You set a certain budget for your house hunt — and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a series called “Cali Comparables.” We’re crisscrossing the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

This week, we are looking at sunny San Diego.  Just how far will our budget of $1.7 million take us on our search for a piece of Southern California property? Let’s find out.


8088 Gilman Ct | $1,399,000

Situated in the La Jolla Serena community, this property features four bedrooms and four bathrooms.  The main floor is open with an upgraded kitchen leading into a family room.  Downstairs, there is more room for entertaining with another open living area and kitchenette.  Outdoors, an enclosed patio allows residents to enjoy perfect California weather.  There is also a pool, spa, and built in barbecue.  One of many upgrades to the home includes smart home features such as a lighting system, controllable by iPad.  The many living areas and extra features create a great environment for entertaining.


17217 Murano Ln | $2,098,000

A little over our budget of $1.7 million, this property is worth the splurge.  The impressive home boasts plenty of privacy in the gated community of Salviati.  A gated patio precedes the front door, creating more privacy and outdoor space.  The backyard has multiple seating areas as well as a pool, with a built-in water slide, and spa.  The Tuscan-style exterior influences much of the interior design.  Inside, there is a room to suit every interest including a game room, library, office, and workout room.  The property is spacious and grand, perfect for hosting friends and family.


3326 Hill Street | $1,825,000

This brand-new property sits in the La Playa district of Point Loma.  Exterior stone work and great curb appeal sets the tone for the many modern features found throughout the property.  The outdoor patio leading up to the front door is spacious, with room for seating areas to entertain guests.  Indoors, the home is contemporary and stylish from top to bottom. The main living area is on the second floor- and includes the kitchen, dining area, and living room – in an open floorplan. The master suite is also on the second floor and features scenic views of the city lights and the marina.  The modern look and luxurious features make this property a great purchase.


Click here for other homes currently for sale in the San Diego County in the $1,400,000 to $2,100,000 range.

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