San Diego: Greater Golden Hill

Golden Hill is an urbanized community consisting of approximately 441 acres, located east of Downtown San Diego. The area is bounded by Juniper Street to the north, 34th Street Canyon to the east, State Route 94 to the south and Interstate 5 to the west. The community wraps around Balboa Park with interfaces to the north and west. The area houses a wide variety of income levels and ethnic groups. The southwestern and western ends are characterized by a diverse built environment, while the northeastern section retains most of the community's early housing.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 3.3 8 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 74.7% 83 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 12.4 108 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 8.8% 97 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.9% 88 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 21.5 25 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 58.2 25 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 2.2% 85 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 20.0% 26 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 34.9% 138 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 79.3% 117 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 62.5% 75 Middle
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 12.5% 102 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 68.6% 38 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 116.7 19 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 10.9 112 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 1.9 21 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.6% 91 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.2% 91 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 50.7% 112 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 16.1% 6 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 37.9% 64 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 66.9% 11 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 23.3% 20 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 1.8% 47 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 81.0% 139 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 85.0% 106 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 2.1 31 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 31.8% 133 Bottom