Mission Hills

Mission Hills

San Diego, California Homes for Sale

About Mission Hills

Mission Hills is named for the San Diego Mission founded by Father Juniper Serra in 1808. You can still visit the well maintained mission, which has an excellent view of downtown and the San Diego Bay. The neighborhood is located in the hilly section just north of downtown San Diego and south of the San Diego River Valley. The area tends to be very affluent, mostly residential, with some restaurants, boutiques and parks. The community is within walking distance to Old Town and Hillcrest.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $549,000 to $2,995,000

Closed Prices: $300,000 to $4,543,500

Median Sale Price: $975,999

Average $ per sq ft: $1008

Association Fee Ranges: $121 to $685/mo, $0 to $321

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1908 to 2020

Sq. Ft.: 419 to 5739 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Mission Hills

Mission Hills has a wealth of modern homes that were built along the canyon rims during the 1950s and 1960s. Many famous architects designed homes for the area including John Lloyd Wright, Homer Delawie, Lloyd Ruocco and Sim Bruce Richards. Kate Sessions, a renowned horticulturalist, influenced the development in Mission Hills, and the area has lovely, tranquil parks and well manicured landscapes. Founded by Sessions, the Mission Hills Nursery was opened in 1910 and is still in business.

Mission Hills is primarily residential, but the culinary scene is found within walking distance in Hillcrest, an edgy, upscale urban neighborhood. You will also find many eateries in nearby neighborhoods, such as Mission Valley, which also has several thriving malls; Point Loma, Old Town, along the water on the San Diego Bay, and in Seaport Village. The choices range from local coffee shops to local favorites and the hottest new restaurants with up-and-coming chefs.

The area is notable for its affluence and calm, family friendly atmosphere that makes it perfect for people of all ages. Due to Mission Hills convenient location to downtown San Diego and more active neighborhoods like Hillcrest and Old Town it has become a favorite residence of many young professionals and families looking for a quick commute. Expect a welcome reception to match the neighborhood's equally picturesque views.

Fridays in the neighborhood can be quiet as the area is mostly residential. Though you will find plenty to do close by with many choices in restaurants, theaters, movies, clubs, and shopping. Or you can take a quiet stroll within the neighborhood and visit with the locals or enjoy the scenery.

A perfect Sunday may mean sleeping in and then heading out for Sunday brunch in Point Loma or La Jolla. You can walk through the parks or hike along the bay for some exercise. You can also stay in with a cappuccino and read the Sunday paper. In the summer, Petco Park is just a short hop away if you want to catch a Padres baseball game.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to attractions
  • Natural beauty
  • History of the area
  • Beautiful architecture and views

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic

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