Overview

Just a few miles from downtown San Diego, Hillcrest has long been known as one of San Diego's most welcoming and inclusive neighborhoods. It is a popular choice of residence for singles, couples, and families who appreciate diversity, terrific shopping, some of the San Diego's greatest food, and walkability.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$270,000 to $3,398,000
  • Closed Prices:$80,000 to $5,300,000
  • Median Sale Price:$630,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$576
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $375,$14 to $1148/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1880 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:2 to 11,400Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 7Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres

Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy. Community residents can enjoy a fun and entertaining game of tennis on one of the beautiful tennis courts.

Homes

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Friday Night Fun

The sidewalks are bustling with residents and visitors on a typical weekend night. Throw on some shorts and flip flops and grab a bite at one of Hillcrest's casual restaurants, or dress up for more sophisticated dining. Visit one of many of Hillcrest's LGBT-friendly bars for drinks and dancing or check out one of several more sedate drinking establishments that attract more diverse crowds.

What You'll See

Hillcrest is a popular destination for its proximity to Balboa Park, home to the famous San Diego Zoo and the Old Globe Theater. It is also home to the San Diego Pride Festival, one of the largest in the country. The area is a draw for hip professionals.

Where to Eat

Hillcrest is home to some of the best dining in San Diego. Choices range from 24-hour walk-up Mexican joints to romantic, find dining. Be prepared for long wait times for weekend brunch, especially at restaurants along Fifth Avenue. University Avenue also boasts a plethora of choices in cuisines, including Afghan, Vegan Thai, Japanese, fast food chains, and Italian. Washington Avenue is also famed for some of the best pizza and Mexican food in San Diego.

Where to Live

Part of Hillcrest's charm is the unique makeup of its housing and residents. Hillcrest offers numerous housing options, from high-end condominiums and lofts to quaint Craftsman houses and apartment buildings, both new and old. Restaurants and businesses are dotted throughout for great convenience. Washington Street and University Avenue are the major streets running through Hillcrest. Expect more noise if you live along these thoroughfares.

The Perfect Sunday

Brunch at one of trendy restaurants along Fifth Avenue or University is a must. Take a walk over to the expansive Farmers Market for fresh local produce and flowers as well as such varied offerings as jewelry, clothing, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and olive oil. If you're not too full from brunch, grab a taco or something more exotic. Among the treats you may find at the Farmers Market are fresh sushi, lobster rolls, pupusa, fresh juices, and more.

Locals Love

Convenient location • Lots of great places to eat and drink • Walkability.

Locals Don't Love

Difficult to park • High cost of housing • Traffic.

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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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