OCEAN BEACH

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Median Price $595,000
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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.

New housing 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.