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Chula Vista, California

Address: 1335 Melrose Ave.
Price: $365,000
Square feet: 1,304
Median sale price: $360,000

This home in southeast San Diego County makes a great case for outdoor living, featuring a large backyard patio with a built-in barbecue grill, small refrigerator and plenty of room to prepare and serve food. But the interior of this single-story home built in 1964 also packs in the amenities. It includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms situated in an open-floor plan bathed in natural light from the home's skylights. There's wood and tile flooring throughout. The remodeled kitchen includes granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances. You'll also find a fireplace in the living room. If you have young children, this might be a perk: There's an elementary school a tenth of a mile away – just behind this property.

Alejandra Romero; California Homes Realty; 619-606-0062