Normal Heights is one of the hippest sub divisions in the Uptown area of San Diego. Widely know as one of the most “walkable” neighborhoods in San Diego, most things of interest are along the Adams Avenue corridor. Supermarkets to small businesses, book stores, upscale bars, art stores, and old favorites are all easily reachable by foot or bike in this somewhat densely populated fun part of town.
Named for the “Normal” of the State Normal School, which is the predecessor to San Diego State University, Normal Heights features a unique mix of nationalities, and lifestyles. Founded by Bertram J. Carteri, who arrived in 1926 and began building single-family bungalows, it still features many of the early Craftsman style homes, wide streets that once supported the now historic electric trolley line than ran throughout North Park, Normal Heights and Kensington, and small businesses frequented by locals.
Normal Heights is also known for the largest street festivals in San Diego County, some of which include Adams Avenue Unplugged, The Adams Avenue Street Fair, Art Around Adams, and Taste of Adams, which opens the doors of the communities’ restaurants to enjoy a sampling several times a year.