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San Diego Neighborhood Spotlight: Clairemont

Located between Interstate 5 and 805 north east of Misson Bay lies the area of Clairemont Mesa. Covering approximately a 13 square miles, this area is home to approximately 80,000 San Diego residents. In terms of neighborhoods, Clairemont is divided into five different residential areas:
  • North Clairemont
  • Bay Ho
  • Clairemont Mesa East
  • Clairemont Mesa West
  • Bay Park

With a central location within the San Diego area and easy access to great schools and other amenities, Clairemont Mesa is a fantastic place to buy a home. 

About Clairemont 

Originally known as "The Village Within a City", the design of Clairemont brought in a new concept within community living in which it didn't incorporate traditional grid and block systems. Because of Clairemont's geography and landscape, some of the streets wind around canyons and bluffs to allow commuters a way to overlook the ocean towards the west. 

Clairemont is home to Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, a six mile long nature path with many community entrances along the way, and Marian Bear Memorial Park, which is also know as San Clemente Canyon. 

With the canyon, the Tecolote Golf Course, and a YMCA with a skate and bike park, this area is a great place for those who love to get outdoors. 

Clairemont Real Estate Market

The Clairemont real estate market is HOT! Residents love living here and others are working hard to find the perfect home for them in this neighborhood. Many of the homes here were built in the 1950s and is primarily made up of medium sized (2-4 bedroom) family homes. 

According to Trulia.com, the median prices of real estate in the different areas of Clairemont vary:

Amenities in Clairemont

In addition to Tecolote Canyon and Marian Bear Memorial Park, the Clairemont area is a hub of multi-cultural eateries and restaurants. Since Clairemont neighbor's Kearny Mesa, the many residents of Clairemont work and frequent the Convoy street area that's lined with a number of diverse business that are owned by the local community.

The San Diego Unified School District operates the public schools that are currently in the Clairemont neighborhood. With a total of 12 elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, Clairemont is a great place for those with growing families. 

Nearby Destinations

  • Pacific Beach
  • La Jolla
  • Kearney Mesa
  • Linda Vista
  • Mission Valley


While most San Diegans commute via car,  there is public transit available in this area. It may not be as walkable as different areas like North Park or Golden Hill, but Clairemont is great because anything you may need is only a five to ten minute drive away.

Top Things to See & Do Nearby

  • Convoy Business District
  • Tecolote Canyon Hike
  • Pacific Beach
  • Torrey Pines National Park
  • Mission Bay

Overall Impression

If you're looking to start a family or have one established and you're looking for a nice, convenient area, Clairemont Mesa is the place for you. With a great school system and a close proximity to anything you may need, it's a no-brainer as to why this place is such a hot real estate market. 

If you're intersted in checking out homes in the Clairemont Mesa area, let us know! We'd be happy to help you with your search to find your perfect home. Fill out the form over on the right and we'll let you know how we can help!

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