Linda Vista, San Diego, California
Linda VistaÂ (SpanishÂ for “Pretty View”) is a community inÂ San Diego, California,Â United States. It is east ofÂ Mission Bay, north ofÂ Mission Valley, and south-east of Tecolote Canyon. It lies on a mesa overlookingÂ Mission Valley. It is also home to theÂ University of San Diego.
Many of the homes in Linda Vista were built in 1940 as part of a government project to house aircraft workers for theÂ warÂ effort.
Linda Vista was home of the very first mall-type shopping center in the United States, which was dedicated by Mrs.Â Eleanor Rooseveltherself, in honor of this new planned community with all the amenities that an American could want, including a movie theater. She also visitedÂ Old TownÂ of San Diego (known as the birthplace of the California), at the foot of the Linda Vista mesa and just across theÂ San Diego River.
Schools and Universities
- University of San DiegoÂ (University)
- University of San Diego High SchoolÂ (moved toÂ Del MarÂ in 2005)
- Carson Elementary School, San Diego Unified School District.Â Built in 1942.Â Pre-School through 5th grade
- Kearny High SchoolÂ (GradesÂ 9â€“12)
- Mark Twain Sr. HighÂ (GradesÂ 7â€“12)
- Francis W. Parker SchoolÂ (GradesÂ Kâ€“12)
- Linda Vista Elementary SchoolÂ (GradesÂ Kâ€“6)