The Bay Park/Bay Ho/Marena area comprises West Clairemont and is a thriving community that developed during the post-World War II housing boom. Considered innovative at the time because developers abandoned the more traditional system of uniform blocks and streets, today West Clairemont is home to a diverse community of residences and businesses. Clairemont’s unique character is defined by both its neighborhoods and its natural resources. With three of the City’s open space parks in or near Clairemont, city life can be quickly left behind for the more serene experience of canyon hikes, wildlife and beautiful beaches.