Otay Mesa is a district in the far south of San Diego
—and indeed, the far south of the nation—comprising part of the U.S. border with Tijuana, Mexico. Its other borders brush with Chula Visa
, San Ysidro, and various unincorporated lands within San Diego County surrounding Otay Lake and the Otay County Open Space Preserve. Otay Mesa is the location of San Diego's most prominent border crossing with Mexico, so it is rather a bustling place at times. It is also home to Brown Field Municipal Airport and Pacific Gateway park.
Prospective residents will note that Otay Mesa is within striking distance of several vast, open, green tracts of land; in addition to those mentioned above, San Diego Bay and International Park lie no more than a few miles to the west. Because it is part of the city's southern terminus, Otay Mesa is not centrally located within San Diego itself, but it does have strong accessibility in the form of freeways: the 805, 5, and 125 are all right nearby, and route 905 even makes zipping from one to the other especially convenient.