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

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health 2.3% 32 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 14.2% 56 Middle
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 57.8% 49 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 96.0% 31 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 20.0% 76 Middle
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 76.0% 18 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 73.5% 39 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 22.9% 113 Bottom
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 25.0% 27 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 26.5% 128 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 6.4% 62 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 65.6% 12 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 3.9% 23 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 20 13 Top
Age of Housing Housing 74.3% 120 Bottom
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 34.4% 39 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 9.2% 102 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 17 130 Bottom
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.4% 68 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.5 60 Middle
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Tree Cover Natural Areas 4.7% 4 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 2.3 25 Top
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 5.5 2 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 9.6 103 Bottom
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 76.7% 130 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 79.4% 52 Middle
Commute Mode Share Transportation 18.1% 45 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 16.6% 8 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 122 13 Top
Transit Accessibility Transportation 88.2 5 Top