Welcome To

Mission Valley

Close to Old Town in the center of San Diego County.


Welcome to Mission Valley

Vibrant and convenient community with great shopping.

Mission Valley is a vibrant community located close to Old Town in the center of San Diego County. It offers convenient transportation links with access to several major highways and Green Line stops on the San Diego Trolley System. Mission Valley is within a few minutes’ drive of San Diego International Airport and is just 15 minutes away from Downtown San Diego and world-class beaches on the Pacific Ocean coastline. The community is named after the Mission San Diego de Alcala, which was the first mission established in California. Other attractions in the area include upscale restaurants and retailers at the Fashion Valley and Westfield Mission Valley shopping malls. Mission Valley’s eclectic real estate mix ranges from classic late 19th and early 20th-century Spanish-style homes to lavish contemporary custom builds.

What to Love

  • Mix of old and new homes
  • Fashion Valley shopping
  • Convenient transportation links
  • Civita Park

People & Lifestyle

Mission Valley is a thriving community in a convenient location for accessing other areas of San Diego. With great transportation links and some of the city’s best shopping, the area has seen lots of new development and investment in recent years. Mission Valley is home to many young families and has one of the city’s most highly educated populations.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fashion Valley is the largest shopping mall in San Diego and one of the biggest in California. This upscale open-air retail destination features more than 200 tenants anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom department stores. Other retailers include premium fashion brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Fashion Valley also has a wide variety of restaurants, from familiar favorites like California Pizza Kitchen and P.F. Chang’s to trendy spots such as North Italia and True Food Kitchen. To Fashion Valley’s immediate east, Westfield Mission Valley is another open-air hub of restaurants and retailers. Westfield has close to 80 businesses anchored by Bloomingdale’s Outlet Store, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s Home & Furniture Store, Michaels, Nordstrom Rack, Target, and an AMC movie theater. The adjacent Hazard Center offers more shopping and dining. Popular businesses here include BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse for deep dish Chicago pizza and microbrews, Intermezzo Espresso Café for gourmet coffee and delicious baked goods, Smashburger for handcrafted 100% certified Angus beef burgers, and UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas for the latest movie screenings. The area surrounding these three malls also features big-box retailers such as Designer Shoe Warehouse, Marshalls, Old Navy, Trader Joe’s, and West Elm. Mission Valley is within a few minutes’ drive of Old Town, where you’ll find many boutiques, galleries, and authentic Mexican cantinas.

Things to Do

The final development phase of Mission Valley’s sprawling 14.3-acre Civita Park was completed in August 2020. This massive development project has transformed a former quarry into one of San Diego’s largest public parks. Amenities and attractions at Civita Park include a civic plaza with an outdoor amphitheater for events, sports fields and courts, two playgrounds with rock climbing walls and rope bridges, a splash pad and interactive water feature, beautiful gardens, and a dramatic 60-foot seasonal waterfall. Residents also enjoy access to the San Diego River Trail, which runs for six miles between Mission Valley’s shopping centers to Ocean Beach. Riverwalk Golf Club offers an 18-hole public golf course with stunning views and attractive water features. Founded in 1769, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala is the oldest mission in California. The original mission church was destroyed in the 1770s but was replaced by the current church in the early 19th century. The mission is a National Register Historic Landmark with guided tours available.


Mission Valley is served by the San Diego Unified School District.

  • Audeo Charter School, Public, Charter, K-12
  • Warren-Walker School, Private, K-5

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Veteran owned and operated, the Kappel Realty Group is a team of Realtors focused on educating and assisting real estate buyers and sellers in the San Diego region. Nearly all of our agents have advanced degrees and master’s degrees in real estate or finance and half our agents are military veterans.
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