Posts Tagged ‘North Park’

  • Historical Homes of North Park

    May 26, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood Information1 CommentRead More »
    Have you ever strolled through your neighborhood and wished you could go inside some of the homes because they intrigued you from the outside? Have you ever wondered about the history some of the homes around you have to tell? Thanks to the Save Our Heritage foundation, you can tour different neighborhoods of San Diego, and this year, the focus is on North Park. According to Uptown News, “For more than 20 years, San Diego’s Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) has been making pit stops throughout the county, putting the spotlight on different neighborhoods and homes that showcase the region’s illustrious history. This year, SOHO will focus on the North Park community for its annual historic home tour weekend. With collaboration from the North Park Historical Society (NPHS), SOHO volunteers have a variety of events planned for this year’s tour, taking place the first weekend in June. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in an awards ceremony, walking tour and interior tour of a selection of homes. While SOHO has delved into North Park in the past, this is the first time the organization has given the neighborhood the exclusive treatment for the tour. “North Park is interesting in that it has many different styles of homes in one neighborhood,” said Ashley Christensen, events and outreach coordinator for SOHO. Over the years, the format of SOHO’s annual tour has

  • North Park Festival of Arts

    May 13, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    Next Saturday, May 17th, the annual North Park Festival of Arts is back, and better than ever. According to Uptown News, ” As North Park and its residents change, so does the North Park Festival of Arts. The “arts” mirror what is important to the neighborhood: from visual and interactive displays, to music and dance performances and the art of beer making. And each year the event expands its scope and augments its successes. “We [in North Park] are really diverse in many ways so we create an event that’s also diverse,” Landsberg explained, adding that at least two new features will be introduced at this year’s event on Saturday, May 17. Angela Landsberg, executive director of North Park Main Street, is excited to steer the growth and evolution of the festival the nonprofit has overseen since its inception. The unique artists, who are veterans of war, will have their work displayed and for sale throughout the day of the festival.“We have a Veteran Artists Zone … sponsored by Manpower,” she said. “What they did was they purchased ten booths to give to artists who are post-military and they’ll be displaying their art in one particular section.” “The other brand new thing we have is the Ecozone,” Landsberg continued. “Which is an area where we’re highlighting sustainability … We’ve got recycling, bike shares, Car2Go, some food producers — who are sustainably

  • World Cup North Park

    May 6, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood Information1 CommentRead More »

    As American’s interest in soccer finally begins to catch up with the rest of the world, it only makes sense that North Park, voted 13 hippest neighborhood in the nation by Forbes magazine, would set their sights on creating an event to prove they’ve earned that spot.  From June 12 to July 13, your fave North Park bars and restaurants (Waypoint Public, Mike Hess Brewing Company North Park, Urban Solace Restaurant and Coin-Op Game Room, and many more) are turning North Park into the ultimate World Cup soccer fan zone. The goal? To host the largest World Cup event in the nation.  Hutton Marshall , over at Uptown News, did some digging to find out where this idea all started. “On April 15, three local North Park business owners unveiled plans they’ve been crafting to bring hundreds of thousands of San Diegans to their neighborhood to what’s commonly understood to be the largest sporting event in the world: the FIFA World Cup. Joe Balestrieri of The Office, Arne Holt of Caffé Calabria and Dang Nguyen of Bar Pink, with support from soccerloco and Adidas, have planned a flood of events to take place throughout the World Cup tournament, which begins on June 8 in Brazil. This will include two street fairs, live broadcasts of every game at more than 20 venues around the community and other contests and happenings throughout the month. The celebration of the world’s premiere soccer

  • Bikes & Beers

    Mar 18, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood Information1 CommentRead More »

    Although I’m not an avid cyclist, I do like good beer. And what’s even more exciting to me, is that the person who has organized this event, is the same cool guy my husband and I bought our first house from. (Thank you GreenHouse Group! Yes, I used to be a client. ) According to the OB Rag, “John P. Anderson is an occasional contributor both to the OB Rag and the San Diego Free Press.  Just recently, Anderson has joined up with other enthusiasts to start what they hope will be an annual trek through our city’s bike-friendly neighborhoods combined with visits to craft brewers along the way. They’ve dubbed it Bikes & Beers SD, plotting out a 26-mile bicycling course taking participants through many of San Diego’s most dynamic urban neighborhoods and to some of the region’s most beautiful natural sights. The inaugural event will take place Saturday, March 29th, starting at 9:30 am with following groups at 10, 10:30, and 11. Starting and ending in North Park, the event course will go through Hillcrest, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Downtown, East Village, Golden Hill, and South Park. Cyclists will enjoy vistas of the San Diego River, Pacific Ocean, San Diego Bay, Petco Park, and Balboa Park. The event route has been planned out to be predominantly flat and relaxing with only a couple of hills – the steepest portion is crossing from Sunset

  • Expecting a Tax Refund? Invest It In Your Home


    Are you expecting a nice sized tax refund?  A great way to spend it wisely is to invest it back into your home.  Your home is one of your most prized possessions, so investing into making it look its best is not only a great ROI but also makes it feel more like home. I read this great article and had to share it with you guys… for the full article- Click Here  It gives you low cost/high return strategies on how to spend that extra $$$. Let me know what projects you like best and where you think you would spend your tax return money.  Email me- Sam Logan Thanks for checking in

