A suburban paradise of quiet neighborhoods and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Welcome to Clairemont

A charming San Diego suburb with dazzling views and a strong sense of community
One of San Diego’s first planned communities, Clairemont is a suburban paradise of quiet neighborhoods and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Families have lived here for generations, cherishing the epic vistas and friendly, inclusive energy. Once nothing but sleepy farmland, Clairemont transitioned into a residential community in the 1950s.

Originally called the “Village Within a City,” Clairemont offered residents a new kind of neighborhood – instead of the traditional grid system most designers leaned on, the architects of Clairemont got creative, adding winding streets and expansive properties that incorporated the stunning canyons and bluffs overlooking Mission Bay. These spacious homes still stand today, with meticulous renovations updating the original structures into modern masterpieces. These highly sought-after mesa-top neighborhoods sport breathtaking views and a peaceful atmosphere.

What to Love

  • A thriving culinary scene
  • Stylish boutiques 
  • Prime location
  • A tranquil atmosphere
  • Strong sense of community

Local Lifestyle

With peaceful neighborhoods, beautiful homes, and a location convenient to San Diego’s best attractions, Clairemont’s residents are happy to settle in and stay for a while. Clairemont’s strong sense of community has been built over generations and many residents can trace their family history back to the town’s inception. The warm ambiance and welcoming community charm newcomers, while the spectacular topography and balmy weather make life in this San Diego suburb a joy.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Expansive and convenient, Clairemont offers endless possibilities for culinary and retail exploration. Catch dinner and a movie at Clairemont Town Square, or shop its mix of independent boutiques and major retailers – just make sure to stop in at neighborhood favorite Arely’s French Bakery for a croissant. Known for global tastes, Clairemont is home to a stunning array of international cuisine and promises to delight foodies of every level. Stock your kitchen with Mediterranean staples from Balboa International Market or enjoy the incredible selection of freshly prepared meals. Bombay Coast boasts a vibrant menu of Indian specialties from the celebrated Chef Zubin, while Havana Grill dazzles the palate with locally sourced ingredients and the fresh flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine. Korean flavors meet craft beer in the innovative and decadent Cross Street. Clairemont’s hippest locals head to Hive for Pan-Asian dishes and a lively karaoke experience, while those with a craving for the best Vietnamese food in town head straight for Pho Hut and Grill.

Things to Do

With stunning canyons and epic views, Clairemont is the perfect home for those with a sense of adventure. Outdoor enthusiasts thrive in this bastion of untamed beauty, and the parks, beaches, and golf courses provide endless opportunities to soak up the gorgeous California sun. Located in the San Clemente Canyon, Marian Bear Memorial Park spans over 400 acres of scenic hiking trails, while Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, named for its native owl, boasts six and a half miles of hiking trails, as well as the Tecolote Nature Center, which hosts exhibits on the animal and plant life of the Canyon, workshops, classes, and special events. The championship Tecolote Canyon Golf Course weaves through the canyon, dazzling golfers with spectacular views and a challenging game. The well-rounded Clairemont is also home to a vibrant arts scene, and those with an artistic soul will delight in wandering the town’s galleries and museums, including the innovative Mesa College Art Gallery.


Clairemont students enjoy access to the highly-rated San Diego Unified School District, as well as an impressive lineup of private academies, including the Maria Montessori School for children in preschool through junior high school.
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