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Golden Hill is one of San Diego’s most historic and architecturally eclectic zones, with many pre-1900 homes and apartments, once stately old mansions, quaint bungalows and apartment buildings. Like many of San Diego’s urban neighborhoods, it is enjoying a slow rejuvenation.
On the southeast end of Balboa Park, Golden Hill (and adjacent South Park) has some fine views of downtown and pockets of really cool neighborhoods. It is in walking distance of Downtown, City College and much of Balboa Park. Pedestrianism, like in other urban mesa neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park, is high relative to the rest of San Diego. Artists and musicians have long favored the area being priced out of areas like Little Italy, Eastern Downtown and Hillcrest. Golden Hill is 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.