North Park is just that, north of Balboa Park. The first subdivisions were built here in the early 1900s. Many of the homes are Craftsman bungalows that have been lovingly preserved. There is a strong sense of community among the residents who are proud of their tree lined streets and canyon cul-de-sacs.
Only a short bicycle ride from downtown San Diego and the San Diego Zoo, the community of North Park has gone through a revitalization in recent years. The business district is made up primarily of small shops, mom-and-pop businesses and restaurants and has a retro 30s style that gives it character. University Avenue is attracting new businesses and becoming a pedestrian friendly shopping area again.