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Overview of San Diego

San Diego is one of California's most beloved cities. South of Los Angeles and bordering Mexico, the seaside city is renown for its climate - locals aren't exaggerating about when they call it ideal. San Diego is rife with iconic neighborhoods, which are packed with character and charm. But, wherever you hail from - whether it's the East Coast or right down the street from Old Town - there's one ideal part of town for house hunters.

Looking to rent a house in San Diego? You'll want to check out Mission Valley.

A corner of San Diego to call your own

Mission Valley is one of the most beloved parts of a town that's not short on admirers. Located right by the intersections of the Mission Valley Freeway, I-8, and route 163, the Cabrillo Freeway, the Valley is a commuter's dream, but also a cozy little Southern California neighborhood, filled with character. With all the houses and one- and two-family homes, you'll find both the space to stretch out and all the culture you're looking for from a city.

In fact, if you're in search of cultural diversity, Mission Valley is the place for you. San Diego is already home to folks of all races, creeds, backgrounds and cultures, but this neighborhood is particularly renowned for its diversity. But right alongside local shops, ethnic restaurants and annual festivals and celebrations, your neighborhood also has all the traditional comforts and conveniences you're used to: a local mall with a Gap, Nordstrom and movie theater, as well as a variety of churches and schools.

The best part of a house for rent in Mission Valley isn't just having more room in your home, but plenty of outdoor space as well. Even if you don't have a sprawling yard, there's a park nearby. Even smaller parks, like the Mission Heights Neighborhood Park, are large by city standards. And these are dwarfed by Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, Presidio Park or any of the golfing locales in the area, like Tecolote Canyon Golf Course or the Riverwalk Golf Club.

The beautiful campus of the University of San Diego is also just north of your neighborhood. Play ball or catch a game at Fowler Park and Cunningham Field, play a match on the campus tennis courts, or check out the school's prized Garden of the Sky and Garden of the Sea.

Prefer sports? Hop on Friar's Road near the center of Mission Valley - the Chargers' Qualcomm Stadium is fewer than 5 miles away!

Your house rental in Mission Valley is sure to be beautiful, but you can also count on it's being surrounded by equally stunning, old properties. Mission Valley is one of the best parts of San Diego for historic buildings and attractions.

A glimpse into San Diego's past

Mission Valley has its share of old homes and vintage architecture - just check out the Mission San Diego de Alcala - but for historic San Diego sites, it can't compare to Old Town. Luckily, this famous corner of the city is just a short drive, bike ride or even walk away!

Old Town is a tiny, primarily commercial neighborhood in San Diego packed with restaurants serving authentic homemade Mexican dishes, mariachi music, museums, historic sites, numerous parks, famous shops like Bazaar del Mundo, Mexican Folklorico dancers and street performers, as well as the Old Town Market.

Best of all, there's convenient trolley transportation between Mission Valley and Old Town, plus trains headed in and out of the city center all day each week.

Houses for rent in San Diego don't get much better than this. Whether you're looking to raise a family or just want a bit more distance from the city, Mission Valley's the neighborhood for you. 

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