Multi Generational Homes

As Americans are getting older and as families from different generations decide to live together to help each other both in real and economic terms, the demand for multi-generational homes has increased. With the recent increase in housing prices while the economy and most households’ finances still in recovery mode, it is now making more sense for families to live in homes within a home. In fact, the Pew Research Center report that approximately 51 million Americans now live in a home with at least two adult generations.

What are multi-generational homes?

These are homes that allow for an extended family to live together in a set up that allow for some degree of privacy for each family or family member. Multigenerational homes typically have multiple homes/units within the property that have separate living quarters with their own kitchen/kitchenettes, bedrooms, dining, and living rooms. They can also be larger homes that have at least one or two master suites and ideally with a bedroom located downstairs or single story homes that are friendly to the needs of the elder family members. The most typical set up are existing homes that have casitas, attached guest houses or detached guest houses with separate entry, or homes with an attached studio or guest quarters that are set up above a two car garage. The average total size of a comfortable multi-generational home that allows for maximum privacy is anywhere from 3500 sq ft to 4500 sq. ft. The newer multi-generational home offerings offer an attached homes with three to four car garages and  multiple master suites with at least 4-5 bedrooms and up to  5 and half bathrooms anywhere from  4600 sq ft to 5200 sq ft total. In San Diego County these newer built homes being built by the larger builder cost up to the low $1,000,000 range. There are of course existing home options on houses with guest houses that cost less. Seek the help of a real estate professional who specialize in multi-generational real estate to find the best options for you and your family.

Find San Diego homes with Guest Houses by clicking here.

Sterling Heights by Lennar: Featuring estate-style homes from 4,283 to 6,450 sq ft, many of these new San Diego homes with up to 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms have a guest house with its own private entrance. Priced from $1,800,000s to $2 Million. Questions? Text or Call 760-798-9024

Advantages of Multi-Generational Homes

  1. It is good for relationships and families are pleased when they find arrangements in multi-generation homes that are less crowded and offer maximum privacy.
  2. Affordable housing payments with several members helping to make the payments from their various income sources.
  3. Literally, in-house support for the elder members and guidance and support for the much younger members of the family (free baby-sitting).
  4. Multi-generational homes may be an excellent way to receive supplemental income which help subsidize total housing expenses. It is also a great launching pad for adults who need an affordable place to stay while completing their studies or launching their career/business.

Disadvantages of Multi-Generational Homes

  1. The dynamics of multiple families living in one roof may cause strife depending on the personalities of the each member of the family.
  2. Financial impact of shouldering most if not all of the housing costs when a family or a member or two leaves due to significant life events. A family or individual member’s stay can be transient or temporary in nature.
  3. There may be extra costs in improving the floor plan of homes to accommodate the living, comfort, and privacy needs of each family/member.
  4. The emotional impact of the lost of independence and feeling of being truly alone and lost of total privacy.

The home within a home is like getting two homes with one payment, making living together affordable, comfortable and flexible to your needs.”

Multi-Generational Home Search Options in San Diego County

In San Diego County, the best way to start your search for multi-generational homes are finding existing homes that have either an attached or detached guest houses or larger homes with at least two master suites. Builders are now also responding the multi-generational living demand and there are now new development homes that are being built to meet this need. Call us for more information at 760-798-9024 for both existing and new home options. Below you will find a link to search for homes with guest houses in the area.

Homes with Guest Houses

San Diego Family Compound, Multi-Generational Homes with Attached Guest Homes, Detached Guest Houses, 2 homes on 1 lot Listings For Sale in San Diego County Latest Listings from the Most Expensive to Most Affordable Price Range

New Listing - 10 hours online
$11,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
10
TOTAL BATHS
12,745
SQFT
6002 Via Posada Del Norte
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,708
SQFT
936 Adella Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Village Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$3,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,518
SQFT
18155 Lyons Valley Dr
Jamul, CA 91935
 
