San Diego: Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines is located in the northern coastal region of the City of San Diego and is bounded by Interstate 5 on the east, the City of Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the City of Solana Beach to the north, and the University community to the south. The residential neighborhoods are situated primarily in the Del Mar Terraces and the Del Mar Heights area in the central portion of the community. Small areas of commercial development are located along two transportation corridors in the community, Del Mar Heights Road and Carmel Valley Road. Industrial development is located in the southern portion of the community within Sorrento Valley.

Torrey Pines is characterized by an abundance of sensitive environmental resources and contains a number of major local and regional open space parks. The community contains large areas of Torrey Pine trees, lagoons, wetlands, sandstone bluffs and canyons that provide a unique environment for those who live, work, and visit this coastal community.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort ascending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -0.3 51 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 81.3% 35 Top
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 4.9 29 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 8.5% 94 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 3.7% 9 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 19 6 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 31.1 52 Middle
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 35.4% 136 Bottom
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 14.3% 24 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 34.7% 137 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 72.0% 142 Bottom
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 88.0% 7 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 1.3% 4 Top
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 68.3% 40 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 54.6 112 Bottom
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 7.1 64 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 5.1 142 Bottom
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.4% 68 Middle
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.0% 25 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 61.0% 28 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 21.1% 63 Middle
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 33.3% 20 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 32.3% 33 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 64.2% 16 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 11.5% 107 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 2.6% 29 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Age of Housing Housing 49.0% 75 Middle
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.8% 22 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.3 122 Bottom
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 9.6% 27 Top