City Heights has a rougher reputation in the city for its high crime rate and low cost of living. Even with this reputation many buyers still choose to own income property in the area. The region’s nightlife is lacking due to the crime rate but there are definitely a lot of places to eat as it has a massive restaurant selection. There are East and West sections of the town, but both resemble one another very closely as far as quality of safety and cost of living. Locals know this area well as one of the lower class areas to somewhat avoid, but there are people that choose to deal with the safety issue due to the lost costs in rent.
This is one of the older areas of San Diego with land that covers 5.6 sq. miles. The western border touches the 15 Highway and the eastern end of the 92105 zip code ends just a few streets past 60th street. If you travel by car to the north you will find yourself leaving the zip code as you cross Orange Avenue. 94 Highway demarks the southern boundary. At last count in 2018 the estimated population was 73,767 people. There are many neighborhoods to choose from including Teralta West and East, Orange Blossom Park, East San Diego, City Heights, Fairmount Village, Fox Canyon, Chollas Creek, Islenair, Swan Canyon, Chollas Creek, Azalea-Hollywood Park, Ridgeview Webster, Oak Park and Vista Colina. Renters to owner are 73% in the 92105 zip code.