About Bay Park/Bay Ho, San Diego Real Estate
Centrally located havens overlooking Mission Bay
Bay Park/Bay Ho are two adjacent neighborhoods with histories dating back to the mid 20th century, making them some of the oldest communities in San Diego, while also ranked among its most livable. Draped in tranquility, their bird’s eye view of the ocean and bay may seem like the major appeal, but those who are lucky to dwell in these enclaves never want to leave. Small town vibes flavored with big-city perks attract families to the Bay Park/Bay Ho neighborhoods, and proximity to Interstate-5, the beach and plenty of shopping make living here the stuff of dreams. Rows of restaurants line West Morena Boulevard, alongside cocktail lounges and lively bars. The warm San Diego sunshine lures people out for days spent in the park, indulging in various outdoor activities, and the charming streets feature beautiful mid-size houses of varying designs, from Mediterraneans to single-story homes and remodeled older homes alongside modern condos.
What to Love
• Proximity to the Freeway
• Near-perfect weather all year-round
• Scenic view of the Mission Bay
• Plenty of restaurants and parks
• Low traffic
Bay Park/Bay Ho flourish in a blend of commercial and residential activities, with most businesses being owned by residents. Its warm, welcoming atmosphere fills visitors up with warmth the moment they step foot here, and most residents prefer to walk or bike everywhere they want to be in the neighborhood, while simultaneously taking in the gorgeous vistas for which both towns are known.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Bay Park/Bay Ho straddle some of the finest eateries and boutiques, many of which fill up the iconic West Morena Boulevard. A local favorite is Sardinia's Italian Restaurant where guests can settle in to enjoy great Sicilian dishes in a warm and friendly environment. Andrés Restaurant is a local hotspot for garlic bread, Cuban sandwiches, and picadillo served against the backdrop of romantic live music, so if you’re looking for date night ideas, they’ve got you covered.
Luce Bistro elevates your dining experience with upscale American pub grub and selections from an extensive wine and beer menu served in a warm, warehouse-style setting. Switch it up with fresh seafood tacos at the Bay Park Fish Company, or dig into handcrafted soup dishes, salads, and entrees at Water’s Deli and Catering. Adjacent to Bay Ho is the Clairemont Town Square, which features a multiplex cinema with great family-friendly movies and blockbusters. You can get your shopping done at the high-end retail stores clustered here, from Vons Supermarket to T.J.Maxx and more. Be sure to check out the sweet-smelling bouquets at Bay Park Flowers and get your premium cut meats at Siesel's, one of San Diego’s favorite meat markets. You can also stop by Catalina Offshore Products for fresh, premium, cut-to-order seafood.
Things to Do
Living in Bay Park/Bay Ho puts the beach and bay right in your backyard. Residents live out the blissful days surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and water skiing. Mission Bay Park is one of the country’s largest waterfront parks, featuring an aquatic playground, numerous beaches with open areas for picnics and camping. It’s also home to SeaWorld San Diego, where kids get to visit sea life exhibits and experience thrilling and amusing rides.
The Firefighter Demo Derby Pre-Rally Block Party is an annual fundraising event for the Burn Institute and features some of the best local restaurants.
Public schools within Bay Park and Bay Ho fall under the San Diego Unified School District and are renowned for their innovative and engaging curriculum. Some of these neighborhoods’ most coveted educational institutions are:
• Bay Park Elementary School
• Alcott Elementary School
• Marston Middle School
• Clairemont High School