Hipsters who love all things local fill up this trendy San Diego favorite. Known for its Instagrammable eateries, shops, and bars, this area is prime for craft beer enthusiasts, foodies, artisans, and dog lovers alike. Your days and nights will be full of independent art shows, live music, eclectic eats, and staying ahead of anything and everything San Diego-born and -made.
Take a step in any direction on 30th Street and University Avenue, and you’ll immediately run into a cool restaurant, beer patio, and/or buzzing coffee spot. This place is always alive with activity – you’ll pass people walking their pups, scootering, and skateboarding on their way to run errands or meet friends for a meal. The essentials of CVS, Target, and Vons are found along these streets as well, making it a conveniently walkable neighborhood with a healthy dose of urban fun.
With new restaurants and bars are popping up on every corner, you’ll never go hungry or thirsty again. For the ultimate taco tasting, City Tacos is a must, especially on Taco Tuesday when you can get $3 house favorites all day. Another go-to is Young Hickory, a coffee spot also serving acai bowls, sandwiches, and even cans of craft brew. Come dinnertime, head further down 30th Street to sample the French fare of The Smoking Goat or its next-door sister restaurant, aptly named One Door North, which serves garden-to-table plates in a camp-style atmosphere.
Sipping, savoring, and shopping. This neighborhood is a favorite of foodies and drinkies everywhere. One of its bigger claim to fames? The craft beer. North Park is home to a wide variety of award-winning breweries San Diego has become known for. Modern Times, Belching Beaver, and Second Chance are a few of the faves. Love one-of-kind fashion finds? You’ll browse through well-curated spots like Pigment, Artelexia, and Simply Local. On Thursday evenings, you’ll hit up the North Park Farmers Market, a low-key, yet equally enticing, version of the larger weekend markets in Little Italy and Hillcrest.
You’ll be on the pulse of everything new and novel. North Park has transformed over the years and is now considered one of the trendiest areas in the U.S. However, it never strays far from its roots and still comes with a strong sense of community, which has a welcoming vibe for anyone living in the area or just passing through.
Walk Score 81
Median Home Price $624,800
Median Rental Price $2,492