Point Loma is a seaside community in central San Diego. Geographically, it is a hilly peninsula that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town and the north by the San Diego River.
Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a university, in addition to residential and commercial areas.
Recreationally, Point Loma is known for deep-sea fishing, yachting and simple enjoyment of the coastal climate and post card views.
There are several distinct neighborhoods on the Point Loma peninsula. The commercial and retail heart of the peninsula is called Point Loma Village.
Connected to Point Loma Village by a causeway is Shelter Island, which is technically not an island but a former sandbank in San Diego Bay.
The newest commercial and retail area is found at Liberty Station, where you will find one of our Ascent Real Estate offices.
The Midway District at the northern end of the peninsula, adjacent to the San Diego River and the I-5 and I-8 freeways, is primarily commercial and industrial with a few small residential developments.
The bayside and posh residential area is called La Playa. The hills above La Playa are known as the Wooded Area on the bay side of Catalina Boulevard (so called because of the many mature trees in the area), and the College Area on the ocean side (because of the proximity to Point Loma Nazarene College).
Point Loma features over sixty acres of bluffs, hidden beaches and caves, and the famous Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, where you will find locals cruising at sunset. The homes in this area are perched over the hillside to enjoy the Pacific Ocean views.
Loma Portal is arguably the most architecturally beautiful neighborhood with most homes built before 1935.
The northwest corner of the peninsula, where the San Diego River flows into the ocean, is a separate community known as Ocean Beach; a laid-back, walkable beach community.