Just over the bridge from Downtown San Diego sits the quaint seaside community of Coronado. The “island,” as locals call it, is actually a peninsula connected to the mainland by a strip of land called the Silver Strand. In Coronado, residents and visitors can enjoy excellent amenities with a charming small-town feel. 

Here at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, we have a team of experienced agents who specialize in Coronado. Scott Aurich and Gail Donahue are two of the experts in the area, and they’re going to share what makes this neighborhood such a special place.

The modern history of Coronado began in 1886 with the formation of the Coronado Beach Company. Before this, the island had been uninhabited for over 10,000 years. With the development of the historical Hotel Del in 1888, Coronado became a charming town and popular resort destination for celebrities, royalty, U.S. Presidents, and beach-loving guests alike. Today, “Coronado has a large percentage of luxury and resort-style homes, and many are second homes or third homes for families,” says Donahue.

“The community of Coronado is made up of three areas,” says Aurich, “these areas include The Village, The Cays, and The Shores.” In The Village, the hub of Coronado, you’ll find primarily single-family homes, eclectic shops, and vibrant restaurants. In The Coronado Cays, you’ll find multiple single-family homes and condos that boast boat slips on the bayfront and breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay. At Coronado Shores, you’ll find ten fifteen-story towers along the beach that offer unparalleled panoramic views from almost all directions.

With no significant new developments in the works, Aurich says that “Coronado has been pretty much developed out for the last 15-20 years. New development on the island is primarily older houses being replaced with newer ones as there is little room for any significant increase in the inventory of houses and condos. However, there are a couple of sites that may be redeveloped with mixed-use development.”

As a top destination for travelers worldwide, Donahue says that “More people are coming to Coronado to see the beautiful beaches and sea life. The hotels are excellent, and the small-town charm is attractive to many visitors. In addition, San Diego Bay affords the visitors of many attractions; whale watching, boat tours of the bay, jet ski, and boat rentals.”

The Beach has consistently been named as one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. by Dr. Beach,” says Aurich “there is also a beautiful golf course, tennis center, boat launch, community center, great restaurants, and shopping to explore.” It’s no wonder why approximately one million visitors come to Coronado every year!

Coronado offers a variety of properties ranging from historical single-family residential homes, high-rise condos, and luxurious bayfront residences. To view all of our properties for sale throughout Coronado and Southern California, please visit our website at pacificsothebysrealty.com