When it comes to choosing a neighborhood to live in, a great number of people will want to choose a neighborhood that offers plenty of things to do in a close vicinity. If you’re thinking about making the move to a new neighborhood in San Diego, South Park is one of San Diego’s most desirable neighborhoods right now. With high ranking schools, gorgeous housing and plenty of things to do, what’s not to love? If you’re thinking of moving to South Park San Diego, consider working with real estate agents who are your neighbors. The Wolf Real Estate Team lives in South Park, so who better to help you purchase a home than your neighbor? Find out all of the top things to do in South Park so you can get a feel for the neighborhood.
Play Golf at the Balboa Park Golf Course
Located in the western side of South Park San Diego resides the Balboa Park Golf Course. This golf course offers a par 72 and a 9-hole executive course. With gorgeous views of San Diego, Point Loma, Balboa Park and the ocean, this golf course is pleasant to be at year round. The Balboa Park Golf Course is the oldest public golf course in San Diego. There is also a driving range, coffee shop, putting practice as well as a pro shop to visit. If you love playing golf, living just minutes away from this golf course is ideal.
Trek Through Juniper Canyon or 32nd Street Open Space
Although you’re a bit far from big mountains to climb, you can still get your nature fix from these two locations in South Park. The Juniper Canyon is located on the eastern side of South Park, you can enter the trail on Nutmeg Street between 33rd and Felton Street, the south end of 34th street, or via Juniper street. The Juniper Canyon offers lots of different trails to explore. Take a few hours to explore them all or take your pup on a leisure stroll through nature. You can also get your nature fix at the 322nd Street Open Space. This area is a bit smaller than the Juniper Canyon but still gives you a nice retreat into nature. Enter the trails and open space via A Street, C Street, or B Street. This is another great spot to explore with your dog.
Take Your Kids to the 28th Street Playground
If you have kids, you should know that South Park San Diego is quite the family-friendly neighborhood. With top-ranking schools and plenty to do, your kids will also love living here. Located on 28th and Cedar is the 28th Street Playground. Bring your kids to play on the toys for the afternoon and enjoy the views of the Balboa Park Golf Course.
Take Your Dog to the Grape Street Dog Park
Not only is South Park family-friendly, it’s also dog-friendly. Most stores and restaurants in the area are dog-friendly so you never have to leave home without your pup. You can also bring your dog to the Grape Street Dog Park to play and get all of that extra energy out. Located on Grape Street and 28th Street, the Grape Street Dog Park is 5 acres big and offers a plenty of space for your dog to run around in.
Eat Your Heart Out
If you don’t always want to cook at home, South Park is a great option to live in. With so many different restaurants to choose from, you never need to stay home unless you want to. South Park San Diego offers some of the highest rated local restaurants in San Diego including Buona Forchetta and Kindred. You won’t find any chain restaurants in this area, only local businesses. With dozens of different restaurants to choose from, you can eat your way through South Park.
Sample Craft Beer
Living in San Diego comes with one huge perk, a brewing beer industry! Head over to South Park Brewing Company to taste some of South Park’s best craft beer paired with your choice of Mexican food with the in-house taco shop.
With no Starbucks in sight, you can sample coffee and other caffeinated beverages from multiple businesses around town to find your favorite roast. Stop by Communal Coffee for plenty of coffee and tea options, little gift goodies and a selection of fresh food. You can also visit Captain Kirks for a Star Trek themed coffee and breakfast experience. Captain Kirks has everything from coffee and tea to smoothies and acai bowls.
Shop Until You Drop
Shopping for unique home décor and clothing was never this fun! With several different local businesses to browse, you can jazz up your home with unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else. Graffiti Beach Boutique offers a variety of clothes and gift options. You can also head over to Gold Leaf to find the perfect home decor or furniture for your home. If you prefer the antique or consignment route, Bad Madge & Company is the perfect option for you.
Look at Old Houses
One of the best parts about living in South Park San Diego is all of the history throughout the city. If you enjoy taking walks, you will love the variety of old houses sprinkled throughout South Park. You will spot a lot of craftsman and Victorian style houses as well as Spanish revivals. You can even embark on the Old House Fair to tour some of the old houses throughout South Park.
Enjoy Events Throughout the Year
Throughout the year, South Park offers plenty of events to enjoy. Every season you can look forward to the Walkabouts where local businesses showcase their unique products. You can also look forward to the Taste of South Park in the fall where you can taste food from local restaurants. You can also enjoy the annual Old House Fair where you tour old homes in the neighborhood. There are also other events to enjoy throughout the year hosted by the community and local businesses.
Find Your Dream Home in South Park San Diego
After you’ve toured the neighborhood and found out about the top things to do in South Park San Diego, consider buying a home in the neighborhood. Give the Wolf Real Estate Team a call today to begin your home search in South Park or fill out our online form and we will be in touch soon.