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San Diego Neighborhood Spotlight: Mira Mesa

Mira Mesa is a large, diverse and vibrant neighborhood that is part of San Diego county. The area boasts a stable housing market, plenty of local amenities and a high income per capita compared to other communities, which makes Mira Mesa a great place to enter into the San Diego real estate market. 

About Mira Mesa REAL ESTATE

Once an old testing site for the United States Army around the time of WW II, the area now known as Mira Mesa appeared in the real estate market in 1969 after a planned housing development for military families.

For nearly 30 years the Navy’s Top Gun School was located here and most of the pilots made their homes in Mira Mesa.

By the late 90’s, Mira Mesa real estate had undergone extensive expansion to accommodate the thousands of new homes for residents attracted by its proximity to major employers and metropolitan areas.

Mira Mesa is now home to over 84,000 residents with a diverse cultural background. The area is known for small, family-owned businesses in addition to well established commercial areas.

Real Estate Prices In Mira Mesa

Residential real estate in Mira Mesa ranges in price from $208k to $800k with an average price of $393,000 and a medium home value 12% lower than San Diego as of 2017. This in combination of local amenities in the community makes Mira Mesa a very desirable location for buyers. 

Amenities in Mira Mesa

The community has business and residential zoned areas with plenty of shopping and recreational opportunities as well as business buildings with technology facilities and commercial real estate. 

Centrally located in San Diego county, Mira Mesa is a great place for people who love to travel. With the Downtown metropolitan area only 30 minutes away and other great areas, such as Point Loma and Ocean Beach are only a short drive away. 

Schools & Community Events

There are plenty of great educational opportunities in Mira Mesa for children, youth and young adults with 4 private, 7 elementary, 2 middle schools and 1 high school and junior college to choose from.

The vibrant and busy community holds fairs, parades and family-friendly events often and even has its own community newspaper (Mira Mesa Living) which publishes local news and events.

Nearby San Diego areas

Mira Mesa is bordered by Interstate 15 to the east and 805 to the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon to the north and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to the south. The west end is a business and technology park, often referred to as “Sorrento Mesa”–a major employment area for San Diego.


Public transportation is provided by the San Diego Transit and the Metropolitan Transit System, through buses and DART (Direct Access to Regional Transit) shuttles.

A train station serves Mira Mesa in Sorrento Valley and is served by the Coaster commuter train, of the North County transit district. The Coaster links Mira Mesa to Downtown San Diego, and north to coastal communities like Solana Beach and Oceanside.

Main highways include Interstates 805 and 15.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

  • Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve/State Beach
  • Torrey Pines Gliderport
  • Miramar Reservoir
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Mission San Diego de Alcala
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Overall Impression

With unique people and cultural diversity, low crime rates, a strong real estate market, great public schools and many amenities close by, calling Mira Mesa home is not a challenge.

If you're looking to purchase San Diego real estate, let us know! We are experts in the San Diego real estate market and have plently of real estate listings that may not even be on the market yet. If you're interested, let us know! We're always happy to help our clients achieve their real estate goals.

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