University City Real Estate
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The unique University City encompasses the area around the University of California, in northern San Diego. Sometimes referred to as “UTC,” the community is synonymous with the University Towne Center, a popular shopping mall located in the area.
University City Real Estate
Buyers looking into University City real estate will find the area is situated in the center of the “Golden Triangle.” Bordered by three major freeways, Interstate 5, 52, and 805, the area is aptly named because of the isosceles triangle it forms. In the middle of the community is Rose Canyon which divides University City into northern and southern portions. The Rose Canyon Open Space Preserve also protects some parts of the community.
The majority of University City homes for sale are mainly to the south of the canyon, which is the older part of the city. The area comprises more single-family homes and is popular with older residents. The newer parts to the north of the canyon feature condos and apartment complexes that are attractive to younger residents.
Educational Opportunities in University City
The San Diego Unified School District is the educational destination for many kids living in University City. The community is home to five public schools that include a daycare center, three public elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
Degree or certificate-seeking residents have the opportunity to continue their education at the University of California which is known as a technological and research hub with a flair for the arts. You can also enjoy books and other media at three local libraries.
Together with the University Towne Center, there are only a handful of businesses and restaurants in University City proper. However, one of the perks of living in the area is that the excellent beaches and classy restaurants in Del Mar are only a short trip up Interstate-5.
Proximity to top-performing health facilities such as Scripps Memorial Hospital and San Diego's Thornton Hospital enhances the lifestyle of residents. Both hospitals double up as major employers in the area.
Parks & Recreation
University City is rated as one of the most walkable communities in San Diego. More commuters make their way to work or school by walking, biking, on the bus or the coaster than almost anywhere else in San Diego. Miles of walking trails wrap around the neighborhood allowing homeowners to get out and exercise. A staggering array of wildlife provides plenty to see and do for bird watchers and photographers.
Appreciate nature and all it has to offer at Doyle Recreation Center and Park, Standley Recreation Center and Park, and Rose Canyon Open Space Park. If you’re an avid golfer, practice your swing in the green space that is the University City Village Golf Course. Going south to La Jolla could take you to Torrey Pines for a round of golf or hop on the Coaster to Carlsbad where the beaches beckon.
Because of the presence of the University of California within its immediate vicinity, University City generally has a high percentage of well-educated people. UCSD alone employs over 30,000 people making it the 2nd largest employer in San Diego.
The growing biotech industry is one of the many businesses that flourish in UTC. In combination with Sorrento Valley to the north, a new tech hub is being created as more R&D facilities from major companies outside of San Diego move to the area.
Besides the plentiful white-collar jobs, the University Towne Center offers plenty of entry-level jobs for teens and college-age students. In a city where people waste valuable hours in traffic, to live only minutes from the heart of the community while having the shortest commutes to work is a dream for the average San Diegan.
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