The Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego-Central borders Balboa Park and includes the South Park, Choate addition and Brooklyn Heights areas. The area's long and colorful history is visible in the various architectural styles of the area. Development began in the 1870s when Golden Hill was on the outskirts of San Diego's urban area. Residents were attracted to the large lots and the gorgeous views of San Diego Bay. Victorian, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Farm House bungalows and townhouses sprouted in a cheerfully eclectic mix. The area survived boom and bust and became one of San Diego's most fashionable addresses.
By the 1920's Golden Hill was completely developed. Over the years many of the early homes were replaced with commercial buildings and apartments as residents fled the noise generated by airplanes on the glidepath for Lindbergh Field located near the neighborhood.