Mid-City San Diego
The Mid-City is the eastern part of the city of San Diego, bordered by I-8 and Mission Valley to the north, National City to the south, Downtown, Balboa Park and Hillcrest to the west, and La Mesa to the east. Mid-City has both trendy urban neighborhoods, like Kensington, North Park, Normal Heights, and University Heights, and quieter neighborhoods, such as Golden Hill and South Park. Mid-City consists of a number of interesting neighborhoods – those of particular note are:
- City Heights, a historic and ethnically diverse community, centered around the intersection of Fairmount and University Avenues.
- College Area, on a plateau overlooking Interstate 8 on the northeastern corner of the Mid-City area, home to San Diego State University (SDSU).
- Golden Hill, a small, quiet neighborhood of historic homes, directly east of Downtown and south of Balboa Park.
- Kensington, a trendy neighborhood with many shops and restaurants, centered around Adams Avenue east of Interstate 15.
- Normal Heights, an urban community that’s home to plenty of unique stores and festivals, centered along Adams Avenue between Interstates 805 and 15.
- North Park, an urban neighborhood located north of Balboa Park, centered around El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue near 30th Street.
- South Park, a quiet residential neighborhood southeast of Balboa Park, along 30th/Fern Street north of SR-94.
- Talmadge, a historic neighborhood with eclectic architecture situated between Kensington and SDSU.
- University Heights, a scenic urban neighborhood centered around the intersection of Park Boulevard and Adams Avenue, filled with restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and art studios.
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