The Bankers Hill / Balboa Park neighborhood is literally up the hill from downtown San Diego. It was an early upscale neighborhood of the growing city and many Victorian mansions remain in the area. Some are still residences and some are now offices for dentists, lawyers and small companies. Many have been restored to their original glory. Condominiums and charming older courtyard apartments share the neighborhood with commercial development. Residents are those who enjoy the pedestrian lifestyle of an urban environment.
New condominiums and apartments have risen on Laurel near Balboa Park. Many homes have views of the ocean or the park. Many popular restaurants are in this area, many with spectacular views. The Hob Nob Cafe has been a fixture in the neighborhood for years. There are numerous delis and smaller neighborhood eateries as well.
The area has convenient access to both I-5 and SR-163. Shopping is available in Hillcrest and Mission Valley as well as Horton Plaza.
The world renowned Balboa Park is adjacent to this enclave, offering residents access to its wonderful museums and theaters. The San Diego Zoo is adjoined to Balboa Park making this area one to be envied.