Imperial Beach Homes for Sale

Imperial Beach is the United States´ most southwesterly city, located 14 miles south of San Diego and 5 miles northwest of Tijuana, Mexico on the ocean, just south of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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The city´s origins are firmly rooted in real estate and marketing. In the 1880s, George Chaffey purchased several plots of land in what would become Imperial Beach with a subdivision in mind. He hoped to lure residents of Imperial Valley to his future coastal retreat, and named it Imperial Beach. Others repeated this pattern in surrounding areas until the various subdivisions became known collectively as Imperial Beach.

The city added sidewalks in the early 1900s. It also boasted a dance pavilion and cafe.  Imperial Beach has long had a military presence with North Island being converted into a permanent air station during World War I, and the Navy locating in the area in the late 1930s. To this day, the Navy occupies the Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach. By the end of World War II, the population had increased significantly. To accommodate the growing number of youth, the federal government built Imperial Beach Elementary School in 1943. In 1956, Imperial Beach incorporated.

Imperial Beach Today

To pave the way for a citywide makeover, the City of Imperial Beach began implementing a community redevelopment plan to improve its commercial corridor in 2004. Plans call for construction of hotels along coastline in future years. Developers recently built a 78-room, four-story, upscale Mediterranean-style resort on the oceanfront.
Still, Imperial Beach remains a largely residential community with a population of 26,000. It has one of the younger median ages of any Southern California city, with a median age of 31. The median household income is $49,000 per year.
The climate is Mediterranean, with 323 sunny, or partly sunny days each year.

Real Estate

Imperial Beach features single-family homes and condominiums, with many beachfront properties within walking distance of downtown. The average list price for homes in the city in November was $365,789, down 1.1 percent from the same time last year. The median sales price was $289,250, up 17.6 percent from the same time last year.


Beyond its proximity to Tijuana, Imperial Beach offers visitors and residents a popular beach, historical fishing pier, shopping district and access to several natural reserves. It also hosts the annual US Open Sandcastle Competition and the Imperial Beach Triathlon and Duathlon.

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