Adam McAbee McAbee: “Density is not new to South County, but it is also important to note that this type of product is more than simply a matter of cramming as many houses onto a lot as possible—it’s about creating great, livable spaces about which people can get excited.”

SAN DIEGO—South County remains one of the only places in San Diego County where a large, master-planned community can be introduced, and it offers more-affordable product relative to the northern half of the county, Meyers Research LLC’s VP of advisory San Diego Adam McAbee tells GlobeSt.com. Meyers recently reported that South County’s product lines are generally dense (particularly by suburban standards), but they are also high quality with creative, livable floorplans and more “wow” than one might expect given the price point. Other trends coming from the region on which he reported include: