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Pacific Beach, San Diego Neighborhood Guide

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Pacific Beach - Zip code 92109

City of San Diego – Zip code 92109

Pacific Beach, “P.B.,” as it is known as by local residents,  is bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach and Mission Bay to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.  A 3.2 mile boardwalk stretches through the western border and is adjacent to Crystal Pier, a T-shaped public pier with small cottages on its eastern end.

While formerly largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, rising property and rental costs have caused a shift in the population, gradually becoming older, more professional, and more affluent.  PB houses one of San Diego’s more developed nightlife scenes, with a great variety of bars, eateries, and clothing stores lining both Mission Blvd and Garnet Ave.


Pacific Beach was developed during the boom years of 1886-1888 and was fueled by the cross country rail line that terminated near-by, as well as marine commerce.  Today, you can find a variety of housing options from original farm houses, to apartment and condo complexes small and large, to multi-million dollar ultra-modern homes.  The proximity to the beach, combined with the active lifestyle and easy to walk or bike community makes PB one of the more competitive areas for Real Estate and you can expect to pay a premium per square foot.  But, as Chris always says, “they aren’t making any more coastline”, so real estate investments here are some of the most stable in the city.

Think you want to live in Pacific Beach?  Contact us by e-mailing or by calling 858-683-7000, we’ll be happy to see what you qualify for and walk you through the process.

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