New Listing - yesterday
$998,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,250
SQFT
16960 Whirlwind Ln
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,876
SQFT
4443 Del Monte
San Diego, CA 92107
Point Loma Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
14015 Hilldale Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,750
SQFT
4444 Hwy 78
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$4,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,288
SQFT
16948 Crescent Creek Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$3,380,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,280
SQFT
15530 Blue Crystal Trail
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
11
TOTAL BATHS
5,000
SQFT
14720 High Valley Rd
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$4,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,055
SQFT
4386 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
Ocean Beach Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$879,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,928
SQFT
9479 Vista Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$2,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,826
SQFT
3090 Hawthorn Street
San Diego, CA 92104
North Park Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$949,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,454
SQFT
1853 Green Acres Drive
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,288
SQFT
4312 52nd Street
San Diego, CA 92115
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$2,725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,058
SQFT
136 W Fir
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$5,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,311
SQFT
14216 Dalia Dr
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$2,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,383
SQFT
4001 Sunnyhill Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad West Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,084
SQFT
9519 Mount Israel Road
Escondido, CA 92029
Southwest Escondido Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,329,885
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,573
SQFT
717 Homeward Way
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$700,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,982
SQFT
41630 Old Highway 80
Boulevard, CA 91905
Boulevard Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,755
SQFT
3340 Skytrail Ranch Rd
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,660
SQFT
28732 Top Of The Pines Ln
Pine Valley, CA 91962
Pine Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$6,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,516
SQFT
2440 Pine St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Mission Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,199,888
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,200
SQFT
2928 Ranch Gate Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Chula Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
268
SQFT
28762 Highway 94
Campo, CA 91906
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$4,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,127
SQFT
1744 West Lewis
San Diego, CA 92103
Mission Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,096,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,268
SQFT
13731 Sagewood Dr
Poway, CA 92064
Poway Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,277
SQFT
14102 Summit Crest
Escondido, CA 92025
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,479
SQFT
1727 Valkyria Lane
El Cajon, CA 92019
Rancho San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,228
SQFT
750 Stewart Canyon Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Fallbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,356
SQFT
1845 Frankfort St
San Diego, CA 92110
Bay Park Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,009
SQFT
4026 Coleman
San Diego, CA 92154
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,100
SQFT
20720 State Park Road
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$954,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,248
SQFT
2202 Element Way
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Chula Vista Subdivision
Open House Sat, Jul 2, 8 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$879,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,530
SQFT
351 Richland Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,098
SQFT
710 712 Fort Stockton
San Diego, CA 92103
Mission Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,999,024
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,945
SQFT
2886 88 Redwood Street
San Diego, CA 92104
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,080
SQFT
605 Jewell Dr
San Diego, CA 92113
Logan Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$5,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,942
SQFT
1240 Berryman Canyon
Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$959,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,938
SQFT
1159 Suburban Hills Dr.
Escondido, CA 92027
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,697
SQFT
3850 Arroyo Sorrento Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
Carmel Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,502
SQFT
1670 Highgrove Drive
Escondido, CA 92027
 
Open House Fri, Jul 1, 9 PM UTC
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$1,734,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,233
SQFT
873 Hailey Court
San Marcos, CA 92078
 
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,546
SQFT
1528 Granada Ave
San Diego, CA 92102
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,864
SQFT
2120 Buckman Springs Rd
Campo, CA 91906
Campo Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,731
SQFT
7971 Entrada Lazanja
San Diego, CA 92127
Santaluz Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,498
SQFT
411 Bristol Road
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
Cardiff By The Sea Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,707
SQFT
641 Washington Street
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$759,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,615
SQFT
324 Sawday Rd
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$5,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,531
SQFT
6396 Clubhouse Drive
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,906
SQFT
315 Verbena Drive #A
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Borrego Springs Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$4,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,370
SQFT
18578 80 Calle Flores
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,102
SQFT
1550 Sycamore Way
Fallbrook, CA 92028
 
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$6,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
12
TOTAL BATHS
15,000
SQFT
4605 Yerba Santa Dr
San Diego, CA 92115
San Diego Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$6,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,525
SQFT
17222 Via Recanto
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,412
SQFT
3427 Fern Meadow Road
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
 
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$2,149,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,700
SQFT
7063 Via Mariposa Norte
Bonsall, CA 92003
Bonsall Subdivision
$999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,150
SQFT
3288 Via Las Faldas
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
$98,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
15,000
SQFT
Address Withheld
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision

San Diego Family Compound, Multi-Generational Properties, or Houses with Guest Homes (Attached and Detached), 2 homes on 1 Lot Listings For Sale in San Diego County Priced under 1M

New Listing - yesterday
$998,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,250
SQFT
16960 Whirlwind Ln
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$879,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,928
SQFT
9479 Vista Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,288
SQFT
4312 52nd Street
San Diego, CA 92115
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$949,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,454
SQFT
1853 Green Acres Drive
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$700,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,982
SQFT
41630 Old Highway 80
Boulevard, CA 91905
Boulevard Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,755
SQFT
3340 Skytrail Ranch Rd
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
268
SQFT
28762 Highway 94
Campo, CA 91906
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,009
SQFT
4026 Coleman
San Diego, CA 92154
San Diego Subdivision

Family Compound Homes For Sale in San Diego County with DETACHED Guest House, Separate Studio, Separate Entrance Casita, etc.

New Listing - 10 hours online
$11,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
10
TOTAL BATHS
12,745
SQFT
6002 Via Posada Del Norte
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,708
SQFT
936 Adella Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado Village Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$3,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,518
SQFT
18155 Lyons Valley Dr
Jamul, CA 91935
 
New Listing - yesterday
$998,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,250
SQFT
16960 Whirlwind Ln
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,876
SQFT
4443 Del Monte
San Diego, CA 92107
Point Loma Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
14015 Hilldale Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Center Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,750
SQFT
4444 Hwy 78
Julian, CA 92036
Julian Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$4,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,288
SQFT
16948 Crescent Creek Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
San Diego Subdivision

Family Compound Homes For Sale in San Diego County with DETACHED Guest House, Separate Studio, Separate Entrance Casita, etc. Priced under 1 Million

New Listing - yesterday
$998,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,250
SQFT
16960 Whirlwind Ln
Ramona, CA 92065
Ramona Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$879,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,928
SQFT
9479 Vista Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Spring Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,288
SQFT
4312 52nd Street
San Diego, CA 92115
San Diego Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$949,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,454
SQFT
1853 Green Acres Drive
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$700,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,982
SQFT
41630 Old Highway 80
Boulevard, CA 91905
Boulevard Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,755
SQFT
3340 Skytrail Ranch Rd
Jamul, CA 91935
Jamul Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
268
SQFT
28762 Highway 94
Campo, CA 91906
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,009
SQFT
4026 Coleman
San Diego, CA 92154
San Diego Subdivision

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