University City is a vibrant community in the northwestern part of San Diego, CA. The University of California lies on the western border of this region, which uses the zip code 92122. University City is home to approximately 35,000 people, many of them students and young professionals living in the northern part of the area, while many retired people live in the southern part. With several local shopping centers two major hospitals, and good transport links into the center of San Diego via Interstate 5 and Interstate 805, residents find University City a convenient and entertaining place to live.
The range of homes for sale in University City is varied and caters to many different types of people. The northern part of University City, often referred to as University Towne Center (UTC) after the shopping mall of the same name, has many modern townhouses and condominiums. The area is very popular with young professionals, who use the excellent transport links to commute to work and enjoy the wide range of restaurants, malls and theaters offered in the local area.
The southern part of University City, located on the southern side of Rose Canyon, is popular with retirees, partly thanks to the presence of the Town Park Villas retirement community. This area also contains many single-family homes dating from the 1960s and 1970s. Parents choose to raise their families in University City because of the safe and friendly atmosphere, the plentiful supply of local parks and children's play areas, and the good reputations of the local junior and high schools. Roughly 35% of the homes in University City are single-family homes, including those on the wide and leafy Governor Drive and surrounding residential streets.