Bay Park Area Information
Located next to Mission Bay, the country's largest salt-water park, Bay Park is a small community within the greater San Diego region. The Bay Park neighborhood/ community has approximately 15,000 residents and enjoys close proximity to the Mission Bay. Bay Park is an upscale, yet young, professional community within the San Diego metroplex. The San Diego area, Bay Park included, is well known for having sun-filled days almost year round.
The average year sees more than 300 days of sun and temperatures that rarely fall below 55 degrees during the winter months. Bay Park is an active and young community that is full of professional families. It's a great option that bridges city living with the peace of the suburbs.
Bay Park residents have a slightly higher income than residents of San Diego proper, with an average household income of approximately $66,000 as of 2009, compared to the city-wide average of $59,000. Bay Park is a younger community within the metroplex area, with the average age falling in at around 38 years. Residents in Bay Park are well educated -- more than 58 percent hold at least a bachelor degree and nearly 37 percent hold and advanced graduate or professional certifications and degrees.
Things to Do in Bay Park
With its location next to Mission Bay, there are ample opportunities for swimming, beach activities, surfing and diving. In addition, bike and multi-use paths surround the community, making it easy for after-work exercise and workouts. Cafes, restaurants, entertainment centers and shopping are found within the community as well as in the surrounding regions of San Diego. The average commute time for Bay Park residents who work in the downtown city center is between 15 and 45 minutes, dependent on traffic. Bay Park is near Interstate 5, which is one of the main traffic arteries for the city.
Schools in the Bay Park community are among the better in the city. They earn high marks for the quality of education and student/faculty ratio. Many Bay Park residents work in fields such as upper management, medicine, law and high tech. Bay Park is considered a white-collar community. Home ownership is the primary housing option for Bay Park, as almost 90 percent of the dwellings are owner occupied. There are single-family homes as well as town home and condominium style houses within Bay Park.