Chollas View, San Diego
Chollas View is a community in the southeastern section of the city of San Diego. It is bordered by Webster and California State Route 94 on the north, Mount Hope and Interstate 805 on the west, Emerald Hills and Euclid Avenue on the east, and Lincoln Park and the San Diego Trolley on the south. Major thoroughfares include Market Street and 47th Street.
Chollas View is named after the large numbers of Cholla cactus that once covered the land. Holy Cross Cemetery opened in the area in 1919. During World War II, a defense housing project was built in the neighborhood. The neighborhood began to develop around the housing project in the 1950s.
Landmarks and facilities
The Holy Cross Cemetery is found in Chollas View.
The census tract that includes Chollas View has 4,634 residents. Chollas View neighborhood is 62.2% Hispanic, 17.8% African-American, 15.9% Asian, 4.2% multiracial, 2.8% White, 0.9% Pacific Islander, and 0.7% Native American. Chollas View has a large Laotian American population, with roughly 12% of its residents being of Laotian descent.
- Southeastern San Diego Community Plan, http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/southeasternsd/pdf/sesdcpplnnbhdelemfv.pdf
- American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau