Unincorporated: San Dieguito

The San Dieguito Community Plan Area is generally a low-density estate residential area surrounded by the rapidly urbanizing areas of North San Diego County. To the west lie the coastal cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach; to the north are Carlsbad and San Marcos; to the east Escondido; and on the south, the City of San Diego. The San Dieguito Plan Area was first inhabited by Indians, and evidence indicates that a large thriving aboriginal population lived throughout the Plan Area. During the period of Spanish colonization the area was used as rangeland. Following the Mexican Revolution of 1822, land known as Rancho San Dieguito was given to Juan Osuna who settled within the area of what is now the community of Rancho Santa Fe.

In the early Twentieth Century, most of the land that comprised Rancho Santa Fe was sold to the Santa Fe Land Development Company. The company wanted to use the land to grow trees that could be harvested, primarily, for railroad ties. However, an unfortunate choice was made to plant about three million eucalyptus trees which proved to be useless as lumber. While this venture was a failure, the trees thrived in the climate, and the man-made forest was to become an important element in marketing the land for large-lot estate residential development.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 8.1% 20 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.4 114 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 97.1% 18 Top
Age of Housing Housing 30.1% 42 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 4.5% 11 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Commute Mode Share Transportation 9.6% 133 Bottom
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 60.1% 42 Top
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 36.4% 52 Middle
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 96.8% 12 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 23.1% 119 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 59.0% 40 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.3% 93 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.5% 80 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 1.9 21 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 4.5 27 Top
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 49.4 119 Bottom
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 63.6% 54 Middle
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 3.8% 22 Top
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 87.2% 10 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 85.6% 77 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 1.7% 46 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 13.7% 112 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 9.2 119 Bottom
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 25.5 67 Middle
Tree Cover Natural Areas 3.0% 18 Top
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.5% 80 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 3.7 14 Top
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 82.1% 22 Top
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -1.5 75 Middle