Family-friendly neighborhoods in a convenient location
Bay Park and Bay Ho are adjacent family-friendly neighborhoods running alongside Interstate 5 to the north of Downtown San Diego. With Mission Bay and Pacific Beach directly to the west, these up-and-coming communities are conveniently located close to the beach, downtown, attractions, shopping, dining, and more.
Development of Bay Park began in the 1930s, followed by the development of Bay Ho in the 1950s. Both communities feature renovated single-family homes dating back to these periods, along with apartments and condominiums. Many Bay Park homes enjoy elevated hilltop views over Mission Bay. Along with immediate access to Interstate 5, transportation includes several bus routes and a future trolley line station in Bay Park.
Close to Mission Bay Park
Many excellent restaurants
Bay Park and Bay Ho are relaxed residential neighborhoods offering suburban calm within easy reach of San Diego’s attractions and amenities. The area has an inviting community feel, fun local events, and plenty of quality dining options.
West Morena Boulevard runs alongside Interstate 5 at Bay Park’s western edge and is lined with great places to dine and drink. Luce serves exceptional cocktails and upscale gastropub fare in a chic warehouse-style space, while nearby Bay Park Fish Company offers a creative selection of sandwiches, tacos, and sushi prepared with freshly-caught seafood. Coronado Brewing has fantastic craft beers on tap—including special, limited releases—whereas refined Italian restaurant Baci provides a unique dining experience complete with black-tie waiters. JV’s Mexican is the go-to for a late-night Mexican fix, serving up big portions and great burritos.
On the southside of Bay Park, Deft Brewing is a great locally-owned brewery with wonderful beers. The nearby Urbane Café is a lively part of the University of San Diego scene and a lunch hotspot for local businesses.
At Bay Park’s Clairemont Village Shopping Center, Clairemont Village Shopping Center has a Sprouts Farmers’ Market, as well as dining options such as Farmer’s Table’s farm-fresh Italian-style dishes. And if you’re craving a good donut spot on a Saturday morning, Rose Donuts on Linda Vista Road serves traditional donuts and delicious egg sandwiches. The line is almost always out the door, but the taste is worth the wait!
Located in the heart of Bay Park, Western Hills Park is a neighborhood green space with a tree-shaded open lawn surrounded by a basketball court, playground, and picnic area. Mission Bay Park is one of the country’s largest waterfront parks with a sprawling aquatic playground including amenities and attractions such as beaches, boardwalks, and SeaWorld San Diego.
Come down to Mission Bay in June for the Rock and Roll Marathon to hang with locals, listen to live music, and cheer on the runners! Erie Street Trick-or-Treat is a Halloween hidden gem, where parents chaperone their kids and socialize across many of Bay Park’s residential blocks. San Diego County Fair is an annual extravaganza that takes place each June at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a short drive north of Bay Park and Bay Ho along Interstate 5. One of the highlights of the County Fair is the Firefighter Demolition Derby, which features live firefighting demonstrations. Held every June in Bay Park, the Firefighter Demo Derby Pre-Rally Block Party features some of the best local restaurants while raising money for the Burn Institute.
Public schools within Bay Park and Bay Ho are operated by the San Diego Unified School District. Highlights include:
Bay Park Elementary School, Public, K-5
Longfellow Spanish Immersion School, Public, K-8 (offers full Spanish immersion)
School of the Madeleine, Private (Roman Catholic), PK-8
Bay Park Early Learning Center, 3 months-Pre-K