Many of San Diego’s communities and neighborhoods have agriculture to thank for their existence. This is never truer than in Otay Mesa, which began life as an agricultural area in the late nineteenth century. Water was scarce, so growers used dry farming and water pumped from the river and nearby streams to urge their tomato, bean, corn and grain crops from the parched soil.

By 1886, a school district was established and within three years, Otay Mesa had a blacksmith, store, post office and church. Although the community has seen its population rise and fall over the next century, today Otay Mesa is home to nearly 13,500 residents and growing.

Homes in Otay Mesa, San Diego

If you’re searching online for homes in the Otay Mesa community, use the Zip Code 92154. A quick search of MLS listings of houses for sale in Otay Mesa will reveal a broad range of housing styles and prices. Whether you are searching for a mobile home priced less than $100,000, a condo priced in the mid-$100,000s (and above) or a single-family starter home (prices for these typically start in the $300,000s) you’ll find it in Otay Mesa.


Amenities near Otay Mesa homes

Otay Mesa residents love their community for many reasons. The 5-acre Ocean View Hills Community Park is one – a great place for kite flying, shooting some hoops, having a picnic or letting the little one run wild at the tot lot.

Otay Mesa locals also appreciate that they are just a few minutes south of Sleep Train Amphitheatre where they can enjoy concerts. They can be at the beach in less than 20 minutes, fishing in Otay Lake in about 25 and at Aquatica, Sea World’s waterpark in less than 15 minutes.

Residents don’t need to go far to shop or dine either – Otay Ranch Town Center is located about 10 minutes north of the community, in Chula Vista. Here they enjoy seeing a movie at the theater, shopping or dining at The Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, P.F. Chang’s, Macaroni Grill and others.

Otay Ranch Town Center also offers a Farmer’s Market & Family Festival every Tuesday and they offer a 10,000 square-foot gated dog park.

Otay Mesa Schools

Ten elementary schools, one combined elementary-middle school, three middle schools and three high schools serve the public school students of Otay Mesa. You’ll also find several private schools in the community, including St. Charles Catholic School and Ocean View Christian Academy.

Otay Mesa is located west of Enrico Fermi Dr. and east of the freeway, roughly between the Otay River and the U.S.-Mexico border with Tijuana.


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