San Diego: Uptown

The Uptown community contains some of the oldest and most distinct neighborhoods in San Diego consisting of Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Bankers Hill/Park West, University Heights, Middletown, and the Medical Center - each exhibiting a variety of historic architectural types, established landscaping, active neighborhood and commercial districts, natural open space, and other unique community features such as its proximity to Balboa Park. The planning area is located just north of Downtown San Diego. It is bounded on the north by the steep hillsides of Mission Valley, on the east by Park Boulevard and Balboa Park, and on the west and south by Old San Diego and Interstate 5. The planning area comprises about 2,700 acres or approximately 4.2 square miles.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 14.2% 56 Middle
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 2.3 25 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.0% 31 Top
Age of Housing Housing 74.3% 120 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 2.3% 32 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Commute Mode Share Transportation 18.1% 45 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 65.6% 12 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 34.4% 39 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 20.0% 76 Middle
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 16.6% 8 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 57.8% 49 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 3.9% 23 Top
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.4% 68 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.5 60 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 9.6 103 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 122 13 Top
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 76.0% 18 Top
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
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 6.4% 62 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 73.5% 39 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 76.7% 130 Bottom
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 22.9% 113 Bottom
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 25.0% 27 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 26.5% 128 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 88.2 5 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 20 13 Top
Tree Cover Natural Areas 4.7% 4 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 9.2% 102 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 17 130 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 79.4% 52 Middle
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 5.5 2 Top