Nearby communities include Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual Valley, Scripps Ranch and Sorrento Valley. Each of these cities is blessed with a uniquely rich agricultural history and is renowned for their award-winning wineries, challenging golf courses, modern theatre and cultural centers, and endless outdoor adventures. Diversity and innate beauty make North San Diego a preferred destination for many and the attractions and amenities in Miramar and its neighboring cities are why.
This lush natural setting is rich in both history and culture with the earliest known documented reference to North American Indians living in the region being made by a Franciscan missionary who explored the area for the San Diego Mission in 1795. Surrounded by lush foliage and rich soil, this region is responsible for producing fine wines, produce such as oranges and avocados, outstanding golf courses and thrilling outdoor recreation. Combine this with alluring weather, the nearby ocean and an abundance of things to see and do and it is easy to see why locals speak so fondly of Miramar and its adjacent communities.
Area attractions include the A1 Biplane, Air Combat & Warbird Adventures, Bates Nut Farm, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Del Mar Fairgrounds, LegoLand, Palomar Observatory, Quail Botanical Gardens and the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. For the adventurous, nearby lakes and the Pacific Ocean offer a variety of water sport activities while rolling terrain makes for challenging day hikes. Additionally, hot air balloon rides, hang gliding lessons, and glider plane flights await thrill-seekers of all ages. To the south, the city of San Diego is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, offering a vast array of attractions. The world-famous San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and Sea World are just three of hundreds of exciting tourist destinations. For those who enjoy Sports, San Diego is the home of major league baseball's Padres and the NFL's Chargers.
Daytrips into downtown San Diego is easy for residents of Miramar as is commuting daily into the metropolitan area for employment. However, such trips and commutes are not always necessary as Miramar and its surrounding cities offer a litany of employment opportunities and family-oriented activities and adventures to keep locals close to home. New developments are emerging throughout the valley and coastal areas as more and more retail and commerce is gradually introduced into the region. Still, the region's natural environment remains unharmed as the precious, fertile soil is preserved to support the agricultural cash cow that drives the local economy.
Schools in the city are governed by the San Diego Unified School District and include Miramar Ranch Elementary along with many others in nearby Mira Mesa. For students and adults wishing to pursue a college education, local universities and colleges include Miramar College, Palomar Junior College, Mira Costa Junior College, San Diego State University, University of California at San Diego, and many other institutions in the Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside basins.
With attractive homes scattered about on both the hillsides overlooking the valley or the ocean and in well-defined subdivisions near schools, parks, hospitals and local shopping area, Miramar truly is a great place to live. So, if you are considering a move to North San Diego, consider Miramar and discover for yourself the peaceful lifestyle this community of proud citizens holds dearly to its heart.
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