Southeast San Diego

Southeast San Diego is the southeastern portion of the City of San Diego, generally represented by the urban neighborhoods directly east of Downtown San Diego, bordered by Interstate 5 and south of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway (State Route 94).

Southeast San Diego is an economically and ethnically diverse area that is largely urbanized toward the city's core to the west and characteristically hilly, with lower-density residential neighborhoods toward the east.

In 1992, Councilman George Stevens campaigned against any official usage of the name "Southeast San Diego," since the designation had long been viewed as shorthand for the community as being a crime-ridden and impoverished area. His campaign was successful and all official use of "Southeast San Diego" had been discontinued by the city. Most residents and locals however, still refer to the area as "Southeast."

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