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