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City Council District 2 Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is a small community that celebrates individuality and creativity in its preservation as a traditional Southern California beach town. Sprinkled on street corners are locally owned restaurants, ice cream shops, and boutiques. The Newport Avenue business corridor boasts some of San Diego's finest antiques and collectibles. In addition to many families and college students, the community is home to countless musicians, artists, and surfers. No visit to Ocean Beach would be complete without stopping at the famed Ocean Beach Pier, a favorite spot for local fishermen and surfers. Additionally, the community is deservedly proud of its Dog Beach, one of the best leash-free zones enjoyed by dog owners and their best friends.

Communities

Clairemont

Clairemont began as a development in 1950 by locals Lou Burgener and Carlos Tavares, as a tract-home community on what was then called Morena Mesa, later naming it after Carlos' wife, Claire. Clairemont's planning and design was a master planned series of neighborhoods that included curvilinear streets, landscaping, shopping centers, schools, parks, churches, and other amenities. In the Second City Council District, Western Clairemont, includes the neighborhoods of Bay Ho and Bay Park, and is a thriving community developed during the post-World War II housing boom. Considered innovative at the time, developers abandoned a more traditional gridded blocks and streets, in favor of cul-de-sacs and meandering streets. Today Clairemont is home to a wide variety of residences and businesses.

Clairemont's nighborhoods of Bay Park & Bay Ho provide a unique character, defined by both its neighborhoods and its natural resources. With three of the City's open space parks (Rose Canyon, Marian Bear, and Tecolote Canyon) in or adjacent to Western Clairemont, city life can be quickly left behind for the more serene experience of canyon hikes, wildlife and beautiful Mission Bay.

Linda Vista

Linda Vista is Spanish for "beautiful view." In the Second City Council District, South Western Linda Vista west of Via las Cumbres, is home to the Morena District, the University of San Diego, and its surrounding neighborhoods. Morena was originally established, over a century ago in 1887. The University of San Diego, was established in 1949, at its current campus site also known as Alcalá Park.

Southwestern Linda Vista is a diverse community of residents and vibrant local businesses, restaurants, and retail. The Morena District, overlooks Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean on the west, and Mission Valley to the south, with Tecolote Canyon open space park on the north side.

Midway/North Bay

Midway is the key gateway area that connects the beach, Old Town, Downtown, and the Peninsula. Undergoing extensive revitalization, this community is home to the San Diego Sports Arena and is a leading commercial center with retail opportunities of all types.

Mission Bay

Mission Bay Park is the largest aquatic park of its kind in the country. It consists of over 4,600 acres in roughly equal parts land and water. Mission Bay boasts 27 miles of shoreline, 19 of which are sandy beaches with eight locations designated as official swimming areas.

Mission Beach

Mission Beach exemplifies diversity in the beach community. It is enjoyed by students from local universities, long-standing native residents, and tourists from near and far. Mission Beach cradles a key piece of San Diego's past and present, the Belmont Park wooden roller coaster. The Giant Dipper opened to the public July 4, 1925. It was built in less than two months by more than 150 workers at a cost of $150,000. Today, it is the centerpiece for the ongoing redevelopment of the entire Belmont Park complex.

During the summer months, Mission Beach welcomes the San Diego community and visitors alike to bask in the sun while taking part in local beach sports tournaments, walks on the boardwalk, and just to sink their feet in the sand. Mission Beach is a great place to be for fun and relaxation.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is a small community that celebrates individuality and creativity in its preservation as a traditional Southern California beach town. Sprinkled on street corners are locally owned restaurants, ice cream shops, and boutiques. The Newport Avenue business corridor boasts some of San Diego's finest antiques and collectibles. In addition to many families and college students, the community is home to countless musicians, artists, and surfers. No visit to Ocean Beach would be complete without stopping at the famed Ocean Beach Pier, a favorite spot for local fishermen and surfers. Additionally, the community is deservedly proud of its Dog Beach, one of the best leash-free zones enjoyed by dog owners and their best friends.

Pacific Beach

The beach area south of Crystal Pier is known as Pacific Beach. This beach stretches south over two miles, becoming Mission Beach, then South Mission Beach, and eventually ending at the channel entrance to Mission Bay. Known as The Strand, these beaches are adjacent to the residential and commercial areas of the Pacific Beach and Mission Beach communities. It is the most popular beach area in San Diego and draws large summer crowds.

The boardwalk parallels the entire beach. Walking, rollerblading, bicycling, and related activities are permitted on the boardwalk. Various shops, restaurants, and beach rental venues can be found bordering the north end of Pacific Beach, north of Pacific Beach Drive. The southern end is predominately residential, with commercial areas about one block from the beach on Mission Boulevard. The commercial corridor hosts numerous shops, restaurants, bars and coffee houses.

Point Loma

Rich in nature, people, and history, Point Loma is one of the oldest communities of San Diego. Blessed with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and both Downtown and America's Cup Harbor to the east, Point Loma is one of the area's most desirable communities.

Point Loma is home to an array of people from many backgrounds. The nautical industry continues to have a strong presence in the community as does the military.

The Cabrillo National Monument (link is external) is the nation's second-most visited National Park. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the historic Point Loma Lighthouse (link is external) .

 

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  • San Diego, CA 92107

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