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    NB Point Loma, CA Local Information

    Naval Base Point Loma is on the Point Loma peninsula on the coast of San Diego, California. San Diego is a major city, with about 1.3 million people, and is in San Diego County, which has a population of about 3.1 million people. The city of San Diego takes up a large area, and includes a great many urban village neighborhoods, and completely surrounds NB Point Loma.

    Local Rental Prices:
    The average price to rent a home varies by the community around NB Point Loma; San Diego averages about $1,150; La Jolla averages about $1,750; and Point Loma neighborhood about $1,450.

    Local Housing Prices:
    The average cost to purchase a home in the Coronado area is about $1,000,000. The nearby communities come in at a little bit less, with San Diego at about $503,700, La Jolla over $1,000,000; and Point Loma about $760,000, compared to the average price of a house in California which is around $525,000. Other neighborhoods have more reasonable house prices: Mission Valley has more reasonable prices of about $500,000.

    Short Description of the Area:
    Point Loma is on the westernmost edge of San Diego city and county, on a peninsula. This is also the name of the local neighborhood - other nearby neighborhoods include Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Old Town, and Mission Valley. San Diego is one of the largest cities in California and the US, and the seat of San Diego County, which is the 5th most populated county in the nation. The San Diego-Tijuana, Mexico metropolitan area has a population of nearly 5 million and is one of the largest bi-national metro areas in the country.

    Warning: Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border does not always allow for easy re-entry, even with a Military ID.

    Climate and Weather:
    San Diego is widely considered to have one of the best climates in the country. Summers are warm and dry with very mild winters. Over 200 days per year are over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. January has an average temperature of 56.6 degrees F. and August averages about 73.5 degrees. The annual average rainfall is 9-13 inches and most falls between December and March. Since most cities in San Diego County are coastal, they can experience "June gloom" from May to early July; cloud cover over the water keeps the area cloudy most of the morning to afternoon, with inland areas clearing up before the more coastal regions.

    Earthquake Warning: The risk of an earthquake in Coronado is less than in the rest of California but higher than the national average. It is best to be prepared.