The Clairemont area in San Diego is one of the most central, most diverse, with great shopping, restaurants, shopping in San Diego.
It also have a variety of homes to choose from. You can easily find a nice condo, townhome or apartment for a decent price. If you are looking to buy something, the homes are usually older and have more character - many will probably have additions. Some are reasonably priced compared to most areas in the city.
Its easy to get on to most San Diego freeways, 5, 805, 163, etc.
If you have school age children, then I suggest to do you homework. Some schools may or may not work for you. Yet, of course it all depends on what you are looking for in education.
If you have any questions about the area, I would be happy to answer any and send you some properties.