Mission Valley, San Diego Real Estate Spotlight


Our Mission Valley, San Diego real estate spotlights a popular neighborhood for home buyers looking at the $460,000 range.


Mission Valley, San Diego Real Estate Facts


In 1769, Mission Valley became the first Spanish settlement in California.

Mission Valley as a river valley trends east to west through the San Diego River into the Pacific Ocean.

San describes Mission Valley as “Central, Convenient and Affordable”.

Minutes away from the San Diego International Airport.

Close to San Diego’s Old Town district offering a central home base.

Also, due to its location in central San Diego County only a 15-minute drive to popular San Diego attractions.

Two neighborhoods exist here: Mission Valley West and Mission Valley East divided by State Route 163 (Cabrillo Freeway).

The boundaries include Interstate 15 to the east and Interstate 5 to the west.

The San Diego Trolley system’s Green Line runs through Mission Valley.

Buses start at the Fashion Valley Transit Center main bus hub.

The population estimated at 31,368.


Mission Valley, San Diego Real Estate Market 2020


Redfin provides these Mission Valley, San Diego real estate market trends for 2020:

Redfin Overview:

  • Many homes receive multiple offers;
  • Average homes sell for around 1% below the list price;
  • Homes listings remain pending for around 40 days;
  • Hot homes sell at listing price and go pending for 15 days;
  • Average Sale Price = $545,000; and
  • Average Sale Price per square foot = $435.


Realtor offers these Mission Valley, San Diego real estate market trends for 2020:

Realtor Overview:

  • A popular neighborhood for buyers seeking a median price range around $460,000;
  • In December 2019 the Mission Valley was a seller’s market with more buyers than active homes for sale;
  • Median Listing Home Price = $460,000;
  • Median Price per square foot = $427; and
  • The Median Home Sale Price = $519,000.


Niche gives these Mission Valley, San Diego real estate market trends for 2020:

  • #23 Best Neighborhood to Live in San Diego;
  • Overall Grade = A;
  • Nightlife = A+;
  • Good for Families = A-;
  • Public Schools = B+;
  • Median Home Value = $408,700; and
  • Median Rent = $1,961.

Niche Overview:

  • Mission Valley provides an urban feel;
  • Many young professionals live there; and
  • Public Schools are above average.


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Mission Valley, San Diego Things To Do


Gaslamp District


Just a 15-minute drive to many of San Diego’s popular attractions like:

Downtown Gaslamp District (Quarter) covers 16 square blocks with Victorian-era buildings and modern skyscrapers meet with over 100 pubs, restaurants, shops, and nightclubs entertain residents and visitors alike.

SeaWorld San Diego spread across 190 acres showcasing a variety of animals, mammals, aquariums, rides, and the chance to pet sharks; and the

San Diego Zoo offers a tropical oasis to see Komodo dragons, gorillas, tigers, polar bears, elephants, koalas, flamingos, and more.

Shopping – Close to shopping malls like the:

Fashion Valley Mall, an open-air upscale covering over 1.7 million square feet making it the largest shopping mall in San Diego.

Westfield Mission Valley, a traditional outdoor shopping mall.

Golf – If you like golf it’s close to the Riverwalk Golf Course in Mission Valley.

Hiking – Into hiking and rock climbing? Try the Mission Trails Regional Park

History – You like history? Visit the Mission San Diego de Alcala as the first mission formed in California.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park offers 12 acres of historical Mexican culture featuring buildings from the 1820s.

Tours – Try the Old Town Trolley Tours offering sightseeing tours of San Diego with on and off privileges to spend time at desired stops.

Trains – Take advantage of the free parking in the Transit Center lot and hop onto the San Diego Coaster train to visit Petco Park and the downtown Convention Center.

Sports – the SDCCU Stadium (Qualcomm Stadium) a multi-purpose stadium.


Mission Valley, San Diego Restaurants


Yelp recommends these restaurants in or near Mission Valley

The Green Spot Salad Company earned 5 Stars (out of 5) from 25 reviews for their large portions salads and wraps. Reviewers like the Baja Steak Bowl and the Custom Salad.

Royal Grill Cuisine also got 5 Stars from 226 reviews for their Greek, Mediterranean, and Tapas food.

The Kebab Shop received 4.5 Stars from 1,407 reviews for their Kebab and Mediterranean food.

Bahn Thai earned 4.5 Stars from 2,338 reviews for their Thailand cuisine. The Pad Thai earned extra praise from the reviews.

Cantina Mayahuel got 4 Stars from 818 reviews for their Authentic Mexican cuisine with the Carnitas Tacos and Yucatan Seafood Stew as the favorites.

Sushi Kuchi received 4 Stars from 623 reviews for their Japanese and Korean foods with the sushi, the Super Dragon Roll, and Gyoza as the favorites.

Luna Grill – Mission Valley earned 4 Stars from 752 reviews for their Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

FireBirds Chicken got 4 Stars from 135 reviews for their “grab and go” roasted chicken.

100s Seafood Grill Buffet earned 4 Stars from 1,178 reviews. Traditional seafood buffet.

CRACK Taco Shop received 4 Stars from 324 reviews for their great tacos.


Mission Valley, San Diego Schools


Bay Park Elementary School


The Great Schools Organization ranks the following as the best schools in or near Mission Valley.

Bay Park Elementary School rated a 9 (out of 10) teaching grades K to 5 with around 500 students.

Garfield Elementary School with a 9 rating offering grades K to 5 with around 227 students.

Longfellow School rated an 8 teaching grades K to 8 with around 710 students.

Normal Heights Elementary School with a 7 rating offering grades K to 5 for around 320 students.

Fletcher Elementary School earning a 6 rating teaching grades K to 5 to around 200 students.




This Mission Valley, San Diego real estate spotlights a “central, convenient and affordable” neighborhood. Homes sell around the $460,000 range.

The perfect central San Diego County home base near the international airport and 15 minutes from downtown San Diego and popular attractions.

A variety of nearby things to do including a world-famous zoo, SeaWorld, golfing, shopping, and touring historical sites.

Great restaurants with two 5 Stars and two 4.5 Stars offering Thai, Greek, Mediterranean, and gourmet salads.

Two highly rated elementary schools teaching Kindergarten to 5th grades.

The Mission Valley real estate market in 2020 offers many affordable homes which sell at or near the listing price.

Perfect for young professionals and their families with good schools, safety, and an active nightlife.

Contact Us to learn more about this “central, convenient, and affordable” neighborhood and the available homes for sale.

Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger


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