Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

Shelter Island Neighborhood Guide San Diego, CA

About

Shelter Island is a picturesque neighborhood in San Diego, California, celebrated as a yachting and fishing haven. Nestled near Point Loma, it's known for its fantastic marina, beautiful parks, and walking paths. It's a stone's throw from the bustling Perkins Drive, sheltered by tall palm trees, and offers stunning views of the San Diego Bay. Its central location and easy access to major highways make it a sought-after destination, offering a serene getaway within the city.

What You Will Love about Shelter Island, San Diego, California

  • Enjoy the enveloping serene and relaxed seaside atmosphere that makes everyday feel like a vacation.
  • Its recreational boating culture is irresistible, with an array of marinas dotting the harbor.
  • The Shelter Island Drive presents a unique mix of charming eateries, local shops, and interesting art installations.
  • It offers stunning views of the San Diego skyline and breathtaking sunsets along the bay.

What’s Nearby

Shelter Island is just a short drive from downtown San Diego, offering easy access to a vibrant urban lifestyle. The iconic Cabrillo National Monument and the beautiful Sunset Cliffs Natural Park are in close proximity for nature lovers. The USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park, two of San Diego's biggest attractions, are also nearby.

Lifestyle

Life in Shelter Island is best characterized by its relaxing, maritime atmosphere combined with a strong sense of community. Its residents enjoy watersports, local eateries, and beautiful parks, promoting a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. The neighborhood is also home to several popular events such as the Summer Concert Series, making it an exciting place to live and visit.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 59 restaurants, 10 grocery stores, and 17 parks within a mile of the Shelter Island neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Nas North Island Coronado

    Community and Government, Government Building, Government Department, Military, Military Base, Organization, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    NAS North Island

  • GROCERY
    Stars & Stripes Mart

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

    0.6 miles

    2907 Shelter Island Dr

  • GROCERY
    Fishermen's Farmers' Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    4900 N Harbor Dr

  • GROCERY
    Ralph's

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1666 Rosecrans St

  • GROCERY
    Ralphs

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1666 Rosecrans St

  • SHOPPING
    Point Loma Marketplace

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    1.3 miles

    950 Catalina Blvd

Shelter Island Apartments and Rentals

19 Rental properties in Shelter Island, San Diego, CA.

  • 3044 Canon Street 3044 property

    $2,295

    3044 Canon Street 3044

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 945 Harbor View Dr property

    $7,500

    945 Harbor View Dr

    4 Beds • 4 Baths

    3396 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3226 Lucinda St property

    $6,500

    3226 Lucinda St

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1448 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2955 McCall St #301 property

    $4,500

    2955 McCall St #301

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1294 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2827 Keats St property

    $2,495

    2827 Keats St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 1575 Scott St property

    $2,395

    1575 Scott St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    625 Sqft

    1 Unit 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%

Shelter Island Demographics

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Shelter Island Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Quiet Area

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

Shelter Island Transportation

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Western Yacht Commissioning

Other

2390 Shelter Island Dr

Source: foursquare.com

Shelter Island Schools

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3%
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0%
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Mission BeachNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
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Old TownNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
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Midway DistrictNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
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