A fun and free-spirited, beach community, Mission Beach spans nearly 2 miles of ocean front. As part of the city of San Diego, Mission Beach is built on a sandbar between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. It borders part of Pacific Beach and shares the same zip code (92109).
Of course the near-perfect Mediterranean climate is in full force here too – warm, dry summers with highs in mid 70’s and lows in mid 60’s, with little rain or humidity all year round.
Mission Beach is the most densely developed residential community in San Diego with a city-mandated, land-use designation limiting the number of homes to only 36 dwelling units per acre. It also has the smallest lots in the city, ranging from 1,250 square feet (116 sq. meters) to 2,400 square feet (220 sq. meters).
It is bordered by the San Diego River estuary on the south, Mission Bay Park on the east, and the community of Pacific Beach on the north. A boardwalk runs along the beaches on both the ocean and bay sides of the community.
Popular attractions include Belmont Park – with a roller coaster, bumper cars and arcades. Surfing, boogie boarding, kite boarding, swimming, and fishing off of the Mission Bay jetty are big draws as well. And it’s a great place for walking, jogging, bicycling and just people-watching on the boardwalk.
Golfers will enjoy the Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center, a nearby municipal course with a par of 58. In addition, there are 20 public and private courses all within 10 miles of Mission Beach.
There are 20 nearby hospitals within 12 miles. Both the Scripps La Jolla Hospital and the Scripps Green Hospital are 3 miles away, while VA San Diego Hospital is only 5 miles away. The San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital is very close as well.
Now we’ll take a look at the various retirement housing options in Mission Beach – San Diego CA.
Where to retire in Mission Beach?
Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in Mission Beach
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