San Diego Best Trick or Treating Neighborhoods

This Halloween, take your little ones to some of San Diego’s best neighborhoods for trick or treating!


Bird Rock

-Arrive early to get your treats!


-This great family friendly neighborhood is great for the little ones.

Carmel Mountain

-The neighborhoods of Carmel Mountain and Carmel Mountain Plaza are a great retreat for sweets.

Carmel Valley

-Visit the Del Mar Highlands Town Center Plaza on the 10/29 between 10-6pm for trick or treating!


-Local merchants and the Main Street Association of Coronado team up to provide a great night for the little ones.

La Jolla Village

-Another great stop for trick or treating!

Little Italy

-Local businesses on India street will be providing goodies for kids in costume.


-This small community goes all out on Halloween! Popular streets for candy collecting include Edgeware, Canterbury Drive, Adams, and Marlborough.

Mission Hills

-Located just north of Old Town, this is a great location for Halloween exploration.

Scripps Ranch

-Considered by many to be THE hotspot for trick or treating on Halloween!





Recipe: Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake

Pumpkin Marble Cheescake



What You Need:


1 ½ c. Gingersnap crumbs

½ c. finely chopped pecans

1/3 c. margarine, melted

16 oz. cream cheese, softened

¾ c. sugar

3 eggs

1 c. canned pumpkin

¾ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla




  1. Combine crumbs, pecans, and margarines. Press onto bottom and 1 ½ inches up the side of a 9-in. springform pan.
  2. Bake at 350°F for ten minutes.
  3. Combine cream cheese, ½ c. sugar, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Reserve 1 c. batter, chilled.
  6. Add remaining sugar, pumpkin, and spices to remaining batter. Mix well.
  7. Alternately layer pumpkin and cream cheese batters over crust.
  8. Using a knife, cut through the layers to create a marble effect.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 55 minutes.
  10. Loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool before removing rim of pan.
  11. Chill until serving.

Recently Sold: September 2014

Thank you for all your support, here some of the properties Coastal Premier Properties has helped clients buy or sell throughout the county this month. If we can help you or someone you know, please contact us!


Corbel Way


(San Marcos)




“Great Location near Award Winning Schools! 5 Bedroom Cul-de-sac Home with an Extra Office. Located on The Border ff San Elijo Hills and La Costa in Old Creek Ranch. A Big Family Room Perfect For Casual Gatherings With Built-in Speakers, Fireplace And Plantation Shutters. Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Large Island And Modern Appliances. Each Bedroom Has Its Own Walk-in Closet With Built-in Organizers. Plan To Spend Plenty of Time in The Lovely Backyard With Water Feature! Sold for $680,000.”



Laurel Hill Lane


(Rancho Bernardo)




“This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 ? bath, 2 car garage(not tandem!) townhome offers you all the benefits of living within walking distance of 4S Ranch while enjoying features such as designer paint, beautiful walnut laminate flooring and mountain views while relaxing on the main floor patio. The large sunny kitchen boasts tons of cupboards and counter space. Each bedroom has its own full bath. Alley-loaded garage. Views of mountains. Community amenities include pool, putting green, playgrounds. Sold for $435,000.”



Concord Ridge


(Del Sur)




“Charming 3 bedroom + office, 2 ½ bath Del Sur home, situated across from one of 9 neighborhood parks. Neutral tile, carpet, paint. Gourmet kitchen with perfect entertainment patio, complete with BBQ island and fire pit. Very private back yard. Upgrades include plantation shutters, surround sound, custom tile detailing and closet built-ins. Finished, alley-loaded garage. Del Sur offers 5 solar heated pools and 18 miles of hiking trails. Highly rated schools. Easy freeway access to 56 and 15. Sold for $745,000.”




Walton Heath Row


(Rancho Bernardo)




“Beautiful single level detached home in Master’s Hill. Lovingly maintained, and manicured. Outdoor covered patio and deck is a perfect place to entertain and garden. Low maintenance and easy care yet lush and inviting. High ceiling throughout gives the home a spacious feel. Upgraded cherry kitchen cabinets and floors. Lots of cupboard space and plenty of room to enjoy all of your kitchen appliances. Master bedroom is large and bright. Office can easily be converted to a third bedroom. Sold for $517,500.”



Caminito Brioso


(Scripps Ranch)




“I’m Gorgeous! This is an elegantly remodeled home in desirable Scripps Campton Legacy Community in Scripps Ranch! Extensive upgrades include: Kenmore Elite SS appliances, microwave & cook-top | Dark wood flooring | Marble tiled floors in all baths, quartz or granite vanities, new faucets, mirrors & light fixtures | Quiet & private location w/ large south-facing patio & no neighbors behind | Fantastic BBQ island | NO MELLO ROOS & LOW HOA fees include POOL, SPA, & MORE! | Near park & top ranked schools! Sold for $595,000.”




