North Park / South Park
North Park is a neighborhood in San Diego, California, USA. It is situated to the northeast of Balboa Park, and according to the City of San Diego Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk parcel maps bounded on the north by University Heights University Heights along Lincoln Avenue, on the west by Florida Canyon, University Heights and Hillcrest, and on the south by Switzer Canyon and the South Park neighborhood, on the east by Interstate 805 and City Heights. The pre-Interstate 805 boundary of North Park was widely considered to be 35th Street, which is now part of City Heights. The North Park sign can be seen at 30th Street and University Avenue, and this intersection is often considered to be the heart of the neighborhood. North Park includes the subneighborhoods of Burlingame, Altadena, and the Morley Field area (site of the Dryden Historic District). North Park is part of the 53rd congressional district, and San Diego City Council District 3.
South Park is a neighborhood in San Diego, California located east of Balboa Park, north of the Golden Hill and Stockton neighborhoods and south of the North Park neighborhood. The northern boundary is Juniper Street. South Park is now considered one of the major historic urban communities of San Diego and has long been proposed as a registered historic district. Other historically significant neighborhoods not far from South Park include Burlingame, Golden Hill and Sherman Heights.
South Park stands out in San Diego for its tree-lined streets, compact blocks, and walkable business district. Predominantly a single-family residence area with some small apartment buildings and bungalow courts, it is noteworthy for its fine and varied collection of Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival style homes built between 1905 and 1930. These include works by Irving Gill, William S. Hebbard, and Richard Requa. Many of the houses are historically designated and an official historic district has been in the pipeline for a number of years. South Park has a reputation as a dog-friendly area, supported by one of the few designated dog parks adjacent to a residential area (at Grape Street).