NB San Diego, CA (32nd Street Naval Station) - HousingThis area of California can be pricey, however there are plenty of nearby towns with more affordable homes as well. The average price of a home in San Diego is about $452,000, while nearby Mission Valley is about $500,000. National City's average is $282,000. This is all compared to the state average of $384,000.
San Diego is the second largest city in the state, behind Los Angeles, with a population over 1.3 million. This region of southern, coastal California is very developed and closely populated, but remains a beloved tourist spot with beautiful beaches.
There are plenty of cities within a 20 minute commute of the base which also offer a variety of off post housing. These include Mission Valley, Chula Vista, San Ysidro, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Point Loma, and Coronado. Tijuana, Mexico, is just south of San Diego, but most Americans do not travel here. Los Angeles, California, is a 2 hour drive, in light traffic, north along the coastline.