University City is often referred to as the “Golden Triangle” because it is pivotal to San Diego's economic engine that includes research institutes, high-tech, clean-tech and bio-tech businesses. It is bordered by State Route 52, I-5 and La Jolla.
This community is highly planned and divided into two areas, north and south with the areas divided by Rose Canyon and railroad tracks running through it. North UC has condominiums, town homes and high-density apartments while single-family homes dominate South UC.
Geographically, the University of California, San Diego campus is nearby to the west of the community's center. It's proximity is a reason why University City residents consist of many professors.
South UC, also called University Square, is the older part of the community. It was built in the 1960s and is centered on Governor Drive. Further southwest on I-805 lies the commercially zoned section consisting of low-rise buildings and office parks.
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