Mira Mesa is a community and neighborhood in the city of San Diego, California. The city-recognized Mira Mesa Community Plan Area is roughly bounded by Interstate 15 on the east, Interstate 805 on the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon on the north, and the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on the south. Most of the community plan area is referred to as Mira Mesa. The community plan area also includes the neighborhoods of Sorrento Valley and Sorrento Mesa.
The Mira Mesa neighborhood, as defined by the San Diego Police Department’s neighborhood map, is roughly bounded by Interstate 15 to the east, Camino Santa Fe to the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon to the north, and Carroll Canyon to the south.
Established in the 1950s as a residential area to support Naval Air Station Miramar, Mira Mesa has grown into the largest community in San Diego.
The community has business and residential zoned areas, providing shopping and recreational opportunities as well as business buildings with technology facilities and office space. It offers a variety of ethnic cuisines and restaurants, as well as more traditional dining. There are a total of twelve parks—two are community parks and ten are neighborhood parks. There are also teen and senior centers, an ice arena, an aquatic complex, multiple shopping centers, and a state-of-the-art movie theater.