Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA

Serra Mesa Neighborhood Guide San Diego, CA

About

Serra Mesa is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood located in the heart of San Diego, California. Known for its quiet, suburban feel, this tight-knit community is nestled between Interstates 805 and 15 – two major highways providing easy access to the larger San Diego area. It's close to popular malls like the Fashion Valley and Mission Valley malls. The neighborhood is also a short drive from the Rady Children's Hospital and the San Diego River.

What You Will Love About Serra Mesa, San Diego, California

  • The community-driven atmosphere with numerous local events and gatherings.
  • Its prime location offers easy access to two interstate highways and major local attractions.
  • The neighborhood boasts great recreational parks, such as Cabrillo Heights Park and Serra Mesa Community Park.

What’s Nearby

Serra Mesa is just moments away from major shopping destinations like Fashion Valley and Mission Valley malls. The famous Qualcomm Stadium, home to the San Diego Chargers, is also nearby, an attraction for football lovers. For healthcare, the Rady Children's Hospital is in the vicinity.

Lifestyle

Living in Serra Mesa offers residents a suburban feel while being close to the action of a major city. It’s perfect for families, with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of park space for outdoor activities. The lifestyle in Serra Mesa is about community, convenience, and quality of life, which is reflected in the neighborhood’s regular community events and gatherings.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 228 restaurants, 37 grocery stores, and 21 parks within a mile of the Serra Mesa neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Market on the Mesa

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.6 miles

    3333 Sandrock Rd

  • GROCERY
    Stadium Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    2677 Mission Village Dr

  • GROCERY
    Clown Market Liquor

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    1.1 miles

    8690 Aero Dr

  • GROCERY
    Costco

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    2345 Fenton Pkwy

  • GROCERY
    Kearny Mesa Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    7631 Linda Vista Rd

  • GROCERY
    Nutrition Express

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.2 miles

    7612 Linda Vista Rd

Serra Mesa Apartments and Rentals

101 Rental properties in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA.

  • The Village Mission Valley property

    $2,640+

    The Village Mission Valley

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    620–1522 Sqft

    7 Units Available

  • Olympus Corsair property

    $2,750+

    Olympus Corsair

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    644–1251 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • The Promenade Rio Vista property

    $2,558+

    The Promenade Rio Vista

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    652–1273 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Monte Vista property

    $2,330+

    Monte Vista

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    646–1437 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Del Rio Apartment Homes property

    $2,645+

    Del Rio Apartment Homes

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    726–1346 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • River Run Village property

    $2,679+

    River Run Village

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    602–988 Sqft

    9 Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
3.8%
115.3%
utilities
12.8%
12.2%
food
1.3%
15.1%
transportation
0.8%
31.1%
healthcare
7.5%
4.2%

Serra Mesa Demographics

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Serra Mesa Reviews

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  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Mostly Newer Buildings

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

Serra Mesa Transportation

walk bike and transit

Car-Dependent

41/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

41/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

29/100
1 train stop, 2 other stops

Prato & Reichman

Other

8555 Aero Dr

Fenton Parkway Trolley Station

Train Stop

2288 Fenton Pkwy

Coastal Transport

Other

2750 Murphy Canyon Rd

Source: foursquare.com

Serra Mesa Schools

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42%
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45%
Western San DiegoNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,640
6%
Kearny MesaNeighborhood in San-diego, California$3,749
3%
HillcrestNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,745
5%
North Central San DiegoNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,967
16%
Linda VistaNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
University HeightsNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,607--
UptownNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,596
8%
Mid-CityNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,750
5%
Normal HeightsNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,695--
TierrasantaNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
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52%
Eastern San DiegoNeighborhood in San-diego, California$3,749
36%
Clairemont Mesa EastNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,905
4%
Mission HillsNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,745
13%
GrantvilleNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
PresidioNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
Balboa ParkNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
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4%
TalmadgeNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,595--
KensingtonNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,850--
Bay ParkNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,122--
Bay HoNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
College EastNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
Old TownNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
MorenaNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,978
6%
CorridorNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
Colina del SolNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
Del CerroNeighborhood in San-diego, California$2,095--
College WestNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
North ClairemontNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,967
2%