Mission Valley is a community within central San Diego County. The city of San Diego divides this community into two neighborhoods: East Mission Valley and West Mission Valley. It is sometimes known as West Fashion Valley or Morena Village. The windshield survey was conducted on the west neighborhood of Mission Valley. The boundaries that define Mission Valley consists of the San Diego River that runs along Friars Road which empties into Mission Bay and the railroad tracks (Amtrak) along Interstate 5, which runs north and south. Interstate 8 runs parallel to the San Diego River, which is east and west. There is also a trolley line that intersect with Friars Rd and Napa St. taking you to either Old Town or East County. The two main roads that runs parallel to one another is Linda Vista Rd and Friars Rd. Mission Valley itself comprised of natural open space that consists of parks and recreation areas. One of its major components is a wetland system that include freshwater marsh, open water and riparian woodland. ● Housing and What is the age of the houses? Describe type of construction material, 4465-4-19_
Zoning appearance, and general condition. Do you see single family housing? Multi-family housing ? Most homes within the west neighborhood of Mission Valley area were built in the 1960s or the 1970s and earlier to 2000. The area consists of single-family homes, apartments, condominium, townhouses and student housing for University of San Diego students. No homes are alike; each were uniquely built adding some character to it. It’s not the standard cookie cutter community you would normally see. Many of the homes are well-maintained and there’s no run-down homes present. Housing prices for homes in this area start at $450,000 and up. Within the last ten years, Mission Valley has seen a vast number of newly constructed condos and luxury apartment homes. The homes within the area were built using stucco wall exterior, generally top with Spanish clay tile roof. It’s rare to see any brick homes, but there are some homes with stone veneer facade that are within the surrounding area. ● Common Meeting Places Where do people in the neighborhood hang out? Who hangs out there and what hours of the day ? Ballast Point Brewery, Coronado Brewery, Share Tea, Starbucks, Fashion Valley mall and Riverwalk Golf Club are some of the common places people usually hang out. Most college students were noted to be hanging out at Share Tea, Starbucks and Fashion Valley mall during the day until closing time. Others were noted to be at the Riverwalk Golf Club, testing out their swings especially seen with the male population in their mid-30’s to late 40’s. This was usually witnessed on the weekends and in the early morning on weekdays. Families with children are usually seen at some of the local parks that are in walking distance of their homes.
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