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Sherman Heights, San Diego
Sherman Heights
Villa Montezuma, a historical place located in Sherman Heights
Villa Montezuma, a historical place located in Sherman Heights
Sherman Heights is located in the central portion of the city of San Diego and part of the Southeastern Planning Area.
Sherman Heights is located in the central portion of the city of San Diego and part of the Southeastern Planning Area.
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Coordinates: 32°25′23″N 117°04′59″W / 32.423°N 117.083°W / 32.423; -117.083
Country  United States of America
State  California
County San Diego
City San Diego
ZIP Code
92102

Sherman Heights is an urban neighborhood in central San Diego bordered by Golden Hill to the north, Grant Hill to the east, East Village to the west, and Logan Heights to the south. It is part of the Southeastern Planning Area.

The Sherman Heights neighborhood has the following roadways as boundaries: Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway to the north, 25th Street to the east, Imperial Avenue to the south, and Interstate 5 to the west.

History

Sherman Heights takes its name from its original developer Matthew Sherman, who purchased the land just east of Downtown San Diego in 1867. The Villa Montezuma, a large Victorian home built for musician and spiritualist Jesse Shepard in 1887, has been operated as a house museum, and is owned by the city of San Diego.

Sherman Heights has been the site of succeeding waves of immigrants to San Diego, beginning with Germans in the 1920s, Japanese through the 1940s, Africans through the 1970s, and Mexicans throughout the history of the city. The neighborhood has been designated a historic district by the City of San Diego. SM27

Neighborhood Resources

Community Website -- http://www.shermanheights.com/

The Sherman Heights Community Center is located at 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102. The building opened in 1994 and has regular community meetings, classes, and other events. For information on upcoming events and contact information see the Center's website at: http://historicbarriodistrict.org/

Demographics

Sherman Heights is a diverse neighborhood and home to one of the highest concentrations of Latinos in the City. Current demographics for the neighborhood are as follows: people of Hispanic/Latino heritage make up 75.6%, followed by non-Hispanic Whites at 16.4%, African-Americans at 4.1%, Asian at 1.8%, Mixed Race at 1.8% and others at 0.3%

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