5 Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $1,000,000 in 2022 | 2023

5 Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $1,000,000 in 2021

Looking for the perfect house near a beach can tough, especially if you are looking for other activities in your city that doesn’t just include swimming. Luckily, there are cities in San Diego that offer more to its residents. Residents can have easy access to the beach and more, all within their dream home that is under $1,000,000.

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Below is a description of the five best cities, with three of the best properties for sale, listed in no particular order.

Here's a quick rundown of our list:

1) Carlsbad

Located along the coast and named one of the nations top 20 wealthiest communities, is the city of Carlsbad. With several attractions, including Legoland, Carlsbad has something for everyone. Five beaches are located in the city, North Carlsbad, Terramar, Tamarack-State, South State and South Ponto. Besides beaches, Carlsbad offers more outdoor adventures with Carlsbad Village, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Pedego Carlsbad, The Flower Fields, Aviara Golf Club, Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center and Carlsbad Village Farmers Market. If residents are looking for something indoors Carlsbad offers the Museum of Making Music, Sea Life Aquarium, New Village Arts Theatre, Craftmanship Museum and GIA Museum. 

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Carlsbad provides its residents with Carlsbad Unified, Encinitas Union and San Marcos Union School District for elementary and middle school options. While the two high schools located in Carlsbad are Sage Creek High and Carlsbad High. 

2) Carmel Mountain Ranch

Despite the name, Carmel Mountain is not located in the city of Carmel Mountain Ranch, but it is only a little over 10 miles outside of the city. While Carmel Mountain Ranch, doesn’t offer its residents much to do, the city is located near other major cities giving residents several nearby options. For instance, the nearest beach is only about 15 miles away. Carmel Mountain is in the perfect location for outdoor activities, the Los Penasquitos Canyon Trial is less then 10 miles away, about 12 miles away is Potato Chip Rock, Annie’s Canyon Trial is 18 miles away and the Miramar Reservoiris about 7 miles away. 

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The Poway Unified School District provides the schools for Carmel Mountain Ranch. Residents have the option of four elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. 

3) Poway

Poway is one of San Diego’s newer cities, since it became a city on December 12, 1980. Even with it being a newer city, Poway has a lot to offer its residents. One of the more popular spots in Poway is Potato Chip Rock. Like the name would suggest, Potato Chip Rock looks like a potato chip on top of a rock, this is located on Mount Woodson, which is an 8-mile hike. Besides this hike, Poway is surrounded by several others, such as Iron Mountain, Mount Woodson Trail, Blue Sky Reserve, Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve and Twin Peaks Trail.

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Poway provides residents with schools from the Poway Unified School District. They provide seven elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, Poway High and Abraxas Continuation High. For higher education Berean Bible College is located in Poway. 

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4) Talmadge

Talmadge is a tight knit community, named after the Talmadge sisters, who were famous silent film stars. The sisters are the ones who opened the Talmadge Park Real Estate Development. The houses built in the city are homes from the 1940’s and 1950’s, with updated appliances and utilities. This tight knit community holds events like the Annual Fall Block Party, the Annual Talmadge Spring Garage Sale, a 4th of July parade and an Annual Christmas Caroling in the traffic circle. Besides having a close community, Talmadge is also close to other major cities giving residents more options on weekly activities. The nearest beach to Talmadge is less than 12 miles away. 

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Talmadge offers residents Fay Elementary, Mann Middle and Hoover High, as public school options. For private schools, residents have the options of Blessed Sacrament Elementary. For high education, San Diego State University is less than 3 miles away from Talmadge. 

5) Clairemont/Bay Park

Clairemont is located in the middle of San Diego, providing its residents with several places to explore and major nearby cities. Surrounding the city is Mission Bay Park. Here residents can swim, ride a bike, enjoy a picnic, go kayaking and rent a sailboat or boat. Other than having the beach located in the city, residents can enjoy several other outdoor activities. Clairemont offers its residents, Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, Marian Bear Memorial Park, the Tecolote Golf Course and the YMCA’s Krause Family Skate and Bike Park. 

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The San Diego Unified School District provides the schools for this area. They provide residents with eight elementary, three middle and two high schools. They also offer three K-12th academy schools. For high education, San Diego Mesa College is located in Clairemont. 

