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Point Loma Heights real estate spotlight

 

Point Loma Heights real estate spotlight focuses on a unique peninsula neighborhood in Point Loma.

 

Point Loma Heights Spotlight Facts

 

Popularly called “the Point”, Point Loma Heights 67,000 residents live in houses ranging from single-family beach bungalows to multi-million dollar estates.

Best known for its yacht clubs, sports fishing industry, and several military establishments. Its historic Cabrillo lighthouse along with gorgeous ocean views give its unique charm

Location: This affluent neighborhood bounded by Chatsworth Boulevard and Point Loma Avenue on the south, Froude Street to the west, the San Diego River on the north, and Nimitz Boulevard on the east.

The Point Loma Heights neighborhood mostly residential older single-family housing near Ocean Beach. Its multi-family housing sits in the northern tip of the neighborhood. Its commercial district follows Voltaire Streets and West Point Loma Boulevard. 

Subdivisions: Point Loma Heights divides into four subdivisions:

  • Ocean Beach Highlands;
  • Loma Palisades;
  • Point Loma Highlands; and
  • Loma Alta.

 

Surrounding Neighborhoods: The neighboring communities consist of Roseville-Fleetridge and Sunset Cliffs to the south, Midway and Mission Bay Park to the north, Loma Portal to the east, and Ocean Beach to the west.

 

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Point Loma Heights Attractions

 

The main attractions include:

1. Cabrillo National Monument and Old Point Loma Lighthouse

A beautiful historic monument located at Point Loma’s southern tip. This memorial dedicated to when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in San Diego Bay in 1542.  Designated as a California Historical Landmark and since 1966 listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse a popular San Diego attraction since 1855 sits on the park’s highest point. It sits 510 feet above the sea making it the highest lighthouse in the world, according to the San Diego Historical Society. The lighthouse serves as a museum allowing visitors to view the original living areas. Millions of visitors enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean and the city.

2. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

A popular 68-acre city park on Point Loma’s western edge. Dedicated in 1983, stretching from Ladera to Adair Streets. Showcasing beautiful carved coastal arches and bluffs with sea caves. A perfect spot to view sunsets. Surfers love the waves here too.   

3. Women’s Museum of California

The Women’s Museum of California (WMofC) a non-profit museum highlighting the history of women. Located at Liberty Station since 1983. Includes an exhibit area, archives, library, and a small store selling objects handmade by women.

4. Point Loma Tide Pools

Located near the new Point Loma Lighthouse. Locals call this the “Cabrillo Tide Pools”. The most widespread tide pools in San Diego County.

The best times to visit occurs during low tide where the pools form within the rocky depressions. The only access to the lower areas of the park is by vehicle and wearing sole gripping shoes suggested for walking in the tide pools.

5. The San Diego Visions Art Museum

A fine Spanish arts museum located in Balboa Park since 1926. The Spanish art pieces range from 5000 BC to 2013 AD. Considered the region’s oldest and biggest art museum attracting half a million people per year.

6. San Diego Comic Art Gallery

A multi-genre comic and entertainment art gallery since 1970. Originally called the Golden State Comic Book Convention. This museum showcases comic books, fantasy elated films and science fiction.

Forbes calls this museum the “largest convention of its kind in the world” with over 130,000 attendees. 

7. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Fort Rosecrans, a former Army base, now a national military cemetery. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs maintains the cemetery.

Located 10 miles from San Diego. Named after a Civil War Union general, William Starke Rosecrans. Designated a California Historical Landmark in 1932. It covers over 77 acres on both sides of Catalina Boulevard.

8. The New Americans Museum

Located in the Liberty Station featuring exhibits on immigration themes along with an oral and visual history area. Celebrates and presents art, culture, education, and history of the new Americans.

9. San Diego Bay Walk

Stroll along San Diego Bay natural harbor and deepwater port near the U.S. – Mexican border. The third largest of the natural bays on California’s coastline at 12 miles length and 1 to 3 miles width. Many consider this as the best natural harbor on North America’s west coast.

10. San Diego Seal Tours

A well-known tourist spot for sea lovers. Offers a “Sea and Land” (SEAL) adventures tour. Visitors travel in specially designed vehicles which navigates both land and sea driven by a seasoned captain.

11. Shelter Island

Shelter Island connects to the mainland by a narrow strip of land making it an isthmus.

Polynesian-themed hotels favored by tourists and a busy public boat launch makes this a popular spot. Also, it contains a local’s favorite fishing pier. Its Shoreline Park offers picnic areas with spectacular skyline views.

 

Point Loma Heights real estate spotlight restaurants

 

Point Loma Heights Restaurants

 

Trip Advisor Reviews of Point Loma Heights Restaurants

 

Trip Advisor recommends the following as the best restaurants in Point Loma Heights:

Souplantation received 4.5 Stars (out of 5) from 108 reviewers. Best family restaurant with great soups.

The Venetian also received 4.5 Stars from 99 reviews. Best Italian restaurant in the area.

Pummaro likewise received 4.5 Stars from 19 reviewers. Second best Italian restaurant in the area.

Gaglione Brother received 4.5 Stars from 14 reviewers. Best fast food joint with “Killer Philly Cheese Steak”. 

 

Yelp Reviews of Point Loma Heights Restaurants

 

Yelp recommends the following restaurants in or near Point Loma Heights:

Vessel Restaurant and Bar received 4 (out of 5) Stars from 357 reviews. Best seafood in the area.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern got 4 Stars from 1,221 reviewers. Best burgers and comfort foods.

Z&F Chinese Food received 4 Stars from 35 reviews. Best Chinese food in the area.

Supannee House of Thai earned 4 Stars from 1,018 reviews for best Thai food.

Seaside Pho & Grill got 4 Stars from 211 reviews for best Vietnamese and Asian Fusion food. 

 

Point Loma Heights Schools

 

Point Loma Heights Schools

 

Several elementary, middle, and high schools exist in and near Point Loma Heights.

Zillow and Trulia provide rankings and reviews of Point Loma Heights schools. It’s part of the San Diego Unified School District.

Trulia rates the best schools in the following categories:

 

Elementary Schools (Grades Kindergarten through 4)

Ocean Beach Elementary School considered a “Great” school.

Silver Gate Elementary School rated as the second “Great” school in the area. Zillow rates this elementary school as the “Best” one in Point Loma Heights. The Movoto website provides California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Scores (CAASPP) for this school and parents’ reviews Here.

Loma Portal Elementary School rated the third best school in the area.

 

Middle Schools (Grades 7 through 8)

Correia Middle School rated as the best in the area. Zillow also rates this as the best middle school in the area too. Movoto also provides the CAASPP test scores for this school and parents’ reviews Here.

Dana Middle School rated as the second best in the area.

 

High School

Point Loma High School rated as the best in the area.

 

Conclusion

 

Point Loma Heights real estate spotlight of this affluent neighborhood. Known as “the Point” features yacht clubs and sports fishing. In addition, the Point offers many historical sites and attractions.

Great variety of nearby restaurants for all tastes. The schools receive “great” reviews from several sites ranking public schools.

Contact Us if interested in learning more about Point Loma Heights and the available homes and condo units.

Steven Rich, MBA – Guest Blogger

 

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