South Park Real Estate Stats
|Average Home Price||$1.2M|
|Total Real Estate Listings||6|
|Avg. Days On Market||14|
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South Park Homes For Sale
South Park homes for sale are predominantly single-family residential houses with some small apartment buildings and bungalow courts available too. This San Diego neighborhood is noteworthy for its fine and varied collection of Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival homes. As one of the first neighborhoods to be developed in Downtown San Diego, South Park is home to a fantastic selection of historic homes.
Construction began in this community in the early 1900s, and select homes in the community reflect all the charm and elegance of houses constructed in this era. In fact, every year, South Park holds the Old House Fair in which owners of select historic properties open their doors to the public and permit them to tour these exceptional pieces of history.
While many of these houses are old, they are not uncomfortable. As time as passed, homeowners have carefully maintained, renovated, and updated these properties to reflect the comforts of modern times while still retaining much of the charm of old-world architecture. Buyers interested in purchasing historic homes in South Park will find that each home has their own unique features. Some boast elaborate stain glass features while others have handsome brick fireplaces.
South Park is more than a collection of old homes. Buyers with more modern tastes who want to enjoy the vibrant culture of this neighborhood will not be without options. Several townhouse complexes throughout the area are one example of recent construction. A buyer with a sharp eye may also find the occasional infill in this community.
Opportunities to invest in South Park real estate are rare because of the desirability of this community. As such, it is important to act quickly when you find a home in this market that you would like to purchase.
Life In South Park
Most notably South Park real estate finds itself near to the famous Balboa Park. The urban park spans 1,200 acres and provides residents of the surrounding region with plenty of recreation options. The many greenspaces and walking paths that crisscross the area make a great space for people to walk their dogs and enjoy the warm weather. The park also contains master-landscaped gardens, several shopping spaces, and seventeen museums including:
- Museum of Photographic Arts
- San Diego Air & Space Museum
- San Diego Hall of Champions
- San Diego Model Railroad Museum
- San Diego Art Institute
As such, whether you are passionate about sports, art, transportation, or history, you’ll find no shortage of engaging subject matter to explore at Balboa Park. Of course, the most famous attraction in Balboa Park is the San Diego Zoo. This impressive institution is home to more than 3,500 animals spanning more than 650 species. Founded in 1916, the San Diego Zoo was one of the first in the world to use open-air cageless exhibits that aim to recreate the animals’ natural habitats.
South Park is also a great place for locals to build careers. Since the 1990s, South Park has been establishing itself as a hub of charming independent businesses. Those with small businesses might consider opening their doors in South Park. Additionally, because of its prime location near the heart of the city, those who work downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter or even the North Island Naval Air State will find they are no more than a short fifteen-minute commute from their work.
Families with school-aged children will find that there are a total of seven schools in South Park. These include:
- McKinley Elementary School
- Einstein Academy
- McGill School of Success
- Albert Einstein Academy Charter
- Roosevelt International Middle School
- Golden Hill
- Hoover High School
When parents choose from the three elementary schools and three middle schools in the area, they’ll find that each one has their own unique benefits. McKinley Elementary School for example offers Spanish instruction. Hoover High School is one of the oldest schools in San Diego. Established in 1930, this school serves more than 2,000 students. The school boasts an exceptional football stadium and has produced several professional football players over the year.