The College Area community gains its name from San Diego State University that sits in its midst. The University began its life in nearby Normal Heights as the San Diego Normal School, a teachers college. In 1935, the college was renamed and moved to its present location. Though the college became a university the neighborhood retained the world college in its name. The neighborhood spans from Interstate 8 on the north to El Cajon Boulevard on the south and from 73rd Street on the east to Montezuma Road/Collwood Boulevard to the southwest. Public education for younger students in the neighborhood is provided by the San Diego Unified School District. The neighborhood is home to one traditional public elementary school, Hardy Elementary and one private K-8 the Blessed Sacrament Parish School. There are also two unique schools, the Language Academy and Tubman Village Charter.
The neighborhoods feature friendly atmospheres, beautiful parks and green spaces, and a variety of churches.
The neighborhood of Rolando is primarily residential with quiet streets, landscaped yards and beautiful green spaces. But it is home to the Campus Plaza shopping center, Barkin’dales Dog Wash & Boutique and Buddha for You and Asian Art and meditation supply store. It is divided into two sections. Rolando Village which spans from College Avenue on the west to La Mesa on the east and from El Cajon Boulevard on the north to University Avenue on the south. And, Rolando Park spanning from College Avenue on the west to La Mesa on the east and from University Avenue on the north to the 94 freeway to the south. The neighborhood is also a part of the San Diego Unified School District and is home to two public elementary schools, Henry Clay Elementary and Rolando Park Elementary.
Like many areas in large cities traffic and commuting can sometimes be difficult, but in Rolando and College Area the systems of local freeways and interstates along with the trolleys of the Metropolitan Transit System help alleviate some of the congested traffic and make commuting a smoother proposition. The neighborhoods feature friendly atmospheres, beautiful parks and green spaces, and a variety of churches. Homes for sale in the area range from small starter homes and cottages up through large single family homes. Other housing options include apartments, duplexes and loft spaces as well as the occasional condominium or town house. Local real estate agents are best equipped to help you explore all your housing options in the diverse and lively neighborhoods of College Area and Rolando. Read less –
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