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These are San Diego's best neighborhoods for kids, dogs, holiday spirit, Trulia says

Posted at 4:47 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 11:59:17-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Whether you're in the market for a new home or a place to explore around town, a new Trulia ranking claims to have you covered.

The neighborhood analysis covering San Diego County utilizes millions of reviews and polls answered on Trulia Neighborhoods' "What Locals Say" website feature.

For this time of year, the five aspects the housing website broke out are especially enticing to families: Friendliest neighbors, friendliest for dogs, friendliest for kids, most walkable, and — of course — most holiday spirit.

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"People take great pride in where they live. In fact, many buyers and renters say the neighborhood mattered just as much as the house when they were searching for a home," Tim Correia, senior vice president of Trulia, said in a release.

To win, a neighborhood had to have at least 30 local reviews of and at least a 75 percent positive response. Here are San Diego's local results:

San Diego's friendliest neighbors: Miramar Ranch North
Example: Do you say "hi" to your neighbors when you see them around? National winner: Oakland, Calif.
Miramar Ranch North sits just north of Lake Miramar and south of Sabre Springs. Of those polled, 95 percent said they feel safe enough to walk alone at night. However, only 24 percent said their neighbors are friendly — leaving open the question of how badly other neighborhoods scored in this category.

San Diego's dog-friendliest neighborhood: San Carlos
Example: Do you often see peolpe walking dogs in your neighborhood? National winner: Orlando, Fla.
San Carlos rests just above San Diego State University's campus and at the foot of Mission Trails Regional Park. Of those user surveyed, 100 percent said their neighborhood was dog friendly.

San Diego's most walkable neighborhood: Hillcrest
Example: Can you walk to restaurants in your neighborhood? National winner: Long Beach, Calif.
Hillcrest is just west of University Heights and east of Mission Hills. Of those local users polled, 99 percent said it's walkable to grocery stores and restaurants, and it's dog friendly.

San Diego's kid-friendliest neighborhood: Black Mountain Ranch
Example: Do you regularly see kids playing outside? National winner: Gilbert, Ariz.
Black Mountain Ranch is located just west of 4S Ranch and north of Torrey Highlands. Of those polled, 98 percent said kids play outside, 97 percent said there's holiday spirit, and 96 percent said it's a quiet area.

San Diego's most holiday spirit: Clairemont Mesa West
Example: Do you decorate your home for any holidays? National winner: Philadelphia, Penn.
Clairemont Mesa West can be found just east of the Bay Ho area and north of Linda Vista. Of those locals polled, 98 percent said there's holiday spirit in the neighborhood.