Monday, September 14, 2020

Have you ever wanted to live the California Dream? Bay Park, San Diego


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Bay Park, San Diego

About Bay Park: The hillside San Diego town of Bay Park overlooks Mission Bay and is conveniently located just 11 minutes from downtown San Diego, 14 minutes from the airport and 8 minutes from both Mission and Pacific Beach. The average household income is $87,000 with a median age of 35. At the time of this posting there are 14 homes for sale ranging from $595,000 - $2,500,000. The median home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, is on the market for 11 days and is 1582 square feet.  The median home price is $862, 450 at an estimated $530.01 per square foot.   This hillside community overlooking the bay has great schools, close access to running, hiking and biking trails and many eclectic choices for restaurants, pubs and breweries.

About: Bay Park got its name from its location being positioned overlooking Mission Bay and Mission Bay Park. Residents have direct access to miles of running, biking and hiking trails in Tecolote Canyon and the footpaths that navigate Mission Bay.  Tecolote Canyon also offers a public 18 hole golf course for golf enthusiasts.  Throughout Bay Park are many ethnic restaurants, pubs and breweries.  Bay Park contains 7 primary and secondary schools. One of the best schools is Bay Park Elementary School, which has a rating of 9. It has 480 children. The public schools in Bay Park belong to San Diego Unified School DistrictSan Diego County Office of Education is nearby and rates better than San Diego Unified School District.

Location: Bay Park is located 7 miles North of downtown San Diego, 3 miles North from Historic Old Town San Diego, 3 miles East from both Mission and Pacific Beach and 8 miles Southeast of  La Jolla.

Trails: There are miles of trails to be hiked, biked or ran at Tecolote Canyon and the Tri-Canyon Park System. There are many entries into this wonderful trail and park system offering both challenging and easy trails for you and your family. Mission Bay Park also offer concrete walking, running and biking trails that circumnavigate Mission Bay and offer breathtaking views and coastal access.

Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Tecolote Canyon and the Tri-Canyon Parks offer the park users both single and double wide trails with options for hills or for those of you who prefer, flat walking trails.  The concrete trails at Mission Bay are flat, have parks along the way for the kids and public restrooms for your convenience.

Other Cool Hikes in the Area:

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. Directions from Bay Park

San Clemente Canyon. Directions from Bay Park

 The Trails at Torrey Pines.  Directions from Bay Park

Local Breweries:

Bay Park is home to one of San Diego's oldest and most well known microbreweries and home brewing supply locations.

Ballast Point Great Beer.  You can bring your own food inside and watch a game!

Home Brew Mart All your home brewing supply needs. Next door to Ballast Point

Coronado Brewing Also has a kitchen with outdoor picnic tables.  In addition to the brewery on Coronado Island they have one right here in Bay Park.

Deft Brewing Bay Park brewery with a German beer flair owned and operated by a Bay Park local.

Wine Tasting Rooms:

Blue Door Urban Winery Urban wineries import their grapes and make the wine on sight. Also tastings are available.

Bay Park Coffee Shops:

Clairemont Coffee

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Bay Park Coffee

Jitters Espresso and Juice Bar

Breakfast Joints in Bay Park:

Farmers Table Bay Park

Bay Hill Tavern

Luce bar and Kitchen

Perry's Cafe

Tio Leo's Mexican Cafe

Thank you from the Michels Group Realty.  If and when you are ready to buy please consider us to be your Realtor or if you wish to refer someone you know and care about we are here to help. Thanks to you, our business continues to thrive and grow due to referrals from clients, friends, associates, and others just like you!  Who is the next person you know who would benefit from our services?

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

How Many Homes are for Sale in Otay Ranch San Diego?


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Otay Ranch, San Diego

About Otay Ranch: Otay Ranch is part of the southern San Diego community of Chula Vista.  It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of 268,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 52 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, quality parks, and miles of trails. Chula Vista is a leader in conservation and renewable energy, has outstanding public schools, and has been named one of the top safest cities in the country. Chula Vista means “beautiful view” and there is more to see and do here than you can imagine! Great year-round weather, miles of trails, coastline, mountains and open space beckon runners, hikers, cyclists, birders, and outdoors enthusiasts from the bay to lakes. Visit the bayfront with the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and the Living Coast Discovery Center. The Chula Vista Marina & Yacht Club awaits kayakers and boaters. Cycle the Bayshore Bikeway and see more wonders on San Diego Bay.

