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I’m focusing a lot on business and development issues in southeastern San Diego during my time in the community in the run-up to the District 4 special election. But something else has struck me as I’ve been driving around.

District 4 has some of the most beautiful views in the city.

From the district’s many hills, you can see downtown’s skyscrapers, the winding Coronado Bridge, cranes at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and landscapes to the southeast and southwest.

The views come from the district’s residential enclaves, which are filled with single-family homes. Photographer Sam Hodgson and I went around to some of the best sights on Tuesday. Even though it was cloudy, the photos still offer a sense of what you can see from District 4.

This first photo is from 56th Place near Mchugh Street in Emerald Hills. You can see the Coronado Bridge to the right and the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal to the left. Market Creek Plaza is in the foreground.

The next one comes from the 1700 block of Republic Street in Encanto. You’re looking southwest to the waterfront.

These last two come from the Bayview Hills naval housing complex in Paradise Hills. Here’s a view of southeastern San Diego homes.

The final one is of downtown San Diego. One America Plaza, San Diego’s tallest building, is about 10 miles from this spot.

All photos by Sam Hodgson.

Liam Dillon is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He covers how regular people interact with local government. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663.

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Liam Dillon

Liam Dillon was formerly a senior reporter and assistant editor for Voice of San Diego. He led VOSD’s investigations and wrote about how regular people...

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