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Pacific Beach, CA
Pacific Beach is a neighborhood about 10 miles northwest of downtown San
Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach and Mission Bay to the
south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. While
formerly largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students,
because of rising property and rental costs the population is gradually becoming
older and more affluent. "P.B.," as it is known as by local residents, is home
to one of San Diego's more developed nightlife scenes, with a great variety of
bars, eateries, and clothing stores located along Garnet Avenue and Mission
Pacific Beach's namesake stretches for miles from the Mission Bay jetty to the
cliffs of La Jolla. The boardwalk, officially called Ocean Front Walk/Ocean
Boulevard, is a pedestrian walkway that runs approximately 3.2 miles along the
beach from the end of Law St. in the north down into Mission Beach, ending at
the mouth of Mission Bay in the south. There are numerous local shops, bars,
hotels, and restaurants along the boardwalk, and it is generally crowded with
pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and shoppers. Adjacent to the boardwalk is
the Crystal Pier, a public pier and hotel at the west end of Garnet Avenue.
Education and Schools
Pacific Beach public schools are part of the San Diego Unified School District.
They include Mission Bay Senior High School, Pacific Beach Middle School,
Pacific Beach Elementary, Kate Sessions Elementary, Barnard Elementary, and
Crown Point Elementary. There are several higher education institutions in or
near Pacific Beach, which is partly why it is so heavily populated with young
people and college students. Schools include the University of California, San
Diego, the University of San Diego, San Diego State University and Point Loma
Parks and Recreation
In addition to bordering the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay Park, Pacific Beach
includes Kate Sessions Park and the Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Fanuel
Street Park is a popular bay-front park with playground equipment suitable for
toddler and school-age children. Rose Creek, which flows through Pacific Beach
before emptying into Mission Bay, provides open space and a rich wetland area.
Housing options in Pacific Beach include everything from custom homes to large
single-family homes, ocean-front homes, ranch-style homes and a variety of
condos and townhouses.
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