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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Mira Mesa is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 86,910. Mira Mesa is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mira Mesa offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mira Mesa there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Mira Mesa and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Mira Mesa are highly rated.
About Mira Mesa...
Population
86,910

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$435,950
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,957
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Mira Mesa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    276.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,593
National
$55,322
Families with Children
36%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Mira Mesa is a very convenient place to live; there are grocery stores, a library, a movie theater, many eateries, cafes, high schools, and public parks all within walking distance from most residential areas. There are also many young families that live in this area, so it is very safe and family-friendly. For those who are looking for a delicious craft cocktail, they can drive down to Miramar Road right down the street to visit one of San Diego's famous breweries. Mira Mesa is a great place to live for a person of any age!
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I've lived in San Diego my whole life, and the last decade of that has been in Mira Mesa. I didn't appreciate it when I was younger. I had heard it called Mira Masia or Manila Mesa in a derogatory way. Being white, I didn't think I would fit in. But I have come to appreciate the sense of community here that comes largely from the families here, and that could be due to the Asian influence. Now that I have kids, I see what a great place this is for kids. The schools are great, the majority of the people are family-oriented, and there are many community events to enjoy. I feel safe taking my kids to one of the many parks in the area and the schools rival those in the more expensive areas nearby. To top it off, it's a quick drive to many of San Diego's big attractions. Mira Mesa has been the best-kept secret in San Diego for a long time.
I loved the fact that I grew up in Mira Mesa. I have been very fortunate in terms of making great friends in a variety of settings; through school, rec sports leagues, and church. The communities I have been a part of are awesome in terms of being supportive and teaching me a lot about life. People are kind and respectful. The Fourth of July parade and fireworks display is a great tradition.