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$599,000
Neighborhood: Chollas Creek
2
Beds
1
Baths
780
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716774
MLS
Updated & move-in ready single-level home on large ~1/4 acre, extra deep lot. Prime for an ADU or just an enormous backyard. Brand New Roof, New Landscaping, & New Exterior Paint. Updated Spacious...
$695,000
Condo: Corte Bella
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,238
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305717619
MLS
Coming soon! Beautiful 3 bed/3 bath with modern upgrades, hill views and a great location in the gated Coronado Ranch community! This turn key townhome has wide plank hardwood flooring throughout...
$949,000
Neighborhood: Portofino
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,015
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305396367
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Best value in Tierrasanta! This unique 2015 SF home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms is the only one of its kind in the Portofino due to the previous owner adding on and remodeling the home...
$595,000
Neighborhood: Otay Ranch
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,071
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305713408
MLS
Beautifully up kept town-home located in the highly desirable Otay Ranch community of Chula Vista. This fantastic home has it's own attached entry level garage, large private balcony, high ceilings,...
2
Beds
2
Baths
868
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305713741
MLS
OCEAN VIEW OFF MASTER BEDROOM & STEPS TO THE SAND! Must see this Coastal Modern style home, only a few blocks from the pier. Walk to local restaurants, breweries, theaters, shops and train station....
$549,000
Neighborhood: Eastlake/Rolling Hills Ranch
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,086
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716531
MLS
Beautiful 2BR 2 BA Eastlake Rolling Hills Ranch Townhome. Gorgeous complex perfect for the family with beautiful landscaping and trees throughout. Complex features a large pool and spa, guest...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,150
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716537
MLS
One of a Kind property located in the heart of East Chula Vista. Must see upgraded home! Beautiful kitchen with tile floors, granite countertops, & stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom with...
$600,000
Neighborhood: Golden Hill
2
Beds
2
Baths
827
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716592
MLS
Newly completed $50k renovation! Quiet and serene 2 bedroom, 2 bath, condo with a green canyon view from all windows and balcony, in the highly desired community of Golden Hills. Spacious open floor...
$710,000
Neighborhood: Sunrise Hts
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,312
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716604
MLS
Lovely 3 BR 2 Bath set back on quiet semi private street. Home has been completely renovated leaving the best of the original period, with the beauty and convenience of today. Duel paned windows ,...
1
Beds
1
Baths
865
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716637
MLS
Amazing opportunity to be in the center of Escondido. Close to shopping, restaurants, nightlife. Easy access to freeways. Located on second floor with elevator access. Beautiful interior atrium with...
2
Beds
2
Baths
896
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716683
MLS
This Beautiful Centrally Located 2 bedroom 2 bathroom Condo is in need of a new owner. With gorgeously upkept grounds, an exercise room and pool this complex is ready for you. The unit is updated...
$795,000
Neighborhood: Chula Vista
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,313
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716694
MLS
Spacious 4 bedroom home in a quiet Chula Vista neighborhood. This home features two extra rooms with closets on the first level. Expansive living room with fireplace. Large bonus room upstairs with a...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,472
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716715
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Welcome to this beautifully renovated single story home, located on a premium corner lot, fenced in for extra security. Close to great schools and shopping. Detached 2 car garage, could potentially...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,804
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716729
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Amazing VIEWS of the San Diego downtown skyline and Coronado bridge! Fully renovated with no expense spared. Centrally located, Easy access to freeways, short drive to Naval Station / Downtown SD....
$675,000
Neighborhood: La Costa / Aviara
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,040
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716730
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Great single level condo in a fantastic location in the La Costa/Aviara area of South Carlsbad, San Diego. Spacious open floor plan, top floor condo with cathedral ceilings, a large balcony and lots...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,563
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716736
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Welcome to this stunning single story, fully renovated home, located in a quiet pocket of Oceanside. Just a short drive to the beach. 4beds 2baths, Spacious open floor plan, large picture windows...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,448
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716737
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Welcome to this beautifully renovated single story home, located on a very Rare 18,900 SF FLAT USABLE LOT. The new owner could build an ADU. Boat/RV storage. Close to great schools and shopping. 2...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,281
Sq.Ft.
1938
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716742
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Welcome to this masterfully renovated single story, West Chula Vista home! Quick walk to downtown and third avenue where you can find bustling restaurants, coffee shops and dining. Extra long tandem...