Shopping, dining, and entertainment abound with two major malls and a historic downtown district. With more than 100 of the country’s top specialty stores, Otay Ranch Town Center is an exciting outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination. This urban, bustling, open-air center features a variety of amenities including a library, outdoor cafes, a pet-friendly setting and adjacent dog park, food pavilion, fireplace, and “popper” play fountain for children.

Chula Vista Center in the downtown area boasts major retailers, dining, movie theaters, and more than 100 fine specialty shops. And, Third Avenue Village, billed as the cultural center of the city, features historic buildings, unique shops, a weekly farmers market, landmark restaurants, and seasonal outdoor music concerts.


Current Single Family Homes For Sale: There are currently 20 detached homes for sale in Otay Ranch.  The average home is 4 bedroom, 3 bath,  2622 square feet with an average sale price of $770,135. The minimum average time for a house to be on the market is only 2 days so if you like this community you will have to act quickly!

Otay Lakes: Otay Lakes is a reservoir in Chula Vista, California, operated by the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department. When full, Lower Otay Reservoir has 1,100 surface acres, a maximum water depth of 137.5 feet, and 25 shoreline miles. Lower Otay Reservoir has a water storage capacity of to 47,066.9 acre feet. Water levels are monitored weekly. The reservoir is the home of the United States Olympic Training center for rowing sports.  There are miles of beautiful, well groomed trails for hiking, running, mountain bike riding, bird watching and fishing.

Location: Otay Ranch 22 minutes East of downtown San Diego and 3 miles from Otay Lakes.  It is bordered by Bonita to the North, Coastal Chula Vista to the East, Jamul and Delzura to the West and Otay Mesa to the South.

Hiking/Biking: As mentioned previously mentioned Otay Lakes is a terrific place to get some shade, enjoy the lake, bird watch, fish or get some exercise.  Just Southwest of the lakes are the Otay Open Space Preserve which has 11,000 acres of space providing trails.  About 14 minutes North is the beautiful Rohr Park that provides 60 acres of ball fields, picnic areas, biking and running trails and even pony rides!

Other Cool Hikes in the Area:

Rohr Park: Directions to Rohr Park from Otay Ranch

Sweetwater River park: Directions to Sweetwater River park from Otay Ranch

Tijuana River National Estuary: Directions to TJ Estuary from Otay Ranch

Local Breweries:

Otay Ranch is home to one of my favorite breweries. Novo Brazil Brewing serves up 40 styles of beer, Kombucha and hard seltzer.  You can also head to Third Street Village just 17 minutes away for 3 other great brewery choices.

Groundswell Brewing

Thr3 Punk Ales Brewing

Chula Vista Brewing

Wineries and Wine Tasting: Enjoy one of San Diego's newest wine regions along Highway 94! Located just 30 minutes away you can lose yourself in the magic of wine country! No longer must you trek hours away to enjoy locally grown and produced wines.  You'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll find. Chances are you'll be hosted by the owners and winemakers themselves who are all quite happy to answer your questions about how the wines are made, and may even give you a personal tour! We're proud of what we're doing here in the East County and we want to share the products of our efforts with you!  There are 6 local wineries to try plus some other interesting places to explore on 94!

Otay Ranch Coffee Shops:

Nestle Tollhouse Cafe

Happy Lemon Tea

and of course....Starbucks

Breakfast Joints in Otay Ranch:

Of course you have all of your traditional options like IHOP, Panera Bread, Denny's and others but try out some local fare!

Family House of Pancakes

MJ's Fusion Deli: A cool fusion of Asian, Mexican and Islander

Vega Cafe: Traditional Mexican with Vegan options

Vitality Bowls Delicious açaí bowls, which are a thick blend of the açaí berry topped with organic granola and a selection of superfood ingredients.

Best Dinner Locations in Otay Ranch:

The Kebob Shop

Pizzo's Pizza and Wine Bar

Ceviche Craft

Novo Brazil Brewing

Bamboo Garden Thai Cuisine

Thank you from the Michels Group, Real Estate Professionals.  If and when you are ready to sell or purchase a home, please consider us to be your Realtor of choice. Or if you wish to refer someone you know and care about, we are here to help. Thanks to you, our business continues to thrive and grow due to referrals from clients, friends, associates, and others just like you!  Who is the next person you know who would benefit from our services?

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