San Diego: Serra Mesa

The community of Serra Mesa developed in the years after World War II with military multi-family housing and later single family homes, apartments and support retail. Most of the community and its 8,361 dwelling units had been built by 1970. The community also includes a health-institutional complex anchored by Sharp and Children's Hospitals, and is further characterized by north-south oriented canyons that drain into Mission Valley to the south.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health 2.1% 37 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 17.1% 67 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 44.0% 142 Bottom
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 70.7% 31 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 62.8% 73 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 84.6% 45 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 92.1% 63 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 26.2% 123 Bottom
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 10.3% 19 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 39.8% 138 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 5.2% 60 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 20.4 15 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 8.5% 78 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 55.8% 80 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.2% 72 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 63.8% 101 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 37.3% 58 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.7 73 Middle
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 14.1 119 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.4% 68 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 1.1% 80 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1 67 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 16.7% 15 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 0.3 39 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 3 12 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 76.4% 131 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 74.4% 85 Middle
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 96.4 52 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 19.1% 32 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 28.7 58 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 12.6% 94 Middle