Point Loma is a beautiful coastal community in San Diego, with several neighborhoods within this distinct area. Point Loma, geographically, is a hilly peninsula bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and south, the San Diego Bay and Old Town to the east, and the San Diego River to the north. Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, a university called Point Loma Nazarene University, and a plethora of residential and commercial properties.
Historically, Point Loma is considered to be “Where California Began.” It is the landing site of the first European expedition to come ashore in what is considered to be the geographical boundaries for present-day California. Traditionally, Point Loma did not house any indigenous peoples because of the lack of fresh water in the area. Discovered by Europeans on September 28, 1542, Point Loma and specifically La Playa was an anchor point to provide supplies for Mission San Diego, which is part of the San Diego River Valley. Beginning in 1852, the southern tip of Point Loma was set aside for U.S. military purposes. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse stands as a landmark in Point Loma, and is often used as a symbol for San Diego.
Point Loma Village is considered the commercial hub of the area. The newest commercial and retail development in Point Loma is at Liberty Station, the former home of the Naval Training Center San Diego. Many neighborhoods within Point Loma offer apartments as well as single family homes. Point Loma’s military and college community lend to the high number of rentals in the area, making it a great neighborhood to purchase investment properties. The median rental price in Point Loma is $2,075 according to NeighborhoodScout. Point Loma neighborhoods are interspersed with older homes built no later than 1939, as well as new developments built between 1970 and 1999. The neighborhoods here are fairly walkable and somewhat historic. With its high concentration of older Victorian and mission style homes, Point Loma presents an excellent opportunity for restoring historic homes.
Point Loma features several smaller neighborhoods, some neighborhoods are more owner occupied than others. Using an experienced Realtor familiar with the distinct nuances of Point Loma is important if you are considering purchasing in this area. Different neighborhoods will suit different types of buyers, depending on if you are looking for an investment property, a fixer-upper, and move-in ready home or if you are interested in restoring a pre-war home. The beauty of Point Loma is that this area offers a plethora of options for all buyers. Our agents at WestShore Real Estate Group are trained to offer you a seamless real estate experience.
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