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  • Walkability scoring: 51 (somewhat walkable – some errands can be accomplished on foot)
  • Bike scoring: 75 (very bikeable – flat and good bike lanes)
  • Public Transportation: 56 (pretty good – public transportation options are nearby)
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10 Cool Things You Never Knew About Mission Valley

1. The First Spanish Settlement. Mission Valley was the first Spanish settlement in California. Now it’s filled with Mission Valley condos for sale so you can settle too! It is called Mission Valley due to the location of the Mission San Diego de Alcala, which you can visit today.

 

2. East and West. The San Diego River, originally a site of fresh drinking water for the Kumeyaay Indians, who were the first inhabitants, runs through Mission Valley dividing East and West.

3. Farms and Wine. Did you know that 50 years ago, Mission Valley was filled with dairies, farms, and even two wineries! Now, San Diego has made room for Mission Valley homes. Mission Valley is now known for hotels, great shopping, and award-winning condos.

4. What a bargain! San Diego and all of California was sold to the United States from Mexico for $15,000,000 in 1848.

5. Honest Abe. Abraham Lincoln himself ordered that the beautiful Mission, that was then a tad rundown, be returned to the California Church where it was eventually restored.

6. A bit off on projections… In 1849, a visiting Major of the US Army remarked that Mission Valley could hold about 3three to four hundred inhabitants. Probably no more. Oh, if only he could see Mission Valley now!

7. Rain Man. In 1915 a “rainmaker” was called in to help fill the reservoirs. A few chemical explosions shot in to the sky later, the rain fell for four days. He did such a good job in fact, that the people gathered at Mission Cliffs Garden to watch as houses floated down the river.

8. All the buzz… 75 years ago, Mission Valley was known for sheep herding and bee keeping. Now, that’s changed to shopping for wool suits and bars serving honey-infused whiskey drinks.

9. Town & Country. In 1953, Charles Brown built a 46-room motor inn set in the middle of farmlands, pastures, and cows. This hotel was the beginning of the largest concentration of hotel and hospitality buildings in San Diego.

10. Play Ball! In 1957, a little-known minor league baseball team called the San Diego Padres built a baseball stadium in Mission Valley in 1957. In 1967, San Diego Stadium (which was later renamed Jack Murphy Stadium and then Qualcomm Stadium) was officially opened. The Padres played their first games as a professional team there. Finally, in 1969, Westgate Park was leveled to make room for the Fashion Valley shopping center.

Mia Tidwell Real Estate

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