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(Zip code 92118)

Coronadophoto#2Coronado is Spanish for “the crowned one” and thus nicknamed “The Crown City“. Also known as Coronado Island, or Nado, by the locals, is a small affluent beach community, with an island feel.

Incorporated in 1890, Coronado has a rich history and exceptional community assets in a village atmosphere. Located across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado lies on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a 10-mile isthmus called the Silver Strand. The core living and business area is referred to as The Village. Coronadophoto#6Surrounded by the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Coronado offers a unique lifestyle enjoyed by residents which has also welcomed visitors from around the world for nearly 120 years.

Coronado is the perfect place to swim, sail, surf, bike, run, walk, rollerblade, play tennis, golf or take in a play. Coronado beaches are consistently considered some of Southern California’s best and there are miles of bike paths along the coastline that provide a great way to exercise and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Or, enjoy a round of golf in the shadow of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

CoronadoPhoto#4The thriving cultural and arts scene is also an important part of our community. The Coronado Playhouse is home to our local community theater group, while the Lamb’s Players Theater boasts a well-regarded professional theater group, and the Coronado Historical Association houses the Coronado Museum of History and Art. In addition, the Coronado School of the Arts at Coronado High School offers a wide variety of shows throughout the year including plays, dance recitals, classical music shows, and more.

Coronado’s central beach runs along Ocean Boulevard with a back drop of fine homes Coronadophoto#1and mansions. Glorietta Bay Beach is located South of the Hotel del Coronado and City Hall. The Silver Strand State Beach is located 4.5 miles south of Coronado Village along the Silver Strand. The Ferry Landing Marketplace offers a sandy beach adjacent to a fishing/ferry pier.

The town of Coronado was founded in 1885. The land was purchased by Elisha Spurr Babcock, along with Hampton L. Story and Jacob Gruendike. Their intention was to create a resort community, and in 1886 the Coronado Beach Company was organized. By 1888 they had built the Hotel del Coronado and the city became a major resort destination. They also built a schoolhouse, and formed athletic, boating, and baseball clubs.

CoronadoPhoto#5In 1900 a tourist/vacation area just south of the Hotel del Coronado was established by John D. Spreckels and named Tent City. Over the years the tents gave way to cottages, the last of which was torn down in late 1940 or early 1941.

In the 1910s, Coronado was connected to San Diego by the Class 1 streetcars and an extensive, accompanying San Diego public transit system that was spurred by the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 and built by John D. Spreckels. These streetcars became a fixture of this city until their retirement in 1939

Contact Kathleen Baker today to start your search in Coronado, California. 760-445-0322



Coronado Unified School district includes Coronado Middle School (CMS), Coronado HighSchool, Silver Strand Elementary, and Village Elementary. Coronado School of the Arts, a public school-within-a-school on the campus of Coronado High School, is also present on the island. Among the private schools are Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School.



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