University City boasts several shopping centers in the vicinity. Switch up your wardrobe or find something special for your apartment at one of the many nearby malls and home stores. University City is home to approximately 51,100 people who work in services, administrative and retail professions. If you need to expand your search beyond University City, a few suitable alternatives not too far away are La Jolla and Clairemont.
Convenience Near the Apartments for Rent in University City, San Diego, California
The neighborhood contains a diverse group of services ranging from spas to misc services. Computerized Cobbler and Nick's Tailor Shop both specialize in clothing or apparel services. Other services in University City include Dexter Lo Photography, specializing in photography, at Lipmann St.
Cost of Living and Demographics
Residents of University City enjoy the same big-city amenities as La Jolla, but the cost of living is lower. The average household spends $52.8K/year in total expenditures, compared to La Jolla's $112.9K/year.
The neighborhood of Clairemont is somewhat different from University City in terms of median age and the percentage of households with children, although they are more comparable by household size. In University City the median age is 27, while in Clairemont it's 30. In University City, the average household size is 2.22 inhabitants, and it's 2.34 inhabitants in Clairemont. Of households in University City and Clairemont, 18% and 27% have children, respectively.
Over 22% of University City residents have a master's degree.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
Some of the schools near the apartments in University City are University City High School, Standley Middle School and Doyle Elementary School. It's a good rule of thumb to talk with school districts in the area to get the final word on what schools serve the apartments for rent in the area you are most interested.
University City High School, a high school in the San Diego Unified district school, offers advanced-placement classes.
Del Mar Union Elementary district has eight elementary schools. Del Mar Union Elementary district has a lower student-teacher ratio and smaller student-body size than San Diego Unified district. San Diego Unified district has a higher Great Schools score than Del Mar Union Elementary district and more blue ribbon schools.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
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University City residents can enjoy dining out right in their own neighborhood with over a dozen restaurants nearby. Blue Fin Fusion Japanese and Surf Brothers Teriyaki represent a few of those dining options. Restaurants in University City offer a range of cuisines, including pizza, sandwiches, bagels and deli snacks. To add to that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Coco's Bakery Restaurant and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
With Encinitas Spa and Re3 Spa & Salon located in the heart of the neighborhood, University City makes it easy for residents to stay on top of their health. With David & Dorothea Garfield Thtr right in the neighborhood, it's easy to snag tickets to your favorite performance.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in University City, check out the Yelp page.