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Ocean Beach Real Estate
Ocean Beach began
its life as a resort community in 1887. Located north of downtown, the
development of Mission Bay and the subsequent rerouting of roads and the opening
of I-5 isolated Ocean Beach (known as OB) and made it less of a tourist
destination. OB residents didn't mind and revel in their hometown environment.
Ocean Beach’s community organizations steadfastly cling to their beach community
lifestyle and prevent the development of strip malls and have a number of
grassroots organizations devoted to maintaining the chain-store free character
of the area.
development in the area is extremely limited. The area surrounding Sunset
Cliffs and Voltaire, the main streets of OB, offers small beach cottages, most
dating from before WWII. These craftsman and bungalow homes are on small lots
and retain much of their original character. There are a few apartment and condominium complexes around Sunset Cliffs, such as Oceanus
and Sea Colony, most
offering spectacular ocean views. Dog Beach, a popular beach, is surrounded by townhomes, most in the mid $500,000s
and up. The hills surrounding Ocean Beach
offer larger homes and lots. Most of these homes were built in the 1940s
and 1950s and have since been updated. They offer mature landscaping, ocean
breezes, generous lots, and breathtaking views. Prices range from the mid
$600,000s to over $1 million.