It’s that time of year again! The quarterly South Park Walk About is here and this summer one is always a favorite…. The South Park Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers. The Walkabout starts at Kalmia and 30th St. and extends to Beech and 30th St. in South Park San Diego. You can always use less traveled routes to enter the neighborhood faster – try 32nd Street or entering on 30th St via CA-94. Our Info Booth is located at the north end of South Park in the California Liquor lot on Juniper & 30th St. At the Info Booth you will find complimentary walking guides with info about what each business is offering, FREE South Park maps, you can enter to win a FREE drawing for a South Park Gift Basket, and you can buy your very own South Park t-shirt! The trolley arrives every 15 minutes at the following stops: Stop 1 30th & Juniper St. Stop 2 West side of 30th between Hawthorne & Grape St. Stop 3 Beech & Dale St. Stop 4 Grape Square (Grape & Fern St.) The summer event is unique because you can take free guided walking tours to learn more about this great little community. Want some insider information about South Park and what
Ana & Marcos got what they deserved. And it could happen to you next! Ana & Marco's Celebration & Testimonial of The GreenHouse Group. Volume 15 www..GreenMeansGrowcom 1(858) 863-0261 591 Camino De La Reina #103 San Diego, CA 92108 Ana & Marco's Story of How They Got "Home." How Could This Have Happened? Once upon a time there was a couple who after moving to the US and settling here in San Diego, knew that now was the time to land a home of their own. Every day they wondered if the timing was ever going to be perfect to start the process and if they'd find what they needed for their growing family. One day, they decided to reach out to someone who could help, which landed Ana & Marcos in an Initial Consultation w/ Jesse to come up with the plan. Because of that, we determined what the optimal home would look like, and why. Because of that, they got pre-approved w/ David and we got the show on the road! Which just happened to have coincided with one of the most aggressive real estate markets in history, with thousands of buyers flocking to the quickly ascending prices while the interest rates remained historically low. —> CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW VIDEO Until finally, days after sitting down with the couple, they got the keys on
I came across something new that I haven’t blogged about before and I’m excited for you vintage lovers out there! Coming at the end of this month, on June 28th, 2015 is the Vintage Flea Market San Diego. According to the website, “The San Diego Vintage Flea Market is a great way for folks to sell and purchase interesting vintage or vintage-inspired treasures. All vintage pieces are true to the era of turn of the century to midcentury modern. Our vendors offer home furnishings, bric-a-brac, clothing, and so much more – vintage-inspired items, pin-up/rockabilly style clothing and accessories, tiki infused items along with vintage-inspired music promotion. It’s all here at the San Diego Vintage Flea Market!” “To many, the term “vintage” is a wide range of definitions. It could be anything older than 20 years. To some if could be anything prior to the Midcentury Modern era. And to others, there are different terms coined that represent the vintage era, such as antique and retro. Vintage is your own take on it and how you would like to label it. The San Diego Vintage Flea Market is such a great way to meet other Vintage Enthusiasts such as yourself. Every one of the vendors that joins the market brings their own knowledge in such a wide spectrum to the vintage community. All are very welcoming to any questions you might have
Dictionary Hill / Spring Valley 1229 La Mesa Ave. Spring Valley, CA Available Now For Private Showings! **Call Jesse For Updates "Unobstructed Views from 5 Out of The 6 Rooms On This Completely Renovated Home On Coveted Dictionary Hill." http://1229lamesaave.isnowforsale.com/ WHAT WE LOVE: Water views from the Coronado Islands, Sweetwater Reservoir, Fireworks & Downtown's city lights. Big OPEN floor plan with sunken living room and vaulted ceilings. Entertainer's kitchen featuring an island, state of the art appliances, & 'splendor gold granite' counters. All baths updated with same finishes for continuity. Delicious wood floor throughout (even stairs). Retreat to the back yard with fresh sod, multi-level deck & yielding fruit trees. The home is perched above the neighbors in front due to elevation, but views are 'unobstructed' largely due to the fact that the lot across the street is undeveloped! Master bedroom features a 21' deep jetted tub with natural stone finishes – perfect for a relaxing soak after work. Fireplace in living room is finished with a 'Delirium Marble' hearth, and a great place to gather with family and friends. The wood floors are throughout the entire 1st floor, all stairs, upstairs hallway & bath. Crystal Chandeliers adorn the living and master bedrooms as proper centerpieces of the spaces. Sod in the backyard is Marathon Type 2 Fescue which offers the highest drought resistance available.
