Hillcrest Investment Properties

Hillcrest has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Diego County, acting as a central hub for the city's LGBTQ community and offering diverse culture and rich history alongside attractions for all ages. Just north of the downtown area, Hillcrest still offers a distinct city feel without bringing too much of the hustle and bustle of Downtown San Diego proper.

Welcoming, laidback, and pedestrian friendly, Hillcrest has an estimated population of over 31,000 residents with a diverse range of homes, mainly in craftsman and mid-century styles. However, it's not uncommon to see newer homes built in more modern contemporary styles.

Hillcrest Restaurants and Attractions

The main thoroughfare in Hillcrest is University Avenue, which stretches several blocks west from Normal Street to feature a huge range of restaurants, bars, and clubs for all tastes and interests. Stick at the corner of Normal Street and University Avenue to see the huge Pride flag and travel down Harvey Milk Street to visit the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Following University Avenue will take you past the historic neon Hillcrest sign and into the village area. The eclectic shopping area means you can easily find everything from flower shops to record stores to more mainstream brands within mere blocks of each other. Small boutiques, Flashback, and Buffalo Exchange allow for some unique shopping opportunities to help visitors find the perfect piece to finish off their outfits.

Fifth Avenue is home to vintage clothing stores, bookstores, and the Landmark Cinema movie theater along with world class restaurants and dessert-centric establishments to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. Some of the most popular eateries in the area include:

  • Arrivederci
  • Crest Cafe
  • Hash House A Go Go
  • Ichiban
  • 100 Wines Kitchen

Make sure you stop by the Hillcrest Brewing Company, which serves up some frosty beverages and happens to be the only openly gay brewery in the country. If you happen to be in town on a Sunday morning, stay for the farmer's market, which promises plenty of local fruits and vegetables, arts and crafts, and freshly prepared cuisine.

Head south of Hillcrest to Balboa Park, a hub of arts and culture featuring 16 museums and performing arts venues alongside gardens and the truly breathtaking San Diego Zoo.

Schools in Hillcrest

Hillcrest is home to two main schools served by the San Diego Unified School District. Florence Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior High School both have excellent reputations that ensure great instruction and updated curriculum.

Most high school-aged children in Hillcrest attend San Diego High, which is in the neighboring downtown area. The Francis W. Parker School in Mission Hills is one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in the city, serving children from preschool through the 12th grade.

Hillcrest Home Values

The value of homes in the area had gone up about 7 percent in 2016 with further growth to come. The median home value is estimated at $512,000, while the median price per square foot is about $489. The average square footage value in San Diego County is about $439.

If you are considering investing in a home in Hillcrest, take a look at what's available through Revestor's search, or contact us if you have any questions.

