North Park is one of San Diego's most up-and-coming communities. Although many regions of San Diego claim to be the heart of the city, geographically North Park claims the true center, located east of Hillcrest and immediately north of Balboa Park. Stemming from its matchless diversity, the community is rapidly emerging as one of San Diego's newest cultural and artistic cores. As the area has matured, winning proprietors have drifted in to open a superlative variety of establishments, from award-winning restaurants to unique nightlife attractions. The community has also distinguished itself by hosting Ray at Night, a monthly festival where the myriad of art galleries on North Park's Ray street congregate to showcase the work of local artists.
An older community, North Park has been undergoing a renaissance since 1993. New sidewalks, landscaping, and an influx of arts, culture, and entertainment make North Park not only worth a visit, but a place to call home. In addition, schools, childcare, downtown, freeways, and the airport are all within easy travel distance.