Located between two of the most popular neighborhoods in the metro area of San Diego, Hillcrest, and North Park, University Heights contains a mix of Craftsman bungalows, Spanish Revival homes, apartments, and condominiums, with a few million-dollarhomes for salein the mix.
Back in the late 19th century, University Heights was intended to be the location of an annex of the University of Southern California. The plan didn’t come to fruition, but the name stuck. The neighborhood’s popularity received a boost in 1915 during the Panama-California Exposition that took place in Balboa Park. Around that time ostrich feathers were in demand for the purpose of adorning hats and creating boas. University Heights was the home to a large ostrich farm, along with a public garden, located near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Adams Avenue.
If you are thinking of moving to San Diego and are looking for a place to call home, University Heights may very well be that place that draws your attention. If you are one that likes to walk and enjoy what a neighborhood has to offer, this is that place with high walkability and lots of charm.
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University Heights has one elementary school, Alice Birney Elementary. Nearby are the middle schools, San Diego Global Vision Academy and Roosevelt International. Located in North Park, not far from University Heights is St. Augustine, a private boys school. Nearby is SciTech High School, Crawford High School, and Hoover High School.
Dining and Shopping
University Heights is known for its vibrant nightlife with many popular bars and restaurants lining Park Boulevard. You can enjoy everything from fine dining, drinking and dancing to casual eateries and dive bars with karaoke. One of my favorite restaurants Is Plumeria, which is a Vegan Thai place that even makes meat eater want to frequent often. If you are into American comfort food, then you may want to try the Park House Eatery. For Classic Mexican food with a twist, head on over to El Zarape. These are just a few of several in the neighborhood that everyone loves.
University Heights, known for being home to artists and their studios. You can find some of their creations in the eclectic mix of boutiques and cafes in the area. There is an assortment of typical neighborhood businesses such as auto repair shops, convenience markets, and unique vintage stores. Some of the cafes in the area offer live music, and the Diversionary Theatre presents local productions with an LGBT emphasis.
Parks and Recreation
Trolley Park is where you will find families gathering during their leisure time. There are free concerts in the summer as well as movie screenings. People bring their friends, kids, and dogs to unwind, and a great place to meet your neighbors.
There is easy access to major freeways such as the 8 and the 805. If you don’t drive, you can get around on the buses. University Heights is served by MTS bus routes 1, 11 and 215.