA
Carlsbad CA
Rancho Bernardo CA
Rancho Penasquitos CA
Poway CA
North County San Diego Homes For Sale

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