Pacific Beach is a neighborhood in the San Diego area, complete with sandy beaches, a three-mile boardwalk, and an entertaining nightlife, making it a favorite for college students and young adults. However, as the price of housing increases, older residents are settling there as well, but the atmosphere keeps them youthful. Beach goers partake in swimming, surfing, or sand volleyball at Pacific Beach. "The Boardwalk" connects Pacific Beach and Mission Beach neighborhoods. It features the Belmont Amusement Park, Crystal Pier, and numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy.
Pacific Beach is comprised of nine neighborhoods, and its street names consist of precious stones, such as Turquoise or Garnet. South Mission Beach is located at the southern tip and features a combination of single-family homes and condominiums. The prices tend to be higher because the houses are right by the water and the boardwalk, including Belmont Amusement Park. The Mission Beach neighborhood is very similar except it has greater access to shops and restaurants on Mission Blvd, and public residential parking is scarce.
The North Pacific Beach subdivision is a quiet area with small homes and condos, and it is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and a grocery store on Turquoise Street. The East Pacific Beach neighborhood is within walking distance to a combination of schools, stores and restaurants along Lamont Street. It also features single-family homes and apartment complexes. The Pacific Beach subdivision includes the main business district, which means that the numerous restaurants and bars making it a shopping destination. The beachfront part of this neighborhood includes the Boardwalk and scenic Bay views. Housing options include large condominium complexes or beach cottages.