UTC –UNIVERSITY CITY

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Median Price $560,000
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University City Real Estate

The Golden Triangle and University City areas lie 10 miles north of San Diego and are defined by the intersection of three freeways and Rose Canyon.  The residential area was originally developed in the 1960s as housing for employees and students of the University of California San Diego.  It has evolved into a middle-class, close knit neighborhood of families and kids, and young professionals who enjoy the proximity to the restaurants, bars, and shopping of University Town Center. 

Excellent freeway access and the mixed use development of the area makes University City an attractive place to live.  UCSD Medical Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Birch Aquarium and many other attractions are close by.  The residential tracts, many of which are condominiums and townhouses, mix with the sleek office buildings of the Golden Triangle, creating one of San Diego’s most popular areas.

University City comprises a large number of detached single-family homes, most built in the 1960s to 1980s.  Many of the houses are ranch style and feature mature landscaping with swimming pools.  Located just minutes from the priceless beaches of La Jolla, University City’s homes feature spectacular canyon and coastal views.  Ranging from the high $600,000s and up, the area consistently increases in value due to its proximity to La Jolla and easy freeway access.

University Town Center and the Golden Triangle area is principally home to condominiums, apartments, and townhomes.  The number and variety of these planned developments offers something for every buyer.  La Jolla Colony, a newer Spanish style planned community, offers a variety of developments, including Barcelona, Valencia, Marbella, La Paz, Las Palmas, and Madrid, which include apartments, condominiums and detached homes, ranging from the high $300,000s to the mid $700,000s.  Renaissance, another newer planned community, includes Avanti, Capri, La Florentine, Toscana and Casabella, all featuring an Italian flair, common areas, swimming pools, tennis courts and other amenities, in a similar price range to La Jolla Colony. 

Other condominium and townhome complexes in UTC include University Town Square, Vista La Jolla, Genesee Vista, La Jolla Playmor, La Jolla Mesa Estates, the new La Jolla City Club, La Jolla Village Park, Cambridge, Cape La Jolla, La Jolla Eastbluff, La Jolla Southpointe, and the charming Spanish style Villas Mallorca. All of these complexes offer recreation areas, including spas, exercise rooms, pools, and close proximity to UCSD and the shopping and nightlife of La Jolla Village Square and University Town Center.