University Heights

University Heights

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

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About University Heights

Located in the heart of San Diego's vibrant "Mid-City" region, University Heights is a well-established neighborhood that is a popular and somewhat low-key neighborhood. The area is known for its small but superb dining options, relatively low congestion, and close proximity to both Downtown San Diego and the beaches.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $695,000 to $2,195,000

Closed Prices: $275,000 to $6,300,000

Median Sale Price: $682,500

Average $ per sq ft: $877

Association Fee Ranges: $125 to $641/mo, $0 to $325

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1904 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 366 to 6629 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Getting Around University Heights

Around University Heights

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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