San Diego's Point Loma Neighborhood
Point Loma Neighborhood Map
Homes for Rent in Point Loma
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Neighborhood BasicsPoint Loma is a very prosperous area. The poverty rate is well average for the San Diego area. Because Point Loma is very spread out, you won't find it very walkable. Plan on having a car to get around. Limited public transit is available in Point Loma, but it does not serve all areas of the neighborhood. If public transit is a requirement for you, it will be important to live near a stop to avoid very long walks. You can walk to the nearest beach from many areas of Point Loma.
Cost of LivingPoint Loma has homes priced a good bit above average for the county. It's not the most expensive area, but it's close.
DemographicsThe largest age group in Point Loma are people in their twenties. With a lower than average child population, it may be hard for children to meet other playmates. Teens will find it easy to make friends as there are a lot of other teens in the neighborhood.
Point Loma is about as good as it gets for those in their twenties. There are many other twenty-somethines in the area.Those in their thirties will find a good number of people their age range in the area.
EducationThe five closest public schools are listed below. Click on a school for a full performance report from the State of California.
|School||State Rank (1-10)|
|Cabrillo Elementary||6 - Above Average|
|Sunset View Elementary||10 - Outstanding!|
|Silver Gate Elementary||9 - Excellent|
|Dana||8 - Excellent|
|High Tech High International||8 - Excellent|
Secondary education is very important in Point Loma. The number of people with college degrees is way above average compared with the rest of San Diego. In fact, 42 percent of people in the area have college degrees.
HealthcareThe three closest hospitals are listed below. Click on the name for more information about the hospital and its services.
- Sharp Coronado Hospital and Health Care Center
- UCSD Medical Center
- Scripps Mercy Hospital - San Diego Campus
OutdoorsThe five nearest parks are listed below. You can also browse them on the map at the top of the page to see where they are located.
- Sunset Cliffs Park
- Cabrillo Park S Mini / Pk
- Cabrillo N Mini / Park
- Pt Loma Cmty Park
- Pt Loma Cmty Park
CrimeCrime is quite rare in Point Loma. The overall crime rate is very low. The vast majority of the crime is property crime (such as theft). Only 4 percent of crime is violent crime.
Wildfire riskAccording to county records, Point Loma has never suffered a wildfire. However, all of southern California is at some risk for wildfires.
Disaster RisksMany coastal and mountainous areas in San Diego carry the risk of landslides. Some areas of Point Loma are known high-risk areas for landslides. Be very careful when investing a home in this area to be sure that the home isn't at risk.
All of San Diego (and southern California in general) is at risk of damage from earthquakes. However, the worst damage during in earthquake is often due to soil liquefaction where the soil becomes water-like during shaking. For example, this can cause buildings to settle rapidly at odd angles and buried pipes to rise to the surface and burst. Point Loma has areas that are at very high risk of liquefaction. Be sure to check with the county to assess any risks when moving to a new home. The risk of liquefaction may also affect building codes and your ability to add on to an existing house.