North Park is considered one of San Diego’s most up-and-coming urban communities. Some residents of this community even seem to believe that North Park is the heart of San Diego, because of it’s central location. North Park’s neighboring communities include University Heights, Hillcrest, Normal Heights and Mission Hills.
There are a variety of Craftsman cottages, bungalows and homes that transform this area into a peaceful place that welcomes singles or a family of any size. The average price of a House for Sale in North Park is about $700,000 with about 1,700 sq. ft. The average price of a condo for sale is $365,000 with about 1,000 sq. ft.
This community is certainly developing into one of San Diego’s newest cultural and artistic neighborhoods. An intersection that is often considered to be the heart of the neighborhood is 30th Street and University Avenue where the North Park Sign is proudly displayed.
There is a lot to do in this community with a variety of restaurants, nightclubs, arts, entertainment and of course shopping. Being self-sufficient, it houses grocery stores, banks, drugstores and specialty shops. The newly renovated Birch North Park Theater is home to the San Diego Lyric Opera, which is a great venue to see a musical or light opera.
Due to its proximity to North Park, Balboa Park is a huge attraction for not only residents of this community but for anyone living or visiting San Diego as well. Balboa Park boasts the World Famous San Diego Zoo along with 15 different museums, “live” theaters, and much more.
Just around the corner from Balboa Park is Downtown San Diego, which includes the popular Westfield Horton Plaza Little Italy, The Gaslamp District, the San Diego Civic Theatre, Petco Park (where the Padres play), Seaport Village, and the San Diego Convention Center.
Because of its great location, it allows you to get to a number of locations in only a few minutes. They include Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, Qualcomm Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers), Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, and Point Loma.
Almost every city within the San Diego County has a Farmers Market and North Park doesn’t let you down. Their Farmers Market is located at the parking lot on the corner of University and 32nd streets. It’s open every Thursday afternoon until sunset and features over 35 independent vendors, including gourmet/ethic foods, arts and crafts, books and locally grown flowers. Sometimes there’s even live music to entertain you as you browse around.
So if you are already living in the San Diego area or are thinking about moving to the area, be sure to visit North Park, you won’t be disappointed.