Q&A: What are the safest neighborhoods to live in in San Diego?

Question by Alyssa: What are the safest neighborhoods to live in in San Diego?
I am moving to San Diego in the summer and I am looking at apartments with my fiance. He is stationed in Coronado and I am going to college in downtown area near Balboa Park so I was wondering where is the best areas and safest areas to live in and close enough to these locations.

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Answer by Manuel
South Park or Golden Hills

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2 Comments → “Q&A: What are the safest neighborhoods to live in in San Diego?”

  1. Brandon

    Dec 18, 2012

    Coronado, Downtown, and Mission Valley are pretty safe compared to Central SD and South Bay

  2. Joe C

    Dec 18, 2012

    Here is a quick summary of some of the areas in the city of San Diego. La Jolla and Scripps Ranch are upscale and wealthy. The nice middle class areas of town are Pacific Beach, Tierrasanta, Clairemont, University City, and Mira Mesa. Pacific Beach is a mixture of apartments with college students and young professionals, and single family homes. If you can afford it, it’s one of the best places to live in the city. University City is near La Jolla and UCSD and is mostly upscale professionals. Clairemont is middle class single family homes and has a lot of military families living there. Mira Mesa has a large Asian population. Hillcrest is the center of the gay community. Mission Valley is young professionals and almost all condos and apartments. Ocean Beach is a lot of druggies, hippies, and beach bums. Mission Beach is the seasonal rental party animal types. Point Loma is a lot of retired military. The College Area is near San Diego State on the eastern edge of the city. Linda Vista is lower middle class and ethnically mixed.

    In general, the farther south you go (closer to the border), the lower the property values. IMO you want to live north of I-8 and west of I-15. There are also nice bedroom communities along the I-15 corridor, such as Poway, Ranch Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo.

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