Allied Gardens – Established in 1955 and neighbor to San Carlos and Del Cerro, the community of Allied Gardens centers around togetherness and family. Mostly residential, but still in close proximity to San Diego social life, Allied Gardens has a small town feel within San Diego limits.
he Allied Gardens Recreation Center, open seven days a week, serves this family community in every way. After school activities flourish with the option to join sports leagues such as flag football, fall volleyball and winter basketball. Just walking distance from the recreation center, residents and guests can enjoy the Allied Gardens Community Pool and Little League Fields during summer. For those looking for scholarly activities, The Book Nook Program at The Allied Gardens Recreation Center reminds everyone to “Take a book, leave a book.” No season goes by without excitement and activity in Allied Gardens.
Family owned Mona Lisa Italian Foods has been serving the community decadent chicken scaloppini, veal marsala and calamari steak dishes for over 40 years. The San Diego Brewing Company pours over 50 tap choices daily, including the light and crisp San Diego Gold and San Diego Nut Brown, self-proclaimed “The best brown ale you’ll ever try!” The Purple Mint Vegetarian Bistro puts a twist on authentic Asian cuisine and serves the most colorful entrées in all of San Diego complete with “steak, duck and chicken” shaped entrées made of soy and tofu.
Friday nights not only kick off the weekend, but also are the happening night of the week in Allied Gardens. First Friday Concerts in the Park rock the Allied Gardens Recreation Center all summer long. For organic produce and hand-crafted soaps and bath products, check out the Friday Farmer’s Market located in the Allied Gardens Shopping Center. Embrace everyday life and family interaction in this cozy, close-knit community.