San Diego: Mission Bay Park

Mission Beach is located on a sand bar/peninsula two miles long and up to 1/4 of a mile wide along the western edge of the mid-coastal region of the City of San Diego. It is bounded on the north by Pacific Beach, on the east by Mission Bay, on the south by the San Diego River (with Ocean Beach on the opposite bank) and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The majority of the original residential structures in Mission Beach were constructed in the 1930s and 1940s. However, development pressure has led to the redevelopment infill of much of Mission Beach, focusing primarily on properties that are adjacent to the water and in the southern area of the community. Mission Beach is the most densely developed residential community in San Diego with a land use designation over the majority of its area of 36 dwelling units per acre. It is also comprised of the smallest lots in the city, with standard lot areas ranging from 1250 to 2400 square feet. Few of these lots have been consolidated to form larger lots.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 5.3 3 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 72.5% 103 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 43.9 146 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 37.8% 146 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.3% 124 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 19.7 9 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 33.1 44 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 5.3% 92 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 3.6% 57 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 81.8% 107 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 1.8% 5 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 100.0% 1 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 276.7 1 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 21.4 138 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.2 107 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 5.6% 29 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 3.4% 17 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 62.8% 18 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.3% 15 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 27 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 47.7% 135 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 58.1% 60 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 13.3% 82 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 4.2% 13 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 69.4% 111 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.3% 29 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 3.8 10 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 17.4% 69 Middle