These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In San Diego


We used science and data to determine which San Diego neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Richest Neighborhoods In San Diego

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that San Diego has to offer. Where houses go for over 5.0x the national median and household incomes are 2.75x the national median.

But where exactly in San Diego do the richest of the rich people live? That would be North City where the median income is a cool $130,959. Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in San Diego out of 86:

  1. North City
  2. Carmel Valley
  3. Scripps Ranch
  4. Del Mar Heights
  5. La Jolla
  6. Carmel Mountain
  7. Rancho Penasquitos
  8. Sabre Springs
  9. Wooded Area
  10. Torrey Pines

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,151,724. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank acount for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find wher your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in San Diego.
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How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In San Diego

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criteria:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in San Diego by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, North City, was named the richest neighborhood in San Diego.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Core.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in San Diego ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In San Diego

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 North City $137,582
2 Carmel Valley $127,775
3 Scripps Ranch $126,496
4 Del Mar Heights $114,819
5 La Jolla $112,996
6 Carmel Mountain $111,725
7 Rancho Penasquitos $111,370
8 Sabre Springs $109,073
9 Wooded Area $108,071
10 Torrey Pines $91,817
11 San Carlos $91,068
12 Rancho Bernadino $89,809
13 Sorrento Valley $88,999
14 Tierrasanta $88,067
15 Mira Mesa $82,346
16 Roseville $82,262
17 Columbia $81,254
18 Alta Vista $80,605
19 Del Cerro $79,464
20 Kearny Mesa $77,337
21 Bay Ho $75,564
22 Bay Park $74,422
23 Kensington $74,406
24 Lake Murray $74,358
25 Gateway $73,333
26 University City $72,980
27 Serra Mesa $72,792
28 Allied Gardens $72,554
29 Pacific Beach $72,545
30 Marina $71,437
31 Old Town $69,962
32 Clairemont Mesa $68,144
33 Bay Terrace $67,832
34 Ocean Beach $66,041
35 Paradise Hills $65,892
36 Loma Portal $65,189
37 South Park $64,962
38 West University Heights $64,317
39 Bird Land $64,169
40 Little Italy $63,970
41 Talmadge $63,028
42 Midtown $62,273
43 Mission Bay $60,803
44 North Clairemont $60,409
45 Sky Line $59,941
46 Encanto $59,108
47 Darnall $58,530
48 Jomacha-Lomita $58,505
49 Mission Valley $58,405
50 Grantville $57,965
51 El Cerritos $55,948
52 Moreno Mission $55,472
53 Chollas View $54,400
54 North Hills $53,847
55 Balboa Park $53,702
56 Webster $53,129
57 Oak Park $52,852
58 Valencia Park $51,795
59 La Jolla Village $50,984
60 Linda Vista $50,316
61 Normal Heights $49,300
62 Palm City $49,141
63 College Area $48,785
64 Miramar $48,634
65 East Village $48,168
66 Nestor $48,043
67 Midtown District $48,028
68 Egger Highlands $48,009
69 Park West $46,014
70 San Ysidro $43,682
71 Emerald Hills $41,262
72 Tijuana River Valley $39,388
73 Mount Hope $36,635
74 Rolando $35,820
75 City Heights West $35,040
76 Horton Plaza $34,772
77 Gaslamp Quarter $34,430
78 Bario Logan $32,615
79 City Heights East $31,907
80 Cortez Hill $31,874
81 Southcrest $31,579
82 Grant Hill $31,317
83 Memorial $29,299
84 Mountain View $29,246
85 Lincoln Park $25,774
86 Core $22,339

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