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Neighborhood Spotlight & Real Estate Trends: Talmadge

Talmadge is a small historic and eclectic neighborhood in San Diego. It's a wonderful area that’s mellow, calm and in close proximity to great parks, restaurants and much more. 

About Talmadge

Named after the Talmadge sisters who were film stars during the 1920’s silent film era and founded in 1925.
The now eclectic and stylish community has a population of approximately 9,733.

Amenities In Talmadge

 Set between canyons to the north and west. Talmadge is a central community just minutes away from metropolitan areas like El Cajon Boulevard and Adams Avenue. Both of which offer plenty of shops, markets and food options.
If you follow the winding streets of Talmadge you’ll find gorgeous landscapes, kids playing and riding bikes along peaceful streets, and locals roaming around and socializing.  
There is a certain old Cali-glamorous vibe here and you’ll see it first hand when you step through the historic Talmadge Gates that open up to various parts of the community. 
The people are great here, there is a lot of cultural diversity and a strong sense of community spirit with plenty of family friendly activities taking place, which makes Talmadge a wonderful neighborhood for anyone wanting to raise children.
The heart of the community itself is marked by The Talmadge traffic circle and the entire neighborhood is located in close proximity to San Diego State University.

The Public Schools in Talmadge are highly rated and include a few of the following:

Elementary schools: Hardy, Franklin, and Fay. 
Middle schools: Lewis, Wilson, and Mann. 
High schools: Patrick Henry, Hoover, and Crawford.

Real Estate market trends in Talmadge

There is a wide variety of real estate available in Talmadge. Many of the Single Family homes have large yards which is a huge draw for families. 
The beautiful architecture found in many of the homes in Talmadge draw style inspiration from Spanish Colonial Revival, Cape Cod Cottages (from the World War II era), and Normandy Style homes.
The median home prices and values for Talmadge is approximately $682,900 as of 2019 as per Zillow.com. Up 3% over the past year.
Predictions estimate a rise of 1.6% value in Talmadge over the next year.
Take a look at a few of the homes for sale in Talmadge to get a better sense of what’s available in the current market. 

Nearby areas include

  • College West
  • Kensington
  • College Heights
  • Adeline Gardens
  • El Cerrito 
  • Normal Heights Village
  • Mission Pacific
  • Teralta East

Transportation & Accessibility 

Talmadge is just a quick 20 minute commute to beaches, bays, parks and the other popular areas which can be easily accessed by driving, bike, or bus. It’s approximately 6 miles to San Diego’s downtown center.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

Food Truck Nights 2019 - Indulge in this local event that caters to everyone.
Cooking Classes - Cooking classes in Talmadge are a great way to develop your skills in the kitchen. Plenty of unique cooking classes are available and enjoyable. 
Art Murals - Enjoy the art and check out the great results of the Elementary Art Mural Restoration Project. 
The Talmadge Gates - These are a defining historical feature of the community. They have been fully restored and are worth a look!
Cafè Bien - This Vietnamese coffee place is where it’s at for locals. Enjoy great coffee but get there early before the crowd comes in.

Overall Impression

If you value family, community, and a central location without all the hustle and bustle of larger neighborhoods and highways, then Talmadge is a GREAT place to live!


The Home Buyer's Checklist

The above real estate information on Talmadge was provided by John and Melissa Steele. John and Melissa can be reached at steelesandiegohomes@gmail.com or by phone at 619-887-4429.

Considering buying or selling a home? John and Melissa of Steele San Diego Homes have a passion for Real Estate and would love to share their expertise with you!

Steele San Diego Homes services all of San Diego county and also works with out of area clients to connect them with a strong local agent. Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, investing, or just want to learn more, John and Melissa Steele are here to help you.

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