Kearny Mesa is a community in the eastern part of San Diego, California. It is located in the area of the city that is bounded by State Route 52 to the north, Interstate 805 to the west, Aero Drive to the South, and Interstate 15 to the east. Adjacent communities include Serra Mesa, Clairemont and Tierrasanta.The area is predominantly industrial and commercial, but there are several residential developments in the community, among them Stonecrest, Kearny Lodge, and Royal Highlands. The former General Dynamics site is now a mixed-use development known as Spectrum. Several city and county facilities are located in or adjacent to the area, including the Miramar Landfill.
One of the more unique areas of Kearny Mesa is Convoy Street. Convoy is unique in the number of diverse businesses owned and representative of different Asian cultures such as Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai eating establishments. Restaurants offer items such as boba milk teas, BBQ, seafood, pho, and ramen. There are markets that cater to different cultures including 99 Ranch Market on the north end (along Clairemont Mesa Boulevard), Zion Market and Mitsuwa Marketplace in the east/central areas (near Balboa Ave, along the Route 163 side), or the Nijiya market on the south end (just before it crosses the I-805 overpass past Aero Drive)