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Neighborhood Spotlight: Valencia Park

Valencia Park is a peaceful and quiet community that sits on 657 acres of steep slopes, beautiful rolling hills, plateaus, and canyons located in southeastern San Diego.

ABOUT VALENCIA PARK

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A large portion of Valencia Park was once owned and developed by Real Estate Entrepreneur and Jeweler Astor Basmajian.

Astor was an Armenian immigrant who escaped the genocide and became a millionaire with his brother. He was a jeweler who opened up a shop in New York. He later served and lost his brother in World War I.

A portion of his real estate empire (The playground area of Valencia Park Elementary) was donated and is now enjoyed by many.

Today Valencia Park has a population of 7,500.

AMENITIES IN VALENCIA PARK

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A majority of the amenities can be found nearby on Market Street, National City (where most of the resident's shop), Euclid Avenue, and Division Street.

North of Imperial Avenue is where you’ll find both industrial and residential developments which include a gas station and convenience store. As you move to the center of Valencia Park, you'll find the area denser. The southern portion of the community is mostly low-density residential units and the communities public facilities and amenities. 

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A few industrial areas have been developed south of Market Street and north of the railroad tracks. This includes light manufacturing (building materials, luggage, pottery), and warehousing/distribution (beer distribution).

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Valencia Park shares Market Creek Plaza, a shopping center, with neighboring Lincoln Park.

It's worth noting that a portion of Chollas Creek runs through Valencia Park.

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The neighborhood has one public elementary school, Valencia Park Elementary School. It is served by the San Diego Unified School District. 

The schoolyard serves as an 8-acre neighborhood park with two softball/soccer fields. While the area is open to the general public, there is a set schedule that's programmed through the City Park and Recreation Department. 

REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS IN VALENCIA PARK

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Valencia Park is the perfect community for anyone seeking single-family homes within a reasonable budget.

The homes in Valencia Park are competitively priced and range in a wide variety of time-periods and styles, few of which dates back to 1941. In general, Real Estate prices in Valencia Park range from $350,000 to $700,000.

A majority of these are mid-sized homes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms with the most common type of parking being a garage and driveway.

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The residential areas in Valencia Park are calm and quiet, with a combination of young and old families. A majority of the single-family homes in Valencia Park are very well-maintained with higher densities (15-45 units per acre/lot) found north of Churchward Street. To the south of Churchward Street, you'll find lower density units per lot (approximately one home per lot).

The Median Home Value in Valencia Park is around $471,450.

NEARBY AREAS INCLUDE

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Emerald Hills
Lincoln Park
Encanto
Alta Vista
National City

TRANSPORTATION & ACCESSIBILITY 

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The closest stations to Valencia Park are:

Euclid Ave Station is 756 yards away, 10 min walk.
47th St & Imperial Ave is 907 yards away, 12 min walk.

These Bus lines stop near Valencia Park: 13, 3, 4.

TOP THINGS TO SEE & DO NEARBY

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Malcolm X Library - More than a library, this 26,000-square-foot building was designed to serve as a cultural institution in Valencia Park, complete with a performing arts center, community meeting rooms and displays of public art through the space.

Pete Mayo's Original Waffleburgers will get you hooked. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and flavorful dishes and drinks. The cheese waffle burger and grilled chicken burger with avocado are a must-try!

Mangia Mangia Italian Kitchen - This is a full service, San Diego based, family-run catering company with an award-winning food truck.

Imperial Fish Market - Absolutely the best fish market around. Here you'll find a wide variety of fresh raw fish to choose from (and even have it cooked on the spot!).

Jaquin Mexican Grill - This taco shop is in the hood, but it's really that good! Great prices, fast service, and a delicious menu make this place a great stop. Try the tortilla soup!

OVERALL IMPRESSION

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Valencia Park is a beautiful, peaceful community. Close to major amenities and competitively priced with a wide variety of real estate. It's the perfect place for both old and new families looking to live in San Diego.

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