Experience City Heights

San Diego's International Marketplace

City Heights is a dynamic and vibrant community rich in history and culture.  Just over a mile East of downtown San Diego, City Heights is a microcosm of the best San Diego has to offer. 

Scenes from the streets of City Heights, San Diego

Get to know City Heights

University Avenue, from I-805 to 50th Street, serves as the central thoroughfare for conducting business in City Heights. The colorful shops and restaurants along its boulevards reflect a tapestry of ethnic and cultural groups that make it the most diverse neighborhood in San Diego.

City Heights' businesses sell products and provide services to meet the needs of an international customer base.  There are over 170 restaurants, grocery stores and cafes providing Asian, Mexican, African, Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern and American foods. Other services and products include Chinese herb & tea shops, Vietnamese gift shops, international clothing stores, over 40 hair and nail salons, and over 75 auto maintenance and supply shops.

Wall mural in east City Heights

The Experience

Discover the food, art, culture, and businesses that make City Heights unlike any place else.
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Business Association

We're a non-profit with a mission to enhance the growth and improvement of City Heights as an international marketplace.
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Architecture in City Heights on University Ave

The City Heights Blog

Get up to date on the latest happenings in our community and learn more about the people and businesses who make us unique.
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