The name of the Kearny Mesa neighborhood comes from the former U.S. military base, Camp Kearny which later became the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. The fort in turn was named after Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny. The urbanization of the area began in approximately 1937. The economy of the neighborhood rests heavily on commercial and industrial efforts. The development of these businesses in the area began with the establishment of General Dynamics in 1955. Today the neighborhood is home to numerous electronic, industrial and aerospace businesses as well as some commercial development. The neighborhood has limited residential areas and retail businesses, but does feature auto sales locations, restaurants, chain stores and small businesses.
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The area that would one day be Serra Mesa was originally part of the Mission Rancho Lands of San Diego. These lands were granted to the Catholic Church by the King of Spain. Later, when the missions were secularized the lands were divided and deeded to various individuals. True development in the area did not occur until approximately 1950s, beginning with Navy’s Cabrillo Heights housing project. Serra Mesa is adjacent to the 84 acre Ruffin Canyon Space Preserve. The neighborhood is home to the Serra Mesa Community Center and a community park with playgrounds and ball fields. Unlike Kearny Mesa with all of its industry, Serra Mesa is largely residential, but does feature a women’s hospital, pediatric hospital and two of six trauma centers for the city of San Diego.
Both Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa are a part of the San Diego Unified School District and have a variety of public and private schools dedicated to the education of neighborhood youth. The housing market in the two neighborhoods is varied and homes for sale range from small starter homes and fixer uppers up through luxury homes. Rental options include houses, apartments and multi-family structures such as duplexes. Other housing options include upscale apartments, condominiums and town houses for sale or lease. Call a local real estate agent today for assistance in your search for the perfect place to call home in Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa in the booming city of San Diego. Read less –
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