Best neighborhoods in San Diego

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Little Italy

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in San Diego

"Rich in History and Rich for Future Growth"

- vantvlie
LIttle Italy is by far my favorite Downtown Neighborhood and yes I am biased because I do live here. I have lived here for 6+ years and I love it more each day. I don't know of any other community i...
32.7248610260229 -117.167818583098
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in San Diego

"Upscale San Diego Neighborhood"

- psprunger
Carmel Valley was just a spark in developers eye during the 70's, with actual construction in the area occurring only as recently as 1983. That said, development off of Highway 56 continued through t...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in San Diego

"Great historic neighborhood"

- psprunger
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Mission Hills was an up and coming neighborhood featuring street cars! Now, this part of town is bustling with both foot and vehicle traffic. Just West of Hillc...
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Old Town

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in San Diego

"A piece of History"

- psprunger
Old Town literally IS an old town. This is known as the birthplace of San Diego, and when you visit, you really do feel like you've stepped back in time. This tourist hot spot is near to the San Die...
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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Quiet Neighborhood near Downtown"

- psprunger
For folks who work or just love spending time in Downtown San Diego, but desire a neighborhood feel, the area surrounding Balboa Park is ideal! Not only does Balboa Park offer easy access to Downto...
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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Greatest neighborhood in San Diego"

- jw28
Walk to anything you would ever need from this neighborhood. Unique shops, bookstores,coffee shops, every kind of restaurant you can imagine. Whole foods, Trader Joes, Ralph's, bars with great Happy H...
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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in San Diego

"North Park - San Diego's Hotspot"

- Trip
San Diego, California Neighborhood: North Park Zipcode: 92104 North Park is located approximately 4 miles from Downtown San Diego. The primary cross-streets for North Park are 30th Street and...
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Ranked 8th best neighborhood in San Diego

"What a suburb"

- johndoe57
Vine Street is the nicest part of San Diego by far. The street is full of incredible houses that one could only dream of. It is a great place to raise a family if you can afford the housing market. It...
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Ranked 9th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Southern Beach Neighborhood"

- psprunger
Ocean Beach is a mix of beach bums, literally, hippies and professionals who love the beach life. That said, this is a bustling little neighborhood where you can hit up the farmer's market every Wed...
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Ranked 10th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Gorgeous shopping village"

- steph711
Station Village Way has this exciting energy about it. People spend their days shopping and strolling down this palm tree lined street. It is like a tiny oasis in San Diego. There are apartment comple...
32.7919683767267 -117.136195771276
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in San Diego

"So gorgeous"

- assign100
This little cul-de-sac is located right in the middle of a very upscale neighborhood. With lots of trees and gorgeous houses, I wish I could live in this area! I drive around here every so often just...
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Ranked 12th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Right in the Heart of Town"

- psprunger
Mission Valley has two sections: East and West. The East side of Mission Valleys lays on the East side of Interstate 163, so that puts Mission Valley Mall and Ikea, Costco and Lowes in this neighbor...
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La Jolla

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Nice cruise on a motorcycle"

- Subbie
I’ve spent many weekends on nice, leisurely cruises around La Jolla Shores Drive. The view from high up in the La Jolla foothills is great for picking out other places to take cruises on. Many, many...
32.8367276262233 -117.254056857339
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Modern, clean and close to the beach!"

- steph711
West A St is just south of San Diego's LIttle Italy. This street is lined with high rises and leads to the 163 Freeway and San Diego City College as it becomes A St. It ends right at the McClintock Pl...
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Ranked 15th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Can't beat the beach!"

- psprunger
Compared to La Jolla, Mission Beach may be quite average. But who cares? This touristy area has great places to eat and a long long looong stretch of sand where one can walk, jog or just hang out....
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Ranked 16th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Pantoja Park, a great place to walk and meet people, the old..."

- 1kelton
Condos, condos and more condos. W G Street is located in the Marina District. The area of Pantoja Park is surrounded by Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and the Convention Center. Pa...
32.7108645511641 -117.168552465553
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Busy Beach Neighborhood"

- psprunger
For the true beach lovers, PB is one of the best parts of San Diego. Sure, it's noisy and filled with traffic throughout the summer months and most weekend throughout the year, but so what! If you...
32.8011622235783 -117.23827058645
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in San Diego

"Lots of Food Options"

- citizenjane
Intersecting with La Jolla Village Dr one block away from the 5 Freeway is this small road that offers so much for such a little strip of road. You’ve got pub offerings such as the Rock Bottom Brewery...
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Park West

Ranked 19th best neighborhood in San Diego

"This is one albatross you'll want to hang around your neck!"

- drew76
This is a beautiful street found in a "cul-de-sac" type neighborhood. It is away from the bustle of 1st Ave and Balboa Park. Wonderful family area. May be a little pricey for some, but definitely w...
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Horton Plaza
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in San Diego

"OnE of the greatest "

- bobbybrown151
Wow where to begin!!! This street has one of the best locations in San Diego. It close to the bay and that is a good thing for people that love visiting the bay or just looking at it. The traffic can...
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