Carmel Creek


(Carmel Valley)




“Move-in Ready! Quiet End Unit, Lush Greenery Surrounding. Steps to the Pool And Spa, yet Peaceful. Features Include Hardwood Floors, Custom Designer Paint, Beautiful Kitchen With Granite Counters And Upgraded Cabinets, Remodeled Bathrooms. All Plumbing Replaced With Copper! Convenient, Prime Location in Carmel Valley!! Walking Distance to Award Winning Schools K-12, Library, Shops, Movies, Dining, & Short Drive to Beaches. No Mello Roos! Sold for $590,000.”




Heatherton Court


(Sabre Springs)




“Beautifully upgraded 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom townhome; new carpet, custom paint, crown molding, marble fireplace, large master bedroom with a spacious walk-in closet, and high ceilings upstairs and down; newer dishwasher/oven/micro and front loading energy efficient washer/dryer; central A/C and heat, 2 car garage w/foldable workbench and built-in storage; Community pool, spa and fitness center; Poway school district, close to schools, shops, parks etc. Home is move-in ready, a must-see! Sold for $510,000.”






(University Heights)




“Colonial Revival Craftsman home located on a quiet University Heights street. Upon entering the home, you’ll notice the beautiful refinished hardwood floors in the spacious living room. Venture into the remodeled kitchen featuring abundant storage, custom cabinetry, slab granite counters & stainless appliances. The home also boasts two updated bathrooms, fully upgraded electrical wiring, central forced air & heat. Next to Historic Arch St with a great canyon breeze & a short walk to Park Ave & Hillcrest. Sold for $635,000.”




Vista De Lomas






“Stunning French Country Estate with Regulation size Tennis Court with panoramic views all the way to the ocean on over 4 acres! Elegant floor plan w/five bedrooms plus game room has endless possibilities. Quality finishes through-out w/custom stone work, hand troweled walls, & custom ceilings just to name a few.Entertainer’s dream with salt water pool, spa, and Casita. Property features 3 acres of producing avocado trees, 50 plus fruit trees & more. Sold for $1,315,000.”




Jackson Pl






*Represented Buyer and Seller


“Beautiful home in Escondido with large front yard & flower garden. Everything is well manicured. Backyard has huge tree that fans out offering lots of shade outside & keep sun out of master bedroom. Living room has fireplace w/ mantle, kitchen is complete with an island and lots of counter space. Duel sinks & gas stove are included in the kitchen. Hallway has plenty of storage, master bedroom & the 3rd bedroom have ceiling fans. Master bedroom has private bathroom. Near shopping center & freeways 15 & 78. Sold for $350,000.”





Durango Dr.


(Del Mar)




*Represented Buyer


“Completely remodeled in 2001, this highly upgraded Del Mar home is convenient to everything! A short distance to the village and beach of Del Mar plus enjoys the award winning Del Mar and Torrey Pines Schools. The gourmet kitchen flows through a spacious great room out to a quiet, private backyard for seamless indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Four bedrooms each with full baths en suite, along with multiple family rooms with powder baths, this home is great for family/guests, plus 3 car garage! Sold for $1,685,000.”




Dogwood Rd.






*Represented Buyer


“Beautifully designed and elegantly appointed Bressi Ranch home will excite your pickiest buyers. From the moment you open the door to this stunning home, you will be in awe of all it has to offer. It is unsurpassed in quality and style and the sweeping views are to die for! Enjoy the Rich warm elegance of travertine floors, with three arches trimmed in travertine and patterns of stone laced throughout. Each bathroom is custom and unique while the opulent master bath is a retreat in itself. Sold for $1,170,000.”










*Represented Buyer


“Life’s good in this unique, beautifully updated 1940’s Craftsman Bungalow located in the heart of Olde Carlsbad! Walk to beach and Village, with it’s quaint shops and best-of restaurants, farmers market and train station. This historic home is situated in a prime location on a large lot with room for an addition or granny flat/guest house. Yard and bonus outdoor living area is perfect for entertaining and features an outdoor fire pit. New roof, central heating and tankless water heater. Converted garage. Sold for $717,000.”




Sunset Dr.






*Represented Buyer


“This unique one level home in South Escondido could qualify as 2 unit property. Main house consists of 3 bedrooms/2 bath with beautifully upgraded kitchen, a loft big enough for any kind of entertainment. Granny flat with 1 bedroom and 1 bath has a separate interior and exterior entrance. Granite countertops throughout the house, Stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors…0.88 acres of mostly usable lot is perfect for those who enjoy gardening, need RV or boat parking. Sold for $480,000.”



