North City, San Diego, CA

North City Neighborhood Guide San Diego, CA


North City, San Diego, California is a thriving, upscale neighborhood known for its diverse restaurants, high-end shopping centers, and excellent schools. Conveniently located just east of I-5 and near Highway 56, North City offers quick access to vibrant downtown San Diego as well as the serene Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The Del Mar Horse Racing venue and beautiful San Diego beaches are also a short drive away, making North City a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers.

What You Will Love About North City, San Diego, California

  • North City is recognized for its top-rated schools, making it an ideal region for families.
  • With a variety of high-end shopping centers and diverse eateries, it's a paradise for foodies and shopping enthusiasts.
  • Its strategic location offers easy access to both the bustling life of downtown San Diego and outdoor activities at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

What's Nearby

North City is just a short distance away from downtown San Diego, offering an array of activities, from vibrant nightlife to cultural and historical attractions. The neighborhood is also close to the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, perfect for hiking and exploring the beautiful landscapes, and the stunning San Diego beaches are only a short drive away.


Life in North City offers a blend of urban and suburban style living. The neighborhood is buzzing with a variety of restaurants and boutiques and provides opportunities for outdoor activities. Its close proximity to educational institutions and business districts makes it popular among families and professionals.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 114 restaurants, 15 grocery stores, and 22 parks within a mile of the North City neighborhood.

    Carmel Country Plaza

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    1.5 miles

    12750 Carmel Country Rd


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.6 miles

    3455 Del Mar Heights Rd

    Gelson's Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.6 miles

    2707 Via De La Valle

    Del Mar Highlands Town Center

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    1.7 miles

    12925 El Camino Real

    Flower Hill Promenade

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    1.8 miles

    2720 Via De La Valle

    Whole Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.8 miles

    2600 Via De La Valle

North City Apartments and Rentals

91 Rental properties in North City, San Diego, CA.

  • Ocean Crest property


    Ocean Crest

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    690–1200 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • Del Mar Ridge property


    Del Mar Ridge

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    894–1425 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • Signature Point property


    Signature Point

    2–3 Beds • 2 Baths

    998–1358 Sqft

    6 Units Available

  • The Village at Del Mar Heights property


    The Village at Del Mar Heights

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    700–1050 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • The Club Torrey Pines property


    The Club Torrey Pines

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    600–962 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • 3877 Pell Place property


    3877 Pell Place

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1052 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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North City Demographics

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North City Reviews

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  • Near Grocery Stores


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North City Transportation

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Wave Volleyball Club


15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd

United Guard Services


5035 Camino Andorra


North City Schools

Neighborhoods Around North City

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Carmel ValleyNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,700--
Torrey HillsNeighborhood in San-diego, California$1,700--
Del Mar HeightsNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
DowntownNeighborhood in Del-mar, California----
Del Mar MesaNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
Black Mountain RanchNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
Torrey HighlandsNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
AndaluciaNeighborhood in San-diego, California----
BluffsNeighborhood in San-diego, California----