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Old 04-29-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Default Serra Mesa

I did a search and couldn't find any info. You don't here to much about it on this forum.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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it's a fairly working-to-middle-class area with tracts of low-slung small ranch homes. Developed as workforce housing for the nearby defense and areospace industry post WWII. Some of the neighborhood is rather well-kept (Birdland, Mission Village), some of it is rather shabby (main streets, areas adjacent to Linda Vista). Some homes have pretty nice canyon views. Schools are not terrific but not terrible either.

We looked pretty hard at this area. It's very comparable to Clairemont or La Mesa, although those areas are more popular. A lot of military retirees and their grown children... it is very typical of middle-class San Diego.... a neighborhood that is slowly declining but is not necessarily a bad place. It doesn't see the home rehabs that Clairemont or La Mesa does.... the homes tend to be a bit uniform in style which leads to a somewhat charmless curb appeal. A lot of paved or dead lawns.

I think the proximity to industrial areas and brown field is a turnoff but it is fairly central and there is a fairly large amount of shopping and other amenities nearby. There is a large military housing development on Murray Ridge which although brand new... has a very unsavory element in and around it. There is a distinct shadiness to a lot of the multi-family rentals in the area.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Thanks. It reminded me of Clairmont a lot. Didn't look bad just normal. The area I was looking at was off of Murray Ridge by the post office.
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