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Point Loma Neighborhood Guide

The neighborhood of Point Loma is built on a hilly peninsula that helps separate San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean. This piece of land has a rich history, being the landing place of the first Europeans to come to California back in 1542, when it was discovered by a Portuguese navigator. Point Loma boasts a rich Portuguese heritage to this day.

Point Loma has several historic landmarks, but also much to offer in the way of fun leisure activities. You can fish and enjoy the beautiful views, enlivened by the occasional sight of the majestic gray whales that frequent this area of the Pacific. The beaches around here aren’t the sandy sunbathing type, but offer plenty of tide pools to explore.

This community tends to be quiet and peaceful. Real estate is a little pricey, but you can really feel safe living here – the crime rate is 60% lower than the San Diego average. About the only drawback is that it can get noisy sometimes due to being directly under the flight path from the San Diego airport. Locals say you soon get used to it, however.

Access to the rest of the city is through Interstate-8, which feeds into the north side of the point.

Properties for Sale in Point Loma

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Things to Do in Point Loma

Cabrillo National Monument

Sights & Landmarks

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

Sights & Landmarks

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks

Point Loma
San Diego, CA 92106

Top Restaurants in Point Loma

2850 Womble Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 221-1228

2833 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 523-1301

Tender Greens

American (New), Sandwiches, Salad

2400 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 226-6254

Point Loma Demographics


Population: 5,684
Median household income: $78,618
Median contract rent: $2,004
Median resident age: 37.3
Percentage of family households: 48.2%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 968,937
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 379,066
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 1,243,683
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 474,640

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 52.1%
  • Female: 47.9%
  • African American: 2.0%
  • American Indian: 0.2%
  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Caucasian: 89.4%
  • Mixed race: 3.6%
  • Other race: 1.0%

Schools in Point Loma

Cabrillo Elementary School

Grades K-4

3120 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106

High Tech Middle Media Arts School

Grades 7-8

2230 Truxtun Road, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92106

Point Loma High School

Grades 9-12

2335 Chatsworth Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92106