University Heights

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$299,900 to $3,250,000
  • Closed Prices:$222,000 to $1,900,000
  • Median Sale Price:$535,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$596
  • Association Fee Ranges:$125 to $641/mo,$0 to $325
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1886 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:400 to 4,629Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 6Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres

Neighborhood Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.

Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

University Heights is primarily made up of smaller single-family homes, typically in the two to three-bedroom range, as well as some smaller condo and apartment buildings. If you want to be closer to the nightlife - as well as close to freeway access for Downtown and the beaches - look for a place close to Park Avenue. If you're more interested in a quiet street, while still being walking distance from restaurants and nightlife options), look further east, where the streets are named after states in the U.S.

Where to Eat

While there isn't an abundance of culinary options in University Heights - the Gaslamp District downtown is the place to go for that - the options in University Heights are fantastic. If you want some authentic San Diego-style Mexican food, check out El Zarape, located in the heart of Park Boulevard. If you want some of the best Thai food in San Diego, Bahn Thai is literally right next door. For a more laid back meal, be sure to check out Hanna's Gourmet, which is just a few blocks away.

What You'll See

Unlike other parts of San Diego, University Heights is largely populated by people who actually live in the city. Typically, you'll see few tourists here - unless they're visiting a native San Diegan. People are very friendly, and if you happen to need a caffeinated beverage - or just want to go where people are hanging out - the coffee shop Lestat's is open 24/7, and is always crowded with people.

Friday Night Fun

If you happen to live more than a couple blocks from Park Boulevard. and Adams Avenue, the two perpendicular thoroughfares in University Heights, Friday night is actually fairly quiet. You might see some people walking to or from somewhere, but in general, the majority of University Heights is residential, and feels like a nice, quiet suburban neighborhood. However, if you're anywhere near Park or Adams, you'll see restaurants filled with people, boisterous dive bars, and a moderate amount of traffic. On top of that, during the summer you'll see large crowds of people, both young and old, at the Old Trolley Barn Park, where there is live music every Friday.

The Perfect Sunday

Walk along Adams Avenue and stop in one of the many antique and thrift shops located along the way - you'll quickly understand why the stretch of Adams between University Heights and Normal Heights is called "Antique Row." Stop inside Soda and Swine for a burger, sub, or bowl of spaghetti with your choice of beef, chicken, or a vegetarian quinoa ball. If you're feeling adventurous, take a walk down Park Boulevard. until you reach Balboa Park and enjoy live music, food, drinks, and maybe even check out a museum, especially the Museum of Man and the Botanical Garden.

Locals Love

Non touristy vibe • Quiet, safe streets • Small but fantastic selection of local bars and eateries.

Locals Don't Love

Lack of street parking • Long lines at popular restaurants.


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