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Overview of Western San Diego

If you choose a Western San Diego rental, you’ll be living in one of the more time-honored sections of the city. This collection of residential and retail neighborhoods stretches from the cliffs of Point Loma to the historic heart of California, in Old Town. Included in Western San Diego are the communities of Burlingame, Hillcrest, Linda Vista, Midtown, Midway District, Mission Hills, Mission Valley West, Morena, North Park, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Point Loma, and University Heights.

It was on Point Loma that Europeans first set foot on California soil. That was during the 1542 expedition of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. The Spanish built the first European settlement in California in Old Town, in 1769. Even leaving this early exploration aside, Western San Diego was built up before many other parts of the city. Developers had a go at Ocean Beach in 1887, but since it took two and a half hours to get Downtown from there by carriage, it didn’t take off. Rail service made these areas more accessible in the early decades of the 20th century.

Western San Diego Lifestyle and Entertainment

Western San Diego incorporates a number of active commercial areas. In Hillcrest, you’ll find locally owned shops, restaurants, and bars. The extensive malls in Mission Valley West serve as a shopping mecca for San Diegans. There are unique restaurants and cute coffee shops in North Park—plus bars and nightclubs, too. If you’re looking for alternative businesses like tattoo parlors or head shops, check out Ocean Beach. University Heights stays active with restaurants and live entertainment.

If you want to spend some time outdoors, Western San Diego provides ample ocean-side entertainments. Ocean Beach Municipal Pier is open 24-hours. There’s also Dog Beach, perhaps the first leash-free area in the country. San Diego State Historic Park in Old Town and Shoreline Park on Shelter Island are other good options.

Western San Diego Info and the Rental Market

Western San Diego is known for its early 20th century homes in Craftsman Bungalow, Mission Revival, and other styles. You’ll find rentals like these in neighborhoods such as North Park and Burlingame. There are also plenty of modern apartments, condos, cottages, and more available in this part of the city. Average rents range from a high of $1,781 in Mission Hills to a low of $1,115 in University Heights and parts of Point Loma.

This part of San Diego is relatively easy on commuters. The San Diego Trolley runs through Midtown, Old Town, and Mission Valley. Public buses serve most of these neighborhoods well. Interstate 8 terminates in Ocean Beach and Interstate 5 runs beside Old Town and Mission Hills.

Western San Diego Resources

There are United States Post Offices in neighborhoods such as University Heights, Midway District, and Roseville-Fleet Ridge. The San Diego Public Library operates Ocean Beach, Mission Hills, University Heights, and other branches. Western San Diego falls within San Diego City Council Districts 2 and 3. Scripps Mercy Hospital and the UCSD Medical Center are in Hillcrest.

Western San Diego Zip Codes

Zip codes serving Western San Diego are 92101, 92103, 92104, 92107, 92110, 92116, 92140, and 92152.

Current - San Diego, CA 92101
16

San Diego, CA 92101

$2597 - $8069

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)


$2597 - $8069

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

13th & Market - San Diego, CA 92101
15

San Diego, CA 92101

$1830 - $3999

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)


$1830 - $3999

264 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Strata - San Diego, CA 92101
16

San Diego, CA 92101

$2396 - $13301

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)


$2396 - $13301

163 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Monte Vista at Mission Valley - San Diego, CA 92108
9

San Diego, CA 92108

$1730 - $4585

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Mission Valley...)


$1730 - $4585

670 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Harborview Apartment Homes - San Diego, CA 92101
15

San Diego, CA 92101

$1620 - $3545

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)


$1620 - $3545

387 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Cortez Hill - San Diego, CA 92101
40
(469)

San Diego, CA 92101

$1545 - $2450

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Core-columbia...)

(469)

$1545 - $2450

299 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arcadia At Stonecrest Village - San Diego, CA 92123
11

San Diego, CA 92123

$1735 - $4535

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Serra Mesa)


$1735 - $4535

336 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broadway Lofts - San Diego, CA 92101
17
(264)

San Diego, CA 92101

$1642 - $3612

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Core-columbia...)

(264)

$1642 - $3612

84 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Del Rio Apartment Homes - San Diego, CA 92108
11

San Diego, CA 92108

$1800 - $3600

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Mission Valley...)


$1800 - $3600

736 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge Park - San Diego, CA 92123
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(104)

San Diego, CA 92123

$1738 - $3316

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Serra Mesa)

(104)

$1738 - $3316

320 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Market Street Square - San Diego, CA 92101
34
(7)

San Diego, CA 92101

$1345 - $2090

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)

(7)

$1345 - $2090

192 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Mesa Village Apartments - San Diego, CA 92117
13

San Diego, CA 92117

$1109 - $1197

0 Beds 1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Clairemont, Clairemont Mesa East...)


$1109 - $1197

133 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Park Genesee - San Diego, CA 92111
15
(9)

San Diego, CA 92111

$1285 - $1295

1 Bed 1 Bath

San Diego, CA (Clairemont, Clairemont Mesa East...)

(9)

$1285 - $1295

170 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Mira Bella - San Diego, CA 92123
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(10)

San Diego, CA 92123

$1995 - $3600

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Northern San Diego...)

(10)

$1995 - $3600

289 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ariva - San Diego, CA 92123
16

San Diego, CA 92123

$1625 - $2965

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Kearny Mesa)


$1625 - $2965

253 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Verge - San Diego, CA 92120
17

San Diego, CA 92120

$1775 - $3121

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Grantville)


$1775 - $3121

444 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Heritage - San Diego, CA 92101
25

San Diego, CA 92101

$1938 - $2940

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Cortez...)


$1938 - $2940

230 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broadstone Little Italy - San Diego, CA 92101
27

San Diego, CA 92101

$2087 - $5190

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)


$2087 - $5190

199 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Form 15 - San Diego, CA 92101
15

San Diego, CA 92101

$1740 - $4080

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Downtown...)


$1740 - $4080

200 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broadstone Corsair - San Diego, CA 92123
20

San Diego, CA 92123

$1980 - $3232

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Kearny Mesa)


$1980 - $3232

360 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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