Del Cerro, San Diego, California
Del CerroÂ (SpanishÂ for “of the hill”) is a residential neighborhood located in theÂ Navajo CommunityÂ area of centralÂ San Diego,Â California. It borders the communities ofÂ San Carlos,Â Allied Gardens,Â College Area,Â Grantville, the city ofÂ La MesaÂ and is adjacent to Lake MurrayÂ andÂ San Diego State University. Del Cerro is included with in the Navajo community plan area.
The Del Cerro area was developed as a residential suburb during the 1960s and 1970s.
The San Diego State University Master PlanÂ envisions a housing project for faculty and staff on university-owned undeveloped open space in Del Cerro (site of Adobe Falls,Â a city historic landmark). The plan’s Environmental Impact Report had been contested since 2005 through litigation brought by the Del Cerro Action Council, the City of San Diego, and others. On February 11, 2010 a judge issued a Decision in favor of SDSU, but the city plans to appeal the denial of its writ.
The community’s commercial center along Del Cerro Blvd. includes aÂ Windmill Farms, aÂ ChevronÂ station with mini-mart, two liquor/deli stores, a Mexican restaurant, fitness spa, dental office, and several other professional services.
The community includes the western end ofÂ Mission Trails Regional Park.
A Block Party is held annually. There are live bands, food, and entertainment for children.
Fourth Of July. The private Del Cerro Park Pool opens its doors for a Fourth of July party with food and games.
- Mission Times Courier, greater area community newspaper delivered to and covering Del Cerro news.
- Phoebe A Hearst Elementary School is located on Del Cerro Blvd.
- Patrick Henry High SchoolÂ is located on Wandermere Dr.