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Neighborhood Spotlight: Miramar

Miramar is a friendly, peaceful, and relaxed neighborhood with a mix of residential, commercial and industrial areas. 
 
Located in Northern San Diego, its centralized location gives residents quick and easy access to popular communities in the area which includes: Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, University Village and more.
 
About Miramar
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“Miramar” which translates to “a view of the sea” has a population of 6,515 and was named by Edward W. Scripps in the 1890’s after the Archduke Maximilian’s castle Miramare in Italy. The name eventually spread throughout the area and stuck. 
 
In the early 1950’s Miramar was a small, isolated community built around a railroad station. Today it’s a small family friendly, peaceful and well-maintained community just north of the military base. 
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Scripps Miramar Ranch and Miramar Ranch North, are central to surrounding neighborhoods and sub-communities which includes: Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, University Village and Kearny Mesa. 
 
Today the area consists of approximately fourteen million square feet of warehouse, office and retail-related space bordered by popular neighborhoods with many amenities nearby. 
 
Interesting Fact: Miramar was the original site of the real TOPGUN which was later made famous by the blockbuster hit of the 80’s.

Miramar Real Estate Market

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The Miramar area is considered one of San Diego County’s most recognized real estate markets due to its central location and size, the all-encompassing area including and surrounding Miramar boasts one of the highest occupancy rates in the county. 
 
Home prices in the Miramar area average anywhere between $500,000-$1,000,000 as per Zillow.com.
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AMENITIES IN MiraMar
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Miramar, just north of the city center is closest to MCAS Miramar and minutes' drive to San Diego's famous attractions like the Zoo, Sea World Historic Old Town, La Jolla, Legoland and the Safari Park.
 
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Within Miramar itself, you’ll find the Military Base, Miramar Memorial Golf Course, The Miramar Landfill, and the Miramar National Cemetery. 
 
Nearby you’ll also find Qualcomm Stadium, great shopping at the Miramar Village Shopping Center, entertainment, local breweries, and beaches–all located within 5-10 miles of the neighborhood.
 
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It’s just a short drive to sports fields at Alliant University UCSD and to the North East where the highly rated San Diego Miramar Community College sits.
 
Elementary, Middle and High schools in Miramar include Mason Elementary, Wegeforth, Walker, Wangenheim, Taft, Mira Mesa and Kearny Construction Tech School.
 
Nearby Areas Include
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Transportation

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Downtown San Diego is about 12 miles to Miramar, taking about 20 minutes in good traffic, the average commute time in the city is about 23 minutes.
 
Areas in and around Miramar are all accessible via public transportation or only a minutes drive by car.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby 

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Here are the top-rated things to see and do in and around Miramar:
  • The San Diego Zoo
  • Sea World
  • Old Town
  • Legoland
  • Mission Trails Regional Park
  • Safari Park

Overall Impression

Residents love Miramar for its centralized location, quick and easy access to surrounding areas and amenities. Its warm, welcoming, peaceful and family-friendly atmosphere make this neighborhood ideal for buying or selling a home in San Diego.

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