Coronado Real Estate
Known as The Crown City, Coronado is a peninsula on the southern end of San Diego connected to the mainland by the Silver Strand, a beautiful strip of beach that attracts walkers and bicyclists as well as swimmers and surfers. Locals refer to Coronado as the Island and the business area as The Village, showing a strong distinct sense of community separate from the city of San Diego.
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Coronado is proud of its rich history, charming ocean village atmosphere, and unique small town atmosphere. The only other link to the mainland is via the San Diego-Coronado Bridge which opened in 1969, allowing easier travel between the cities than the bay ferries or driving via California Highway 75 along the Silver Strand.
The area known as North Island was originally connected to Coronado by a shallow channel called the Spanish Bight. The development of North Island by the US Navy prior to World War II led to the filling of the Bight, combining the land areas into a single body. The Navy still operates the Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) on Coronado, and well known as the training area for US Navy SEALs.
Coronado is home to the famous Hotel Del Coronado, built in 1888 and considered one of the world's top resorts. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark and has appeared in films such as Some Like It Hot. The Del has had many famous visitors such as Charles Lindbergh, Thomas Edison and legendary sports figures such as Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Holiday activities at the “Hotel Del” attract San Diegans and tourists alike, and a Sunday outing to the hotel for a great meal and walk along the beach.
Neighborhoods on Coronado have a distinct casual atmosphere with quiet, tree-lined streets, Victorian homes, and bungalows, as well as modern mansions. And Coronado schools are recognized as some of the best in the region. The island offers a relaxed atmosphere compared to the bustle of downtown San Diego.
Coronado has more than 2 million visitors annually enjoying the 15 hotels, including three world class resorts, over 1,800 hotel rooms, and many highly acclaimed restaurants. The island has over 30,000 residents who enjoy their gorgeous surroundings. The City offers a wide range of leisure activities from the city's many Recreation Department programs, the Municipal Pool, the 18 hole golf course, the 19 tennis courts, public marina, 15 miles of dedicated bike and rollerblading paths, and two live theaters. Coronado has many activities for residents and visitors alike.
According to a recent County-Wide Zip Code chart published in the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper in August of 2006, the median cost of a single-family home within the city's zip code of 92118 was $1,505,000, as of July 2006, making it the third most expensive place to live in San Diego County.
For a unique, beach environment with a strong sense of community and history, Coronado is one of the choice places to live in the San Diego area.