Shops, festivals, and charm is what Inland San Diego is all about. You will see a mix of residential and urban areas made up of craftsman style homes and boutique shops. Live music, craft beer, and hip eateries are all on the scene. Go for a challenging hike, take a tour of the campus, or visit the farmer’s market. Options are limitless.
A substantial amount of Mission Valley is residential condos and businesses for residents to enjoy. The San Diego River flows through directly to the Pacific Ocean. If that isn’t enough, Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Mall are within a mile of each other offering a huge array of stores to shop. Finally, easy access to the highway allows for a short drive to Downtown or the beaches for even more entertainment.
Laid back and hip, North and South Park are both well known for unique restaurants, breweries, and shops. Craftsman style homes oozing charm and character make up these areas pairing nicely with the art and music scene. University and 30th are the center of North Park and a good place to start if exploring the area. If you want to become more familiar with businesses in the South Park area, attend the quarterly walkabout where food, music, and giveaways enhance each business meeting.
Shops, breweries, and restaurants are prevalent in each of the Heights. Cost of living tends to be less expensive in comparison to being directly on the coast and is still only a short car ride away. Expose yourself to City Height’s culture where the population is rich with ethnic diversity, over 30 different languages spoken in the area! Or, enjoy annual festivals on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights.
As the name implies, College Area is best known for its school: San Diego State University. Thousands of students attend each semester, many traveling from various parts of the world. Groceries, restaurants, and businesses provide anything you need in this urban area. Not to mention, just across Interstate 8, lays Cowles Mountain. Hike three miles and get a bird’s eye view of San Diego at your feet.