San Diego Central is comprised of urban neighborhoods, college communities, a regional lake, major shopping, an NFL team and much, much more!
Charming craftsman homes, tall swaying palm trees and views of mountain and skyline are all the things we love about San Diego Central’s neighborhoods.
From Banker’s Hill to Kensington to Allied Gardens style and character abounds in 1940 and 1950s bungalow homes. Beautiful restored main street signs are now iconic identifiers of our neighborhood enclaves. The small business lined streets are chock full of local eateries, coffee shops, boutique clothing shops and pet-friendly pubs where neighbors from near and far gather to sit outside and watch the time drift by.
Parks & Rec
Not too far from our Central communities is San Diego’s own version of Central Park. Spanning 1,200 acres and with roots dating back to 1835 when land was reserved, Balboa Park is our gorgeous outdoor urban cultural park.
With 17 Musuems, restaurants, trails, gardens and play areas it’s quite simple to spend a day basking in the San Diego sun at Balboa Park. Cultural events, musical entertainment and so much more keep Balboa Park humming with activity all year long.
Shopping & Dining
San Diego has become a destination shopping hub for both locals and our friends south of the border. With luxury and niche retailers just off our main San Diego Central interstates, major fine shopping beckons.
Fashion Valley Mall leads the pack with 200+ stores and restaurants and an 18-screen movie theatre. Head away from big box stores and into our Central neigborhoods to find intimate boutiques, art galleries, local breweries and renowned restaurants.
While San Diegans certainly appreciate the sun and the sand, supporting our much beloved major league sports teams is always a top priority. San Diego has been home to the Chargers NFL team since 1961. Qualcomm Stadium, locally referred to as “The Q,” draws big game-day crowds from around Southern California.
Nearby our Major League Baseball team, the San Diego Padres, calls Downtown San Diego home at a newly constructed stadium – Petco Park. Dating back to 1969 the Padres are only one of two teams – together with the Los Angeles Angels – to have originated in California.
San Diegans are proud of their brood, home to a number of colleges and universities. Notable in San Diego Central are San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.
Founded in 1897, today SDSU provides hosts over 35,000 students and is a leading institution of public research. Nearly 50% of SDSU graduates stay in San Diego to pursue their careers. Down the road is the University of San Diego, a nationally recognized Catholic university. Perched atop San Diego USD is a local icon with for its inspiring 16th century Spanish Renaissance architectural style.