9 Best Places for Singles to Live in San Diego 2023 | 2024

9 Best Places for Singles to Live in San Diego

Yes, putting down roots and raising a family is very lovely, but not everyone is ready to do that. Many young professionals in the San Diego area have just graduated from college, secured a fantastic job, and are prepared to move out of their parent’s house and be free and independent. There’s nothing wrong with that; we all go through that stage in our lives.

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The big question is where to live? It does not have to be some small apartment in a bad part of town. Starting salaries for many, particularly those in the tech industry, are sufficient to permit a young single plenty of housing options. In addition, many singles want to have a place where there is some excitement; action spots where they can let off some steam after a long week at the office. They have the money to afford rent, and some are even able to buy a house perhaps. What they need is a good place.

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Singles have different needs than families or retirees. Social life is very important, and the town or neighborhood must have areas where people can interact, and couples can enjoy each other’s company. Fortunately, San Diego is a beautiful place for young people and singles to live. There are many attractions, and the sidewalks never roll up at sundown.

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We want to take this opportunity to spread the word about some great places for singles to live in the San Diego area. So go ahead, look at some of these and find out which ones interest you. We have them in alphabetical order, and all statistics mentioned areas of this writing.

Here's a quick rundown of our list:

1) The Gaslamp Quarter

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Population: 41,159. Average Household Income: $103,464. College Degree: 31% of the population.

Median House Sale Price: $413,000. Median Days on the Market: 30 days. Median Monthly Rent: $2,550.

Redfin.com rates the Gaslamp Quarter Housing Market as Somewhat Competitive.

We would be remiss if we did not mention this very active and trendy neighborhood in San Diego. If there is a competition for the title “Where the Action Is,” we think the Gaslight Quarter is definitely in the running. No one cannot ignore it. 

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The neighborhood has history, and you can spot that in the buildings’ Art Deco and Late Victorian architecture. Not shopping malls but boutiques along the street are where you will find the best buys. Craft beers are savored at the Monkey Paw Brewery and Karl Strauss. Another place to quench your thirst is the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego that has a rooftop bar. You can go from dusk until dawn, checking out the nightclubs and bars in the Quarter. A single person will certainly enjoy life a bit more in the Gaslight Quarter.

2) Normal Heights

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Population: 16,290. #11 in Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego Area. Average Household Income: $98,100. College Degree: 31% of the population.

Median House Sale Price: $701,500. Median Days on the Market: 8 days. Median Monthly Rent: $1,433.

Redfin.com rates the Normal Heights Housing Market as Very Competitive.

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Normal Heights is an area with lots of pedestrian traffic. You can walk along Antique Row if you have a taste for old collectibles. You might also want to check out the Adams Avenue Street Fair, a major free music festival when September rolls around again. There is always the Adams Avenue Roots Festival if you missed Adams Avenue, and it provides free music in April. There is an excellent rhythm to the sound of Normal Heights, and the community is closely knit.

3) Mission Beach

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Population: 3,619. #5 in Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego Area. Average Household Income: $105,396. College Degree: 44% of the population.

Median House Sales Price: $1,667,500. Median Days on the Market: 31 days. Median Monthly Rent: $1,626.

Redfin.com rates the Mission Beach Housing Market as Somewhat Competitive.

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When the sun goes down, here is where you will be grooving: The Sandbar Sports Grill, The Beachcomber, Guava Beach, and Coaster Saloon, among other places. This is another Outdoors Mecca on the San Diego County shoreline, and the beach is waiting for you. You might want to check out Belmont Park San Diego while the sun is high in the sky.

4) Mission Valley

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Population: 31,911. #7 in Best Places for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego Area. Average Household Income: $92,208. College Degree: 34% of the Population.

Median House Sales Price: $550,000. Median Days on the Market: 15 days. Median Monthly Rent: $2,121.

Redfin.com rates the Mission Valley Housing Market as Very Competitive.

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Mission Valley is divided for planning purposes into Mission Valley East and Mission Valley West. We admit this is a great place to shop with Fashion Valley Mall, Hazard Center Mall, and Westfield Mission Valley. Café Coyote stands out as a fantastic Mexican restaurant. History fans will enjoy a trip to the Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first Franciscan mission in San Diego. You can get a better feel for San Diego by riding the Old Town Trolley that will show you more than 100 points of interest in the area. Live long learning is a part of any successful career, and SDSU Mission Valley gives a person the opportunity to broaden their minds.

5) Ocean Beach

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Population:19.698. #6 in Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego Area, and San Diego County. Average Household Income: $110,964. College Degree: 33% of the population.

Median House Sale Price: $1,050,000. Median Days on the Market: 8 days. Median Monthly Rent: $1,972.

Redfin.com rates the Ocean Beach Housing Market as Very Competitive.

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So, what’s it like in this area of San Diego County? Winstons Beach Club and the South Beach Bar & Grille are great venues, and Mother’s Saloon is a busy sports bar. Ocean Beach residents (called “OBceans.”) can have some fun at the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cookoff in June, go fly a kite at the Ocean Beach Kite Festival or take their puppy for a stroll at the Ocean Beach Canine Carnival. This is truly a delightful town.

