San Diego Communities

Mira Mesa California


Mira Mesa

Mira Mesa is bordered by Interstate 15 to the east, Interstate 805 to the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon to the north and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to the south. The west end of Mira Mesa is a business and technology park, often referred to as “Sorrento Valley”. A military town established in the 1950s for families of military men stationed at the Mira Mar Naval Air Station. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar currently covers 24,000 acres and is home to eight F/A-18C & F/A-18D Hornet jet squadrons, four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter squadrons, four CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter squadrons, one KC-130 transport and refueling squadron, and nine station support aircraft for a total of about 257 aircraft. The base is now home to 12,200 Marines, Sailors and civilians.

As of the late 1990s, the Mira Mesa area has undergone extensive expansion to accommodate the thousands of new residents attracted by its close proximity to major employers like UC San Diego, MCAS Miramar, Qualcomm, and dozens of biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Several commercial and industrial centers have been built within the Mira Mesa area.

Mira Mesa has a significant concentration of Asian-American residents. Their presence has added to the diverse shopping available in Mira Mesa, including groceries and shops offering Filipino, Vietnamese, and Indian goods.

All of San Diego’s world-famous attractions, including: Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, Mission Bay, Old Town San Diego, Mission Valley and the Mexican border are all within a 30-minute drive. San Diego is also known for its world-class golf courses and its temperate climate that allows for year-round recreational activity. The real estate offerings of Mira Mesa are varied. Single-family homes, townhouses and condos can all be found in a range of prices to fit almost any budget.