Linda Vista, San Diego

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Linda Vista, San Diego
Community of San Diego
Linda Vista
Linda Vista, San Diego is located in San Diego
Linda Vista, San Diego
Linda Vista, San Diego
Location within Central San Diego
Coordinates: 32°47′1″N 117°10′16″W / 32.78361°N 117.17111°W / 32.78361; -117.17111
Country  United States of America
State  California
County San Diego
City San Diego
Area code(s) 619

Linda Vista (Spanish for "Pretty View") is a community in San Diego, California, United States. Located east of Mission Bay, north of Mission Valley, and south-east of Tecolote Canyon, it lies on a mesa overlooking Mission Valley to the south and Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is also home to the University of San Diego.

Linda Vista, which means "Pretty View" in Spanish, overlooks Mission Bay and the Pacific ocean to the west

Linda Vista is located in City Council District 7 and is currently represented by Councilmember Scott Sherman.


There was an old Linda Vista established in 1886, which was likely centered on San Clemente Canyon. However, it ceased to exist after it was heavily damaged by the 1916 flood.[1]

Many of the homes in Linda Vista were built in 1940-41 as part of a government project to house aircraft workers for the war effort.[2][3] A construction project that was assisted by Reuben H. Fleet beginning in October 1941 resulted in 3,001 houses built within 200 days.[3][4]

Linda Vista was home of the very first mall-type shopping center in the United States, which was dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1942.[5] It included a movie theater.

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  1. ^ Stewart, Noah; Patrick McGinnis (January 2004). "Historical Overview Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California" (PDF). Rose Creek Watershed Alliance. Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
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  3. ^ a b Engstrand, Iris (2005). San Diego: California's Cornerstone. Sunbelt Publications. pp. 159–160. ISBN 978-0-932653-72-7. 
  4. ^ Linder, Bruce (2001). San Diego's Navy. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 122. ISBN 1-55750-531-4. 
  5. ^ "Did You Know?". San Diego Magazine (San Diego: CurtCo/SDM LLC) 58 (7): 36. May 2006. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 

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Coordinates: 32°47′1″N 117°10′16″W / 32.78361°N 117.17111°W / 32.78361; -117.17111