South Park/Golden Hill

WHO will love living in South Park and Golden Hill?

Urban dwellers who prefer charming, historic homes over city skyscrapers. Known for its quiet, tree-lined streets, indie boutiques, and neighborhood cafes, South Park and Golden Hill are a magnet for old souls, whether you’re 25 or 85, and for all those who appreciate the beauty in the details. The homes here form a collection of exquisite architecture. You’ll spend days mulling over which style you love the most  – South Park’s craftsman and Spanish Revival homes or Golden Hill’s Victorian mansions, California bungalows, or Tudor- style houses.

WHAT will you see?

Both South Park and Golden Hills ooze of lovely old homes, ornate details and historic charm. Paired with appealing storefronts, hip eateries, and Golden Hill’s hilly streets that overlook downtown, the lifestyle is downright enchanting. The eastern edge of Balboa Park is also here, in all its leafy and spacious green glory for picnicking, sun bathing, and running. However, the best sight you’ll see are your amicable neighbors pushing strollers, walking their dogs, taking evening strolls and waving at you as they go by.

WHERE will you eat?

This is a haven for foodies and beer snobs looking for those intimate, neighborhood gems. Golden Hill’s Pizzeria Luigi was put on the map when Guy Fieri dubbed it ‘Favorite West Coast pizza.’ Other Golden Hill faves include the tiki-themed coffeehouse Krakatoa and the divey grill-your-own steak bar Turf Supper Club. Wash it all down with brews from the Best Damn Beer Shop, a beer emporium inside Krisp market. South Park brims with quaint beloved eateries and restaurants, including Buona Forchetta, Kindred, The Rose, Café Madeleine, and Whistle Stop Bar.

HOW will you spend your time?

These enclaves were meant to be savored and strolled. Browsing one-of-a-kind boutiques will be your new pastime. Some of our faves: Gold Leaf, Junc Life, and vintage reseller Bad Madge & Company. Meet all the neighbors at once during the popular quarterly South Park Walkabout, when the entire neighborhood (and fans of the ‘hood) stays up late to explore the local scene and culture.

WHY you’ll love living here:

Because of their appealing looks and locations. Downtown San Diego is a mere five minutes away from Golden Hill, while South Park is just steps from Balboa Park. Plus, both enclaves are close to Interstate 5. This area showcases San Diego at its most graceful, and you’ll discover that on every street and around every corner.

Key Stats

Population 16524

Median Age

Median HH Income

Walk Score 70

Median Home Price 603200

Median Rental Price 2456.50