Where in the world is College Area, San Diego?

Located 7.6 miles from Downtown San Diego • Centrally Located in the City of San Diego with Access to the 8, 94, 805 and 15 Freeways • Access to Major Thoroughfare El Cajon Blvd.

The 240-acre San Diego State University, founded in 1897, is the anchor to the College Area. SDSU boasts 35,000+ students enrolled, 10,000+ of whom live within one mile of campus; 7500 employees; 12,000-seat arena; 206,000SF student union; 284,000 living alumni - 60% live in San Diego County;

 

Demographic Overview

Pin dropped at 4704 College Avenue: 1 - 3 - 5 miles radii

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2018 Total Population 1 mile: 30,726; 3 miles: 233,901; 5 miles: 561,612

2018 Total Daytime Population 1 mile; 23,763; 3 miles 192,287; 5miles: 446,489

Median Household Income 2018: 1 mile: $48,306; 3 miles: $50,916; 5 miles: $57,020

Median Household Income 2023: $55,183 $58,115 $66,939

Average Household Income 2018: 1 mile: $67,383; 3 miles: $72,666; 5 miles: $78,674

Average Household Income 2023: $79,246 $86,004 $93,668

Median Home Value 2018 $460,450 $458,791 $459,796 2023 $502,707 $510,858 $516,324

Average Owner Occupied Home Value 2018: $496,201 $543,340 $533,869

Average Owner Occupied Home Value 2023: $552,962 $606,588 $599,892

The median home value in the City of San Diego is $632,700.  (Zillow)

The median home value in 92115 is $536,800. (Zillow)

The median home value in San Diego County is $591,400 (Zillow)

Educational Attainment in Adults over 25 is higher in immediate area: Associate Degree 10.5% 7.6% 8.0% Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 19.3% 20.8% Graduate/Professional Degree 13.9% 11.0% 12.2%

Random Community Characteristics (of significance):

  • ~50% more likely than avg americans to wear a smartwatch (149)

  • 41% more likely to own a Mac computer

  • 25% more likely to spend more than $2000 on a computer

  • More likely to spend more than 10+ hours online daily (145)

  • More likely to use wifi outside of home (148)

  • More likely to use online dating site (189)

  • More likely to listen to/download podcasts (168)

  • Watches TV online (180)

  • Twitter 174 Facebook 116 Instagram 165 Yelp LinkedIn 172

  • Drinks more beer (115)

  • Owns Apple iPhone (128)

  • More likely to go to a bar in the last 12 months (148)

  • Does banking on their mobile phone (125)

  • Uses organic food (122)

  • Buys digital books (126)

  • Gets food delivery at home (158)

  • More likely to take 3+ non-business trips in the last 3 months (139) and travel abroad (134)

Traffic Counts

Some of the highest traffic counts in the entire City (of city surface streets vs freeway intersections):

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

COLLEGE AVE NAVAJO RD DEL CERRO BLVD 20100 N 20100 N 20100 20100 N 20100 N

COLLEGE AVE DEL CERRO BLVD INTERSTATE 8 37900 N 37900 N 37300 37300 N 37300 N

COLLEGE AVE ALVARADO RD/INTERSTATE 8 MONTEZUMA RD 28500 N 28500 N 31000 35900 35900 N

COLLEGE AVE MONTEZUMA RD EL CAJON BLVD 28200 N 28200 N 27200 20100 20100 N

COLLEGE AVE EL CAJON BLVD UNIVERSITY AVE 21200 22900 22900 N 20400 31100

EL CAJON BLVD COLLEGE AVE 63RD ST 22300 N 22300 N 17000 17000 N 17000 N

EL CAJON BLVD 63RD ST ROLANDO BLVD 17700 N 17700 N 20600 20600 N 20600 N

EL CAJON BLVD ROLANDO BLVD MONTEZUMA RD 18600 N 18600 N 18000 18000 N 18000 N

EL CAJON BLVD MONTEZUMA RD 70TH ST 20500 N 20500 N 22000 22000 N 22000 N

Recent Development

2005: SDSU Transit Center - Green Line - Light Rail: Serves 3,000 passengers each day; $103 million; Designed by the architect firm ZGF Architects, featuring blue cathode lighting and natural light from street

2014: Blvd63: 1,000 residents

2017: South Campus Plaza: The gateway between campus and community; 600-800 residents; Investment of $143 million; LEED Silver Certified; Retail – 12,631 square foot Trader Joe’s; Restaurant and other retail shops – 22,000 square feet; Parking - more than 300 parking spaces in dedicated structure

2018: Montage: 300 residents

Under construction: Uaxaca Hall: 800 residents

Under construction: Maya & Olmeca: 400 residents