The neighborhood’s name refers to the State Normal School (teachers college) that was located in neighboring University Heights. In the beginning, the area that would become Normal Heights was brush covered and rural its development limited by its lack of a water supply. The land boom of 1880 led to several development companies working in the area. In 1905, a reservior was built in neighboring University Heights and eased the water issue. The community was officially founded in 1906 and in the beginning was an independent community. It was one of San Diego’s first “streetcar suburbs” and was officially annexed by the city of San Diego in 1925.
The community is nestled in the heart of San Diego and surrounded by opportunities for employment, education and entertainment.
The main thoroughfare though the neighborhood is Adams Avenue, which has several vintage and consignment shops perfect for finding a unique piece of clothing, furniture or decor. Book lovers enjoy the Adams Avenue Bookstore with itslaid back ambiance and shelves upon shelves of books. Nightlife has unique spin in the neighborhood with Lestat’s Coffee House and the Soda Bar both of which feature live music from local and well-known artists. Dining options are many and varied in Normal Heights with establishments like Jyoti Bihanga an all vegetarian restaurant, The Blind Lady Ale house for brews and pizza and the wonderful Tao Vietnamese restaurant. The neighborhood hosts annual events like the Adams Avenue Street Fair, Adams Avenue Unplugged and Art Around Adams.
The community is nestled in the heart of San Diego and surrounded by opportunities for employment, education and entertainment. Homes for sale in Normal Heights range from starter homes up through larger family homes. But most of the housing within the neighborhood is apartments, condominiums and other multi-family structures with spaces for rent or lease. Local real estate agents are best equipped to help you explore the neighborhood and find the perfect home for you and yours in the bustling and diverse community of Normal Heights. Read less –
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