Livability Score

67
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (11) A+
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cream
Coffee Shop
BCB Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
BCB Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Big City Bagels
Coffee Shop
BCB Coffee
Coffee Shop
Prince Hookah Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Living Room Cafe
Coffee Shop
Scrimshaw Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Royale
Coffee Shop
DoJo Cafe Mobile Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
City Heights Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Kensington Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cairo Lounge Cafe (Cairo's)
Coffee Shop
Lightbulb Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (3) B
SDSU Open Air Theater
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Museum
Historical Archaeoloyg and Maya Research (HAMR) Lab
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Little Saigon
Attraction
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Landmark Ken Cinema
Cinema
Blue Pearl Art
Art Gallery
La Mesa Memorial Fine Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Kassab Family Community Theater
Theatre Arts
City Heights Yacht Club
Nightclub
Snapdragon Stadium
Stadium
Little Darlings Showgirls
Nightclub
Reading Cinema
Cinema
The Irenic
Nightclub
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Media Arts Center
Theatre Arts
The Observatory North Park
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (24) A+
Senor Panchos Fresh Mexican Grill
Fast Food
Epic Wings N' Things
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Trujillo's Taco Shop
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Which Wich?
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Shakesmart
Fast Food
Oggi's Pizza Express Bar
Bar
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Monty's Den
Bar
So-Cal Chicken
Fast Food
Juice It Up!
Fast Food
Rubio's
Fast Food
Vinnie's Pizza & Pasta Bar
Fast Food
Salad Bistro
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Juice It Up!
Fast Food
Olive Oil Cafe
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Keg N Bottle
Alcohol
Java Joes
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Aztec Recreation Center
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
La Mesa Civic Center
Community Centre
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Werk Fitness
Gym
San Diego Yoga Center
Gym
Chuze Fitness
Gym
SKfit
Gym
Sunset Temple
Community Centre
Encanto Park Recreation Center
Community Centre
Let's Play! San Diego Indoor Soccer
Gym
Groceries (5) A+
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Aztec Market & Convenience Store
Grocery Store
Aztec Market
Grocery Store
Aztec Market & Convenience Store
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Vons 2352
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Windmill Farms
Grocery Store
World Foods Market
Grocery Store
Minute Mart
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Food Center Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Panchita's Bakery
Bakery
Vons
Grocery Store
El Super Grocery Market
Grocery Store
Albertsons Supermarket
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
North Park Produce
Grocery Store
Vine Ripe Market
Grocery Store
Parks (15) A+
Aztec Center Green
Park
SDSU Rugby Pitch (ENS 700)
Park
SDSU Centennial Plaza
Park
College Area Community Garden
Park
Campanile Park
Park
Faculty Staff Club outside patio.
Park
Language Academy Joint Use Field
Park
Parking Box for Digital Permits
Park
Mediterranean Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Van Niekerk Quad
Park
Montezuma Park
Park
Blessed Sacrament Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Clay Park
Park
Heart Park
Park
Del Cero Park
Park
Del Cerro Park
Park
Talmadge Roundabout
Park
Alvarado Estates Community Park
Park
Rolando Park
Park
Navajo Canyon Open Space Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Princess del Cerro Park
Park
Shops (8) C+
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Bookstore
Books
Aztec Market & Convenience Store
Convenience Store
Aztec Market
Convenience Store
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Aztec Market
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Chevron
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Looks Better on Me
Clothing
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Pedal Pushing Bicycle SHop
Bicycle
Ye Olde Bicycle Shop 2
Bicycle
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Burlington
Department Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Mid East Market
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Mission Square Market
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 5.2% take public transportation in College Area.
Public Transit Stops (21)
Stops & Stations
A+
College Avenue & Pontiac Street
Bus Stop
College Avenue & Cresita Drive
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
SDSU Transit Center
Transit Station
Montezuma Road & 63rd Street
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Montezuma Road & 63rd Street
Bus Stop
College Avenue & Alvarado Road
Bus Stop
College Avenue & Alvarado Road
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
5.2%
B
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cost of living F

The cost of living in College Area is 142/100 - which is 2% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

College Area crime rates are 3,125 per 100k, which is 10% higher than California
Property Crime
2,490 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
635 crimes per 100k
F
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employment B-

