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Living in San Diego

San Diego lies on a beautiful strip of the southern California coastline. In addition to amazing beaches, there’s Balboa Park with the famous zoo. San Diego is an active playground, there’s biking and hiking and surfing and paddle sports, outdoors, almost all year round. Mexico is just down the road — literally, you can take light rail to the border. Cruise ships dock here, making the city a popular spot for tourists, too.

People relocate to San Diego to work in health care, and there’s a big Navy and aerospace presence here too. The architecture reflects the region’s history, with a strong influence of Spanish and Mexican style appearing not just in the remaining missions, but in attractive stucco and red tile roofed homes as well.

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Walk Score of San Diego, CA

San Diego is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Ocean Beach Pier

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Point Loma Community Park

San Diego is the 19th most walkable large city in the US with 1,307,402 residents.

San Diego has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

Find apartments in San Diego's most walkable neighborhoods: Horton Plaza, Little Italy and Core-Columbia.

San Diego Apartments for Rent

View all San Diego apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,912 and the average home price is $499,667.

Rental info for Gables Point Loma in the San Diego area
from $1,625
1 bed
Walk Score 65
Rental info for Beacon Cove in the San Diego area
from $1,460
1 bed
Walk Score 32
Rental info for Willow Creek - Poway in the San Diego area
from $1,415
1 bed
Walk Score 80
Rental info for Terra Vista in the San Diego area
from $1,675
1 bed
Walk Score 38
Rental info for Canyon Hills in the San Diego area
from $1,810
2 bed
Walk Score 27
Rental info for North Bonita Racquet Club in the San Diego area
from $1,398
2 bed
Walk Score 59
Rental info for Casoleil in the San Diego area
from $1,647
1 bed
Walk Score 45
Rental info for Ocean House on Prospect in the San Diego area
from $3,299
1 bed
Walk Score 90

To view San Diego homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

San Diego Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Horton Plaza 97 81 82 1,474
2 Little Italy 97 77 66 3,169
3 Core-Columbia 96 80 65 5,338
4 Gaslamp 96 80 77 976
5 Harborview 96 75 74 525
6 Marina 94 79 84 5,600
7 Cortez 93 75 54 3,447
8 East Village 92 79 64 10,148
9 Village 88 32 52 4,491
10 Sherman Heights 84 68 59 3,340
11 Normal Heights 84 52 59 10,718
12 Park West 84 59 54 8,269
13 Hillcrest 80 54 58 14,136
14 North Park 79 51 59 37,943
15 Grant Hill 78 54 57 4,544
16 Ocean Beach 78 28 68 12,229
17 University Heights 77 54 67 11,438
18 Logan Heights 75 57 56 14,362
19 Rolando 74 49 55 6,306
20 Golden Hill 72 50 56 9,225
21 Old Town 72 59 44 944
22 City Heights 71 49 49 74,108
23 Adams North 70 46 50 5,024
24 Roseville - Fleet Ridge 70 31 54 5,589
25 Pacific Beach 68 34 67 39,733
26 Bird Rock 67 32 51 3,147
27 Talmadge 67 48 54 9,143
28 Burlingame 66 34 54 765
29 College East 66 53 59 10,299
30 El Cerrito 65 54 46 5,315
31 Loma Portal 65 35 53 4,385
32 Mission Hills 65 48 49 5,750
33 Mission Beach 64 29 83 4,692
34 Shelltown 63 44 46 4,147
35 South Park 63 35 48 5,425
36 Kensington 62 51 48 5,865
37 Southcrest 62 47 47 6,253
38 Midtown 61 50 42 4,433
39 Stockton 61 50 49 3,775
40 Torrey Pines 61 52 80 8,133
41 Beach Barber 60 33 61 3,474
42 Webster 59 43 47 3,050
43 Mountain View 58 47 46 15,515
44 Chollas View 58 53 46 4,630
45 Point Loma Heights 58 33 57 18,932
46 Egger Highlands 57 34 60 8,716
47 Midway District 57 43 60 10,422
48 Barrio Logan 55 53 55 10,038
49 Lincoln Park 55 53 47 9,324
50 Clairemont Mesa East 54 37 55 25,346
51 Morena 54 44 46 6,948
52 Mt Hope 52 43 47 5,522
53 College West 51 53 46 9,277
54 Upper Hermosa 51 29 37 834
55 University City 50 40 54 49,025
56 San Ysidro 50 47 43 28,142
57 La Jolla Village 48 31 55 5,778
58 North Clairemont 48 35 44 14,676
59 Otay Mesa West 48 47 55 30,355
60 Mission Valley East 48 36 58 11,360
61 Redwood Village - Rolando Park 48 47 35 8,379
62 Linda Vista 48 45 50 24,259
63 Grantville 47 34 43 8,411
64 Lower Hermosa 46 33 49 596
65 Valencia Park 45 50 43 10,587
66 Bay Park 44 30 39 15,768
67 Kearny Mesa 43 40 66 2,633
68 Carmel Mountain 42 30 40 11,370
69 Lake Murray 42 27 42 16,409
70 Mira Mesa 41 23 50 69,209
71 La Jolla Shores 41 33 50 2,827
72 Oak Park 40 35 34 13,960
73 Mission Valley West 40 53 55 2,409
74 Bay Ho 39 26 37 11,968
75 Palm City 39 52 55 5,216
76 Paradise Hills 39 32 33 16,697
77 Allied Gardens 39 23 30 10,747
78 Skyline 38 40 27 8,823
79 La Playa 37 24 33 2,735
80 Clairemont Mesa West 37 35 42 10,541
81 Birdland 37 41 39 5,182
82 Serra Mesa 36 28 42 20,465
83 Sunset Cliffs 34 24 28 3,110
84 Miramar 33 5 51 5,320
85 Nestor 33 41 42 16,139
86 Carmel Valley 33 0 47 42,822
87 Encanto 32 41 26 15,405
88 Bay Terraces 32 33 25 31,491
89 Jamacha Lomita 32 39 27 10,038
90 Emerald Hills 31 47 28 4,047
91 Alta Vista 30 35 24 2,607
92 Wooded Area 30 18 27 3,747
93 Tierrasanta 29 12 35 27,827
94 Del Mar Heights 29 17 29 6,581
95 Jolla Mesa 28 15 25 1,439
96 La Jolla 28 18 27 1,863
97 San Carlos 28 12 31 12,507
98 Rancho Bernardo 24 17 32 40,882
99 Sabre Springs 24 25 27 11,006
100 La Jolla Heights 22 25 41 2,307
101 Rancho Penasquitos 22 11 31 45,159
102 Del Cerro 21 36 18 7,349
103 Ocean Crest 19 19 26 12,709
104 Scripps Ranch 19 9 29 17,882
105 Soledad South 19 0 19 2,343
106 Torrey Highlands 18 - 37 4,743
107 Miramar Ranch North 17 4 29 13,567
108 Hidden Valley 17 26 23 789
109 Mission Bay Park 17 34 64 799
110 Muirlands 16 7 23 2,870
111 La Jolla Alta 16 4 20 2,110
112 Tijuana River Valley 11 3 29 519
113 Sorrento Valley 11 12 18 2,879
114 Black Mountain Ranch 11 1 26 8,406
115 North City 9 2 27 5,772
116 Otay Mesa 9 28 16 2,094
117 Rancho Encantada 3 - 17 2,592