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6) Pacific Beach

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Population: 48,467. #3 in Best Places for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego Area. Average Household Income: $105,396.00. College Degree: 44% of the population.

Median House Sales Price: $933,750. Median Days on the Market: 15 days. Median Monthly Rent: $1,980.

Redfin.com rates the Pacific Beach Housing Market as Somewhat Competitive.

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Like the outdoors? You will love Pacific Beach! Surfing is a big activity in this town by the shore. The Pacific Beach Recreation Center, Kate Sessions Park, and Fanuel Street Park are all in the neighborhood. A restaurant fixture is Kono’s Surf Club Café, and the PB Shore Club is the best place for the thirsty. Some call Pacific Beach a never-ending beach party. You can find out for yourself if they are right.

7) Serra Mesa

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Population: 32,491. #12 in Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego Area. Average Household Income: $102,996. College Degree: 29% of the population.

Median House Sale Price: $830,000. Median Days on the Market: 12 days. Median Monthly Rent: $2,190.

Redfin.com rates the Serra Mesa Housing Market as Very Competitive.

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Habitat is what you are going to find in the Ruffin Canyon Open Space Preserve. The desert environment is what attracts folks to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Okay, if you want to do more than hike the nature trails, you should not have to wait too long for your golf match: there are 92 golf courses in the area, and the Grand Del Mar Golf Club is one of the best public courses.

8) University City

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Population: 61,449. #9 in Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego Area. Average Household Income: $112,018. College Degree: 51% of the population.

Median House Sale Price: $622.000. Median Days on the Market:8 days. Median Monthly Rent: $2,149.

Redfin.com rates the University City Housing Market as Very Competitive.

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If you want to tee off, there are several golf courses in University City and some great parks. Doyle Recreation Center and Park have an off-leash dog park so that your best friend can stretch those four legs. Those who hike are going to enjoy Rose Canyon and San Clemente Canyon. Surfers will like Windansea Beach. A full-body workout is precisely what you will get at The Boxing Club Sport & Fitness.

9) Uptown

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Population: 44,657. #1 in Best Neighborhood for Young Professionals in San Diego, San Diego Area, and San Diego County. Average Household Income: $111,684 College Degree: 35% of the population.

Median House Sale Price: $800,000. Median Days on the Market: 17 days. Median Monthly Rent: $1,629.

Redfin.com rates the Uptown Housing Market as Somewhat Competitive.

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Uptown San Diego is a collection of neighborhoods (Balboa Park, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Kensington, Little Italy, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, South Park, and University Heights). It moves to an exciting rhythm and has richly earned its title as the #1 Best Neighborhood for Young Professionals. There are over 150 restaurants, and there are nightclubs, art galleries, and lots of the best shopping in the area. Some of the attractions include the Maritime Museum and the home of the San Diego Padres: Petco Park.

Take It Seriously

Finding a place to live can be exciting. A single can check out all the possibilities without having to worry about children-friendly locations. Moreover, there is ordinarily enough expendable income for most singles to afford a good house or a charming apartment. However, house hunting is no joyride. If you are not careful, you will be stuck in a bad location with more problems than just a high crime rate. A single must think of more than the best nightclub or most exciting bar. Indeed, where is the grocery store and where is the hardware store are essential questions about any neighborhood. Unfortunately, a single person often forgets these in a rush to find an exciting place.

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Rents are not low in San Diego. Single can expect to spend $1,500 and more a month to rent a basic apartment. Roommates are fun until they get obnoxious and living with a bunch of people in an apartment is not like coexisting in a dormitory.

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It is a bright idea to get the help of a professional when looking for a place to live. Someone who understands real estate is the best person to guide you. That same individual, by the way, knows all about the best apartments and can find one that is in a good neighborhood and charges reasonable rent. A good real estate agent will ultimately save you lots of time and tons of money.

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We are here to help you find your place

We are a major real estate agency in San Diego County, and we know the housing market better than many others. It doesn’t matter if it is San Diego itself or one of the suburbs. We understand the neighborhoods and what buyers are looking for as they search the market.

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Our success is built on considerable research. First, we will look at your stated needs, price range, and anything else you are looking for in a house. We then go to work and check out what’s available. We can assist you in financing if you require that help.

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You save an awful lot of time and effort when you work with us. We do the heavy lifting and help you narrow down your possibilities. We are ready to negotiate on your behalf if you’re looking for a house and discuss terms with the landlord if you want a rental. We will ensure that you are in the neighborhood where you want to be. It is our goal to find what’s best for you. We do make suggestions in the process, but ultimately you will decide on the house or apartment.

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San Diego is an area where singles can have a wonderful life.

Are you interested in what we might be able to offer you? If you are, we invite you to contact us at your earliest convenience. We welcome any opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. By the way, feel free to ask around about us. We can provide references, and other people will also testify to the quality of our work. Now is the time to find a great house or apartment. We can make the process easier for you.

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