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Walkable neighborhoods in San Diego CA

Find your next home in San Diego walkable neighborhoods!

There are few places on earth, where taking a walk can be so gratifying and pleasant, as they are in San Diego, California – where you will find so many walkable neighborhoods.

When you marry San Diego’s idyllic and comfortable year around weather, with the abundance of outdoor activities and independent craft businesses, what you get is a satisfying lifestyle, rich in social interaction.

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Add in the health benefits of walking, instead of driving, and the result can be a fun and long healthy life.

As you dig in and find your favorite San Diego walkable neighborhoods  and are ready to engage a real estate agent who specializes in any of these walkable communities – please contact us.

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Find the best places to live in San Diego’s walkable communities

Please insert the name of your favorite community in the search box below or scroll below for suggestions on the best places to live near your favorite San Diego spots.

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Where are the most walkable neighborhoods in San Diego CA?

Here we have put together our initial research on the best walkable places in San Diego.

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Walkable Neighborhoods in San Diego Types of Homes For Sale in Walkable Neighborhoods in San Diego, CA and surrounding areas Walk Score®  | Transit Score | Bike Score
Bankers Hill Bankers Hill homes for sale include a nice mix of single-family, craftsman and condo homes within walking distance to Balboa Park. So what’s for sale in Bankers Hill? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Bankers Hill. Walk Score® 74 | Transit Score 57 | Bike Score 56
Bird Rock Bird Rock primarily has single-family and condo homes for sale. So what’s for sale in Bird Rock? Here are the real estate for sale in Bird Rock La Jolla. Walk Score® 71 | Transit Score 33 | Bike Score 49
Coronado Island Coronado Island offers a nice mix of larger single-family, multi-family and condo homes for sale. So what’s for sale in Coronado? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Coronado, CA Walk Score® 56 | Transit Score | Bike Score
Columbia Core Columbia primarily offers condo homes – lock up and go! From Core Columbia, you are steps away from the waterfront shops, SeaPort Village, the new Manchester Waterfront Project, and much more. This area is a great place to live, work & entertain! So what’s for sale in Core Columbia? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Core Columbia Walk Score® 98 | Transit Score 84 | Bike Score 60
Cortez Hill Cortez Hill has primarily condo homes.  So what’s for sale in Cortez Hill? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Cortez Hill Walk Score® 90 | Transit Score 77 | Bike Score 54
East Village East Village  primarily offers condo homes for sale. So what’s for sale in East Village? Here are today’s real estate for sale in East Village. Walk Score® 93 | Transit Score 80 | Bike Score 60
Gaslamp Gaslamp primarily offers condo homes for sale. So what’s for sale in Gaslamp? Here are condos for sale in Gaslamp. Walk Score® 97 | Transit Score 82 | Bike Score 76
Golden Hill Golden Hill has a nice mix of single-family, craftsman and condo homes. Just south of Balboa Park. So what’s for sale in Golden Hill? Here are homes for sale in Golden Hill, San Diego, CA. Walk Score® 79 | Transit Score 51 | Bike Score 46
Harborview Haborview offers primarily condo homes. Amtrak, Coaster, trolleys and bus services. So, what’s for sale in Harborview?  Here are today’s real estate for sale in Harborview. Walk Score® 89 | Transit Score 67 | Bike Score 80
Hillcrest Hillcrest has a nice mix of single-family, craftsman and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Hillcrest? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Hillcrest. Walk Score® 81 | Transit Score 54 | Bike Score 61
Kensington Kensington has -family Spanish-revival-style, craftsman, bungalow and condo homes for sale. So what’s for sale in Kensington? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Kensington. Walk Score® 70 | Transit Score 47 | Bike Score 48
La Jolla Village La Jolla Village primarily offers condo homes. So what’s for sale in La Jolla Village? Here are today’s real estate for sale in La Jolla Village in La Jolla, CA. Walk Score® 50 | Transit Score 42 | Bike Score 56
Liberty Station Liberty Station has single-family homes and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Liberty Station, San Diego? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Liberty Station. Walk Score® 73 | Transit Score 34 | Bike Score 77
Little Italy Little Italy in San Diego, CA has condos, craftsman and bungalows homes within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. This is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in San Diego, CA. So what’s for sale in Little Italy, San Diego? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Little Italy in San Diego. Walk Score® 97 | Transit Score 76 | Bike Score 59
Marina Marina  primarily offers condo homes. So what’s for sale at Marina in San Diego? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Marina. Walk Score® 94 | Transit Score 80 | Bike Score 80
Mission Beach Mission Beach has a mix of high density single-family, multi-family and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Mission Beach? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Mission Beach Walk Score® 68  | Transit Score 30 | Bike Score 56
Mission Hills Mission Hills  offers primarily single-family and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Mission Hills San Diego? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Mission Hills. Walk Score® 70 | Transit Score 48 | Bike Score 42
Normal Heights Normal Heights  primarily offers single-family, craftsman and bungalow homes. So what’s for sale in Normal Heights? Here are the latest real estate listings for sale in Normal Heights. Walk Score® 86 | Transit Score 50 | Bike Score 60
North Park North Park has condo and bungalow homes. Borders Balboa Park and the Morley Field Sports Complex. So what’s for sale in North Park. Here are homes for sale in North Park. Walk Score® 81 | Transit Score 51 | Bike Score 58
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach has a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, craftsman and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Ocean Beach? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Ocean Beach. Walk Score® 82  | Transit Score 34 | Bike Score 70
Old Town Old Town has a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, craftsman and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Old Town? Here are the most recent real estate listings for sale in Old Town San Diego. Walk Score® 77 | Transit Score 60 | Bike Score 40
Pacific Beach Pacific Beach has a nice mix of single-family, multi-family and condo homes. So what’s for sale in Pacific Beach? Here are today’s real estate for sale in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Walk Score® 71 | Transit Score 37 | Bike Score 62
Sherman Heights Sherman Heights primarily offers craftsman and bungalow homes. So what’s for sale in Sherman Heights? Here are the latest listings of homes for sale in Sherman Heights, San Diego. Walk Score® 87  | Transit Score 69 | Bike Score 54
South Park South Park offers single-family, craftsman and bungalow homes. Borders Balboa park and the Grape Street Dog Park. So what’s for sale in South Park? Here are today’s real estate for sale in South Park, San Diego. Walk Score® 70 | Transit Score 35 | Bike Score 47
University Heights University Heights has a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, craftsman and condo homes. So what’s for sale in University heights? Here are the latest real estate listings for sale in University Heights. Walk Score® 79 | Transit Score 53 | Bike Score 64

