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Where Can You Live in San Diego Today for $500K?

Six open houses to see this weekend


We didn’t look at open houses last week, and since then a report came out showing that home prices in San Diego went up again: The average house here now costs around half-a-million dollars.

What kind of homes are available in the $500,000 range in San Diego today? Follow us around the county to find out.


A lakeside lodge in Escondido

A secluded mountain lodge in Escondido is for sale. | Photo by Sea Coast Exclusive Properties/Screenshot from Redfin

Views of Lake Hodges, half-an-acre of land, and seclusion for $599,000 in the Del Dios neighborhood. The two-story house has two bedrooms and one bathroom.


Two-bedroom condo in Carlsbad

You can walk to the spa and restaurants at Omni La Costa from this condo complex. | Photo by Eugene Colt Real Estate/Screenshot from Redfin

Live right on the golf course by the 16th hole at Omni La Costa Resort for $509,000.


A potential urban farm in Oak Park

This house in Oak Park has almost 9,000 square feet of land. | Photo by Bennion Deville Homes/Screenshot from Redfin

This house in the up-and-coming neighborhood is small (801 square feet) but it’s sitting on almost 9,000 square feet of land and is going for $409,000. There’s a greenhouse and chicken coop all ready to go.


A bungalow with a big yard in La Mesa

A four-bedroom bungalow in La Mesa is selling for $589,000. | Photo by Apropos/Screenshot from Redfin

It doesn’t quite look like the Craftsmans you’ll find in North Park, but it’s got four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a cool front yard for $589,000.


660 square feet in North Park

Space for this house near the 805 in North Park is priced at a premium: $757 per square foot. | Photo by SoCal Premier Properties/Screenshot from Redfin

Since we were just talking about ZIP Code 92104, why not check it out? Most houses there are at least $650K nowadays, but this bungalow came up in our search. It has two bedrooms and is $100 shy of being half-a-million (that’s $757 per square foot of space!)


Two stories in Talmadge

A home in one of San Diego’s hottest ‘hoods is for sale. | Photo by Melissa Goldstein Tucci/Screenshot from Redfin

Want to stay in central San Diego at a more affordable price? Look in Talmadge, where this two-story house with four bedrooms is going for $589,000.

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