North Park is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Central San Diego, full of charming craftsmen homes and Spanish style bungalows. The area earned the name over the years as it is the neighborhood just north of Balboa Park. Today it has an artsy vibe and is a great place to enjoy unique restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and boutiques. It is prized as a place to live because of its character, walk-ability and proximity to downtown. North Park’s popularity is reflected in its housing prices, which are considerably higher than comparable homes in other parts of San Diego City.