North Park is made up of 3.5 square miles with a population of more than 38,000; a population density that is over three times larger per square mile then in other San Diego communities. Although a majority of the residents are white, there is a significant Hispanic population comprising of more than a quarter of North Park residents, and much more diversity if recognized in North Park than in other parts of San Diego. Residents of this community tend to be in their mid-twenties through their mid-forties, and make a lower median income then the residents of the city of San Diego on a whole. The median rent in North Park is lower than other parts of the city of San Diego, with 3 bedroom rental homes being a majority of the make-up of the community. A majority of the homes in North Park were built before the 1980s, with a majority of that built prior to 1939. This gives the community a different feel on each block, and adds to its charming personality.
What Staff are Saying:
- Residents of North Park gave high ratings to its diversity of restaurants, accessibility to coffee houses, and access to farmers markets. Average ratings were given to the community’s quality of K-12 schools, shopping malls, friendly neighbors, and bike friendly nature. Overall, staff did not have many below average ratings for this community, although a few did note that the accessibility to public transportation and the beach was not one of North Park’s attributes.
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- “The diversity and that everything you need is in walking distance.”
- “Commute takes too long because of traffic; public transportation or car. Also too expensive to park on campus.”
- “The charm and diversity make North Park an interesting place to live.”
- “Walk to stores, restaurants, Balboa Park, etc. or just walk for fun; pretty; older houses; diversity; good vibe; affordable rent.”