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Crown Point - Sparkling Lifestyle on Mission Bay

The alluring image of Mission Bay's tranquil blue waters caressed by white sand beaches have been attracting people to San Diego for many years. Located on a peninsula on the northern end of the bay is the quaint neighborhood of Crown Point. Within biking and walking distance to the beaches and nightlife of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, Crown Point exemplifies the ideal San Diego lifestyle.

Crown Point home on Sail Bay
With panoramic views of Mission Bay, the homes along the western edge of the peninsula have the most-desirable real estate..

Driving across the Ingraham Street Bridge from Vacation Island you get a great view of luxury homes that wrap around Crown Point. As you get to the tip of the point, you can turn left on Rivera Drive or turn right on Crown Point Drive. Riviera Drive curves along the western edge of the peninsula and has some of the area's most-expensive homes. Crown Point Drive curves around the eastern edge where there is a large park popular with residents and visitors alike. Ingraham Street goes through the center of the peninsula and the neighborhood is bounded by Pacific Beach Drive in the north.

Crown Point and Ingraham Street Bridge
View of Crown Point and the Ingraham Street Bridge from Vacation Island.

REAL ESTATE

Homes for sale in Crown Point are available in a wide variety of styles that include luxury single-family homes, spacious townhouses and cozy condos. Home prices here reflect that this is prime beach-area real estate.

Jay Becker and his wife have lived in Pacific Beach for many years and moved to Crown Point six years ago. As a local resident and Realtor for over 20 years, Becker is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and home values in Crown Point. "There are families that have lived here for many years. There are also many students and young professionals that live in the area," he said.

Prices for single-family homes in Crown Point range from $1 million-$8 million according to Becker. "The homes along entire half circle are bay front residences that are predominantly detached, single family homes. They have beautiful bay views and the ones right on the sand can sell for up to eight million dollars," he said. Condominiums and townhouses are also available here with prices starting in the low $300,000s.

Rocky's restaurant in Crown Point
Many people say that Rocky's has the best burgers in San Diego..

LIFESTYLE

Along the eastern edge, Crown Point Park is a popular place for visitors and residents. The park features picnic tables, fire rings and barbecue grills, a boat launch and basketball courts. The park also has free parking, restrooms and showers. This a great place for family picnics or large gatherings and the park has plenty of room for soccer, football and volleyball games.

For dining, there is coffee and pastries from Crown Point Coffee (3510 Ingraham) or go next door to Café by the Bay for smoothies and healthy sandwiches. A few blocks north, on the corner of Ingraham and La Playa Avenue, food and drinks are served at three longtime San Diego establishments: Rocky's Crown Pub (3786 Ingraham), The Menu Restaurant (3784 Ingraham) and Big Kahuna's (3780 Ingraham). In nearby Pacific Beach, along the avenues of Grand and Garnet, there are unlimited options for dining, shopping and entertainment.

Tree lined streets in Crown Point
An established neighborhood, Crown Point has charming, tree-lined streets a few blocks from the bay.

"One of the best features of living here is the jogging path that goes around Mission Bay," said Becker. Everyday there are people walking, riding bikes and jogging along the picturesque paths and sidewalks. "When you have a lot of folks being athletic, right in front of you everyday, it encourages you to stay out and be active," he said.

Crown Point is a charming neighborhood that is perfect for enjoying an active lifestyle. It's also a great place to just relax and watch sailboats cruising by. On many evenings you can watch dazzling fireworks from Sea World light up the sky. For visitors and residents the sparkling view from Crown Point is postcard-perfect all year long.

Sail Bay off of Crown Point
Boats lined up on the sand at Sail Bay.


 


Map - Crown Point

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Pacific Beach Elementary
1234 Tourmaline St.


St. Paul's Lutheran School
1376 Felspar St.

Public Elementary
Grand Ave. & Noyes St.

Bayview Terrace Elementary
Grand Ave. & Culver St.



LIVE MUSIC

710 Beach Club
710 Garnet Ave.

The Tiki
1152 Garnet Ave.


Hennessey's Tavern
4650 Mission Blvd.
(858) 483-8847

Moondoggies
832 Garnet Ave.
(858) 483-6550

Cannibal Bar - Catamaran
3999 Mission Blvd.
((858) 488-1081

Pacific Beach Bar & Grill
860 Garnet Ave.
(858) 272-4745

Typhoon Saloon
1165 Garnet Ave.
(858) 373-3444


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