1
Beds
1
Baths
723
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716747
MLS
Views and Privacy, located in the desirable Spyglass Point Complex. Do not miss out on this single level end unit that boasts a modern updated kitchen with solid surface countertops, all new...
$787,000
Neighborhood: San Marcos
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,406
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716788
MLS
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Buyer to verify all prior to close of escrow
1
Beds
1
Baths
668
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716823
MLS
Gated Community with multiple pool areas centrally located to Downtown and Mission Valley. New flooring throughout, recently painted, new washer/dryer, new floor boards, updated light fixtures. Call...
$849,000
Condo: Cypress At Scripps Ranch Villages
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,129
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716824
MLS
The best location in Cypress at Scripps Ranch! Charming 2 bedroom, 2 story townhome with West view to the Ocean!!! See the Del Mar Hot Air balloons! Each bedroom has its own full private bathroom...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,105
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716858
MLS
Brand new and under construction, your 2 Bedroom/2.5 Bath condo. Each Bedroom/Bath is in-suite. Youll appreciate the generous sized walk-in closet in the Master Bedroom, as well as a double-sink...
$449,999
Neighborhood: Clairemont
1
Beds
1
Baths
582
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716878
MLS
Charming corner condo, one bedroom/ one bathroom is located on the entry level. It is close to beach areas, major freeways, walking distance to Sprouts, Target, Home Depot... It has an enclosed...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,148
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716904
MLS
Best Location in Complex!!!! Sun-bathed home is located on a coveted greenbelt and is just a few steps away from pool/spa. Street parking in front and two car attached garage below. Newer carpeting...
$749,000
Neighborhood: Windward
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,528
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305716485
MLS
Call now! You've got to see this home! Amazing 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath townhouse is walking distance to the beach, farmers market, sunset market, library & downtown! Every bedroom has a full bathroom...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Bankers Hill
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,549
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020633
MLS
Century Plaza Towers designed by renowned architect William Krisel is a San Diego icon. Recently designated Historical Landmark, the Mills Act offers huge tax savings, views and 2 parking spots!...
Coming Soon on 08/30
572 Lupine Way Oceanside, CA 92057
$850,000
Neighborhood: Ivey Glenn
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,947
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020636
MLS
Coming soon in highly desirable & gated Ivey Glenn in Rancho del Oro! 3BR/3BA home being sold by its original owner, ready for a new family to make their own. Great location within community with no...
$775,000
Neighborhood: East Village
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,049
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020638
MLS
No description available...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,392
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305717922
MLS
This is the ONE you have been waiting for and You CAN have it all! Gorgeous 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath home on almost 1/3 of an acre so close to shopping, dining, and MORE! You will LOVE the kitchen remodel...
$929,000
Neighborhood: Lawson Valley
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,420
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020639
MLS
Welcome to this great opportunity for the buyer looking for a rural oasis with over 7 usable acres! This large custom home has expansive views from most rooms to the Pacific Ocean and is ideal for...
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Condo: Poway Commons
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,559
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020643
MLS
Brand new home now under construction with an anticipated completion date of November! VISIT Sales office to tour! Fantastic 3 bed 2.5 bath showcases open floorplan provides direct access 2-bay...
Open 8/13
11176 Portobelo Dr San Diego, CA 92124
$699,000
Neighborhood: Belsara
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,090
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020644
MLS
Turn-key, fully upgraded, and rarely available end-unit in the sought after community of Belsara. This former model unit features a spacious open floor plan and a front balcony with greenbelt and...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,765
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305712179
MLS
Located near the end of a quiet country road in Valley Center! Gated and fully fenced 2.51 useable acres with variety of fruit trees, you enter a long private driveway to this spacious single story...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Crest
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,788
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
220020646
MLS
Entertaining Offers between $890,000 - $950,000. A MUST SEE! EXPERIENCE THESE WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN VIEWS. Come and see this beautiful Home in El Cajon. Practical layout in the first story....
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,408
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
305714382
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Beautiful townhome in the highly desirable Citron Community! This well maintained property features an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a half bath, and 3 levels of spacious areas,...

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