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Normal Heights

Welcome to Normal Heights, your information source for the best neighborhood in San Diego, CA!

the San Diego Community of Normal Heights and Adams Avenue, including Kensington and University Heights 

Normal Heights Sign, taken in the early morning, before sunrise.
Normal Heights Sign, just before Sunrise on October 13th, 2023

How did Normal Heights get its name?

In the late 1800s the area that would become Normal Heights was sparsely populated farmland with only a sprinkling of houses. It was formally organized and platted in 1906 by the University Heights Syndicate under the direction of D.C. Collier and named Normal Heights for the State Normal School in University Heights.

In 1907 trolley tracks for Line #11 were laid to the western edge of Ward Canyon with a spur line up today’s 35th Street to a gravel quarry. In 1910 Bonnie Brae was platted by Collier east of the gravel quarry to the canyon rim overlooking Ward Road. (Read More in Facts & History) is the longest running, original Normal Heights dedicated site, since 2001.

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