Clairemont is a neighborhood in central San Diego, originally built as a part of the post-WWII housing boom. It was, at the time, distant from the city-proper, and so commercial and retail businesses, schools, libraries, and other city amenities were incorporated into the planning of the community, making it one of the first ‘suburban’ style planned communities in the country. It was also a novel attempt at a planned community because it was not laid out along a grid; instead, windings roads and scenic views were built into the planning to take advantage of the natural geography.
Within the larger community of Clairemont Mesa, there are several neighborhoods; North Clairemont, Clairemont Mesa East, Bay Park, and Bay Ho, the last two sometimes being lumped together as Clairemont West. Bay Park has traditionally been one of the more crime-ridden neighborhoods of San Diego, but in recent years has seen sweeping waves of gentrification, bringing it more in line with the other neighborhoods of Clairemont.