Serra Mesa Area Information and Homes

The San Diego community of Serra Mesa was named for Father Junipero Serra, a Franciscan Friar and founder of Mission San Diego de Alcala.  Located between I-805 and I-15, this quiet community sits adjacent to Kearny Mesa, Tierrasanta, and Birdland.  Serra Mesa was developed in the years after World War II and the Korean War, and contains older and newer residential properties and communities.  Residents of Serra Mesa enjoy beautiful north and south oriented canyons that drain into nearby Mission Valley to the South.  Serra Mesa enjoys temperate weather and an inland location just minutes north of downtown San Diego, and not far from beautiful coastal beaches and the San Diego Bay. 

Most of the homes constructed in the early days of Serra Mesa were military houses.  Over the years, an influx of newcomers to the area created a demand for apartments and single-family residences, with most of the dwellings in the community being built before 1970.  Recently, military housing is being replaced by over 900 two and three-bedroom houses and condos that comprise a residential neighborhood called “The Village at Serra Mesa.”    Real estate sales prices can be found as low as $140,000 for one-bedroom, one-bath condos and upwards of $625,000 for larger four-bedroom, two-bath single-family homes located on quiet, prime streets. The median price for a single-family home in Serra Mesa is $316,000.