A fast-growing, but unincorporated region of San Diego County, Spring Valley includes the neighborhoods of Bancroft, Brookside, Spring Valley, La Presa, Dictionary Hill, Sweetwater and parts of Casa de Oro. It is bordered by Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Casa de Oro and Sweetwater. It is only 10 miles east of Downtown San Diego and just a mile from Interstate 8, which provides easy access in and out of town. Two school districts preside over the public schools in the area, and there are a few private schools nearby. Several higher education institutions can be found in and around the region as well.