San Diego Community Spotlight

If you are raising a family and looking for a corner of San Diego that is safe and beautiful, you need to check out Allied Gardens. This area doesn’t have the same name recognition as neighborhoods like Normal Heights, North Park, and University Heights, but it still has local businesses, excellent schools, and gives you a little more bang-for-your-real-estate-buck when it comes to square footage in a home.

Things to do

Allied Gardens may not have the nightlife that other neighborhoods have, but what it does have may be even better. The Allied Gardens Community Park has plenty for everyone to do. From June to October, you can enjoy free concerts every first Friday of the month. In the park, you can enjoy a community pool, playground, recreation center, and sports fields for your little ones (or—let’s face—for you) all year round! There is also plenty of shopping nearby with a Grocery Outlet in town, and delicious restaurants on Mission Gorge and Waring Road. For the outdoor enthusiasts, you can also spend the morning hiking Navajo Canyon and enjoying the San Diego weather. Allied Gardens pretty much has it all.

The City of San Diego Allied Gardens Recreation Center is a great place to spend the day enjoying the San Diego sun.


You won’t need to leave fido at home in this neighborhood. You will love to walk around this neighborhood and adore the homes. In fact, on a walk around the Allied Gardens, you will run into families and individuals getting in their daily steps. Head on over and see for yourself! Taking your family on a walk around any neighborhood you want to live in is a great way to get a feel for it.


According to City-Data, the median age in Allied Gardens is 40.5 compared to the rest of San Diego, which has a median age of 34.2 years old. The household income is higher than the San Diego median income, coming in at $82,871 vs. $71,481 in San Diego as a whole.


If you are looking for an excellent school for your kiddos, Marvin Elementary school is a great choice with a 10/10 rating on Zillow. You can see the other school ratings in the area by visiting this map by Voice of San Diego where you can check out test scores compared to the rest of San Diego County and the state of California.  

Freeway Access

Access to the 8 and 15 freeways from Allied Gardens is close to almost any home. To access Interstate 8, simply hop onto Friars Rd and go, baby, go! Allied Gardens is close to Mission Valley, La Mesa, Serra Mesa, and just across the 8 from Talmadge, Kensington, Normal Heights, and the rest of central San Diego. So, if you need something, you’ve got it within just a few minutes of driving.

If finding Allied Gardens sounds like the perfect fit for you—contact us. We would love to help you with your real estate needs, whether you are buying, selling, remodeling, or leasing your home. We cannot wait to get to know you!