101 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in San Diego, CA
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$435,243
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,688
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Mira Mesa Rankings

Niche ranks hundreds of neighborhoods based on more than 50 statistics and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    42
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    332
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    559
    575
  • Theft
    633
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,564
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Mira Mesa Reviews

101 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Mira Mesa for 4 years. I moved to Mira Mesa from Tucson, Arizona . Mira Mesa is near San Diego. It is bordered by Interstate 15, Interstate 805 on the Los Penasquitos Canyon, and the Marine Corps Air Station Mira Mar. Mira Mesa is disproportionately large young professionals. There is a healthy ethnic mix here. Mira Mesa is basically a home owners market. Property values are high and still on the rise. The median income is about $65,000 per year, and the cost of living is high. On the other hand, the weather is great, the schools are good, the housing market is stable, the crime rate is low, and amenities such as grocery stores, shopping outlets and parks are plentiful. There is a broad array of ethnic restaurants, as well as traditional dining facilities. Mira Mesa has eight community parks, centers for teenagers and senior citizens, an ice skating rink, and a multi-plex movie theater. .
The area in which I live has every store that I could ever need. If I need to run errands and get groceries, there are many grocery stores around. There are also stores like Target and Walmart where you can buy many items. There are many malls around and if you want to avoid the crowd at the mall, there are retail stores like Tilly's or Bath and Body close by. The food selection is endless. There is a Starbucks around almost every corner!
Mira Mesa is predominantly chain stores and restaurants. You will get a few family own Asian restaurants which is great. There is a high level of Asian influence in the super markets and restaurant selections. You never need to leave Mira Mesa to get any essentials. We have a Home Depot for tools, a Best Buy for electronics, a Smart and Final for bulk, a few department stores and plenty of eateries. Everything is very central. Mira Mesa also contains entertainment centers such as a movie theater, a bowling ally, and an ice rink.