The picturesque San Diego suburb of Sorrento Mesa has beautiful green-covered hills and also views of unique bluffs with sand “cutouts” due to cliff erosion. Sunny days with cool ocean breezes are common here. So, if you’re looking for climate similar to Seattle, you won’t find it here. Homes are built on the tops of the leveled hills and businesses of all sorts are found in the valley below.
The community of Sorrento Mesa is located between Torrey Pines and Mira Mesa where Interstates 5 and 805 merge. It’s location is highly desired among both home buyers and business owners as it is a central San Diego location. It is located within just a few miles of La Jolla, University City, UCSD, Del Mar, and Carmel Valley. Jobs are also quite plentiful in Sorrento Mesa as well as its neighboring communities.
Shoppers rejoice because Sorrento Mesa is near plenty of shopping. It is reasonably close to University Towne Center and Costa Verde shopping centers. There are also plenty of strip-malls within Sorrento Mesa itself as well as its neighboring communities Mira Mesa and Carmel Valley.
If you’d rather take a swing at golf, then you’re also in luck for Sorrento Mesa is close to several golf courses, including the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Torrey Pines Golf Course has been hosting the Buick Invitational since 1968. Or, if you’d rather worship the sun or take in the surf then there is plenty of beaches nearby to choose from, namely La Jolla Shores and Del Mar. La Jolla Shores is a common place for sun-seekers, snorkelers, and swimmers. Del Mar’s beach is more for body surfers and surfboarders.
Of course, highly-desired does not come without a price. The housing prices in Sorrento Mesa are quite high so the home buyers are typically the higher-middle class set or move-up buyers. Single Family homes median home price for April 2007 was $780,000. Attached homes (condos and townhomes) have a median price of $490,000.
To view condos, townhomes, and houses in Sorrento Valley (92121), please visit San Diego’s Houserebate.com.