This post, written in 2013, about USD student partying in Mission Beach and has become one of the most viewed pages on this website. The purpose of the post was to show that USD student partying is a real problem in the area, especially at certain times of the year. My hope was to show possible parents searching for rental properties in Mission Beach what goes on at the rentals.
There are comments on this post from students who were at the rooftop party that was video taped and placed on YouTube. I have since met the owners of the home in the video and they had no idea that this kind of partying was happening on their property.
Some people like to say things like “You live at the beach, get over it, there is all kinds of partying there.” A statement like this is not accurate. I have lived 5 years in the Mission Beach area. After observing the habits of the neighborhood it is clear to see that there is one group that causes most of the partying. That group is USD students.
Only certain properties and rentals are party properties year after year. USD students tend to reserve these homes for the next year before moving out. The landlords or property managers seem to not care or not be aware of the problems.
The good news for the neighborhood is that the locals are always fight back. In February 2015 a group of young men got evicted from a property in south Mission Beach. They were part of a fraternity and habitual parties who would often disturb the neighborhood quiet hours. It only took a few parties before the neighbors and the landlord got involved. This shows that there are real consequences to breaking the noise regulation rules and not respecting the neighborhood.
The problem of USD parties in Mission Beach is not going away. Parents will continue to rent properties here for their students. Students will continue to throw and have parties, it is part of college life. We have to meet in the middle and all be aware of the neighborhood. We have figure out how to be respectful to everyone living in the neighborhood and all live together peacefully in this amazing area.
If you have something constructive to add to this conversation, please leave a comment on this post.
With 2013 fraternity and sorority rush and now frat weeks, the last two weeks have been a busy time for USD student partying in Mission Beach housing and vacation rentals.
Friday: Three young girls are walking down the street and one of them has a red cup in hand. I say “I hope that is apple juice.”
She hesitates but answers with a smile “It is.” It was not.
“Careful, you’ll get a ticket for that.” I say as i ride away on my bicycle.
Saturday: Around noon I spotted a broken up party and a group of students loading a keg of beer into a BWM. The driver of which was likely intoxicated. All while a police car drove by and did not notice a thing.
Sunday the local liquor shop clerk shakes his head while saying “These USD students man. They are here like 3 times a day getting booze. “
My neighbor tells me that she was riding down the boardwalk and a student at a fraternity party yelled at her “OMG she’s hot, I would so fuck her!” She did not stop or engage in conversation because of the lack of respect.