A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
84,682

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,932
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,895
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    332
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    633
    525
  • Theft
    559
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,284
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Mira Mesa Reviews

103 reviews
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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. .
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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!
It's right in the middle of everything driving wise, it's a great place to raise a family with a diverse cultural community, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries in Sorrento valley are booming.