About fives miles outside of Downtown San Diego lies Coronado, an affluent suburban community whose name means “the crowned one” in Spanish. The city, which was measured at the 2000 census to be home to a population of around 25,000, is rather affluent, with higher than average real estate prices.
The community is also commonly referred to as Coronado Island because it lies on a peninsula that is connected back to the rest of San Diego County by a 10-mile isthmus known locally as the Silver Strand. The city officially has more than 32 square miles of area, of which about 8 square miles are water. The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, locally referred to as the Coronado Bridge is signed as part of State Route 75. The city’s most famous attraction is the Hotel del Coronado, which was constructed in 1888 and is listed on the National Historic Landmark.
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.