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Spring Valley Neighborhood Guide

Spring Valley is an unincorporated suburb of San Diego about 12 miles east of downtown. Named for the natural spring that made this the home of the Kumeyaay Native Americans, it might have some of the most reasonably-priced real estate in San Diego county. The mean price for a detached single-family home in 2015 is just $430,587, and you can get an apartment for a mere $220,429.  The Bancroft area of town is more urban and developed, while the area to the southeast, off of Jamacha Blvd, features some developments in the hills with great views.

The climate here is sunny and warm, with summers highs in the mid-80s and winter lows in the mid-40s.

Spring Valley is a diverse community with many fantastic restaurants and easy access to the rest of the county. State Routes 94 and 125 define the borders on the three sides, giving you plenty of ways to get where you’re going. Shopping areas are mostly strung along SR 94 at Calavo Drive,  SR 54, and Kenwood Drive.

Properties for Sale in Spring Valley

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Things to Do in Spring Valley

La Mesa Public Stairs


7994 Windsor Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941

Liberty Call Distilling LLC


2739 Via Orange Way, Suite 110
Spring Valley, CA 91978

Mt Helix Park


4901 Mt Helix Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941

Top Restaurants in Spring Valley

9631 Campo Rd
Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 433-8913

9610 Campo Rd
Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 825-8585

9683 Campo Rd
Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 589-1792

Spring Valley Demographics


Population: 28,205
Median household income: $65,276
Median contract rent: $1,527
Median single family home price: $406,726
Median resident age: 35.0

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 430,587
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 249,579
2-unit structures: $ 532,576
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 388,463
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 220,429
Mobile homes: $ 57,675

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 49.6%
  • Female: 50.4%
  • African American: 11.1%
  • Asian: 5.7%
  • Caucasian: 40.7%
  • Hispanic: 36.6%
  • Mixed race: 3.9%
  • Other race: 3.0%

Schools in Spring Valley

Rancho Elementary School

Grades K-6

8845 Noeline Avenue
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Spring Valley Middle School

Grades 7-8

3900 Conrad Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Steele Canyon High School

Grades 9-12

12440 Campo Road
Spring Valley, CA 91978