Linda Vista, taken from the Spanish for “beautiful view,” is a primarily residential community with distinct neighborhoods. It is centrally located in the City of San Diego near Clairemont Mesa, Mission Valley and Mission Bay Park. Besides location, its other great assets include cultural diversity and the presence of the University of San Diego. Linda Vista includes one of the City’s most beautiful open space resources – Tecolote Canyon. Visitors can enjoy oak, sycamore and willow trees along Tecolote Creek, coastal sage scrub on the slopes and vistas from the canyon rim.