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Neighborhood Spotlight: Coronado

The City of Coronado is a beautiful little beach haven situated on a peninsula island just across the bay from downtown San Diego.
Sparkling wide-sand beaches, gentle surf, a charming Main Street and great hotels are just a few of the characteristics that sets this island apart as a paradise for locals and visitors alike.

About Coronado

Well known for the grand Victorian Hotel del Coronado, which opened in 1888. 
The town was founded in the 1880s–named after the first explorer (Sebastian Vizcaino) to map and name it. The name is Spanish for “crowned one”, which is how its nickname "The Crown City” came to be.
The land was purchased and Incorporated into a town on December 11, 1890 with the intention of creating a resort community. What started with just tents, quickly turned into cottages, and then the buildings and community in place today.
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Coronado Real Estate Market


Real estate in Coronado is highly sought-after due its proximity to the ocean, variety in stunning architecture and style, and quick and easy access to downtown San Diego. 

Real estate in Coronado is comprised of three distinct neighborhoods:
Coronado - The main portion of the island, also known as Coronado Village
Coronado Shores - A series of high-rise condos overlooking the Pacific Ocean and The Bay
Coronado Cays - A marina district that is a gated community.
The diverse real estate across all three areas is comprised of everything from Spanish-style cottages, studios, to luxury ocean-front estates.
Homes for Sale in Coronado, have a median listing price of $1,895,000 and a price per square foot of $970. There are 156 active homes for sale in Coronado, which spend an average of 64 days on the market.
Across the hotel is where you’ll find the wide, flat Coronado Beach. It draws surfers and sunbathers from all around. 
It’s worth noting that Dr. Stephen Leatherman (Director of the Laboratory for Coast Research) ranked Coronado Beach as the best in the United States. Later on, The Travel Channel rated it the fifth best beach in America. 
Take a stroll down Orange Avenue, Coronado's main artery, which is lined with shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and the Coronado Museum of History & Art.
To the western stretch of the peninsula is where you’ll find the leash-free Coronado Dog Beach as well as The Coronado Ferry Landing–which offers a collection of more than 20 shops, art galleries and restaurants boasting stunning views of San Diego's downtown skyline. Nearby you’ll also find Centennial Park which also offers picturesque San Diego skyline views.
Beyond the beach, Coronado features countless outdoor recreational pursuits including sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, kayaking, and Venetian gondola cruises. There’s also top-rate golf on Coronado’s Public Golf Course, described as “a gem I consider the best value in the United States" by Golf Digest writer Matt Ginella. 
Tourism is a major part of Coronado’s economy which is home to 3 major resorts (Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island Marriott and Loews Coronado Bay Resort) as well as several other hotels and inns.
The Hotel del Coronado is considered one of the top resorts in the world and has been listed as a National Historic Landmark. 
“The Del” has shown up in a variety of pop culture and was supposedly the inspiration for the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Because of this association a lot of the colours of Coronado High are green and white, as well as its flag.
The downtown district along orange Avenue has many shops, restaurants and theatres which all contribute to the local economy. Many of the restaurants are highly rated and provide a wide variety of delectable cuisine. 
The Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center is located on the bay side of the island which offers medical care including emergency services. The town has it’s own Fire & Police Departments located at the heart of the island as well. 
The Coronado Public Library is known for its architectural beauty and vast offerings of books and media. 
The Community center has been recently restored and offers recreational pools and activity centers with stunning views along the Bay. 
Schools in Coronado include: 
Coronado Middle School (CMS), Silver Strand Elementary, and Village Elementary. As well as the Coronado School of the Arts, a public school-within-a-school on the campus of Coronado High School, is also present on the island. 
Among the private schools are Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School.
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The City of Coronado offers locals and visitors top notch public services. 
Flagship Cruises offers low cost ferry service from the landing across the bay to Seaport Village on the edge of downtown.
Top Things To See & Do Nearby
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or rent a bike and tour the island via Coronado's beachfront boardwalk.
Take a Ride on the Coronado Ferry
Visit the Restored Village Theatre
Enjoy the Bay
Coronado’s Concert in the Park
Locals and visitors alike also love the popular Coronado Flower Show, held each spring since 1922.
Overall Impression


Coronado’s rich history, vibrant community, proximity to the ocean and downtown San Diego and abundance of amenities, provide immeasurable value to anyone wanting to buy a home and be a part of the Coronado lifestyle. 

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