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Sherman Heights

Sherman Heights

A high-density urban neighborhood, Sherman Heights is named after Mathew Sherman who purchased the land in 1867 just after Alonzo Horton purchased much of the area in now Downtown San Diego. Sherman Heights is known for the beautiful historic building named the Villa Montezuma which was build in 1887 by world traveler, noted spiritualist and pianist, Jesse Shepard.

Sherman Heights is a historic district with primarily historic homes. Since the turn of the century up until today, Sherman Heights has had a variety of immigrants come from all over the world. In the 1920's a wave of German-American's came through Sherman Heights followed by waves of Japanese-Americans through the 1940s, African-American's through the 1970's and lastly a wave of Mexican-American's from then until today.

Council Representative

Photo of Martha Zapata, Community Representative

Martha Zapata
Community Representative

Community Groups
Captains Advisory Board Meetings (SDPD) 2501 Imperial Avenue
Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m.
January, March, May, July, September and November.
Sherman Heights Neighborhood Council DATE: Fourth Wednesday of the month
TIME: 6:00PM-7:30PM
LOCATION: Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Ave, SD 92102
CONTACT: (619) 232-5181
Historic Barrios District DATE: First Wednesday of the month
TIME: 6:30PM-8:00PM
LOCATION: Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Ave, SD 92102
Elementary Schools
Sherman Elementary 301 22nd Street San Diego, CA (619) 615-7000
Private Schools
Our Lady’s School 650 24th Street San Diego, CA 92102 (619) 233-8888