Alta Vista Homes for Sale

Alta Vista Real Estate

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Alta Vista, San Diego CA.

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About Alta Vista

Alta Vista is a small neighborhood encompassing about 0.28 square miles in the southeast region of San Diego. Alta Vista is tucked between the neighborhoods of Valencia Park and Encanto which are to the north, Skyline and Bay Terraces which are to the east, Paradise Hills to the south, and Paradise Village to the southwest.

History of Alta Vista

There was a large influx of Filipino immigrants joining the United States Navy during the 1990s after the Vietnam war era. Many of these new Americans inhabited the southeast San Diego neighborhood of Alta Vista and the surrounding neighborhoods of Bay Terraces, Paradise Hills, Shelltown, Skyline Hills, and Valencia Park. These neighborhoods were promising and attention-grabbing to immigrants because they were affordable at the time and had close proximity to the Navy base in San Diego.

Interesting Facts About the Alta Vista Neighborhood

Larger Home Sizes:

The Alta Vista neighborhood according to neighborhood scout has a larger number of four and five-bedroom homes than 96% of neighborhoods across the country. Many people notice that the homes are much larger as compared to the surrounding areas of Alta Vista. 


More fun facts found by the neighborhood scout about the Alta Vista neighborhood reveal that this neighborhood has more residents of Asian ancestry than almost any other neighborhood in the country. According to the website, about 55.1% of the residents in Alta Vista are of Asian descent.

Things to Do Near Alta Vista

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and Park

A community center that offers several fun low-cost activities for community members of all ages with an adjoining park. A great place to get to know people in the area. The center is just a few miles north of Alta Vista.

Paradise Hills Park 

Another park near the neighborhood on the east side of Alta Vista with a recreation center that offers community amenities including day camps and sports. 

Manolo Farmers Market

Self-proclaimed as San Diego's freshest grocery store. This is a great place to purchase fresh seafood, especially sushi. The market is west of the neighborhood between Alta Vista and the coast.

Living Coast Discovery Center/San Diego Wildlife Refuge

A fun sealife museum to the southwest of the neighborhood. There are four floors of exhibits and a giant screen theater. The museum is located at 1788 El Prado Balboa Park San Diego.

Real Estate in Alta Vista

The majority of homes in Altavista are medium-sized to large size homes. This neighborhood is predominantly single-family homes and most of the real estate in this neighborhood is owner-occupied. Homes in Alta Vista were constructed between the years of 1940 and 1999. A large number of the homes are relatively young having been built between the years 1970 and 1999. 

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