San Diego: Kearny Mesa

The first urbanization of Kearny Mesa began in 1937 with Gibbs Airfield, now Montgomery Field. Beginning in 1955 with General Dynamics, numerous aerospace, electronic, and other industrial and office firms have located in the area. Portions of Kearny Mesa, predominantly west of SR-163, also include commercial development. Residential development is limited but increasing in recent years, particularly with the development of Stonecrest in the southeast corner of the community and the redevelopment of the General Dynamics site, now known as Spectrum. Various MTS bus routes serve the Kearny Mesa community.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 1.5 19 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 73.7% 89 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 20.7 139 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.6% 84 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.8% 93 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 16.5 2 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 59.7 22 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 71.5% 148 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 48.0% 144 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 67.8% 147 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 43.4% 113 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 8.8% 79 Middle
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 45.9% 109 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 75 88 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 38.2 144 Bottom
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3.5 119 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.4% 131 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 7.1% 115 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 44.7% 141 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.4% 37 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 31.6% 29 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 63.9% 18 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 13.4% 81 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 0.8% 76 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 39.6% 57 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.9% 21 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.6 97 Middle
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 5.8% 12 Top