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Lemon Grove Neighborhood Guide

Lemon Grove is a small town of about 26,500 people located 9 miles east of downtown San Diego. It’s not just a bedroom community for the city – it has a long history of its own. It was first established in the late 1800s as a farming community, when it received its name. Lemon Grove started changing to a residential area after World War II, and nowadays the biggest remnant of its history is the Big Lemon sculpture in the center of town.

This community is about a 15-minute drive from the center of San Diego, so it’s a fine option for people who wish to find a more reasonably-priced area in which to live and then commute to work. The climate here – summer highs in the mid-80s, winter lows in the mid-40s – isn’t as mild as neighborhoods closer to the ocean, but it’s still quite pleasant.

The main roads are State Route 94 and State Route 125. There are plenty of stores along SR 94, and if you need to make a special shopping expedition downtown is just a few miles away.

Properties for Sale in Lemon Grove

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Things to Do in Lemon Grove

Berry Street Park

Dog Parks

7071 Mount Vernon St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Lemon Grove Park


Washington St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

World's Largest Lemon

Points of Interest & Landmarks

3361 Main Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Top Restaurants in Lemon Grove

8047 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 465-7060

2625 Lemon Grove Ave
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 589-0478

7836 Broadway Ave
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 697-7153

Lemon Grove Demographics


Population: 26,511
Median household income: $57,998
Median contract rent: $1,217
Median single family home price: $357,978
Median resident age: 37.2

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 49.8%
  • Female: 50.2%
  • African American: 10.5%
  • Asian: 6.7%
  • Caucasian: 33.7%
  • Hispanic: 45.3%
  • Mixed race: 3.4%
  • Other race: 1.1%

Schools in Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove Academy For The Sciences And Humanities

Grades K-8

7866 Lincoln Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Mount Miguel High School

Grades 9-12

8585 Blossom Lane
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Palm Middle School

Grades 7-8

8425 Palm St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945