The historic city of Del Mar, California offers a wide variety of ocean front homes, beach close condos and luxury townhouses that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Many of the older beach homes that were built early 1940's and 50's are considered beach vacation homes that often feature under 1,000 square feet of living space and located within walking distance to the beach. Back in the day Del Mar was considered a vacation spot for those who lived in both the greater San Diego and Los Angeles cities. They would use these homes on the weekends and would not require such a large property to maintain since it was only used on a partial time basis. This is pretty common with a lot of the beach towns in San Diego county that are located north of the city of San Diego.
The city of Del Mar is a relatively small community with homes located on both side of the 5 freeway. Homes located on the east side of the freeway, which is the non-ocean side, offers more new construction homes and condos that tend to larger in square footage. The best place to find tiny houses, which we consider under 1,000 square feet are located on the ocean side of the 5 freeway and what is locally known as "The Village" area of Del Mar. Homes in this area date back to the early 1900's as a few of these historic homes still exist to this day. If you have never been to the quaint beach town you owe it to yourself to take a visit. It offers a lot of charm and personality with boutique shopping and intimate restaurants along the water.
Real Estate prices for tiny houses in Del Mar can be very expensive, especially located close to the beach. In the last year there have been 3 sales for homes with less than 1,000 square feet which averaged around $1.5 million dollars. A good example of this was a home located 509 Amphitheatre which was a one bedroom home built in 1936 with 600 square feet and sold for $1,550,000. It was located in the Village area and featured nice ocean views. To put this in perspective, the lowest priced detached home in Del Mar is currently listed at $1,279,000. It features a total of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with 2,600 square feet. Finding a tiny house can be difficult in Del Mar and don't expect any big discounts due to it's size.
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Listing information last updated on March 24th, 2018 at 4:15pm CDT.