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Linda Vista – beautiful views along Tecolote Canyon

Linda Vista means "beautiful view" in Spanish. Located on the mesa and there are indeed beautiful views to be had from the homes here - to the west is Mission Bay, to the south is Mission Valley and to the north is Tecolote Canyon. It is located east of Mission Bay north of Mission Valley, and southeast of Tecolote Canyon. Linda Vista is within the 92111 Zip code and has a population of over 46,000.

“This is a beautiful neighborhood built on and around canyons that are home to an abundance of wildlife,” said Kevin Casillo, a local Realtor. “Red tailed hawks and fox can be seen almost everywhere along Tecelote Canyon.” This is a wonderful natural resource where visitors can enjoy trails with oak, sycamore and willow trees along Tecolote Creek, coastal sage scrub on the slopes and views from the hills that rise above the canyon.

“This is a unique community with vast cultural flavors,” Casillo said. “There are Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese restaurants and international grocery stores to satisfy any pallet.”

Homes in LInda Vista,CA
Linda Vista is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood with distinctive mid-century architecture. Panoramic views of of Mission Bay, Mission Valley and the Tecolote Canyon can be seen from many of the homes.

Real Estate

Many of the houses in Linda Vista were originally built over 40 years ago and many have been upgraded. This is one of the more affordable areas of San Diego. In May, 2015 the median price for a single-family home was $535,000 in the 92111 Zip code according to DataQuick. The median price for condominiums was $358,500.

University of San Diego in Linda Vista
The Spanish Renaisance buildings of the University of San Diego can be seen from miles away.

University of San Diego

The most-recognizable landmark here is the University of San Diego (USD). The campus has stunning Spanish Renaissance architecture that can be seen from miles away. The San Diego College for Women opened its doors in 1952. Two years later the men's institution, known then as San Diego University, had 39 students in the College for Men and 60 students in the School of Law. By 1972 enrollment grew to over 2,000 students and the colleges merged to form the University of San Diego. Today the university has grown to more than 7,200 students and 2,000 employees, with more than 60 degree offerings in six schools.

SkateWorld in LInda Vista
Skateworld is the only roller skating rink in the county.


Linda Vista is home to Skateworld (6907 Linda Vista Rd.)This retro skating rink attracts visitors from all over the county. However the future of the rink is uncertain. The San Diego Redevelopment Agency has a negotiation agreement with a private development company that has indicated that they plan to redevelop the property. Today you can still rent or bring your own skates and skate round and round to disco and pop music.

Tecolote Canyon

The university and many homes in Linda Vista overlook Tecolote Canyon. This is a wonderful natural resource where visitors can enjoy trails with oak, sycamore and willow trees along Tecolote Creek, coastal sage scrub on the slopes and views from the hills that rise above the canyon.

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Natural beauty of Tecolote Canyon.

Golf Course

At the west end of the canyon is the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course. This 3,161-yard Par 58 executive golf course was designed by golf course design legends - Sam Snead and Robert Trent Jones. It winds through the canyon to provide dramatic elevation changes and scenic views. Conveniently located in the heart of San Diego (2755 Snead Avenue) this course is just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego and is a beautiful place to sneak-away for 18 holes of golf. Tecolote Canyon Golf Course is owned by the City of San Diego and as a result, the golf course green fee is a bargain for an executive golf course of this caliber.

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The Linda Vista Library at 2160 Ulric Street. The public library was designed by Rob Quigley - the architect chosen to design the new downtown library.

Linda Vista Library

The Linda Vista Library is a wonderful resource for residents. Along with books, CDs and videos, the library provides free Internet access, word processing and wi-fi connectivity. There are also books and CDs in Vietnamese, Spanish, Hmong, Lao and Chinese languages to meet the needs of Linda Vista's diverse residents. The library has a warm and inviting atmosphere. It was designed by Rob Quigley, the architect who also designed the new downtown San Diego Library.

Pacific Ridge Apartments Linda Vista
There are 533 apartment uhits at the recently completed Pacific Ridge Apartments accross from the University of San Diego.

For visitors and residents alike, Linda Vista has much to offer. The Tecolote Canyon is a great place for hiking and golf. The University of San Diego attracts students from all over the world. The convenient proximity to downtown, Mission Bay and city beaches gives residents endless possibilities for work, dining, shopping and play. For the people who live on this mesa called Linda Vista the view is indeed beautiful.

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Linda Vista Recreation Center
7064 Levant St.

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center
5180 Tecolote Rd.



University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park

Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr.


Kearny High School
7651 Wellington Way


Montgomery Middle School
2470 Ulric St.

Francis Parker School
6501 Linda Vista Rd.

San Diego Cooperative Charter School
7260 Linda Vista Rd.


Linda Vista Elementary
2772 Ulric St.

Bay Park Elementary
2433 Denver St.

Chesterton Elementary
7335 Wheatley St.

San Diego Cooperative Charter School
7260 Linda Vista Rd.

San Diego Center for Children Academy
3002 Armstrong St.


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