Mira Mesa is a community and neighborhood in the city of San Diego, California. The city-recognized Mira Mesa Community Plan Area is roughly bounded by Interstate 15 on the east, Interstate 805 on the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon on the north and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on the south. Mira Mesa started out as a test site for the U.S. Army before becoming a bombing range for the Navy. By the 1960s, however, as the city of San Diego grew in size and began to sprawl in that direction, the area went from bombing range to housing developments fairly quickly. In fact, this area was developed so quickly that at first, it didn’t have any schools, shopping centers, or other things that its residents needed. Thankfully, this has changed quite a bit over the years, and Mira Mesa is now a fully functioning community within the San Diego city limits.