San Pasqual Trail






*Represented Buyer


“Spectacular panoramic views of the San Pasqual Valley and surrounding mountains from this beautiful estate home that sits at the top of a long private tree lined driveway. Relax in your own backyard paradise complete with infinity edge pebble tech pool and gazebo covered BBQ, sink, and refrigerator with plenty of room for seating. This Country living city close location is minutes from the 15 freeway, Westfield North County Mall, dining, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Sold for $830,000.”




La Jolla Corona


(La Jolla)




*Represented Buyer


“Great single story ocean view home in the desirable Muirlands area in La Jolla! This home has sweeping, panoramic ocean views from every major room. The floor plan is comfortable with a spacious kitchen that is open to the family room, beautiful master bedroom with big view windows, secondary bedrooms in their own wing, and a spacious bonus office/artist studio. Outside you’ll find nearly 1000 square feet of ocean view decking where you can relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings. Sold for $1,600,000.”




Cliffridge Lane


(La Jolla)




*Represented Buyer


“Ideally located close to the Y, Torrey Pines Elementary and UCSD, this two story home of approximately 3600 square feet is located on a quiet cul de sac and backs up to other residential properties. In addition to a 25×19 family room on the main level, there is a 21×20 upstairs bonus room on the second level along with all four spacious bedrooms. Special features include a three car garage, cathedral ceilings, sliding glass doors that open onto a sunny patio/garden with privacy. Sold for $1,500,000.”




Edgewater Dr.


(San Marcos)




*Represented Buyer


“Wow! immaculate home with wood floors in dining room and granite countertops in the kitchen. The first level of the home has its own full sized bedroom and bath; perfect for any office or guest bedroom. The second level of the home features 3 additional bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The size of the upstairs bedrooms will wow you as a buyer! The master suite is also of excellent size complete with a beautiful bath area featuring dual vanities, a walk-in closet, and a relaxing deep tub and shower area. Sold for $610,000.”






(Normal Heights)




*Represented Buyer


“Normal Heights Charmer with striking CURB APPEAL! Open layout with great use of space! Tastefully and recently upgraded (2011) newer energy efficient windows, granite counters, newer s/s appliances, newer paint inside/out. Separate laundry area with full washer/dryer. Fresh and lush landscaping in the front and rear w/ exotic plants, vegetable and fruit trees. Custom built front porch for endless hours of relaxing. Large detached work shop/storage room in back! WALK TO ALL!!! Sold for $399,000.”




Reflections Circle


(Rancho Santa Fe)




*Represented Buyer


“NOTHING LIKE THIS IN THIS PRICE RANGE!!!! A MUST SEE!!!! SPECTACULAR! The SITE, the VIEWS, the POOL, the SINGLE LEVEL FLOORPLAN! Everything about this unique property is spectacular and will be appreciated by the Buyer who wants to be “King of the Hill” and live in casual splendor with unrivaled space and cherished privacy! In the much sought after “DESIGN 39 CAMPUS” school district!! Sold for $1,805,000.”




Russet Leaf


(Rancho Penasquitos)




*Represented Buyer and Seller


“Bring All Offers! Enjoy this charming home, situated across the street from Deer Canyon Elementary school. Soaring ceilings, elegant ebony hardwood floors, neutral tile, carpet and paint. Custom chandelier and soffit ceiling in dining. Gas fireplace with pretty wood surround in family room. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters open to family room. Romantic master with vaulted ceiling, private patio and soaking tub! Large yard! Close to shopping, library, restaurants. Sold for $660,200.”




Corte Mar Delfinas


(Carmel Valley)




*Represented Buyer


“Casual elegance and outdoor living await you in this wonderful Shores home located on at the end of a Cul-De-Sac. Designed for a gracious lifestyle which seamlessly integrates indoors and out, this wonderful home will become your private sanctuary, a place to rejuvenate your spirit and invigorate your mind. Whether you are relaxing in the crystal waters of your secluded pool and spa, your retreat will always be waiting. Features include a downstairs bedroom & full bath, Pool/Spa and much more! Sold for $1,160,000.”









“Charming coastal neighborhood in Carlsbad. Largest floor plan in Vista Pacifica! All 4 bedrooms located upstairs Laundry in the garage. Tile flooring, white cabinets, white appliances, ample space to play & entertain in the backyard. Close to the Pacific Ocean, Batiquitos lagoon, shopping, restaurants, Coaster & Legoland. Low HOA fees which includes: community pool & spa, tennis courts, recreation area. RV/boat parking option, front lawn & tree maintenance, basic cable. No Mello Roos! Offered at $689,999.”



Timber Trail






“Highly desirable Shadowridge community! Move in ready home! Open & flowing floorplan with custom paint, tile flooring, upgraded cabinets, granite counters, built ins, cozy fireplace surrounded with designer tile & much more! The backyard is perfect for entertaining or relaxing at the end of the day! Enjoy the spa, views and private setting from this wonderful home you don’t want to miss! Close freeways, shopping & sought after schools!! VERY low HOA with private community pool!! Priced to sell!!! Offered at $505,000.”









