Welcome to San Diego!
Welcome to San Diego, with its sandy beaches and mild temperatures! Enjoy a safari at the San Diego Zoo, snorkeling in La Jolla Cove, the USS Midway Museum, award-winning restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
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Wildlife Park The San Diego Zoo
12,000 Animals The Whole Family Will Enjoy Seeing
Head to Balboa Park and visit the San Diego Zoo! This 100-acre wildlife park features over 12,000 animals. You'll enjoy seeing elephants, hippos, lions, koalas, camels, cheetahs, and more.
You can sign up for special small-group experiences and tours at the San Diego zoo. Interactive experiences like Animals in Action and the Early Morning Cheetah allow you to get an up-close look at animals and learn from wildlife specialists. Inside Look Tours provides an escorted family adventure in a deluxe cart where you'll learn about how the zoo keepers take care of the animals. A variety of other tours are available.
- Reptile Mesa
- Terrance Lagoon
- Sun Bear Forest®
- Hawaiian Native Plant Garden
- Gorilla Tropics® & Scripps Aviary
Getting Around San Diego
Bike or Scooter Rental
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Smithsonian of the West Balboa Park
17 Museums, Film Festivals, Performing Arts & More
Balboa Park in San Diego is known as the Smithsonian of the West. If you're looking for arts and culture, you'll enjoy music venues, galleries, 2 Tony® Award-winning theaters, dance performances, and historic sites at Balboa Park.
Balboa Park is also a place to explore various gardens, including the Alcazar Garden, Australian Garden, California Native Plant Garden, and Desert Garden.
The whole family will enjoy a spin on the carousel or miniature railroad train. Visit Sefton Plaza, where you can see bronze statues and learn more about Balboa Park's history.
Balboa Park in San Diego offers so much to do, you might want to plan on visiting it for more than one day!
- Sefton Plaza
- San Diego Zoo
- International Gift Shop
- United Nations Building
- Spanish Village Art Center
- Photographic Arts Building
- Miniature Railroad & Train
- Veterans Memorial Garden
- Cabrillo National Monument
- San Diego Zoo Botanical Collection
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in San Diego, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to highrises. Whether you want to live in the city, near the beach, or in the suburbs, San Diego offers a great way of life!
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Fun For The Whole FamilyUSS Midway Museum
Planes, Ships, & More
If you enjoy military history, you'll want to visit the USS Midway Museum while in San Diego. Aircraft, ships, flight deck exhibits, below deck exhibits, flight simulators, and more will keep you engaged as you make your way through the museum.
Make sure to stop by the Battle of Midway Theater for a 15-minute film about the battle. Hear about the battle as it's narrated by the heroes who experienced this important WWII battle.
- Aircraft Gallery
- Flight Simulators
- Remembrance Wall
- Below Deck Exhibits
- Flight Deck Exhibits
- Junior Pilot Program
- Battle of Midway Theater
Live Music San Diego's Nightlife
Nightclubs, Bars, Restaurants, and Live Music
The city of San Diego buzzes at night with nightclubs, dancing, cocktails, and more!
Check out the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, where you'll experience 16 walkable blocks of evening entertainment. Dance to DJ music at a nightclub, enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar, dive into tequila tasting, and seek out live music at intimate venues. San Diego's nightlife will have you celebrating from dusk to dawn!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around San Diego
There are so many activities and sites to see in San Diego:
- Cardiff Reef
- La Jolla Cove
- Del Mar Beach
- Gaslamp Quarter
- Old Town State Park
- LEGOLAND California
- California Surf Museum
- Sesame Place Theme Park
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Cabrillo National Monument
The average price of homes is approximately $830,000 (Jan. 2023)
San Diego offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. Since the average price of homes is elevated, consider living just outside of the city to save money.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,185/month
- Average home price: $830,000
- Residential property tax: 1.21%
San Diego is nicknamed America's Finest City (among others)
San Diego's nickname, America's Finest City, came about when it lost out as the host city for the 1972 Republican National Convention. The mayor came up with the nickname to cheer up San Diegans. City of Life is more commonly accepted.
Take a trip to San Diego any time of year, and you'll usually enjoy temperatures in the 60s and 70s F.
- Elevation: 62 feet
- Land area: 372.4 mi2
- Approx. population: 1.4 million (2023)
- Median resident age: 35.2 years old
$68,634 is the average salary in San Diego (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
San Diego is the second largest city in California. Common jobs in the area include retail sales, cashiers, and general and operations managers. Popular jobs include financial analysts, web developers, and medical and health service managers. Here are some sectors where employees are needed:
- Healthcare & Research
- Business & Finance
- Web Development
Moving to San Diego, California
Would you like to live in San Diego?
San Diego Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in San Diego, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: research and manufacturing, tourism, and defense/military. The aerospace industry, medical devices, shipbuilding and repair, and craft brewing also employ many professionals in the area.
Imagine living in mild, ideal temperatures for outdoor activities like surfing, hiking, and hanging out at the beach. I can already feel the ocean breeze and smell the salt water!
If you're interested in moving to San Diego, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live near the ocean. Please contact a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses