The Roseville-Fleetridge neighborhoods are centrally located in Point Loma. Situated between San Diego Bay and Rosecrans street on the East, Catalina Boulevard on the West, Canon street on the South, and Chatsworth and Nimitz boulevard to the North. Roseville-Fleetridge is actually two different neighborhoods which are difficult to separate. The majority of the homes in this area consist of single story homes built in the 1950’s.
Roseville, which is the oldest settled part of Point Loma, is named after the developer Louis Rose, a San Diego pioneer. Louis purchased the Roseville area in 1866 and built out the streets and developed a hotel and a wharf. Many Portuguese tuna fisherman and fishing fleet captains settled in this area of Point Loma. It is still known for being the stage to San Diego’s largest Portuguese community, and many locals refer to the area as “Tunaville”. Every year this neighborhood celebrates the Festa do Espirito Santo or more commonly, “The Festa”. This religious festival and parade has been going strong since 1910.
Fleetridge is the hilly neighborhood located directly above Roseville. It is characterized by winding streets and its location is higher up on the hillside. A portion of the homes in this area have amazing views of the San Diego Bay and Downtown San Diego skyline. Fleetridge is a highly desired and sought after community in Point Loma. Fleetridge, which is completely residential, was developed in the 1950’s by David Fleet, son of Rueben H. Fleet.