Another crafter brewery has opened up in North Park, this time on El Cajon Blvd., which in my opinion is the last major area to become a part of the new North Park. The hip North Park. The property values are going through the roof North Park! According to Uptown News, Barn Brewery, located at 2850 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 3, is now open and pouring their newly crated craft beers for thirsty locals. Barn Brewery is a project involving David Baker, a local real estate developer and craft beer enthusiast, who has teamed up with Chris Finch and Jennifer Alexander. Finch, who is the brewer over at Barn, is also the proprietor and brewer at Poorhouse Brewing Company located on 30th Street. Finch brings 20-plus years of brewing experience to the team’s new venture. “We wanted to share our love of craft beer and create a communal space that felt familiar yet entirely unique,” Alexander said. “Good neighbors, good friends and good beer in a welcoming environment. We had been looking for the right space, and the Barn just organically presented itself at the right time.” With a name like Barn Brewery, the vibe is just what you might expect. Exposed wood beam rafters stretch overhead while guests are invited to sit beside a cozy brick fireplace. In a city like San Diego, evenings where a fireplace might be
Spend the day with your family and friends this May 16th from 11AM to 6PM, exploring the historic North Park neighborhood at the 19th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park. Join us , click for more information on Parking and Directions. This annual free festival has grown into a local tradition that includes amazing local art, exciting live music and dance performances, eco-friendly activities, vendor booths and fabulous food. On the forefront of the art scene, the San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park celebrates all types of art forms, and a live art element will be featured on Herman Street. There will be something for everyone, including the kids. Our hands-on Kids Art Block offers children the chance to participate in a variety of interactive activities designed to stimulate and inspire their imaginations and create their own masterpieces. Come thirsty to the Craft Beer Block and sample brews from San Diego’s favorite breweries. Or sip a full pour of beer at one of our two Beer Gardens. Click HERE to buy your tickets to the Craft Beer Block. All proceeds benefit North Park Main Street, the non-profit organization committed to the revitalization of the North Park Business Improvement District. 2015 Featured Artist Contest Winner 2015 FEATURED ARTIST CONTEST WINNER For other events going on in North Park or surrounding neighborhoods, contact me at: Carmen@GreenMeansGrow.com –Carmen Harris, REALTOR, ABR,
For those of you who are live music lovers, I’ve got the perfect weekend activity for you! According the the Adams Ave Businesses website, “Adams Avenue Unplugged takes place the weekend of April 25 and 26, along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood and on four community stages evenly spread out throughout the district. Being able to pair the Avenue’s unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture. Music is scheduled from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 25, and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday, April 26. Some artists will be playing multiple sets allowing attendees more opportunity to catch their favorite performers. Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the general public. The free trolley service will be provided on Adams Avenue during the festival to subsidize the walking required to traverse the expansive event footprint. Parking is limited to residential neighborhood streets and can get quite congested. MTS bus routes 2 & 11 will service
If you’ve been in downtown San Diego in the past few months, you may have noticed a lot of construction projects underway. Downtown boosters are calling it an urban renaissance. I’ve recently discovered the coffee shop/restaurant Halcyon and Stella Public House. If you can look past the construction next door – and see into the future when it will be a new city park, you get to enjoy outdoor dining in an area that is on the come up; but not quite there yet. But trust me…it will be. The Pinnacle Project includes a mixed use apartment building with approximately 950 apartments, commercial space, and the new city park. KPBS did a great story about this: https://youtu.be/dmKhzY7Pbjo Of course, while some benefit from this revitalization, others do not. There is a homeless population that continuously gets pushed out of areas, and current residents who are paying a premium to live in a area with additional services such as extra trash pick up. As the debate continues on how far to go with the changes downtown, I can think of a couple clients of mine that bought condos downtown and are embracing the improvements. Other neighborhoods, just east of downtown, like Sherman Heights, could also start to feel the benefits of downtown’s improvements. Having fun places to go just a walk away improves the lives of many residents just up the hill
Lemon Grove 2524 New Jersey Ave. Lemon Grove, CA Saturday April 11th 1pm – 4pm *FIXER ON A CUL-DE-SAC STREET* The home has good bones & is in an pocket of Lemon Grove with lots of upside. There is a renter currently living in the unit and there is a lot of stuff in both the main house and the detached garage so the shots of the inside are challenged. But there's great natural light in the kitchen, a newer roof, a 2 car detached garage w/ off street parking, fenced front yard w/ private back area featuring pergola.
It’s that time of year again! The annual Spring Walkabout is this weekend. Saturday, March 21st, from 6pm-10pm. The neighborhood of South Park has been doing quarterly “walkabouts” for a couple of years now and it’s really grown into something special. What started out as a few local businesses keeping their doors open later than usual has morphed into an all-out affair. Free transportation via trolleys take you around the hood so you can wear those cute shoes you’ve been meaning to show off without killing your feet! The trolley arrives every 15 minutes at the following stops: Stop 1 30th & Juniper St. Stop 2 West side of 30th between Hawthorne & Grape St. Stop 3 Beech & Dale St. Stop 4 Grape Square (Grape & Fern St.) Be sure to check out South Park’s newest spot, the South Park Brewing Company. Amazing fish tacos and great beer makes this new spot a must. Check out my previous blog post about by clicking here. And remember, you can alway contact me for your South Park real estate needs! Carmen Harris, REALTOR, ABR, GREEN Carmen@GreenMeansGrow.com