Someone who refuses to settle on style or substance. Want a gorgeous home by the water? Check. Live seconds to local foods and fresh seafood? Check. Easy to get to downtown and the freeways? Check. If you’re willing to splurge, you’ll be in good company. Point Loma is home to million-dollar homes, some of the most expensive located either along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which hugs rugged ocean bluffs, or higher up the peninsula with stunning views of San Diego Bay. Aspire to buy a boat while you’re here? You’ll anchor in one of the prettiest marinas in San Diego.
Natural beauty and fun activities in all directions. Sunset Cliffs is a dreamy stretch of sandstone coastline and truly lives up to its name as one of the best spots to watch the sunset. The Cabrillo National Monument and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, located at one of the highest points of the peninsula, is on every tourist’s must-see list. Shelter Island (really an isthmus, but island sounds better) is home to Polynesian-themed hotels, chic resorts, and restaurants where you’ll watch cruise ships sailing by.
Point Loma is an unexpected spot for a hip food hall, but the Liberty Public Market found a home in Liberty Station, a former naval training site, now turned community of stores, restaurants, and schools. Arrive hungry; the Market boasts food purveyors selling everything from empanadas, to lobster rolls, to seafood gumbo. Point Loma is home to several fishing fleets and as a result serves up some of the best seafood in town – all fresh, all the time. Locals line up for the casual bites at Mitch’s Seafood and Point Loma Seafoods. Other spots bustle with enthusiastic diners, like the romantic Old Venice and Jimmy’s Famous Tavern.
When you’re not sipping wine on your outdoor deck, soaking up views of the Pacific Ocean or San Diego Bay, you’ll be watching a movie at the luxury cinema, THE LOT. During low tide, explore the fascinating and protected tide pools located beneath Cabrillo National Monument. Come summer, you’ll hop on over to Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay on Shelter Island, where you’ll see artists like Rob Thomas, Alanis Morrisette, and Chris Isaak. Insider tip: Skip buying a ticket and instead rent a kayak and paddle next to the waterfront venue to watch the show for free.
Flanked by San Diego on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Point Loma’s spectacular views will follow you wherever you go. It gets even better: The neighborhood is treated to countless conveniences, including groceries stores, big-box stores, chain eateries and more. Downtown San Diego is a scenic 20-minute drive away.
Walk Score 87
Median Home Price $807,700
Median Rental Price $2,906