Point Loma Community

Point Loma - A San Diego Community - 92106


LOCATION: Point Loma is a Peninsula along the entrance to the San Diego Bay. Homes are tucked away in the hillside all the way down to the shore of Shelter Island. The community is located west of Interstate 5 and south of Interstate 8. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay.

HOUSING in 92106:

There are several distinct neighborhoods in Point Loma.

La Playa: This neighborhood showcases some of the most beautiful view properties in San Diego. It is located along the shoreline and up into the hillside toward the end of the private land on the peninsula. Beautiful views overlook the marinas, bay, channel, Coronado, Mexico and mountains in the backdrop beyond. This exclusive area offers homes that range from spectacular estates to small condominiums. There are a variety of architectural styles in this area including mid-century modern, Spanish, and traditional. It is also home to the finest yacht club on the West Coast - The San Diego Yacht Club along with the Southwestern Yacht Club.

The Wooded Area: This area is located along the crest of the peninsula and lives up to its name with beautiful homes tucked away among beautiful tree filled lots. Many homes in this area are estates with large lots, expansive homes--some still enjoying the spectacular views.

Fleetridge: This neighborhood was built as a planned community in the 1950's. It is filled with many single-level homes and amazing panoramic views are common in the area. Some portions of the neighborhood have codes, covenants, and restrictions in place to protect those views for many years to come.

Roseville/Point Loma Heights: This neighborhood is a quaint neighborhood with predominantly moderately-sized single-family homes, multi-family properties and condominiums. This Point Loma neighborhood is located along the corridor between Rosecrans Street and Catalina Boulevard.

Loma Portal/Liberty Station: This neighborhood is located at the entrance to the Peninsula and features many historic properties and architecturally interesting properties. Spanish, Traditional, Cape Cod, and Contemporary homes make line the streets in Loma Portal - often offering expansive views of the Bay and Downtown. Liberty Station is the reinvention of Point Loma's Naval Training Center as a vibrant residential walking community offering all the conveniences of shopping, businesses and wonderful restaurants. It continues to evolve and grow becoming one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Point Loma. With a and a variety of homes--both single family, townhomes, condominiums and some military housing too--there is something for everyone.

HISTORY: Point Loma has been described as “where California began.” Portuguese navigator Juan Cabrillo first discovered Point Loma in 1542 on an expedition from Mexico for the Spanish crown to explore the west coast of the United States. It is believed he anchored at what is now known as Ballast Point.

A permanent European settlement was not established in San Diego for another 200 years—Mission San Diego—with its port in the Point Loma area called La Playa. Today, Rosecrans Street has replaced the historic La Playa Trail. The beach at La Playa continued to serve as San Diego’s “port” until the establishment of the current Downtown San Diego area in the 1870’s.

The Point Loma peninsula forms a natural protective barrier at the entrance to San Diego Bay. Its peak is 422 above sea level and provides strategic views of the harbor and ocean. In 1852, the government of the United States recognized the importance of this area and designated the it as a military reserve. In 1899, the War Department dedicated Fort Rosecrans and built a series of gun batteries over the years.

A significant landmark in Point Loma is the Old Point Loma Lighthouse which stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years beginning in 1855. This lighthouse, however, had a serious problem--frequently, fog and low clouds obscured the light. In 1891, the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point.

WEATHER/CLIMATE: This coastal community is very temperate and enjoys a Mediterranean-like feel. The warmest month is usually August and the coolest, December. January is when most of the precipitation in the area falls. Point Loma does experience "May Grey" and "June Gloom" to some extent. The coastal fog may linger during those months, making for a cool summertime on the coast.

RECREATION: Point Loma has no shortage of ways to spend the day--home to two yacht clubs, there is boating, sailing, sport fishing, kayaking, whale watching, trails for walking along the water's edge, hiking, bicycling, tennis, ecological preserves and lots of city parks and fields to enjoy. One place not to miss is Cabrillo National Monument. Sunday afternoons on Canon Street, you'll find our local farmer's market. There are also plenty of convenient shops and restaurants at the old Naval Training Center, now known as Liberty Station.

SCHOOLS:

Elementary: Cabrillo, St. Charles Borromeo Academy, Loma Portal, Silvergate, Warren-Walker

Middle School: Dana, Cabrillo, St. Charles Borromeo Academy, High Tech Middle

High Schools: Point Loma High School, High Tech High School

University: Point Loma Nazarene University

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