The median income in College Area is $58,577 - which is 8% lower than California.
Med. Household Income
$58,577
D+
Unemployment Rate
4.4%
D-
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health C-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (7)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Student Health Services
Doctor
S.D.S.U. Police Department
Police
Unknown Name
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Planned Parenthood - College Avenue Sarah Weddington Health Center
Clinic
San Diego City Fire Station 10
Fire Station
Family Health Centers of San Diego
Clinic
Family Health Centers of San Diego City Heights
Clinic
Alvarado Hospital
Hospital
Family Health Centers of San Diego, City Heights
Clinic
SDSU Sports Medicine
Doctor
Crestwood Behavioral Health San Diego
Hospital
Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System
Hospital
San Diego City Fire Station 31
Fire Station
San Diego Fire Rescue Sta. #31
Fire Station
San Diego City Fire Station 17
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Hospital
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Clear with periodic clouds Kaiser Permanente San Diego Mission Road
Doctor
San Diego City Fire Station 26
Fire Station
San Diego Fife Sta. # 26
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
San Diego Fire Sta. #17
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing D

College Area home prices are $432,218 - which is 6% higher than California
Home Price
$432,218
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
7.4x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B+

The College Area graduation rate is 90% - which is 13% higher than California
School Test Scores
55%
D
High School Grad. Rates
90%
A-
Elementary Schools (5) C-
Language Academy
Hardy Elementary
Diego Hills Central Public Charter
Blessed Sacrament Parish School
Clay Elementary
City Heights Preparatory Charter
Iftin Charter
Hearst Elementary
Christian Elementary School - West Campus
Mann Middle
Diego Hills Central Public Charter
Harriet Tubman Village Charter
Harriet Tubman Village Charter
Thrive Public
Thrive Public
Rolando Elementary
Iftin Charter
Fay Elementary
Darnall Charter
Darnall Charter
Ibarra Elementary
St Therese Academy
Euclid Elementary
Foster Elementary
Rolando Park Elementary
High Schools (0) F
Diego Hills Central Public Charter
City Heights Preparatory Charter
Diego Hills Central Public Charter
Thrive Public
Crawford High
City Heights Preparatory Charter
Hoover High
Stein Education Center
The Waldorf School Of San Diego
Helix High
Helix High
Henry High
Brookshire International Academy
Excelsior Academy
Victory Christian Academy
Health Sciences High
Health Sciences High
Tabernacle Christian Academy
Jcs - Manzanita
Learning Choice Academy
The Learning Choice Academy - East County
San Diego Virtual
Childrens Creative/Performing Arts Acad San Diego
Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
Trace
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ratings A+

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College Area Area Facts

  • College Area has a Livability Score of 67/100, which is considered good
  • College Area crime rates are 39% higher than the San Diego average
  • Cost of living in College Area is 16% lower than the San Diego average
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in College Area? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Aztec Center Green
SDSU Rugby Pitch (ENS 700)
SDSU Centennial Plaza
College Area Community Garden
Campanile Park
Faculty Staff Club outside patio.
Language Academy Joint Use Field
Parking Box for Digital Permits

Entertainment

SDSU Open Air Theater
Unknown Name
Historical Archaeoloyg and Maya Research (HAMR) Lab
Unknown Name
Amphitheater
Little Saigon
Unknown Name
Landmark Ken Cinema

Food & Drink

Senor Panchos Fresh Mexican Grill
Epic Wings N' Things
McDonald's
Trujillo's Taco Shop
Jack in the Box
Which Wich?
Domino's
Shakesmart

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in College Area? Of all people who commute, 5.2% take public transportation in College Area.
Drive to Work
68%

5% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

equal to the US average

Walk to Work
10%

7% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is College Area a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Crestwood Behavioral Health San Diego
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Naval Medical Center San Diego
UC San Diego Medical Center
Moores Cancer Center
UC San Diego Health, La Jolla Campus
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

Pharmacies

Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Bridget Hanagan, MA
Clear with periodic clouds Kaiser Permanente San Diego Mission Road
Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery
Robert Button, M.D.
Sidney H. Levine, M.D.
Paul C. Murphy, M.D.
Student Health Services
Ratner Children's Eye Center

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