These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In San Diego, CA For 2018


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 2.52x the national median.

But where exactly in San Diego do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Carmel Valley 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 for 2018:

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

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,175,819. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in San Diego.

For more San Diego reading, check out the best neighborhoods in San Diego and the worst neighborhoods in San Diego.

Or, for living around San Diego, out the best San Diego suburbs and the worst San Diego suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In San Diego For 2018

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 criterion:

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, Carmel Valley, was named the richest neighborhood in San Diego.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Lincoln Park.

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 For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Carmel Valley $138,534
2 North City $136,225
3 Del Mar Heights $123,528
4 Wooded Area $118,100
5 Scripps Ranch $117,010
6 La Jolla $114,679
7 Rancho Penasquitos $114,380
8 Sabre Springs $114,320
9 Carmel Mountain $104,236
10 Roseville $94,807
11 Rancho Bernadino $94,008
12 Tierrasanta $93,940
13 Sorrento Valley $93,176
14 Del Cerro $89,060
15 Columbia $87,491
16 San Carlos $87,392
17 Mira Mesa $86,281
18 Torrey Pines $84,302
19 Kensington $82,378
20 Alta Vista $82,322
21 Marina $80,250
22 Ocean Beach $78,213
23 Pacific Beach $77,693
24 Kearny Mesa $77,260
25 Old Town $76,511
26 Bay Ho $74,812
27 University City $74,229
28 Lake Murray $73,700
29 Bird Land $73,619
30 Bay Park $73,152
31 Allied Gardens $72,696
32 Loma Portal $72,406
33 Serra Mesa $71,772
34 Bay Terrace $69,229
35 Clairemont Mesa $68,531
36 Paradise Hills $66,767
37 Gateway $66,375
38 Mission Valley $66,122
39 South Park $64,185
40 Midtown $64,076
41 North Clairemont $63,424
42 Grantville $62,949
43 Mission Bay $62,891
44 West University Heights $62,100
45 Darnall $61,918
46 Jomacha-Lomita $60,629
47 Sky Line $60,598
48 Encanto $60,528
49 Talmadge $59,904
50 Balboa Park $59,691
51 Palm City $59,131
52 Little Italy $58,514
53 North Hills $58,116
54 Moreno Mission $55,822
55 La Jolla Village $55,518
56 Tijuana River Valley $55,500
57 Midtown District $54,962
58 Linda Vista $54,891
59 El Cerritos $54,190
60 East Village $54,178
61 Valencia Park $53,938
62 Nestor $53,097
63 Webster $52,982
64 Normal Heights $52,826
65 Egger Highlands $52,382
66 Miramar $51,981
67 College Area $49,312
68 Oak Park $49,305
69 Chollas View $47,978
70 Park West $45,645
71 Gaslamp Quarter $43,549
72 San Ysidro $42,956
73 Emerald Hills $42,021
74 Horton Plaza $39,780
75 Mount Hope $37,857
76 Rolando $37,258
77 Southcrest $35,976
78 City Heights West $35,183
79 City Heights East $32,900
80 Grant Hill $31,630
81 Cortez Hill $31,154
82 Core $30,600
83 Mountain View $29,547
84 Bario Logan $28,429
85 Memorial $27,644
86 Lincoln Park $24,823

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