Golden Hill, San Diego, California
Central portion of San Diego and neighborhood boundaries
Golden Hill is one of San Diego’s most historic and architecturally eclectic zones, with many pre-1900 homes and apartments. It is in walking distance of Downtown, City College and much of Balboa Park. Auto access is direct from freeways 5 and 94, The major through streets and bus routes are Broadway (East and West), and 25th Street andÂ 30th StreetÂ (North and South). The Zip code is a portion of 92102. Pedestrianism, like in other urban mesa neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park, is high relative to the rest of San Diego.
The now wealthier community ofÂ South ParkÂ is occasionally but incorrectly considered to be part of Golden Hill, but the South Park community name dates back to 1870.
Artists and musicians have long favored the area more so since being priced out of areas like Little Italy, Eastern Downtown and Hillcrest. Golden Hill is home to Black Box Recording Studios, The Habitat Recording Studios, Influx Cafe, Turf Supper Club, Krakatoa & Pizzeria Luigi(which was featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives).
Golden Hill is also host to two outdoor concerts a year, The Golden Hill Block Party and Kate Sessions Fest. The Golden Hill Block Party happens the last Saturday prior to Halloween. The Adored have headlined the Golden Hill Block Party. in 2006 year, the Kate Sessions Fest made its debut in Golden Hill Park. Both outdoor concerts are free, all-ages events, organized by local artists and musicians, featuring local bands.
Golden Hill is also home to the Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, which recently celebrated its 25th year as one of the only comprehensive women’s history museums in the country. Located at 23rd and Broadway, the museum offers a wise range of current and historical artifacts, and information about the contributions women of all cultures and experiences have made to our world and the San Diego region.