3950 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-460
47311
3950-Cleveland-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013263
18001326392103
($460)/mo
3950 Cleveland Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$269,000
$513
1987
3980 8th Avenue UNIT 317, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-474
49152
3980-8th-Avenue-317-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007668
19000766892103
($474)/mo
3980 8th Avenue # 317
San Diego
All Other Attached
$279,000
$728
1972
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 26, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-538
51892
2850-Reynard-Way-26-San-Diego-CA-92103
180067628
18006762892103
($538)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 26
San Diego
All Other Attached
$295,000
$538
1976
3932 9th Ave UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-553
56406
3932-9th-Ave-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
180061595
18006159592103
($553)/mo
3932 9th Ave # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$319,000
$596
1990
3932 9Th Ave UNIT 15, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-555
56494
3932-9Th-Ave-15-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007365
19000736592103
($555)/mo
3932 9Th Ave # 15
San Diego
All Other Attached
$319,500
$597
1990
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 209, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-561
46806
4077-3rd-Ave-209-San-Diego-CA-92103
190004741
19000474192103
($561)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 209
San Diego
All Other Attached
$269,000
$538
2005
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-583
53528
2850-Reynard-Way-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009345
19000934592103
($583)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$304,720
$518
1976
3980 8Th Ave UNIT 312, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-604
57300
3980-8Th-Ave-312-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003485
19000348592103
($604)/mo
3980 8Th Ave # 312
San Diego
All Other Attached
$325,000
$507
1972
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-619
53207
4077-3rd-Ave-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009569
19000956992103
($619)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$304,000
$496
2005
3907 Georgia St UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748676
-117.144960
-630
59081
3907-Georgia-St-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
190005447
19000544792103
($630)/mo
3907 Georgia St # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$335,000
$509
1997
3907 Georgia Street UNIT 17, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748676
-117.144960
-648
61093
3907-Georgia-Street-17-San-Diego-CA-92103
180065945
18006594592103
($648)/mo
3907 Georgia Street # 17
San Diego
All Other Attached
$346,000
$526
1960
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-714
82561
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190000393
19000039392103
($714)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$460,000
$448
1973
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 13, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-750
68808
2850-Reynard-Way-13-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009850
19000985092103
($750)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 13
San Diego
All Other Attached
$389,000
$531
1976
1907 Robinson Ave UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746433
-117.144775
-752
66120
1907-Robinson-Ave-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
170032382
17003238292103
($752)/mo
1907 Robinson Ave # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$372
1970
1706 Torrance St UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746403
-117.179880
-809
79794
1706-Torrance-St-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
190000919
19000091992103
($809)/mo
1706 Torrance St # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$448,000
$448
1978
1463 Essex Street UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747450
-117.149890
-814
79959
1463-Essex-Street-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007240
19000724092103
($814)/mo
1463 Essex Street # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$557
1984
3688 1st Ave UNIT 35, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744816
-117.163870
-859
82794
3688-1st-Ave-35-San-Diego-CA-92103
180062375
18006237592103
($859)/mo
3688 1st Ave # 35
San Diego
All Other Attached
$465,000
$511
1969
3727 Richmond UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746166
-117.151210
-867
83500
3727-Richmond-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190002387
19000238792103
($867)/mo
3727 Richmond # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$468,900
$499
1986
3963 Eagle St UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749218
-117.169550
-890
79579
3963-Eagle-St-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
180065242
18006524292103
($890)/mo
3963 Eagle St # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$465
1988
3798 Oneida Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.155790
-926
113050
3798-Oneida-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003849
19000384992103
($926)/mo
3798 Oneida Place 
San Diego
Detached
$625,000
$685
1916
3687 4Th Ave UNIT 405, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-940
71871
3687-4Th-Ave-405-San-Diego-CA-92103
190006155
19000615592103
($940)/mo
3687 4Th Ave # 405
San Diego
All Other Attached
$410,000
$565
2007
3919 Normal St UNIT 104, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749300
-117.149400
-966
85700
3919-Normal-St-104-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003116
19000311692103
($966)/mo
3919 Normal St # 104
San Diego
All Other Attached
$483,000
$523
1994
3606 1st avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743546
-117.163850
-971
78009
3606-1st-avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008363
19000836392103
($971)/mo
3606 1st avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$442,900
$426
1988
917 Torrance UNIT 7, Mission Hills, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-992
84998
917-Torrance-7-Mission-Hills-CA-92103
190003832
19000383292103
($992)/mo
917 Torrance # 7
Mission Hills
All Other Attached
$480,000
$456
1982
3782 DOVE ST, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.168594
-1001
88758
3782-DOVE-ST-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007300
19000730092103
($1,001)/mo
3782 DOVE ST 
San Diego
Twinhome
$499,900
$431
1963
1250 Cleveland Ave UNIT 120, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749030
-117.153275
-1047
88164
1250-Cleveland-Ave-120-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007411
19000741192103
($1,047)/mo
1250 Cleveland Ave # 120
San Diego
All Other Attached
$498,000
$519
1991
