Fun Facts

  • The exclusive hilltop residential development overlooking Mission Valley and Grantville was conceived by noted San Diego architect Lloyd Ruocco, and first subdivided in 1948.
  • Avion Street is aptly named as it was originally an airstrip thought to be needed for the targeted “professional” residents whom might own private aircraft.
  • Some impressive examples of San Diego’s most notable Modernist residential architecture can be found in Alvarado Estates; including homes designed by Richard Neutra, Henry Hester, and Lloyd Ruocco.
    Alvarado Estates is the only private, gated community within the College Neighborhoods.

Historical Subdivisions

MARCELLENA TRACT est. 1896
ALVARADO ESTATES est. 1948
ALVARADO UNIT 2 est. 1951
ALVARADO TERRACE est. 1956
ALVARADO UNIT 3 est. 1963

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