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University City

An MLS search of University City, University Towne Centre, UTC or the Golden Triangle will offer a mix of condominiums, townhomes, and Single Family Homes. The elegant “Renaissance” enclave is a premier community within the UTC area. A lot of residents simply refer to the area as part of La Jolla. UCSD Medical Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Birch Aquarium and many other attractions are close by and it’s easily accessed by 805 to the west, Interstate 5 to the east, and state route 52 to the south. These 3 major freeways are responsible for the “Golden Triangle” name. The Mormon Temple, with its dramatic architecture and twin 190-foot steeples rising high above I-5 offers a breathtaking view from the freeway. The University Towne Center shopping mall on the east with its many popular stores and brand new 2 story “Crate and Barrel” draws shoppers from all areas of the city. The northern part of UTC is home to many financial companies and several biotech companies. The Center for Communications Research is a branch of the federally funded Institute for Defense Analyses and performs classified research for the National Security Agency. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar) lies to the east.

UCSD Geisel Library

There are two distinct parts of University City divided by Rose Canyon. Rose Canyon is a popular open space used by runners and walkers. They share the brush and trails with an assortment of rabbits, snakes and other wildlife. The train runs down the middle of the canyon offering rustic views to its riders. The canyon offers a contrast to the sleek office buildings and shopping areas of University Towne Centre.
South of Rose Canyon is the older part of University City, historically referred to as University Square, centered on Governor Drive. It is a mostly residential neighborhood along Governor Drive with many single family homes built in the 1970 and early 80’s. The residential area was originally conceived of as a place for those involved with the University of California San Diego to live. It has since evolved into a middle-class, closely knit neighborhood of families.