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 with 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 house hunting in sunny San Diego. What will a budget of $5 million buy? Let’s find out!


16354 Via Del Alba | $4,895,000

Situated in an exclusive gated neighborhood of Rancho Santa Fe, this property boasts a prime location that is both quiet and private. Clean designs are featured throughout the four-bedroom, six-bathroom property with high coffered ceilings, refreshing colors, and a combination of modern finishes. The cool, contemporary interior continues out into the pristine backyard with lift-and-slide doors that create a unique indoor-outdoor living concept. Outdoor spaces include a sitting area with a fireplace, built-in barbecue, firepit, and a large pool. The gated community offers various amenities such as tennis courts, golfing, and horse trails.


2810 Hidden Valley Road | $4,450,000

Sitting on a spacious 1.22 acres, this four-bedroom, six-bathroom property is ideal for house hunters looking for their own corner of La Jolla. The home is perfect for entertaining, with a private gate and entrance and a driveway that can hold upwards of 15 cars. The spacious living areas and kitchen are all upgraded and modern, yet have a rustic feel. A detached, fully upgraded guest suite sits next to the main home, with the same vintage, cozy design aesthetic. Outdoors, homeowners can enjoy fantastic views while practicing their short game on the putting green, or layups on the half-court.


14104 Rancho Tierra Trail | $4,345,000

Located in between Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, and Del Mar, this property is positioned in the middle of San Diego’s action .With the amenities and comfort of a high-end resort, the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home makes for impressive entertaining. The foyer sets the tone for the grandeur and scale of the property, and the elegant design is carried into the sizable living spaces and kitchen. The indoor-outdoor transition is nearly seamless, making it easier to enjoy the gorgeous San Diego weather. Backyard highlights include plenty of living spaces, lagoon-entry pool, spa, and a built-in barbecue, all of which encompass the resort-style luxury seen throughout the property.


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