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Old 12-20-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Hi. I would like to know why is everybody like, do not live there it is very bad area, high crime etc. I was there for almost 4 months and never seen anything dangerous like some gangs or something like it. Ok maybe there is a lot of car thiefs but that is all. So how you divides areas on bad and good ones? Or was I so lucky and lived in some good part of Mira Mesa?

Also I would like to know, what do u think about Mira Mesa High School?
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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Hi. I would like to know why is everybody like, do not live there it is very bad area, high crime etc. I was there for almost 4 months and never seen anything dangerous like some gangs or something like it. Ok maybe there is a lot of car thiefs but that is all. So how you divides areas on bad and good ones? Or was I so lucky and lived in some good part of Mira Mesa?

Also I would like to know, what do u think about Mira Mesa High School?
It might not be in your direct area, but Mira Mesa reported more gang crimes than SESD. That's why it's getting a bad rep.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Proud home of the Parkview Little Leaguers
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To me it always seems kind of "sterile", very flat, lots of strip malls. It doesn't really have the San Diego feel about it for some reason.
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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I dont really see why someone would think its a dangerous area...its very stripmalia, reminds me a little of the bay area
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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I dont really see why someone would think its a dangerous area...its very stripmalia, reminds me a little of the bay area
It really isn't dangerous, just has a bad rep.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:32 PM
 
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To me it always seems kind of "sterile", very flat, lots of strip malls. It doesn't really have the San Diego feel about it for some reason.
Sterile, flat, and strip malls? That's exactly the San Diego feel!
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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My kids and I used to play ice hockey in Mira Mesa (San Diego Ice Arena, Galvin Avenue) which is just off of Mira Mesa Blvd and Westview Parkway. The arena really grew up about 5 years ago when they built a Best Buy on Westview Parkway and the strip mall south of Mira Mesa along Westview parkway. Traffic was bad enough before now it is a pain in the ass. It is an alright area but I never thought it was special.
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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We used to call it Manilla Mesa back when I lived in east SaigonDiego !
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:58 AM
 
Location: University City
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I lived on the west side of Manila mesa, fortunately for me. anything east of me, traffic wise, was ridiculous at peak hours. the lights that are abundant at the strip mall locations are not "smart", hence backing up traffic leading in to the parking lots of the strip malls, particularly manila mesa mall.

I would not recommend living here, purely for the traffic matter, unless you get your rocks off sitting in traffic.

mira mesa blvd. was also a haven for street racers back in the late 90's. since that street is 3 lanes wide, people sometimes ignore the speed limit of 50mph.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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Miras Mesa is not dangerous!. Blue collar, uneventful, older, full of bored middle class teens...maybe, but not dangerous.

Move to DC, Philly, Southeast Dallas, South Central LA....that's dangerous.

Mira Mesa has a bad rap because it is the place almost everyone 'started out' in San Diego back in the 70s and 80s. Inexpensive homes, decent schools, accessible. But nothing exciting. Moving out of Mira Mesa began to be a given as you became more successful.....normally you'd move to Rancho PQ, Scripps Ranch, RB, etc. I think Mira Mesa is one of the best starter home areas in San Diego.
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