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University Heights A Birdseye View Of Mission Valley
University Heights was first plotted in a bygone San Diego building boom at the end of the 1800’s. The University of Southern California was considering a campus there at the time, hence the name. Although USC never came to the mesa over Mission Valley the original SDSU, The Normal School was there for 30 years, before moving to its current location.
Like its neighbors Mission Hills, Hillcrest and North Park, University Heights was developed with an urban planning concept that included mixed use, commercial and residential components. It was also well connected from a public transportation standpoint with streetcars going all the way to Downtown San Diego. At one time there were also cable cars similar to San Francisco. Trolley Barn Park, a popular destination for families and community events was once an actual Trolley Storage Area. In the early 1980’s Condo’s were slated to be built on the site of the current park, but community involvement kept that from happening.
The community has a varied mix of homes styles and apartments, and is undergoing a period of renovation and development. Like its neighbors, to the south and west there are also a vibrant restaurant, coffee shop, boutique stores and overall energetic community feeling. The same elements that made this area popular throughout the 1900’s walk ability, services, boutique retail, the arts, make it a great visit of place to call home.
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Reid Sholl was born in San Diego, has lived throughout the United States and Europe, and has traveled and worked in over thirty countries worldwide. He has experience in a variety of fields, including....