Welcome to Metro San Diego
Uptown encompasses San Diego’s most vibrant and eclectic communities with Balboa Park, our version of Central Park, serving as the core of these communities.
South Park is one of the O’Byrne Team’s most beloved San Diego communities, offering a quaint neighborhood feel with a strong sense of community. South Park has a rich history that goes back to the 1920s with craftsman style bungalows and beautiful tree lined streets. South Park is reminiscent of San Diego past with many historically designated homes. Residents of South Park are proud to be a part of its history and it shows from thoughtful retention of these homes original character and charm.
Across the canyon from South Park is North Park. North Park hosts the title as being the “3rd Hottest Hipster Neighborhood in America”. North Park saw it’s resurgence in 2004 as a redevelopment project by the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC). Today North Park is home to young San Diego professionals, families and millenials and with it some of San Diego’s trendiest coffee shops, breweries, shopping and dining.
Hillcrest is one of San Diego’s most lively and inclusive communities with the LGBT community at its core and LGBTQ pride running through San Diego’s veins. Future residents of Hillcrest look to this community it’s strong sense of community and walkability. The farmer’s market in Hillcrest is one of San Diego’s largest with nearly 200 stalls offering local farmer fare and a large international food court.
Banker’s Hill is San Diego’s earliest affluent communities and making it the birthplace of San Diego’s economy and becoming home to bankers and financiers. With that it also welcomed the most talented architects of the early 1900s, including Irving Gill, architect of the Marston House. Banker’s Hill just north of Downtown San Diego and west of Balboa Park sits atop a hill with many residences offering views from Downtown’s skyline across the bay to Coronado and all the way to the birthplace of San Diego, Point Loma.
What we love about Metro San Diego
Walking is one of the best ways to get acquainted with these neighborhoods. There’s even a few bridges and canyons take you from Downtown to Banker’s Hill to Mission Hill and then Hillcrest.
The Hillcrest Farmer’s market is not to be missed - I love walking from my home downtown to the farmer’s market on Sunday mornings!
Communal Coffee is my favorite spot in North Park for coffee and flowers! They even have a hidden room in the back that is more quiet and private. Their location in South Park is outdoors and a perfect spot to enjoy coffee after shopping around the shops!
Don’t miss out on the South Park walkabout where the entire community gets together quarterly and open their doors that celebrates the community, its people and businesses!
Metro San Diego expert and resident, Alina Mendoza