About Point Loma, San Diego Real Estate
Laid-back boater’s paradise draped in a suburban charm
Glamorous sunrises and endless possibilities for outdoor adventures entice families to the scenic and tranquil community of Point Loma, tucked between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Historically known as the landing place of the first European expedition, led by Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo in 1542, Point Loma interweaves rich heritage with coastal town prestige and modern-day convenience, providing easy access to freeways, the airport, and neighboring San Diego communities. This boating community also has a rich history within the tuna fishing industry.
The coastal breeze keeps the city cool and refreshing even through the summer heat, and residents enjoy a year-long resort lifestyle with various outdoor activities to boot. With a diverse mix of Spanish, mid-century modern, and California craftsman-style homes overlooking the bay, there is something for everyone to love.
What to Love
• Vibrant boating community with dreamy views
• Family-friendly fun activities
• Top-tier educational institutions
• Stunning homes overlooking the bay
• Outdoor living at its best
• Minutes away from airport and downtown action
Laid-back, with incredible access to natural spaces, especially the ocean, Point Loma takes SoCal living to the next level. Many locals take up sportfishing and yachting as hobbies, but if you’re looking for a sunrise hike and some history, you can’t be starved on the Peninsula’s trails and attractive landmarks. For families looking to raise kids in a charming small town, Point Loma is deeply rooted in traditional and cultural values, and anytime you’ve worked up an appetite from all those activities, kick back in any of the restaurants while savoring a plate of freshly caught seafood.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Liberty Station bustles with commercial activities, playing host to a number of high-end restaurants, fascinating art galleries, cozy cafes, and eclectic shops. From a sophisticated dinner at Humphrey’s by the Bay to oreo pancakes and fried chicken at Breakfast Republic, foodies will be spoiled for choice.
Stop into Buona Forchetta for classic Neapolitan-style pies and upscale Italian entrees paired with wine. Its graceful atmosphere invites the entire family for a delicious feast coupled with an experience that will keep everyone craving more. Craving ravioli and pasta dishes finished off with an espresso martini, there’s no better place to come than Cesarina. Point Loma Seafoods is a popular spot beloved for serving favorites like fried shrimp and oyster on the half shell. Their delicious crab cakes are to die for and you wouldn’t want to miss out on a bite of the squid sandwich and coleslaw most people can’t stop raving about. Fill your room with the scent of candles picked up from Pigment and stop at Rare Bloom Boutique for chic mini dresses, fuzzy knit sweaters, and plants.
Things to Do
Visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and step out for a mid-morning hike along with the Point Loma Tide Pools with the little ones to come upon fascinating sea life. Golf enthusiasts can tee it off on the 9-hole pitch and putt golf course at The Loma Club. Kick back along Shelter Island and watch the sailboats pass, soaking up the sun from one of the island’s parks. Point Loma is also home to a multitude of world-renowned yacht clubs, a great way to get out on the water and spend time with new friends.
Humphrey’s by the Bay isn’t just one of Point Loma’s best restaurants – it’s also a great place to enjoy some live music! Their Backstage Live venue is intimate, a music venue and lounge where you can enjoy a drink with friends while taking in some live performances. During the summer, experience Concerts by the Bay, which regularly features big-name recording artists and comedians.
Point Loma is served by the San Diego Unified School District and has some of the best schools in the state, including its own university.
• Cabrillo Elementary School
• Dewey Elementary School
• Loma Portal Elementary School
• High Tech Elementary Explorer School
• High Tech Middle School
• Correia Middle School
• High Tech High School
• Point Loma High School
• The Rock Academy