  • North Park Guide to Real Estate Prices

      Are You Curious about what kind of house you can get for your money in North Park? Get our FREE Guide to North Park Real Estate Prices so when you’re looking you can have an idea of what certain kind of houses are selling for in today’s market. We have accumulated a wide-variety of houses to demonstrate to you what you can generally expect for the money you put in. This guide is FREE and can be of great value when you are looking to buy a new home.  Just click the link to get your guide- FREE GUIDE   The Guide includes: -Pictures and profiles of 40+ house styles in the North Park area by price range. -Maps of the North Park area and the most popular neighborhoods and communities. -Community information and contact numbers including schools and city offices.   Thanks again and for any questions or comments you can email me here-Sam Logan

  • Favorite Neighborhoods for Dining

    Feb 4, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    My favorite restaurants are all within a few miles from my house. That’s because I live near some of the best neighborhoods, in my humble opinion. Instead of joining the mobs of tourists in Old Town, or weaving my way through crowds of club goers in the Gaslamp, I typically find myself hitting up the same couple of places where I know the menu, recognize the staff, and can maneuver the parking situation with ease. On top of all that, there is still a fun vibe happening in neighborhoods such as North Park, South Park and Golden Hill. Turns out, I’m not the only one who prefers the neighborhood eateries in this city. An article in the Union Tribune, by Carolina Guzman, titled, “Our Favorite SD Dining Neighborhoods,” captures the opinions of 11 local “super diners,” in which they describe their favorite ‘hoods to eat in. Take a look: Joanne Bautista, human resources professional, avid Yelper, avid diner: You can’t go wrong with Convoy! We love going to Dumpling Inn for their delicious Xia Long Pao soup dumplings, Tajima for comforting ramen, Phuong Trang for perfect-for-cold-weather pho, Koon Thai for some yummy pad see ew, China Max for dim sum, Manna BBQ for cook-it-yourself Korean BBQ and Angels & Hearts for some dessert. I haven’t been to Crab Hut in a while, but when the mood strikes to get down and

  • San Diego County Farmer’s Markets – 7 Days a Week

    Jan 27, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    I’m from Seattle, and for most people, without even having ever been there, they can picture the red neon sign that hangs above Pike Place Market.  This is a shot panned too nearly every time a live event is occurring in the city. That public market is like your neighborhood farmer’s market on steroids and can be just as much as tourist attraction as it is a destination for local’s buying dinner ingredients for that night. It attracts thousands of visitor’s a year and hosts a variety of goodness…but I digress. Now that I’m a San Diegan, (and have been for over a decade,) I’ve grown accustomed to the abundance of fresh produce available year around. Thanks to the near perfect weather of Southern California, the supply of fresh food is never ending. Grass fed beef and locally grown produce can be procured every single day of the week. And if you are anything like me, a certain feeling arises when I’m able to mingle with my community members, taste new varieties of foods, and know my money is going straight into the hands of the farmer. The amazing thing about San Diego is not only it’s weather, but you can literally find a farmer’s market every single day of the week. Often times, more than one option is available….so check out the weekly options below and enjoy getting to

  • Historic Hotel in North Park – Brings Us a Comedy Festival

    Jan 22, 14 • CarMama • Neighborhood InformationNo CommentsRead More »

    Improv comedy and historical hotels don’t always go hand in hand, but when it exists in trendy North Park, somehow it all seems to make sense.  The Lafayette Hotel, located on El Cajon Blvd, (another sort of juxtaposition, for those long time San Diego residents,) has opened it’s doors to not only a comedy theatre, but the first annual, San Diego Improv Festival – February 14-16, 2014. The Lafayette is starting to get some recognition for offering so much more than a place to rest your head while passing through town. In the summer, you can sit poolside and watch old movies while sipping cocktails.  On date night, you can dine at Imig’s Kitchen and Bar, and next month, you can enjoy 3 days worth of improv guaranteed to get your endorphins rushing. Who’s slated to perform? None other than our very own Jesse Ibanez, Jeremy Beck, and Dave Hughson!  Just kidding… although believe me, working around these guys each day, I often feel like the audience member of an improv show.  But back to the main act… which I consider to be the beautiful hotel.  Next,  the very cool little theatre “Finest City Improv,”  which is attached to the hotel, and last but not least the incredible line up of improv troupes participating in the festival. The list of featured acts and accepted troupes can be found by clicking here. So,

  • North Park’s New Neighborhood Restaurant – Craft Beer and a Kids Area?

    Nov 5, 13 • CarMama • Neighborhood Information2 CommentsRead More »
    North Park’s New Neighborhood Restaurant – Craft Beer and a Kids Area?

    We all know how far North Park has come and that it’s residents range from hipsters to 70 year old home owners. Who falls in between that wide range? Young families of course and the new restaurant Waypoint Public has literally “tapped” into that cross zone of patrons. Located on the corner of 30th and North Park Way, Waypoint Public, is the new Linkery, for all you residents of the area. According to Lori Weisberg of the Union Tribune, ” Waypoint Public, which will be the new home for former “Top Chef” finalist Amanda Baumgarten, is conceived as a casual, affordable North Park venue that plans to offer more than 300 bottled craft beers, plus a 30-tap system that will focus on West coast brews. The heavy emphasis on beer comes from Brian Jensen, one of three partners in the restaurant deal and owner of the Bottlecraft beer shops in Little Italy and North Park. John Pani, one of the co-owners of Waypoint, said he believes that a more affordably priced menu than what had been offered at the Linkery, in combination with an extensive beer selection, will help boost the restaurant’s chances of succeeding financially. “Brian and I had been working for a couple years to find a good restaurant location where we could do something neighborhood- focused with casual food and beer bar, and six months ago, we were able

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