San Diego: Southeastern Encanto Neighborhoods

The eight communities that make up the Encanto neighborhoods planning area are Emerald Hills, Chollas View, Lincoln Park, Valencia Park, Alta Vista, O'Farrell, Broadway Heights and Encanto. The oldest of these, Encanto, was subdivided in 1907 and advertised for "suburban homes and small farms". While Encanto has maintained much of its semi-rural character, the other seven neighborhoods, which make up roughly 75% of the population (47,000) and 85% of the land mass (3811 acres), are largely suburban. Three quarters of homes are single family.

The 2015 community plan updated is designed to expand the existing retail, commercial and light industrial areas along the main transportation corridors and the villages surrounding the trolley stops at Market & 47th, Market & Euclid, and Imperial & 69th Streets. Its cultural heart is the Market Street Village, situated along Chollas Creek and the trolley stop at the intersection of Euclid and Market Streets.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -1.4 71 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 64.6% 133 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 20.4 137 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.0% 67 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.4% 115 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 26.7 91 Middle
Transit Accessibility Transportation 84.9 6 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 30.3% 134 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 26.1% 28 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 16.2% 95 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 90.8% 13 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 47.5% 107 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 28.1% 142 Bottom
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.5% 141 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 46.1% 108 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 93.6 53 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 3.8 18 Top
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 3 94 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 7.5% 133 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.4% 94 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 52.3% 93 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 20.5% 49 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 59.5% 68 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 10.0% 7 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 44.2% 113 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 50.7% 123 Bottom
Commute Mode Share Transportation 25.0% 14 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 0.4% 90 Middle
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 75.2% 124 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 66.8% 139 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 1.1 63 Middle
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 30.6% 129 Bottom