Eating & Drinking

There are about 4,514 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in San Diego.

People in San Diego can walk to an average of 0.4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Lahaina Beach House

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Che Cafe

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thumbnail for Ocean Beach PierThis is one of the most iconic piers in all of Southern California. There is a nice cafe at the end. This is a really great place to go for an evening stroll. There is really good fishing from the pier, too.

Scott Ostrem
on Ocean Beach Pier

Transit Score of San Diego, CA

San Diego has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find San Diego apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

San Diego has some public transportation and about 80 bus, 1 rail, 3 light rail and 1 ferry lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from San Diego on public transit.

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San Diego has about 114 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Getaround.

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Photo of Intersection of Laurel Street and Curlew Street in San Diego

Intersection of Laurel Street and Curlew Street

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Che Cafe

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End of 34th Street

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Memorial Community Park

Photo of San Diego Public Library, Logan Heights Branch in San Diego

San Diego Public Library, Logan Heights Branch

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Memorial Skate Park

Bike Score of San Diego, CA

San Diego is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Photo of Intersection of Laurel Street and Curlew Street in San Diego

Intersection of Laurel Street and Curlew Street

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Garden

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Dwight St. & Lantana Dr.

Photo of Carlton St & Fennel on St. in San Diego

Carlton St & Fennel on St.

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Mountain View Community Center

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La Jolla Cove

thumbnail for Point Loma Community ParkPoint Loma Community Park is a small neighborhood sports park in the center of Point Loma. The park has two baseball fields and four tennis courts, and is home of the Point Loma Little League team. During summer, the park hosts the Point Loma Concert Series.

Angie Good
on Point Loma Community Park

Photo of Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego

Mission Trails Regional Park

Photo of Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego

Mission Trails Regional Park

Photo of Ocean Beach Dog Beach in San Diego

Ocean Beach Dog Beach

Photo of End of 34th Street in San Diego

End of 34th Street

thumbnail for Intersection of Laurel Street and Curlew StreetLooking south from Laurel Street, the neighborhood enjoys a beautiful view of the San Diego skyline.

Local Native
on Intersection of Laurel Street and Curlew Street

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Olivetto Ristorante

Photo of Garnet Ave. & Mission Blvd. in San Diego

Garnet Ave. & Mission Blvd.

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Robb Field Recreation Center

thumbnail for GardenThis a a huge 2.3 acre community garden with space for 85 families to grow!! Simply an amazing sight in the heart of the city.

Angie Good
on Garden

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