I’m focusing a lot on business and development issues in southeastern San Diego during my time in the community in the run-up to the District 4 special election. But something else has struck me as I’ve been driving around.

District 4 has some of the most beautiful views in the city.

From the district’s many hills, you can see downtown’s skyscrapers, the winding Coronado Bridge, cranes at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and landscapes to the southeast and southwest.

The views come from the district’s residential enclaves, which are filled with single-family homes. Photographer Sam Hodgson and I went around to some of the best sights on Tuesday. Even though it was cloudy, the photos still offer a sense of what you can see from District 4.

This first photo is from 56th Place near Mchugh Street in Emerald Hills. You can see the Coronado Bridge to the right and the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal to the left. Market Creek Plaza is in the foreground.

The next one comes from the 1700 block of Republic Street in Encanto. You’re looking southwest to the waterfront.

These last two come from the Bayview Hills naval housing complex in Paradise Hills. Here’s a view of southeastern San Diego homes.

The final one is of downtown San Diego. One America Plaza, San Diego’s tallest building, is about 10 miles from this spot.

All photos by Sam Hodgson.

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    Written by Liam Dillon

    Liam Dillon is senior reporter and assistant editor for Voice of San Diego. He leads VOSD’s investigations and writes about how regular people interact with local government. What should he write about next? Please contact him directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663.

    4 comments
    Audie de Castro
    Audie de Castro subscriber

    I grew up and lived in D4--in between Skyline and Paradise Hills, south of Paradise Valley Road. I always thought the views were overlooked. The pictures show the west but take a look at some of the easterly views, including the view of dictionary hill. Also, what some people don't realize is that D4 has some close knit and great communities--the people are very neighborly, friendly and great people. In my neighborhood, we looked after each other. It is not the way it is sometimes portrayed by outsiders.

    Audie
    Audie

    I grew up and lived in D4--in between Skyline and Paradise Hills, south of Paradise Valley Road. I always thought the views were overlooked. The pictures show the west but take a look at some of the easterly views, including the view of dictionary hill. Also, what some people don't realize is that D4 has some close knit and great communities--the people are very neighborly, friendly and great people. In my neighborhood, we looked after each other. It is not the way it is sometimes portrayed by outsiders.

    Charlie Powell
    Charlie Powell subscribermember

    Nice photos and further evidence of our opinion, as San Diego natives since 1956, that that part of San Diego has some of the best property. Those views and proximity to central San Diego are very attractive.

    SDSince56
    SDSince56

    Nice photos and further evidence of our opinion, as San Diego natives since 1956, that that part of San Diego has some of the best property. Those views and proximity to central San Diego are very attractive.


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