As if freeze-framed in the 1950s, Coronado’s quaint appeal is captured in its old-fashioned storefronts, well-manicured gardens, and charming Ferry Landing Marketplace. The streets of Coronado are wide, quiet, and friendly, and many of today’s residents live in grand Victorian homes handed down for generations. Naval Air Station North Island was established in 1911 on Coronado’s north end, across from Point Loma, and was the site of Charles Lindbergh’s departure on the transcontinental flight that preceded his famous solo flight across the Atlantic. Coronado’s long relationship with the U.S. Navy have made it an enclave for military personnel; it’s said to have more retired admirals per capita than anywhere else in the United States.
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