Talmadge/Mid-City Zip Code: 92115


Talmadgeestablished in 1925, is a historic neighborhood in the heart of the San Diego’s Mid-City community. Talmadge is named after three Hollywood movie stars, Norma, Natalie, and Constance Talmadge. Located near San Diego State University and isolated by canyons on the north and west, the community’s entrances are set off by the historic Talmadge Gates. The Talmadge traffic circle marks the heart of the neighborhood.


Residents of this Mid-City ’hood take pride in their homes and in each other. Nestled between urban City Heights and high-priced Kensington, it’s home to an educated and involved bunch who are passionate about maintaining an appealing neighborhood through community organizations. You’ll find plenty of events geared toward families, like a Halloween parade and block parties with bounce houses and mini golf courses. You can also count on a lower crime rate, thanks to its volunteer citizens’ patrol.


Trader Joe’s is opening just a few minutes away from Talmadge, on the SDSU campus.* Bike routes will also be added as part of the San Diego Regional Bike Plan.


The Talmadge traffic circle, where neighbors hand out candy at Halloween or carols during Christmas time.


Talmadge is home to quaint, single-family houses with spacious backyards—most are priced from the low $500s to the mid $600s.


Public schools Fay Elementary, Mann Middle, and Hoover High are gradually improving their curriculum while offering support to English learners and lessons with an emphasis on math and science. Parents also have the option of private schools, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, which both have stellar reviews.

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