Point Loma

Point Loma

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

About Point Loma

Point Loma in San Diego is a prime neighborhood located on the peninsula that is bordered on the east by San Diego Bay and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Point Loma has a significant place in San Diego history as it was the landing site of the first European expedition in what is present-day California. Currently, Point Loma is home to Rosecrans National Cemetery, two major naval bases, a university, a commercial district, and several residential areas.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $920,000 to $7,200,000

Closed Prices: $287,658 to $13,250,000

Median Sale Price: $1,400,000

Average $ per sq ft: $861

Association Fee Ranges: $320 to $360, $212 to $500/quarter, $91 to $780/mo, $0 to $750

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1915 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 267 to 10406 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 10 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Point Loma

Just about every part of Point Loma has certain qualities that make the area especially popular with locals. Although it is one of the most expensive areas in San Diego, La Playa is near the end of the peninsula and boasts one of the prettiest walking paths in the city. Other residential areas include Loma Portal and the Wooded Area, which is along the crest of the peninsula. Point Loma has a wide variety of single-family homes and condominiums.

Since part of Point Loma is right on the bay, the seafood here is particularly noteworthy. The freshness can't be beat: many of the local restaurants buy their fish daily right from the fishing boats each morning. There are also several very popular restaurants on Shelter Island, which has a lovely walking path to stroll along after a meal.

You will see spectacular views from many key vantage points in Point Loma, looking south across the bay and Pacific Ocean. On clear days you can see all the way to Tijuana. At the end of the point is the Cabrillo National Monument Park, which maintains the original lighthouse and museum. At the bottom of the park on the ocean side, adults and kids alike have tons of fun exploring the tide pools teeming with a wide variety of sea life. You can also enjoy watching all sorts of ships and boats coming in and going out to sea, including sailboats, commercial ships, and naval vessels.

A Friday night in the neighborhood typically sees residents heading towards Shelter Island for a meal before a walk along the bay. The area also has some very popular music venues, including one that is on Shelter Island. Locals love to pull out their dinghies or kayaks and paddle over and listen to the concerts. This has gone on for many years and the locals frequently try to outdo each other with floating picnics.

A perfect Sunday includes walking along the bay or taking in a Sunday brunch. Evenings can include concerts in the park or going to one of the many musical events sponsored by local churches and the university. The university has a thriving theater scene and Point Loma has several movie theaters and clubs.

Locals Love

  • Friendly neighbors with families dating back many generations
  • Great parks and trails
  • Historic monuments

Locals Don't Love

  • Crowds on Rosecrans Street
  • In the take-off flight path of the airport

Neighborhood Reviews

2 Reviews

Great area

Sam K
We like that Point Loma is close to downtown, but feels removed because of the separation from the harbor. Pretty laid back place. We also love taking our kids to dinner at the Corvette Diner in Liberty Station. If you have kids, or even if you don't, you have to go there!

Fun, laid back neighborhood

Mike H
Great location for kids. Simple to navigate. I love how close it is to the airport, yet you never hear planes land or takeoff. It's also close to Cabrillo National Monument and several beaches where you can surf or watch the surfers catch a wave. It definitely has that classic California feel.
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