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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
Normal Heights is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 16,459. Normal Heights is in San Diego County. Living in Normal Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Normal Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Normal Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Normal Heights are above average.
About Normal Heights...
Population
16,459

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$394,414
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,247
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    381.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    591.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,594
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Normal Heights is a lovely community that is only a 12 minute drive from Downtown San Diego. It is conveniently positioned between the 805 and 15 freeways which makes your commute to work fairly painless, no matter the direction your are heading. There are also a variety of restaurants, bars and shops that are all located on the main Adams Avenue strip. Because of everything being so centrally located, you can limit the use of your vehicle and walk everywhere you need to go. I highly recommend Normal Heights to anyone that is new to San Diego, or has lived here all their lives.
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Great neighborhood, lots of activities to be found for families, young adults, and couples. Centrally located in San Diego, close to everything!
Normal Heights is a sweet neighborhood that is in the middle of gentrification. It was a great cheap community but now its a great little more expensive neighborhood. The best part of this place is that you can walk to whatever you need. Grocery and book stores, coffee and taco shops and more than a few amazing places to eat and drink. The people in this community are so eclectic as well. Everything you need in this tiny little neighborhood that lines Adams Avenue