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For many people, living in walkable neighborhoods is an important factor in choosing the location of their new home.

Most of us already spend too much time in cars and looking at device screens. What many people really crave are enriching experiences. Walking out of your front door to explore your neighborhood is a great way to connect with others.

Pet-Friendly Beaches for Walking Your Dogs in San Diego

San Diego is also an extremely dog-friendly destination, with numerous restaurants and business establishments welcoming customers and their four legged friends.

Even the major league baseball stadium is named after a pet company!

Love the beach? So will your dog! San Diego has four off-leash beaches: Ocean Beach, Coronado Beach, Del Mar and Fiesta Island, and numerous leash-only beaches as well.

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As a rule, the City of San Diego beaches are all open to leashed dogs in the morning's before 9am and in the evenings after 6pm.

Despite what readers may find on-line regarding San Diego's overall Walkscores®, once you get your boots on the ground to consider the city's neighborhoods hyper-locally, happily, this reveals a different story.

Part of Walkscores® ranking system includes frequency of public transportation stops - something that may not be crucial to those looking for a walking friendly neighborhood home, but don't intend to forgo owning a car.

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Find the best places to live in San Diego near your favorite spots

Here are  San Diego real estate and homes for sale near Balboa Park (within one mile)

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Some of the neighborhoods near Balboa Park are Bankers Hill which is located Immediately to the west of Balboa Park. Also check out the Cortez Hill area, which  is located Just south of Balboa Park with easy access to the downtown San Diego lifestyle with fine restaurants, shopping, the stadium, and Balboa Park.

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Here are  San Diego real estate and homes for sale near Gaslamp Quarter (within a mile)

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If you want to live within close walking distance to many of the best San Diego restaurants, bars, shopping, and entertainment - check out the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego.

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Here are  San Diego real estate and homes for sale near Hillcrest (within a mile)

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Here are  San Diego real estate and homes for sale near Little Italy (within half a mile)

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Where are the best walkable places in San Diego?

Here are San Diego real estate and homes for sale near the Liberty Public Market (within a mile)

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Where are other most walkable neighborhoods in San Diego County, California?

You might also ask, where are other walkable cities in San Diego County (i.e. in North County San Diego, etc. ) with walkable areas or walking-friendly neighborhoods?

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Here are some of the most walkable neighborhoods, walking friendly communities in other parts of  San Diego County:

Encinitas, CA - a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, and condo homes.
San Marcos, CA : Discovery Hills and Cal State College - single family and condo homes.
Carlsbad Village in Carlsbad, CA - a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, craftsman, bungalow and condo homes.
La Mesa - a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, bungalow and condo homes.
National City - a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, bungalow and condo homes.
Oceanside, CA: Townsite and South Oceanside - a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, bungalow and condo homes.
Vista, CA Historic downtown and Shadowridge - a nice mix of single-family, multi-family, craftsman, bungalow and condo homes.
Old Escondido in Escondido, CA - primarily craftsman, bungalow and Victorian homes.
Lake San Marcos, CA

Pedestrian friendly communities in San Diego County

Yes, there are so many choices of where to live in San Diego where you can walk to restaurants, parks, shopping, and many basic services.

It takes local expertise to find a great home with a great location given your own individual circumstances and lifestyle preferences.

Here at DreamWellHomes, we connect amazing buyers and sellers like you with great agents.

If you are getting close to identifying the best places for you to live in San Diego and need a help from a knowledgeable real estate agent in that area or community, please contact us at 858-412-7818 or please fill out the contact form below to let us know your other home search criteria.

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Where are other most walkable 55+ neighborhoods in San Diego County, California?

You might also ask, where are the best places to retire in San Diego County with walkable neighborhoods in 55 and over communities?

Here are the Walkable 55 plus communities or Walking-Friendly 55 and over communities in San Diego County:

Read next: Where to retire in San Diego | Where to live in San Diego County

where are the best walkable neighborhoods or walking friendly communities in San Diego CA

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