Del Cerro (92120)
Del Cerro means "Of The Hill" in Spanish and is part of the 92120 zip code that also encompasses the community of Allied Gardens. Del Cerro is at the eastern edge of the City of San Diego limits and borders the City of La Mesa to the east, San Carlos (92119 zip code) to the north and Allied Gardens to the west. Del Cerro Blvd intersects College Avenue and and is the nexxus of its commercial district anchored by a Windmill Farms Market shopping center. The Del Cerro Highlands affords the largest homes and lots with views to Mexico and downtown San Diego overlooking SDSU and the College Area on the other side of Interstate 8. Princess Del Cerro is another nice section and the community is known for its easy 20 minute access to everything and is short drive to Qualcomm stadium to the west. Patrick Henry High School serves the community of Del Cerro.
College Area (92115)
The College Area surrounds the SDSU campus and is in the 92115 zip code. Alvarado Estates is a private gated community west of the campus that offers large acre-plus parcels with lovely Mission Valley views behind a security guard-gated community. Along the ridgeline across from Del Cerro to the east of Alvarado Estates is College View Estates that has several cul-de-sacs overlooking Mission Valley and is directly west of SDSU. Other areas are Rolando Village to the southeast of SDSU and Collwood Manor to the east of SDSU. The community of Talmadge is also found in the 92115 zip code, along with El Cerrito neighborhood east of 54th Street and north of El Cajon Blvd and west of College Avenue, which has some lovely older Spanish style homes. Talmadge is west of 54th Street, north of El Cajon Blvd and east of Fairmount Avenue.