The neighborhood of Clairemont, also known as Clairemont Mesa, is a large community with four separate neighborhoods in San Diego. Maintaining a population of about 80,000, Clairemont was first developed post-war in the 1950s and the neighborhood is bound by the I5, 805, 52 and Linda Vista to the south. With diverse housing options, plenty of commercial, retail and restaurants, and easy access to the beach and downtown, Clairemont is affordable and a fantastic community to call home.
Clairemont has several outdoor shopping plazas, restaurants, movie theatre and shopping. While this community is extremely large, it is also quite self-sufficient, which is great for buyers looking to move into a neighborhood with plenty of retail and restaurants close by. Clairemont Town Square is the largest shopping center in the area and has a movie theatre, grocery store, Michael’s, TJ Max, and other shops. Clairemont has two canyons, Tecolote Canyon and San Clemente Canyon, and both have been preserved and great for hiking.
Median real estate prices for the neighborhood are $381,590 and median rental prices for the area are $1,220. While the majority of Clairemont is owner occupied, there are several renters in the area due to the affordability of the area as well as the number of college and post-college looking for affordable housing in a safe neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout notes that approximately 17% of residents are currently in college. Clairemont has an extremely high proportion of studios as well as condos with one or two bedrooms, making this a great neighborhood for first time home buyers looking to find affordable housing in a safe and quiet area.
Residents in this area mainly hold sales and service jobs, along with clerical and assistant work. A special note for residents in this area is that approximately 19.4% of residents identify as having Mexican ancestry. If you have Mexican ancestry and are looking for a community to make social connections, Clairemont is the perfect place for your family. Clairemont’s residents are constantly changing, and large portions were born in another country, making this area uniquely diverse both culturally as well as linguistically. Clairemont is a true melting pot within San Diego. Clairemont Mesa West has the best school ratings out of all of the Clairemont community, so if you have children, this may be the best neighborhood choice within the area.
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