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South Park Neighborhood Guide

South Park is a centrally located neighborhood, just east of Balboa Park. The residences are generally made up of small to medium-sized (2 to 4 bedroom) detached single-family homes, along with some small apartment buildings and bungalow courts. This community boasts a number of historically-designated Craftsman and Spanish-Colonial-style houses, many of them designed by famous San Diego architects such as Richard Requa and Irving Gill.

This neighborhood has a generally relaxed, eclectic vibe, and is also very LBGT-friendly, with 4.2% of the households being composed of same-sex couples. South Park isn’t the place to go if you’re looking for a sizzling night life, but is known for its craft breweries and organic/sustainable restaurants. There is also a dog park at Grape Street for your furry friends to let loose and play.

The commercial section of town is at 30th and University Avenue, where you can find a selection of art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and live entertainment. It’s highly walkable, and the town takes advantage of that by hosting quarterly ‘walkabouts’, where the stores stay open late and provide refreshments, while musicians serenade the crowds in the gathering twilight.

The main freeway access is through SR 15 on the east side of town.

Properties for Sale in South Park

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Things to Do in South Park

Balboa Park Golf Course

Golf Courses

2600 Golf Course Dr
San Diego, CA 92102

Ginseng Yoga


2985 Beech St
San Diego, CA 92102

South Park Walkabout


30th St And Juniper St
San Diego, CA 92104

Top Restaurants in South Park

Buona Forchetta

Pizza, Italian

3001 Beech St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 381-4844

3030 Grape St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 279-0010

1947 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 794-2543

South Park Demographics


Population: 6,494
Median household income: $70,665
Median contract rent: $1,366
Median resident age: 35.6
Percentage of family households: 42.7

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 774,152
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 1,000,488
2-unit structures: $ 476,360

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 49.3%
  • Female: 50.7%
  • African American: 5.7%
  • American Indian: 0.6%
  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Caucasian: 80.8%
  • Mixed race: 4.8%
  • Other race: 5.6%

Schools in South Park

Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle

Grades 6-8

458 26th Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Einstein Academy

Grades K-5

3035 Ash Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Iftin University Prep High School

Grades 9-12

730 45th Street
San Diego, CA 92102