Go Urban – Little Italy



Urban Spoon/Zomato
San Diego restaurants and reviews from critics, food bloggers, and friends.

San Diego Urbanist Guide
Since 2009 URBANIST has made it easy for both tourists and locals to pinpoint the outstanding local businesses in San Diego.

San Diego Eater
The latest developments in San Diego’s growing restaurant industry.

Local Farmers Markets
Get details on farmers’ markets in your San Diego neighborhood.

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SD Urban
A blog by Paul Jamason about San Diego’s urban neighborhoods, which covers topics from art and architecture to dining and community events.

San Diego Streets
A blog site that provides brief, easy-to-digest updates on developments and great new places around San Diego.

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Walking Tours of San Diego
Discover San Diego’s inner soul on walking tours of her diverse & unique urban neighborhoods.

Walk Score
Find a walkable place to live by calculating a Walk Score for any address.

Circulate San Diego – Bike and Walk San Diego
Circulate San Diego is working to reclaim our streets and blocks through improved streetscape designs, accessible walking paths, more bike lanes, better transit routes, and traffic calming measures.

Yahoo! Communities
Search Yahoo neighborhood profiles.

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Deciding to look for a new home and finding the right community for you takes many things into account.   If you have children or plan to have children, then factoring in their education is also critically important to the process.  As  you research area schools, I can work with you to provide the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

San Diego Unified School District

Fiscal, Demographic, and Performance Data – San Diego Unified

Research and Analysis Department Published Reports

EdSource – Smarter Balanced Test Results

San Diego County – All Districts

Fiscal, Demographic, and Performance Data  – San Diego County

Great Schools – an objective source of school information on K-12

EdSource – California School Dashboard for schools and districts.


One of the best things about living in an urban environment is there is never a shortage of people to see and places to go! Here are some ways to keep up on new venues and urban happenings so you can enjoy the culture and character of the vibrant neighborhoods that make up “Metro” San Diego.


San Diego Eater

San Diego Magazine


San Diego Uptown News

San Diego Downtown News


Our City Magazine

Civic San Diego

South Park Scene

North Park Main Street

University Heights


Normal Heights

Mission Hills



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Lisa Ashkins
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