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Greg Cummings: San Diego Real Estate Agent

News > What's New in San Diego Townhomes

published on 2017-02-10

San Diego real estate remains strong, and home buyers are flocking in droves to the new townhomes in San Diego. The cost of a single family home in urban areas is out of reach for many people and many others want to live in the happening places of San Diego, so townhomes are a popular choice.  

Here are the current trends for new townhomes in the San Diego area:

Building Up Gets More Space in a Smaller Footprint

Builders are dealing with high land costs by increasing density with more floors and less space between homes. Building up also provides more square footage to homeowners. So now its not about two stories, but three.   The Dakota at North Park an example of a development that spans three stories. These three bedroom homes are as large as 1,971 square feet with a garage on the ground floor, living area on the next level and bedrooms on floor number three.


More Ways to Get More Outdoors

Although by definition you’re going to be living close to neighbors in a townhome, a properly designed community with ample outdoor space takes advantage of the great San Diego weather. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors is more common, giving residents the ability to seamlessly transition from indoors to out, as well as filling the home with plenty of natural light. Sliders that disappear into the wall are also making their way to more new townhomes.

Another popular feature is a private rooftop deck that brings outdoor living to a whole new level.  Rooftop decks are larger than the traditional first floor patio, with plenty of room for a seating arangement and some plants. The Dakota at North Park provide spectacular views of the city and a place to relax and breath in the ocean air.

Modern Surfaces Beautiful and Sustainable

Many new townhomes in San Diego are using wood and stone products to create a sophisticated lifestyle that’s in tune with modern style. Greenstone Rowhomes are one example of exceptional design that utilizes quartz counters and euro-style flat cabinets to deliver a crisp, clean look in the kitchen.

Green Energy and High Tech

Many new townhomes in San Diego are taking advantage of using sustainable materials, energy-efficient design and new technology. The townhomes at Civita are at the center of many energy efficient efforts, from appliances to solar panels. Civita offers vehicle charging stations and energy management tools to help homeowners use as little power as possible. Battery storage creates an off-the-grid situation that allows the community to live through short power outages without loss of electricity.

Although new townhomes usually cost more than those that have been around for awhile, you need to consider the savings that come from energy efficiency and new technology, along with a better resale value. Go to our New Townhomes and Condos section to see what’s available now in San Diego!


Though not guaranteed, information and statistics in this article have been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.

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A spacious rooftop deck and open floor plans add to the desirability of The Dakota North Park. These three story, three bedroom condos range from 1,797 to 1,971 square feet. A two car garage is on the ground floor, with a bedroom, bath, kitchen and living area on the second story. The third level is all about spacious bedrooms and baths with stairs leading to the deck and stunning city views. Sustainability is an important part of the design, from sustainable materials to energy efficient ...

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