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Point Loma is a seaside community within the city of San Diego, California. Geographically it is a hilly peninsula that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town and the north by the San Diego River. Together with the Silver Strand / Coronado peninsula, the Point Loma peninsula defines San Diego Bay and separates it from the Pacific Ocean. The term “Point Loma” is used to describe both the neighborhood and the peninsula.
Located across from the entrance to the San Diego Bay and Coronado Island, Point Loma is five miles from downtown San Diego. Known as one of San Diego’s most exclusive communities where hillside homes capture spectacular views of the ocean, harbor and downtown San Diego, this area is divided into the communities of Loma Portal, Sunset Cliffs, Fleetridge and La Playa. Shelter Island on San Diego Bay features marinas, hotels, restaurants, and the San Diego Yacht Club — host of the America’s Cup. Attractions include the Whale Watch Lookout Point, Point Loma Lighthouse, and Cabrillo National Monument. Home styles range from sprawling cliff-top estates to newer construction of Spanish and California ranch designs or handsome condominiums.
Point Loma has an estimated population of 47,981 (including Ocean Beach), according to the 2010 Census. The Peninsula Planning Area, which includes most of Point Loma, comprises approximately 4,400 acres (1,800 ha).
Point Loma is historically important as the landing place of the first European expedition to come ashore in present-day California. The peninsula has been described as “where California began”. Today, Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a university, in addition to residential and commercial areas.