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Talmadge Neighborhood Guide

Talmadge is a central San Diego neighborhood that was founded in the late 1920s by the Talmadge sisters, silent film stars who gave their name to the development. Most of the houses date from the middle of the 20th century, with several styles to choose from. They tend to be smallish single-family homes on ample yards, some with great views. The well-known Southern California architect Cliff May contributed his talent towards designing a number of the houses in this neighborhood.

Property here is quite affordable, and the residents form a tightly-knit and active community. They keep in touch through an email network, which is also used to organize block parties and the yearly Halloween parade. The crime rate is kept down through the watchful eye of the volunteer neighborhood patrol.

This neighborhood is tucked away between Kensington and City Heights. It makes a vaguely triangular shape defined on the west side by Fairmont Avenue, on the northeast by Montezuma Road/Collwood Boulevard, and on the south by El Cajon Boulevard.

Properties for Sale in Talmadge

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Things to Do in Talmadge

Little Saigon San Diego Foundation

Community Service/Non-Profit

4444 El Cajon Blvd, Ste 11
San Diego, CA 92115

Til Two Club


4746 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

Trolley Barn Park

Parks, Playgrounds

Adams Ave And Florida St
San Diego, CA 92116

Top Restaurants in Talmadge



5965 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 269-9904

Clockwork Coffee Shoppe

Desserts, Cafes, Coffee & Tea

4653 College Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 230-5727

Tokyo Sushi Loha

Sushi Bars, Japanese

6502 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 644-8600

Talmadge Demographics


Population: 9,914
Median household income: $59,068
Median contract rent: $1,122
Median single family home price: $580,182
Median resident age: 37.3
Percentage of family households: 42.0%

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 48.5%
  • Female: 51.5%
  • African American: 20.2%
  • American Indian: 0.1%
  • Asian: 12.7%
  • Caucasian: 60.6%
  • Mixed race: 3.5%
  • Other race: 3.0%

Schools in Talmadge

Crawford High School

Grades 9-12

4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115

Hardy Elementary School

Grades K-5

5420 Montezuma Road
San Diego, CA 92115

Mann Middle School

Grades 6-8

4345 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92115