San Diego: Kensington Talmadge

Kensington is named for a borough in London, England, and its pioneering subdivision dates back to 1910. Developers designed this unique neighborhood based on its geography and the non-standard layout due to its location on a narrow peninsula isolated on three sides by steep slopes, much of which is dedicated open space. Kensington offers a miniature "Main Street" along Adams Avenue, replete with coffee shops, restaurants, a branch library and the regionally famous Ken Theatre. With stone gateways, ornamental lighting, and curving streets, the neighborhood is a strong candidate for designation as a historical district. Talmadge was established in 1925 by real estate developers Roy and Guy Lichty. It's a special hidden neighborhood, which is the cousin of Kensington and surrounded by beautiful canyons. Today, Talmadge is comprised of a mixture of single-family homes and mid- to large apartment complexes.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domain Indicator Value Ranksort descending Tier
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 4.4% 5 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 3.2 11 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 5.9% 12 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 3.0% 12 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 78.0% 14 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 20.8 19 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 63.6% 20 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 18.0% 22 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 109.9 28 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 45.6 33 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.2 40 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1.7 41 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 56.6% 54 Middle
Business Retention Economic Health 1.5% 55 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 79.7% 55 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.0% 67 Middle
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 38.1% 68 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.4% 68 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 12.9% 87 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 73.5% 90 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 86.6% 99 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 9.4 101 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 12.2% 101 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 82.2% 103 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 23.1% 106 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 48.4% 106 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 12.7 110 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 33.2% 133 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 88.8% 149 Bottom