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Clairemont Neighborhood Guide

Clairemont is a neighborhood in the north-central area of San Diego that was established in the 1950s to house the growing post-war population. Instead of the then-popular grid format, Clairemont’s architects designed streets that wind through canyons and mesas, taking advantage of the views.

The majority of properties in Clairemont are detached houses, many of them decades old. There are also a good number of townhouses and some reasonably-priced apartments. It’s a diverse and family-oriented neighborhood, not known for its red-hot night life. The major commercial centers can be found at the intersections of Clairemont Drive and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, in addition to Balboa Avenue and Genesee Avenue.

You can easily drive to anywhere in the city from Clairemont, since it’s surrounded by freeways. On the east is Interstate 805 and on the west is Interstate 5. State Route 52 runs along the north side, with the neighborhood of Linda Vista bordering the west side.

Clairemont proper, also known as Clairemont Mesa, is made up of North Clairemont, Clairemont Mesa East, and Clairemont Mesa West. Bay Park and Bay Ho, to the west, are sometimes included in Clairemont as well.

Properties for Sale in Clairemont

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Things to Do in Clairemont

House of Hints

Room Escape Games

5575 Magnatron Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

Societe Brewing Company


8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

The Gun Range San Diego

Guns & Ammo

7853 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111

Top Restaurants in Clairemont

5450 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
(619) 275-0321

1959 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 275-0321

3860 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 279-0941

Clairemont Demographics


Population: 102,765
Median household income: $72,982
Median contract rent: $1,501
Median resident age: 39.9
Percentage of family households: 43.7%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 630,970
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 320,941
2-unit structures: $ 797,531
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 1,101,091
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 118,773
Mobile homes: $ 2,225

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 50.0%
  • Female: 50.0%
  • African American: 4.3%
  • American Indian: 0.4%
  • Asian: 14.5%
  • Caucasian: 72.0%
  • Mixed race: 5.3%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.4%
  • Other race: 3.1%

Schools in Clairemont

Cadman Elementary School

Grades K-5

4370 Kamloop Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

Innovation Middle School

Grades 6-8

5095 Arvinels Avenue
San Diego, CA 92117

Mt. Everest Academy

Grades K-12

4350 Mount Everest Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92117