Point Loma

It doesn’t get any better than living in Point Loma. Point Loma borders the San Diego Bay and extends to the “Point” which is where you will find the Cabrillo National Monument which houses two light houses. One is the Original Point Loma Lighthouse built in 1855 which is now a museum, and the new one that was built lower because the fog and low clouds obscured the light in the original light house.

Point Loma geography is flat at the beach and then it gradually rises to 422 Ft high and then slowly descends into Ocean Beach. Since you have this gradual height many homes in Point Loma have views of the Bay with Downtown or Coronado Island or the Point and the Pacific beyond. There are many different areas in Point Loma consisting of Plumosa Park (also known as upper Loma Portal), Loma Portal, Liberty Station, Roseville, Fleetridge, Wooded Area, and La Playa.

Point Loma Communities


Loma Portal

Located between Rosecrans St. and Chatsworth Blvd, and Nimitz Blvd.

What makes this place unique is that a portion of the streets have the street lights located in the middle of the street intersections. Loma Portal is in the direct take off pattern for airplanes from Lindberg Field, the S.D. airport, making what is known as the “6 Second Point Loma Lull” where natives just stop talking for 6 seconds and then continue as if nothing happened as the plane noise drowns out everything else. Most residents aren’t bothered by the plane noise. This area is sought after because it’s quick access to get in and out of Point Loma and it’s walking distance to Liberty Station.

Liberty Station

Located between Lytton St, Rosecrans St, Laning Rd and borders the Boat Channel and a small section known as the West Hotel Square across the Boat Channel right over the Harbor Island Bridge close to the S.D. Airport.

It is the former Naval Training Center (NTC) and is now an urban walking village that has 349 residences including homes and townhomes, an Arts and Cultural District, Retail District (with Trader Joes, Gourmet Vons and several other retailers and restaurants), Office District, The Rock Church, High Tech Schools, Loma Club 9-Hole Golf Course, The Lot Movie Theatre, Liberty Public Market and a 46-acre Waterfront Park. This is a place where people come from all over San Diego to enjoy all many happenings that seem to always be going on such as Movies in the Park, Fantasy on Ice ( seasonal outdoor ice rink ), San Diego Beer and Music Festival, Spring Fling, Artwalk, and ay too many others to mention. Some of my favorite places to eat in Liberty Station are Stone Brewing, Fireside by the Patio, Officine Buona Forchetta, Slater’s 50/50, Fig Tree Café, Dirty Birds, and Breakfast Republic where you can get pineapple pancakes.

Fleetridge

Fleetridge and Roseville are hard areas to separate perfectly. It is west of Catalina from the Wooded section and then turns West onto Chatsworth and then stops at the border of Roseville around Wildwood St. and cuts over at Clove St. That’s when things get tricky because it loops around approximately at Cannon and Albion directly above Roseville.

This high on the hill area above Roseville got its name from its developer David Fleet who is son of Rueben H. Fleet who founded the S.D. Aerospace Museum and the Rueben H Fleet Space Theatre. Fleetridge is known for large lot sizes and one story homes. During Christmas time the blocks of Garrison closest to Chatsworth light up like Christmas wonderland. Known as Candy Cane Lane the neighbors put massive effort into decorating their homes to the 10th degree and it is worth taking the slow drive through or parking and getting up close and personal with the displays and décor. A must see at Christmas time in Point Loma.

Roseville

Roseville is located north of La Playa starting at Talbot St, Follows the water and includes Shelter Island, stretches to Nimitz and North Harbor Dr and out Fleetridge on the N.W. Side.

Roseville was named after San Diego Pioneer Louis Rose and is the oldest settled part of Point Loma. Roseville also became home for many Portuguese fishing boat families which settled here well over 100 years ago. It has also been called “Tunaville” because it had such a big part of the tuna-fishing fleet. Roseville is mostly residential except for the Village and the areas bordering America’s Cup Harbor which has many small retail shops and including Miguel’s Cocina, Brigantine, Harbor Town Pub, Old Venice, Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano, Point Loma Seafoods, The Wine Pub and The Living Room which has the Best Mexican Mocha’s I have ever had. Roseville also is home to Shelter Island which is not an island but is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land which features spectacular views of the San Diego Bay with a long stretch of Shoreline Park throughout most of it. There is also Shelter Island Boat Dock, Kona Kai Resort Spa and Marina, Humphreys Bay Club and Marina where they locals come for summer concerts, Silver Gate Yacht Club, Palms Hotel and Marina, and Bali Hai restaurant. This is a great place to bring guests to San Diego so they can stroll along the San Diego Bay.

Wooded Area

Located between the Sunset Cliffs area and the Point Loma Nazarene University to the west, Roseville and Fleetridge to the north, La Playa to the east, and the Naval Base to the south side.

The Wooded Area got its name because of its evergreen and eucalyptus trees but is known for its lush vegetation, tall trees and narrow streets most with without sidewalks. It is a hilltop community that features many larger lot sizes and the homes on the west side of the Point boast a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.

La Playa

Spanish for “The Beach” is located south of Talbot St, east of Gage Dr. and Silvergate Dr and north of Fort Rosecrans and ends at the S.D. Bay.

This Bay front community is the closest to “The Point” of Point Loma and is usually regarded as the most desirable area in Point Loma. Home to Kellogg’s Beach, a small mellow beach perfect for local families with small children since there is no real waves.  There are approximately 40-45 bay front homes with 5 privately owned or privately shared boat docks.  There are also a small number of Bay front condo complexes right near the beach. La Playa is also home to the San Diego Yacht Club and the Southwestern Yacht Club. La Playa is usually the highest sold price per sq. Ft community compared to the other areas in Point Loma because of its uniqueness of luxurious estate homes, many with fantastic views of the bay, bay front properties, and its own small local beach.

 

Plumosa Park

Located in a subsection of an area known as Upper Loma Portal is a very small neighborhood with all flower named streets consisting of Plumosa, Poinsettia, Amaryllis, Hyacinth, Lotus, Jonquil, Azalea, Hyacinth, Oleander and Wisteria St. This tiny neighborhood is attached to Plumosa Park a 1.4 acre of grass which this small neighborhood enjoys.  On Christmas Eve, this neighborhood puts out luminaries for all to enjoy.


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