What is Uptown San Diego?

Uptown San Diego
Uptown San Diego

by  Roberta Murphy

Tired suburbanites are becoming more interested in walkable neighborhoods as they become laslelr- focused about their desires. They want easy asccess to mass transportation, local eateries, mixed-use neighborhoods and the fun of San Diego

The result?

Uptown San Diego becomes more appealing all the time. It certainly intrigues me, as I become more enchanted with neighborhoods where I can walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and evenings on the town. Oh, and leave the car parked for days at a time.

What and where is Uptown San Diego?

Uptown San Diego would include the neighborhoods of Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Mission Hills, Kensington, North Park, South Park and University Hieghts. And though technically part of Midtown San Diego, I would want to include Little Italy as it borders so much of uptown San Diego. Most of these neighborhoods are to the north of downtown San Diego, spreading both east and west.

All of these uptown San Diego neighborhoods and communities have individual charms and attractions, so I put together a series of links for each neighborhood. Any exclusions will be filled in later as time permits.

Balboa Park

Bankers Hill



Little Italy

Mission Hills

Normal Heights

South Park

University Heights

A video of Balboa Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6mXoWyga0hg#!