San Diego: City Heights

City Heights is centrally located in the San Diego metropolitan area, south of Mission Valley, north of the Martin Luther King Freeway (State Route 94), between Interstates 15 and 805 on the west and 54th Street on the east. Development in City Heights is a mixture of single-family and multi-family residential with commercial and other non-residential development concentrated along the major arterials, including El Cajon Boulevard, University Avenue, Fairmount Avenue, and Euclid Avenue. There are also pockets of neighborhood commercial areas throughout the community. A small portion of industrial development is located on the southern edge of the community.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 3 12 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 58.6% 144 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 21.8 142 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 8.0% 90 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.8% 93 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 23.6 45 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 59.9 21 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 7.2% 99 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 13.9% 23 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 29.2% 127 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 85.6% 77 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 49.7% 105 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 36.9% 148 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 51.0% 87 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 96.7 51 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 5.8 47 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.3 45 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.7% 100 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.3% 123 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 53.4% 78 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 17.1% 12 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 99.2% 2 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 48.6% 139 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 53.0% 109 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 25.7% 10 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health -0.2% 101 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 72.0% 117 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 62.0% 144 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 2.6 20 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 42.1% 142 Bottom