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    Guide to Serra Mesa, California

    One of the most desirable places to live in Southern California is Serra Mesa. The convenient location in San Diego County has a population of approximately 24,000 people with 8,374 housing units. While providing the sense of country living, it still offers attractions for residents who wish to enjoy nightlife, concerts and other events.

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    This area of San Diego County once belonged to Spain and was known as the Mission Rancho Lands. In 1834 this section of the land was deeded to Don Santiago Arguello who, in turn, sold part of it. It was in the 1950’s after the Korean War when the navy built the Cabrillo Heights housing project and started developing the area.

    Serra Mesa is a neighborhood in the eastern part of San Diego. There are other neighborhoods nearby, but its idyllic climate and gentle foothills, along with several nearby attractions, are a big appeal.

    Quick Highlights

    • 70 miles of beautiful beaches
    • World-class family attractions including the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, the Zoo Safari Park and Legoland.
    • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
    • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    • 92 golf courses
    • Ruffin Canyon Open Space Reserve
    • Sierra Mesa Community Center


    There are opportunities for all members of the family from toddler to grandparent to learn new skills. Members of the community enjoy seven elementary schools, including a Montessori school and nearby Christian schools. There are  two middle schools and one high school. These schools all received high parental ratings. Nearby colleges include San Diego State University, San Diego City College, University of California (San Diego Campus) and San Diego Mesa College to name a few.

    Real Estate

    Sierra Mesa presents an excellent opportunity to purchase the kind of a home that will not only be ideal, but also fit the ideal budget. Both homes and condominiums are just minutes from downtown dining and shopping. The size of the homes available vary as well as the number of bedrooms and baths. Many offer private backyards and energy-efficient features.

    Sierra Mesa offers a true sense of community with a local park, excellent restaurants, entertainment and recreation. It is the ideal place for couples, families or young professionals who wish to have a first-rate location that is just minutes from down town San Diego, beaches and other places of interest.


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