“Move in ready & rarely available single story home in desirable community! Large pool size lot, perfect for entertaining! Light & bright kitchen with white cabinets, upgraded flooring, custom paint, breakfast nook area & slider leading to outside patio. Cozy wood burning fireplace & new wall heaters throughout! Easy access to freeways, shopping & schools! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Priced to sell!!! Offered at $369,000.”









“Enjoy the tranquil ambiance of this extensively remodeled home situated on a beautifully landscaped half acre site that includes many palm, fruit and citrus trees, and garden. It has room for RV, boat, and pet areas. The gorgeous kitchen features stone counter tops, large pantry, white cabinetry including glass doors, soft close door & drawers, lazy susan, and built-in wine rack. New air conditioning, and furnace installed less than a year ago. This is a must see property! Offered at $399,000-434,000.”



Seachase St.


(Carmel Valley)




“Huntington Heights Plan 2 has great curb appeal in highly desirable Ashley Falls Neighborhood. This popular 5 bedroom, 4.5 baths floor plan has natural light, high ceilings, wood floors throughout & granite kitchen. Exterior has upgraded stone, pavers and beautiful wood & glass front doors. Fun entertaining back yard with pool & spa and bonus solar heating. Downstairs guest bedroom with en suite full bath. This home is great value and an easy walk to award winning schools, community park & shopping. Offered at $1,275,000-1,345,000.”




Antlers Way


(San Marcos)




“Lovely 3 bedroom plus den in the beautiful community of Magnolia at Old Creek Ranch! Upgrades & features include; wood laminate flooring in LR, upgraded baseboards, espresso cabinetry, slab granite, SS appliances, open living space with balcony, A/C & 2 car garage. Great interior location in this wonderful community with lush landscape, pool, spa, kiddie pool, 2 BBQ areas with eating area, & tot lot. ALL THIS PLUS no Mello-Roos! Offered at $379,000.”




Design Trends: Concrete Floors

View the other posts in our flooring trends series: hardwood, laminate, stone and marble, tile, carpet

Concrete floors are a great, modern alternative. Not only are they durable, they can lend a very industrial look to a home. Concrete floors can be glossy or not. One popular option is to paint them a flat color, stencil a design all over or just on a certain portion of the floor, or mimic “tiling” by painting different colored squared on them. You can even get concrete floors that look like hardwood floors! The care for concrete floors is very easy, just sweeping and wiping down as needed, or repainting if yours are painted.

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Recipe: Layered Strawberry Shortcake

Layered Strawberry Cake



For the cake:

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

8 oz. butter softened

1 ¾ cups sugar

1 vanilla bean split, seeds scraped

3 eggs

1 ¾ cups milk


Directions for Cake:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, sea salt, and baking powder
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together butter, sugar and vanilla bean seeds and eggs
  4. Combine the two bowls of ingredients, slowly mixing in the milk (be sure not to overmix or the cake will be dense)
  5. Pour into two, buttered 8 inch round pans and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean


For the cream cheese frosting:

8 oz. package of cream cheese

1 cup of powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

16 oz. carton of heavy whipping cream


Directions for Frosting:


  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl
  2. Whip until fluffy


Needed for assembly:


2 cartons of fresh strawberries, washed and sliced

Cooled vanilla bean cake, crumbled

Cream Cheese Frosting

Trifle bowl


Directions for Assembly:


  1. Place half of the crumbled cake along the bottom of the dish
  2. Place half of the strawberries on top of the cake layer
  3. Dollop half of the frosting into the center of the strawberry layer and smooth outward
  4. Repeat with remaining ingredients and decorate the top with strawberries

Recipe: Pumpkin Bread Pudding Brulee

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Brulee




What You Need:


1 ¾ c. half and half

¾ c. sugar

2 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature

6 slices cinnamon raisin bread

¾ c. canned pure pumpkin

4 lg. egg yolks

1 tbsp. amaretto or Frangelico liqueur

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Pinch of salt

6 tbsp. whipping cream

6 tbsp. packed golden brown sugar.




  1. Stir half and half and ¾ c. sugar in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Spread butter over 1 side of each bread slide. Cut bread into ¾ in. cubes. Place in large baking dish.
  3. Whisk pumpkin, yolk, egg, liqueur, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl until blended.
  4. Add half and half mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour pumpkin custard over bread in the dish. Let stand 30 minutes, occasionally pressing on bread to submerge.

Design Trends: Marble and Stone Floors

Marble and stone floors are among the most luxurious of flooring materials. Often found in bathrooms, they can make a statement elsewhere in the home, in kitchens, hallways, entry ways, staircases, and more. It can even be mixed with hardwood flooring to create a spectacular effect. Marble and stone floors are also among some of the most expensive choices for flooring, depending on quality.

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