The residential district of Liberty Station has two main sections, one section for military housing and the other a residential community developed by the McMillin Corporation. The military housing ncludes 500 units, mostly townhomes, and also features children’s playgrounds and sports facilities. The exterior of the housing is in a Spanish architectural style in keeping with traditional San Diego. The civilian residential community includes townhomes, row homes, and single family homes. In 2007 it was named by Money magazine as one of the best places to retire in San Diego. The park and open space area includes the golf course as well as a 46-acre waterfront park with playground areas, a walking/jogging trail along the boat channel, and an athletic club. Seasonal kayak and paddle board rentals are offered as well.
The educational district of Liberty Station consists of High Tech Village, a group of public charter schools collectively known as High Tech High. The campus includes five high schools, two middle schools, and one elementary school. The schools are part of the San Diego City Schools.