When it comes to raising a family, you need to consider lots of different aspects when deciding where to raise them. This includes the safety of the neighborhood, school ratings, community involvement, outside activities and of course if the neighborhood will work for your job and if you can afford it. When it comes to raising a family on a budget and finding what’s best for you, most of our clients have been trading metro San Diego areas like North Park for areas like Del Cerro for its affordability, schools, and beautiful homes for sale. Learn more about what makes Del Cerro an ideal neighborhood to raise a family in.
Del Cerro Neighborhood Safety
In Del Cerro San Diego, crime is relatively low compared to the rest of San Diego County. According to Crime Mapping, Del Cerro has had only 45 incidents of crime in the past month. This includes 8 reports of drug/alcohol, 12 vehicle thefts/break-ins, 4 acts of vandalism, 4 acts of larceny, 2 robberies, and 5 accounts of motor vehicle theft, 5 accounts of fraud, 1 burglary, and 3 accounts of assault. This sounds like a lot, but it’s relatively low compared to other cities in San Diego. Del Cerro has some of the lowest crime rates in San Diego. You won’t have to worry about your children being unsafe walking down the street or being home alone for a short period of time.
School Ratings in Del Cerro
In the Del Cerro area, including La Mesa and San Carlos, the school ratings are in the 8-10 range on greatschools.org. Amongst this list is Hearst Elementary School which has a rating of 10 and has a higher test score average than other elementary schools in San Diego. There’s also Dailard Elementary which ranks an 8 and Marvin Elementary School which also ranks a 10. For Middle School, your kids can attend Pershing Middle School which has a rating of 8 and can then move on to attend Patrick Henry High School with a rating of 9. If you want to set your kids up with the best public education in an affordable area of San Diego County, Del Cerro is a great place to live when considering your children’s future.
All of these schools have lots of after school activities your children can participate in like sports, art, coding, music lessons and more.
Community Activities in Del Cerro
In Del Cerro, they have a community created group called the Friends of Del Cerro where residents get together to help increase the cohesiveness of the neighborhood by promoting and helping make changes to the city to enhance its beauty, provide more civic amenities and cultural experiences and educational opportunities. They also help with infrastructure building and recreational activities. If you want to live in a community where they encourage involvement and want to get involved yourself, Del Cerro may be the right choice for you.
Del Cerro is right next to Lake Murray and a few different parks, so you never have to worry about your children having nowhere to run around. And of course, you’re only 12 miles from the beach. You can take your kids for a run or walk around the Navajo canyon or go play fetch with your dogs at Princess Del Cerro Park. Lake Murray is a beautiful place to have a birthday party, picnic, or just ride bikes or walk around. All of those close spots are easy ways to get the kids out of the house.
Commuting from Del Cerro
Nobody enjoys commuting in San Diego, especially with our population growing by the day. If you’re considering trading your metro condo for a Del Cerro home, you will most likely have a longer commute. Here are some insider tips if you’re considering making the move. If you have a lenient work schedule, ask your employer if it’s okay for you to come into work earlier and leave earlier to beat the traffic. If possible, try to leave your home before 6:30 am and leave work before 3:30 pm. After those times is prime commuter traffic time.
Other ways to beat the commute include: taking public transportation! Instead of wasting two hours a day sitting in your car, take the trolley and read a book, or catch up on emails or your favorite podcast. Taking public transportation is a great way to save money on gas, save the environment, and be productive during your commute.
Del Cerro Affordable Real Estate
Compared to the other San Diego cities with top schools like La Jolla, Del Mar, and Tierrasanta, Del Cerro has the lowest median housing price. As of December 2017, the Del Cerro median single home price was $692,500 and condos/townhouses median sales price was only $318,000. Tierrasanta home prices were over $100,000 more in each category and La Jolla and Del Mar were over $2 million more for single-family homes and over $800,000 more for condos/townhouses. If you are sticking to a budget and want the best neighborhood to raise your family in without breaking the bank, Del Cerro is a decent place to live in. If you are interested in Del Cerro real estate, please contact us today.
Contact the Wolf Team Today for Real Estate in Del Cerro
If you’re interested in providing a better life for your children in a wonderful environment and neighborhood to raise them in, contact the Wolf Real Estate Team today. We can help you sell your current home and find the perfect home for you and your family to live in the Del Cerro area. You don’t have to be a real estate genius, we are here to help you through every step of the home selling and home buying process. For questions you may have about Del Cerro or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call or shoot us an email. We are happy to help!