CLAIREMONT / ZIP CODES: 92111, 92117
Ethnically diverse San Diego suburb may be landlocked between the 52, 5, and 805, but its perch atop the mesas of San Clemente Canyon and Tecolote Canyon affords enviable views of Mission Bay and the ocean. Plus, it’s central for commutes to many other parts of town. Residents tend to be old-timers who bought houses back when they were new, young families enjoying (relatively) affordable square footage, and college kids of nearby San Diego Mesa College.
The City has worked to dress up medians with more trees and better signage and the Boys & Girls Club is newly renovated. The Balboa Mesa Shopping Center received a $14-million makeover that includes more space for tenants like Taiwanese-style 85C Bakery, plus new bioswale landscaping designed to channel storm water.
Clairemont boasts some of the most multicultural dining options in the county. Here you can find international markets, as well as Thai, Italian, South African, Mexican, and Lebanese restaurants all within the same block.
Clairemont is one of San Diego’s original master-planned communities, with houses, schools, libraries, and commercial areas mapped out by developers back in the ’50s and ’60s. Housing ranges from condos to mobile homes, modest family residences to million-dollar remodels.
Clairemont’s public schools fall within San Diego Unified. Clairemont’s San Diego Mesa College is the largest in the San Diego Community College District.
Better public transportation beyond the bus, and more fine dining options.
Article credited San Diego Magazine
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