When I first moved to San Diego to begin college, I didn't take up the opportunity to go out and explore the community very much at all. There were a lot of factors that played a role into why, including struggling to transition into being a college student, not having access to a vehicle, and simply not knowing what was out there. I had no idea that San Diego was divided up into so many different communities that were drastically different from one another. Growing up, my family and I would drive down to Chula Vista once in a while to visit my uncle, but besides that, I never spent much more time in San Diego. It wasn't until later in my college career that I began to leave the bubble of living on campus to go visit attractions such as Balboa Park or Downtown San Diego. It was then that I grew to love this community and the unique qualities it offers. The reason as to why I chose to explore Golden Hill for my Neighborhood Assessment Project was to have the opportunity to visit a neighborhood I had yet to see. Prior to looking up the community and visiting it in person, I had no idea that it was located right next to Balboa Park and Downtown. It was an area that I drove by all the time but seemed to miss. I enjoyed having the chance to walk around and take in all the sights, especially the quality of the homes in the area. I have always been used to seeing neighborhoods that have fairly similar looking homes, but the historic homes in the community were beautiful to admire! I also liked how the neighborhood felt so homey in the sense that it didn't appear as if big industry had moved in, but everyone lived around small family businesses and within close proximity to one another.