I live in San Elijo Hills and I work all over San Diego County as a Real Estate Agent. As a busy Realtor, I like the location of San Elijo Hills the most. Hey, I've lived almost everywhere in North County, so since I'm a native San Diegan ( since age 10) I'll toot my own horn and say that I know North County better than most. Anyhow, I wanted to share some of the closest neighborhoods to my hometown where I live now at San Elijo Hills, so I thought I'd skip the best for last and bring up the best bang for your buck, "San Elijo Hills Real Estate". Depending on your overall price range and preference on location(s), then I'd suggest this community which is located in west San Marcos, 92078, on the south side of Discovery Hills and Lake San Marcos. There are a ton of newer home developments that are south/west of San Elijo Hills, that I will share with you here on my blog.
San Elijo Hills still has a lot of new construction going on and will continue to do so for several more years. Some of the newest builds are neighborhoods like BELLA VISTA AT SAN ELIJO HILLS, SANCTUARY, ALTAIRE, BELMONT, and others. San Elijo Hills has gated neighborhoods with larger homes on larger lots, some with incredible open views, and it even offers condos and townhouse. A single family "entry level home in San Elijo Hills will be priced from 600-750K, condos in San Elijo will start around the mid to high 300's and prices almost cap out around 1 million, except for the new homes on top of the hill, luxury homes in San Elijo Hills of which there are still tons of vacant lots that will soon be built on by one of the popular builders.
The best thing about San Elijo Hills and its great value on San Elijo Hills Homes For Sale, is the San Elijo Hills Lifestyle and the community itself. Located up in it's on hillside, far away from other communities, its design and vision make it one of a kind for North County Coastal Living. The original idea of San Elijo Hills was originally awarded a big time award for 2005 master planned community of the year, however, it never really panned out the way it was really pitched. Even today, after all the ups and downs the community has endured with the recent real estate bubble, the lameness continues. Don't get me wrong, I love the neighborhood ( setting), location, schools, neighbors ( well most of them).... Albertsons ( How lame is that) and Hendos ( gosh, now called Shanes Pizza and Pints).. What I am saying is that the new sign at the entrance to the community reads Dine, Shop, Play, but the reality is that there is no where to really SHOP, DINE, OR PLAY ( ok Play, yes).
I'm tired of Stoked Restaurant, which is the same thing as it's always been, except now the Jonville Team has the office there now. Relm, is now Epoch, and Hendos is now Shanes. I think the only business to survive thus far has been, the cleaners ( Jenny, she's super nice), Yogurtopia the self serve frozen yogurt shop, and Postal Annex. Anyhow, besides the whole fake hype about the real "neighborhood" I still like the neighborhood, however I'd rather be more coastal, like living in La Costa.