If you’re looking for neighborhoods are surrounded by uncrowded beaches, great surf, and affordable real estate close to downtown San Diego, look to Imperial Beach.
Home to some of the best surf fishing, pier fishing and surfing in Southern California, Imperial Beach is the most southwesterly town in San Diego County – as well as the continental United States. Its close proximity to downtown San Diego, nearby military bases and the tourist delights of Mexico are a key draw for residents.
This low-key beach community is home to some of the best-priced real estate in San Diego County. Whether you’re looking for a custom home, tract home, duplex, townhome or condo, you’ll find a variety of real estate listings in Imperial Beach.
The National Wildlife Refuge and Tijuana River Research Reserve at Imperial Beach combine to attract a steady stream of visitors interested in wildlife, migratory birds, coastal dunes, and a world- renowned estuary.
Over the past few years a true coastal renaissance has taken hold along Seacoast Drive and Old Palm Avenue in downtown Imperial Beach with the Pier Plaza redevelopment. The Imperial Beach Pier is a great place for an afternoon of fishing, extending out over the Pacific Ocean for 1,500 square feet. And every year the city holds the annual U.S. Open Sandcastles Competition, drawing 400,000 visitors.