Posts Tagged ‘North Park’

  • The Truth About North Park

    Apr 27, 16 • Boney • Truth RadioNo CommentsRead More »
    The Truth About North Park

    Anahi Vazquez, Real Estate Consultant at The GreenHouse Group, returns to the show with Jesse Ibañez to talk about North Park.  However before she does, she leaves us with her amazing story of how she got to where she is today and what makes her different in the real estate world. Trust me, after watching this, she will be your go to real estate consultant in San Diego forever! After you hear Anahi’s amazing story make sure to check out The Truth of North Park San Diego. Together they go over the good and bad of North Park as well as go over Anahi’s Hot Picks List. Check out why you should think about what is considered one of the coolest places in america with its diverse culture, amazing bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Remember to sign up for your FREE Home Buyer Class or FREE Home Seller Class! Seats are limited and this amazing class will not last forever so get your free tips now!! Make sure to download the Podcast below or subscribe to our channel on Youtube to check out all of our episodes! Click Here to subscribe to our non iTunes Podcast.  

  • Trick or Trot Fun Run

    Oct 12, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    Roosevelt Middle School, home to 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, holds its 2nd annual Trick or Trot 5K/3K Fun Run at Morley Field in San Diego’s Balboa Park beginning at 9 a.m. This Sunday, October 18th. Cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for kids 15 years and younger or $50 for a family registration (3 to 5 people). Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded for best costume in addition to race categories. The race supports the school’s afterschool programs. Day of Event Schedule: Registration and Packet Pickup 8:00-8:45 am 5K Runners/Walkers Start 9:00 a.m. 3K Fun Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. Awards 10:30 a.m. Event Over 11:30 a.m. More information and online registration are available here: or at by searching Trick or Trot. For more neighborhood activities, contact me at:

  • North Park’s Summer Updates

    Aug 3, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

      Trying to stay on top of all the changes occurring in North Park lately can be a daunting task. I often come to the area ready to try out the restaurant I’ve heard about, only to add three or four more locations to my ever growing list of “must try’s.” Nothing has slowed down this summer, in fact,  the action in North Park is in full swing. Here’s a brief overview of what’s been happening in the ‘hood. Lucha Libre’s new North Park location at 3016 University Avenue is almost ready to open to the public. They’ve done quite a lot on the interior to change out the old Marie’s Cafe vibe… A new and used bookstore named Verbatim Books is readying their location at 3793 30th Street at North Park Way… Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream, which just celebrated their one year anniversary in North Park, has announced that they’re opening a second location, this time in Pacific Beach… The San Diego City Council approved the University Avenue Mobility Plan, which calls for streamlining vehicular traffic, dedicated bus lanes to be shared with bikes, planted medians, and sidewalk bulb-outs to create a more efficient and friendly multi-modal transportation corridor… Speaking of the city council, they’re scheduled to vote on two major North Park initiatives in the next few months, including releasing the Woolworth’s building so that developer Al Karendian can begin transforming the high-profile (but current eyesore)

  • Vintage Flea Market

    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

  • Barn Brewery in North Park

    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

  • North Park Festival of the Arts and Craft Beer Block

    Apr 27, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    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 Harris, REALTOR, ABR,

  • Historical Walking Tours Through North Park

    Jan 5, 15 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    For history buffs, many San Diegans look to Old Town for a walk back in time. But did you know that the hip neighborhood of North Park has history dating back to street cars? According to an article in Uptown News, “If you want to trace the story of San Diego to its roots, North Park is the outdoor classroom for you. But you have to get out of your car and walk. That is the only way to capture the architectural details of master builders, find long-forgotten street names stamped in the sidewalk, and observe the consequences of good restoration versus bad remodeling.   A brass plaque embedded in the sidewalk at 28th and Upas streets features the following quote from North Park’s premier historian, the late Donald Covington: “North Park is a vast open-air, living museum of historic houses and neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods have miraculously preserved not only the whole gamut of early 20th Century architectural styles, but also patterns of traditional ways of living and relating to neighbors and to the natural environment.” Just like in a museum, exploration on your own is fine, but you learn more with a knowledgeable guide. The North Park Historical Society (NPHS) has been conducting docent-guided walking tours in the community since the all-volunteer nonprofit organization formed in 2008. Our goal is to instill a commitment to preservation within every tour

  • Did You Know Your Favorite Restaurant Makes Chili?

    Nov 18, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    I was really surprised this year when I saw the line of up restaurants participating in this year’s 2014 SoNo Fest. Every restaurant I love, and every hip bar I’ve been told I must check out, is competing in the annual chili cook-off competition. If you haven’t been before, check out this year’s event while sampling scrumptious chili in your beautiful take home ceramic bowl. As described by; “Join us for the 5th Annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off. This year also marks the 18th Annual San Diego Ceramic Connection Chili Cook-Off. This event that will bring together North Park and South Park for the holidays – there will be no more bickering about which community has this or which area is cooler – simply good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. We’ll have chili in hand-spun ceramic bowls, great holiday gifts and crafts from local artisans, live music, a kids’ activity zone with free cookie decorating, a craft beer and wine garden and more. Chili Cook-Off Our chili cook-off will once again feature great local restaurants from North Park and South Park, as well as chili from local residents entering in the community cook-off! Not only is there great chili, but it’s served in unique, handmade ceramic bowls made by San Diego Ceramic Connection. $20 per bowl gets you the bowl and 5 chili tastings from some

  • North Park’s Corner of Cuisine

    My son and I have been keeping our eye on the new developments at the corner of 30tb and Upas in North Park for over a year now. He, for the construction trucks constantly going in and out, and myself for the anticipation of new eateries going into an already stacked area of goodness. The community of North Park has more now to offer than ever before, and if you haven’t spent much time south of University, now is the time. The breakdown, provided by Sarah’s blog, will guide you through the many options. While the entire span of 30th Street from Alchemy in South Park to Jayne’s Gastropub in University Heights offers an unbelievable array of quality local choices, my little corner at 30th and Upas features an impressive mix of restaurants and bars within a few hundred yards of each other. Alexander’s on 30th, a classic modern Italian restaurant with a casual elegance and great salads, baked pastas, and dense pizzas for dinner. Their new Summer Sundays brunch-lunch menu includes fennel sausage hash with Italian roasted potatoes and $1 micheladas. The kids like drawing with crayons on the paper tablecloths, and we all enjoy sitting on the patio area outside. Where: 3391 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104 Right across 30th Street from Alexander’s is the new kid on the block, Bazinga Eatery where my 9-year-old flipped over the $5 bacon bowl

  • World Cup North Park – Part Deux

    Jun 23, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood Information1 CommentRead More »

    This weekend brought us the second US game so far in World Cup 2014 and despite the tie, (sorry folks who taped the game and haven’t see it yet,) the crowds were as enthusiastic as if it had been a win. The neighborhoods of North Park, South Park, and Normal Heights were filled to the brim with fans. If you’ll remember, I blogged about North Park’s attempt this year at hosting the largest viewing party in the nation. I should have known that searching for place to watch the game, only an hour before start time, would have my family driving around from location to location  just to find a standing room atmosphere in every one of our usual go-to’s. The owner of The Abbey, in South Park, told us the place had been packed since 10:30 in the morning. I decided to share our experience as way to offer some advice to those out there who enjoy the games even more when watching with fellow bar patrons. The camaraderie you experience when high-fiving everyone within reach is totally worth the sloshing beer on your shoes from cheers-ing your new pals without name. Because North Park is full of places showing games, all with great drinks and menus, I thought I’d share this break down on a few specific places to help you decide where to watch the next game. According to

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