Located to the east of downtown, the southeastern section of the City of San Diego offers some of the best views of the city and ocean to its residents. Neighborhoods here are bordered by Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (SR-94), National City and Lemon Grove. The Encanto Neighborhoods include the neighborhoods of Chollas View, Lincoln Park, Emerald Hills, Valencia Park, South Encanto, Broadway Heights and Alta Vista. These areas border the Skyline-Paradise Hills community to the south.
The San Diego Trolley serves this area and provides easy access to San Diego Central. The neighborhoods are built on subdivisions that were started at the end of the 19th century making them some of the oldest in the city. It is one of San Diego's largest residential districts with over 60,000 residents.