Life in San Diego: 8 Reasons to Call “America’s Finest City” Home

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Nestled on the Pacific Coast, San Diego is known for its scenic harbor and world-renowned beaches. However, the city offers much more than just natural beauty. Whether you’re still in school, looking for your first job, starting a family, or enjoying your retirement, San Diego has something for everyone. Explore our top eight reasons to consider life in San Diego, and learn more about our current and upcoming new luxury home communities in this incredible city.

More Fun in the Sun

Residents of San Diego rarely need to plan around the weather. With consistent sunshine and temperatures between 49-70 degrees, residents can enjoy various outdoor activities throughout the year.

Boats in the ocean near San Diego

A Strong Job Market

San Diego is home to companies from various industries, including education, healthcare, government, public administration, technology, and logistics. There are also many career opportunities in the area working for the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.

San Diego city with train passing by

Commuter-Friendly Trips

Traveling around San Diego is easy with many public transit options like the MTS bus or the Blue Line Trolley. Locals also enjoy a shorter drive to work than the national average.

Downtown San Diego

An Abundance of Education Options

In addition to its stellar public school districts, San Diego boasts a tremendous field of nationally ranked colleges and universities. Notable institutions include the University of California at San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, and National University.

San Diego State University building

Sports, Culture, and Family Fun

There’s always something fun to do in San Diego. The city’s sports scene is buzzing, with the hometown Padres leading the charge. When they’re not cheering for their baseball team, locals attend lacrosse, indoor football, and soccer games from leagues of all levels. If you’re not a sports fan, there’s still plenty to do around the city. Spend the day getting lost in a history or art museum, attend Comic-Con dressed as your favorite character, build memories at Legoland, or take a trip to Sesame Place with the family.

Cityscape of San Diego from across water

Good Food and Drinks

A food lover’s paradise, San Diego capitalizes on its closeness to the sea and nearby Mexico to foster a variety of unique menus from restaurants of varying cuisines. San Diego is also known as the ‘Craft Beer Capital of America,’ so you’ll have plenty of drink options to pair with your delicious meal.

Harbor of San Diego

The Beaches and the Outdoors

If you’re an ocean lover or enjoy an active lifestyle, there are plenty of beaches that provide the opportunity to surf, kayak, and partake in other water activities. While there are many San Diego beaches to explore, each offering its own distinct charm, the area is also known for its dog-friendly locations, including Dog Beach and Ocean Beach.

Residents enjoy an extensive network of hiking trails, scenic views, and natural wildlife nearby. San Diego’s piers are also a great way to enjoy the shoreline.

Coastline of California

A Luxury Lifestyle Starts at Home

If you are looking for the perfect new home in San Diego, Toll Brothers has some exciting new luxury home communities currently open for sale and coming soon to the area.

Del Mar Mesa Estates by Toll Brothers is an intimate community of 25 luxury estate-sized single-and two-story homes featuring award-winning architecture. This new home community is ideally situated in the Del Mar Mesa area of San Diego, offering incredible views, proximity to the city, and easy access to hiking and biking trails. It’s also located just minutes from the beach.

Luxurious dining room with marvelous wood table paired with outdoor transition
Toll Brothers in San Diego, CA

Toll Brothers is also opening two new communities in 2023: Mira Vista offering exquisite coastal townhome living in a central location within San Diego’s Clairemont Mesa area with access to Mission Bay Park, Pacific Beach, freeways, shopping and dining; and Everly at Civita in the heart of Mission Valley featuring luxury townhomes up to 2,300 square feet with expansive decks, attached 2-car garages, and access to resort-style amenities.

community clubhouse from Everly at Civita in San Diego, CA
Everly at Civita by Toll Brothers in San Diego, CA

To learn more about life in San Diego, along with Toll Brothers communities and home designs in the area, visit our website.

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