About Us


University Heights is a charming pocket community of San Diego. Located near the central Uptown area, University Heights is a thriving community with wide sidewalks and active art, music, and theater life. We have excellent restaurants, coffee shops, a bakery, convenience stores, imported food markets, antique and book stores, a rug merchant, clothing stores, a flower shop, custom furniture makers and upholsterers, woodworkers, and gallery framing. An extraordinary variety of personal artists, ranging from hair stylists to body workers, are as much a part of the neighborhood as the churches, grammar school, UH Athenaeum School of the Arts, Trolley Barn Park, and the library.

The University Heights Community Association (UHCA) serves to represent the community with the city, community projects, and developers. Our rich and diverse neighborhood, combined with the classic Arts and Crafts and Mission Revival bungalows, are always of interest to developers. Both the city and private developers are actively trying to increase the density of the community while avoiding established master plans.

The University Heights Design Review Council is currently focused on compelling developers to follow the exemplary design of the Uptown Community Plan instead of the controversial ‘ministerial’ review the city is allowing developers to use. We depend upon local support, both volunteer and financial, to insure that change does not impinge upon the character of our neighborhood and appreciate all the support we receive in this ongoing endeavor.

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