Our Fairmount Park San Diego real estate spotlights a residential neighborhood with a small commercial area.
Fairmount Park San Diego Real Estate Facts
Fairmount Park’s borders include Interstate 805 to the east, Interstate 15 to the west, and California Highway 94 to the south.
Surrounding neighborhoods include:
- Webster to the south;
- Golden Hill and South Park to the west; and
- City Heights and Azalea Park to the east.
The small commercial district runs along Home Avenue that includes convenience stores and several restaurants.
Its small neighborhood sits within the western knoll of Fairmount Park boasting well-maintained townhouses and great views.
Chollas Creek runs through Fairmount Park.
Fairmount Park History
Established in the early 1950s with 500 single-family homes. No highways existed near Fairmount Park back then.
In the 1980s, vacant real estate construction developed an entire neighborhood.
The main business district sits on Home Avenue.
By the 2000s, three major freeways surround the neighborhood which locals call the “Golden Triangle”.
Owns bragging rights with the highest owner-occupied homes in the City Heights area.
Since the 1950s, Fairmount Park maintains many of its original residents and later generations of the same families.
Fairmount Park Neighborhood Favorite Places
Fairmount Park Loved by Residents
Why the residents love Fairmount Park:
- Freeway Access;
- Friendly Neighbors;
- Diversity; and
The top interests for the Fairmount Park residents include:
- Home Improvement;
- DIY Gardening;
- Hiking & Trails Seeing;
- Live Music;
- Books; and
- BBQ & Grilling.
The Trulia website polled some Fairmount Park residents and found these opinions:
- Car needed by 93%;
- Dog-friendly by 88%;
- Good sidewalks from 88%;
- Easy parking by 85%;
- Holiday spirit from 70%;
- Plan to stay at least 5 years from 58%;
- Well-lit streets by 55%
- Wildlife from 52%
- Well-kept yards from 52%; and
- It’s quiet by 50%.
Fairmount Park Real Estate Market 2020
- Since its mainly residential, expect to see parks, nice mature landscapes, and “cute homes”;
- Residents love to walk their dogs and stop to chat with neighbors;
- Tranquil neighborhood; and
- Stunning views of San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, downtown, and the Pacific Ocean.
Neighborhoods also recommend where to live in this neighborhood:
- Outside of Home Avenue, the neighborhood is residential;
- Quaint single-family homes sit on Juniper, Ash, Midvale Drive and Rowan streets. These streets offer newer homes with nice size front and backyards;
- The western side of Ash Street offers townhouses; and
- No matter where you live in Fairmount Park expect a quiet residential setting.
Fairmount Park Resident Reviews
Neighborhoods also provide resident reviews like this one:
“A San Diego Hidden Gem. I find Fairmount Park extremely quiet and a well-maintained area. Many homes offer large yards with independent garages. I love the close proximity to downtown, major freeways, and South Park.”
- “I just moved to California and live in Fairmount Park up the hill from Home Avenue. I like it a lot. We walk our small dog with no problems. I recommend it.”
- “I live across from Azalea Park and find the whole City Heights area not bad at all. Fairmount Park is pretty nice with well-kept homes.”
More Fairmount Park Real Estate Market Trends 2020
The Neighborhoods Fairmount Park real estate market 2020 includes:
- Homes usually sold at near listing price;
- Homes on the market an average of 59 days;
- Property taxes average $2,965 per year;
- Homeowner’s Association fees average $279;
- Homes list for around $629,999;
- Sales prices around $629,999; and
- Sales price per square foot = $351.
- Median sales price – $499,500;
- Average home sales price per square foot = $391;
- One Bedroom home price = $230,000;
- Two Bedroom home price = $364,500’
- Three Bedroom home price = $508,055; and
- Four Bedroom home price = $571,250.
- Median listing home price = $539,000; and
- Median Listing home price by square foot = $373.
Realtor Overview – Fairmount Park a very popular neighborhood for homebuyers in the $539,000 median price range.
Fairmount Park Things To Do
The Neighborhoods site also sums up what residents do in Fairmount Park:
- Residents take relaxing strolls on the bayside trail taking them to Harbor Island, Seaport Village, and Spanish Landing Park; and
- Since its close to downtown, go to the Gaslamp District for lunch and shop at the Horton Plaza.
The Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association conducts monthly meetings at the First Church of the Brethren every third Wednesday (except December). Get further information about the association at this email address: [email protected].
Every April, Fairmount Park hosts the annual “Whole Neighborhood Yard Sale” offering bargains for residents and visitors.
Every June, the annual Fairmount Park Block Party occurs at the San Diego Peace Center and the First Church of the Brethren.
In June, the Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association hosts a neighborhood cleanup allowing residents to dispose of large items fit for the Miramar Landfill.
The Fairmount Park Facebook Page offers current and upcoming events here.
Fairmount Park Restaurants
The Neighborhoods site made these observations of where to eat in the Fairmount Park neighborhood:
Home Avenue offers many casual restaurants that sell pizzas, Philly cheesesteaks, coffee, and Mexican and traditional American food.
Several bakeries offer a variety of pastries and include a cupcake shop. Trendy South Park, only a few blocks away, maintains a thriving club and restaurant scene.
Tamales Brenda’s earned 5 Stars (out of 5) from 61 reviews for their tamales.
Pozoleria Acapulco earned 4.5 Stars from 77 reviews for their tacos.
La Morena Taco Shop earned 4.5 Stars from 63 reviews for their friendly staff and cheap and delicious tacos.
Chiquita’s Mexican Restaurant earning 4 Stars from 287 reviews for their Pollo Asado and tortillas.
Del Sur Mexican Cantina got 4 Stars from 336 reviews for their warm chips and traditional Mexican cuisine.
La Loma Bonita Mexican Food earning 4 Stars from 83 reviews for their carne asada fries with hot salsa.
Fairmount Park Schools
Rowan Elementary School rated a 6 (out of 10) offering public grades K-5 for around 230 students.
Realtor recommends these schools in the Fairmount Park neighborhood:
Clark Middle School rated a 4 offering grades 6-8 to around 965 students.
Hoover High School also rated a 4 teaching grades 9-12 to around 2,167 students.
This Fairmount Park San Diego real estate spotlights a desirable neighborhood established in the 1950s.
This small neighborhood boasts the highest owner-occupied homes of the City Heights area in “cute homes”.
Its residents enjoy a peaceful, quiet, friendly neighborhood with third-generation families living there since the 1950s. Dog lovers like its dog-friendly atmosphere.
The Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association hosts several annual events to keep the residents involved with the community.
Home Avenue offers a small business district with many highly rated Mexican restaurants and shops.
The Fairmount Park real estate market 2020 shows a very popular neighborhood for homebuyers in the $499,500 to $539,000 median price range.
Contact Us to find out more about the popular Fairmount Park neighborhood and available homes to buy.
Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger
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(all data current as of 2/26/2020)
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