Fun Facts

  • College View Estates was one of local developer Leonard Drogin’s earliest “high end” tracts, featuring both pre-built and custom homes.The tract was popular with many professionals and SDSC professors.
  • In addition to the original 1950s tract homes designed by Charles & Arthur Scriebner of Chicago, College View Estates also includes custom and “custom tract” homes designed by noted architects such as Henry Hester, Palmer and Krisel, and Robert Ferris.
  • Architectural styles in College View Estates include Ranch Style Tract, Contemporary, Modern, and Earth-Integrated Organic—one of the earliest earth-integrated homes in San Diego County.
  • Several of the homes in the Aztec Heights subdivision feature Palmer & Krisel’s California Contemporary style home built for Drogin’s “Pacifica” tract on Mt. Soledad. This design won Life Magazine’s Best Designed Home of 1960 award.
  • Drogin, although he developed tracts in Del Cerro, Chula Vista, and La Jolla, lived for many years in College View Estates.

Historical Subdivisions

MARCELLENA TRACT est. 1896
COLLEGE VIEW ESTATES est. 1954-58
AZTEC HEIGHTS est. 1960
COLLEGE GARDENS UNIT 2 est. 1960
MONTEZUMA PARK est. 1964

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