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

Indicators Primary Domainsort descending Indicator Value Rank Tier
Business Retention Economic Health 4.5% 11 Top
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 8.1% 20 Top
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 59.0% 40 Top
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 97.1% 18 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 96.8% 12 Top
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 63.6% 54 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 87.2% 10 Top
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 1.7% 46 Top
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 13.7% 112 Bottom
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 3.8% 22 Top
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 60.1% 42 Top
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.3% 93 Middle
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 25.5 67 Middle
Age of Housing Housing 30.1% 42 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 36.4% 52 Middle
Vacancy Rates Housing 7.5% 80 Middle
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 3.7 14 Top
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.5% 80 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 1.9 21 Top
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Tree Cover Natural Areas 3.0% 18 Top
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.4 114 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics -% - Data N/A
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -1.5 75 Middle
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 4.5 27 Top
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 85.6% 77 Middle
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 82.1% 22 Top
Commute Mode Share Transportation 9.6% 133 Bottom
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 23.1% 119 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 49.4 119 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 9.2 119 Bottom