Aura Townhomes Draw High-tech Workers


Jul 16, 2016

Aura – Zephyr’s new gated community of 30 tri-level townhomes in Mira Mesa is selling quickly and attracting buyers who work at nearby companies in the Sorrento Mesa employment hub, including Qualcomm, Websense and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc, company officials said.

“We’ve seen a high number of Qualcomm employees come through,” said Amy Thompson, sales manager for Aura. “They love the convenient access to work and extra time to spend with family and friends provided by the short commute.”

Designed with sleek, modern architecture, the community recently released Phase II, six of the 12 homes released already sold since Aura’s grand opening in mid-May. The residences are offered in three open floorplans, ranging from 1,814 – 2,017 square feet, and feature four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two-car attached garages with side-by-side parking and elegant, private balconies. Pricing starts at $554,990.

The townhomes include Frigidaire appliance packages in every kitchen, along with granite countertops with backsplash, European slab door cabinets and a Sonetto sink, and upgrades to Frigidaire Gallery Smudge Proof appliances are available. The bathrooms include cultured marble countertops with integrated sinks, and the master baths feature spacious showers with glass enclosures. “Buyers have told us they’re looking for a way to build equity in a neighborhood that is already established, and Aura provides that,” Thompson said. “Purchasing a new home in a community like Aura provides the benefit of a gated community, without the hassle of landscaping or exterior maintenance. Your home is move-in ready and brand new.”

Aura is also just a short drive to San Diego’s beaches, cultural offerings and more via major freeways. And nearby Mira Mesa Market Center and Mira Mesa Shopping Center offer a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Residents can enjoy activities and events at the Mira Mesa Recreation Center, or take a stroll on any of the nearby hiking trails. Eight community parks are also located in the city, and include a teen center, senior center, ice arena and an aquatic complex.

The sales center, at 11345 Zapata Avenue in Mira Mesa, is open noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information and to join the interest list, visit, call Amy Thompson at (858) 880-8168 or send an email to


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