Welcome to Clairemont
Convenient suburban community with canyons and epic views.
Clairemont is a conveniently located suburban community encompassing the neighborhoods of Bay Ho, Bay Park, Clairemont Mesa East and West, and North Clairemont. Development of these neighborhoods began in the 1950s when they were planned with curving streets to accentuate the views over natural canyons, Mission Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. Canyons separating Clairemont’s mesa-top neighborhoods offer outdoor recreation opportunities with scenic hiking trails and bike paths. I-5, I-805, and State Route 52 provide convenient access to Downtown San Diego and nearby beaches.
Homes in Clairemont tend to be more affordable than many other San Diego neighborhoods. Clairemont’s real estate mix mostly consists of spacious single-family homes built between the 1950s and 1990s. Housing options in the area also include condominium complexes and multi-family units.
What to Love
- Close-knit community
- Gorgeous canyon views
- Mesa-top neighborhoods
- Scenic recreation areas
People & Lifestyle
Clairemont has a strong sense of community with established neighborhoods and long-term residents. Homes are close to a wide selection of businesses and a large number of outdoor recreation areas. Clairemont is also within easy reach of Downtown San Diego and is just minutes from Mission Bay Park.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The expansive Clairemont community offers several shopping centers and other commercial areas with a wide variety of restaurants and retailers. Clairemont Town Square
has a mix of independent boutiques and big-name brands. Anchored by Burlington and TJ Maxx department stores, other tenants include numerous specialty stores, fashion retailers, restaurants, and a movie theater. Cuisines from across the globe are represented in Clairemont’s diverse dining scene. Highlights include Indian cuisine at Bombay Coast
, Mediterranean dishes at Aladdin
, Southeast Asian fare at Thai Time 3
, Cuban eats at Havana Grill
, Japanese specialties at Yakitori Taisho
and Ototo Sushi Co.
, flavorful Sichuan food at Panda Country
, and Korean-style fried chicken paired with craft beer at Cross Street Chicken and Beer
is a hip hangout on Convoy Street that combines Pan-Asian cuisine with a lively bar and private karaoke rooms. Other nighttime entertainment options include performances from top stand-ups at The Comedy Palace
Things to Do
Clairemont has lots of scenic outdoor recreation space. The canyons lying between the area’s mesa-top neighborhoods feature numerous trails popular with hikers and mountain bikers. 467-acre Marian Bear Memorial Park
has miles of scenic trails within San Clemente Canyon. 903-acre Tecolote Canyon Natural Park
is the largest of the area’s canyon parks. Tecolote Canyon Golf Course
is a challenging course running through the canyon with dramatic elevation changes and striking views. The park also features a nature center with exhibits on local plant and animal life. Along Tecolote Canyon’s southern edge, Fowler Park and Cunningham Field
hosts home games from the University of San Diego’s San Diego Toreros baseball team. On the campus of San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Art Gallery
exhibits the work of both established and emerging contemporary artists. The campus of San Diego County Operations Center
features many public artworks from renowned contemporary sculptors.
Clairemont is served by the San Diego Unified School District.
- Toler Elementary, Public, K-5
- Longfellow Spanish Immersion School, Public, K-8
- High Tech High, Public, Charter, 9-12