1111 W Olive UNIT B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733345
-117.172020
-1077
106562
1111-W-Olive-B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180036744
18003674492103
($1,077)/mo
1111 W Olive # B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$595,000
$586
1979
2701 2nd Avenue UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-1084
93140
2701-2nd-Avenue-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003182
19000318292103
($1,084)/mo
2701 2nd Avenue # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$504
1970
3210 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737667
-117.173770
-1088
130766
3210-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190004641
19000464192103
($1,088)/mo
3210 Ibis St 
San Diego
Detached
$721,875
$884
1909
475 Redwood St UNIT 901, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-1134
80270
475-Redwood-St-901-San-Diego-CA-92103
190004575
19000457592103
($1,134)/mo
475 Redwood St # 901
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,000
$633
2006
1601 Chalmers Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742374
-117.178314
-1135
135910
1601-Chalmers-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003021
19000302192103
($1,135)/mo
1601 Chalmers Street 
San Diego
Detached
$750,000
$921
1953
3629 3rd Ave UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743893
-117.162710
-1150
103137
3629-3rd-Ave-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
180062344
18006234492103
($1,150)/mo
3629 3rd Ave # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$579,000
$533
1988
728 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746975
-117.157710
-1160
138649
728-Robinson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190002160
19000216092103
($1,160)/mo
728 Robinson Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$765,000
$641
1910
3282 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738740
-117.173490
-1194
142306
3282-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007394
19000739492103
($1,194)/mo
3282 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$785,000
$765
1977
1417 Van Buren Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755330
-117.150840
-1201
143033
1417-Van-Buren-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190003013
19000301392103
($1,201)/mo
1417 Van Buren Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$789,000
$687
1936
3266 1st ave UNIT 27, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739365
-117.164000
-1210
93446
3266-1st-ave-27-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007915
19000791592103
($1,210)/mo
3266 1st ave # 27
San Diego
All Other Attached
$529,900
$489
1971
1306 Bush Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747383
-117.174960
-1211
144132
1306-Bush-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009796
19000979692103
($1,211)/mo
1306 Bush Street 
San Diego
Detached
$795,000
$894
1920
3930 CENTRE ST. UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-1236
98880
3930-CENTRE-ST.-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
190008225
19000822592103
($1,236)/mo
3930 CENTRE ST. # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$559,000
$447
1986
3617 Union St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742090
-117.176890
-1243
147777
3617-Union-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190001464
19000146492103
($1,243)/mo
3617 Union St 
San Diego
Detached
$814,900
$624
1940
411 Sloane, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746147
-117.166800
-1251
148521
411-Sloane-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009394
19000939492103
($1,251)/mo
411 Sloane 
San Diego
Detached
$819,000
$630
1969
3584 Albatross St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742203
-117.166084
-1267
150352
3584-Albatross-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180067060
18006706092103
($1,267)/mo
3584 Albatross St 
San Diego
Detached
$829,000
$539
1960
440 Sloane Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746160
-117.166930
-1269
150533
440-Sloane-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
190009735
19000973592103
($1,269)/mo
440 Sloane Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$830,000
$654
1910
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1291
96694
3650-5Th-Ave-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
180060351
18006035192103
($1,291)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$549,000
$521
2009
4225 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754100
-117.160470
-1302
154173
4225-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180067601
18006760192103
($1,302)/mo
4225 5th Ave 
San Diego
Rowhome
$849,900
$460
2005
3467 State Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739590
-117.175735
-1302
154195
3467-State-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190002095
19000209592103
($1,302)/mo
3467 State Street 
San Diego
Detached
$850,000
$454
1955
4057 1St Ave UNIT 108, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751003
-117.163895
-1321
109931
4057-1St-Ave-108-San-Diego-CA-92103
180065882
18006588292103
($1,321)/mo
4057 1St Ave # 108
San Diego
All Other Attached
$619,000
$382
2004
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1323
92712
3812-Park-Blvd-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190005393
19000539392103
($1,323)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$529,000
$468
2005
1250 1252 Essex Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.152780
-1334
157666
1250-1252-Essex-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190000433
19000043392103
($1,334)/mo
1250 1252 Essex Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$869,000
1934
4236 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754173
-117.149980
-1351
159492
4236-Cleveland-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180061123
18006112392103
($1,351)/mo
4236 Cleveland Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$879,000
$432
1921
3515 Bear Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742443
-117.168465
-1351
159492
3515-Bear-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
190006422
19000642292103
($1,351)/mo
3515 Bear Dr 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$879,000
$501
1983
3715 Indiana St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745186
-117.146170
-1384
163154
3715-Indiana-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190006059
19000605992103
($1,384)/mo
3715 Indiana St 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$624
1922
3675 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744778
-117.157210
-1419
166992
3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190002769
19000276992103
($1,419)/mo
3675 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$920,000
$345
1908
3100 6th ave. 302, san diego, CA 92103
32.737750
-117.159424
-1426
105579
3100-6th-ave.-302-san-diego-CA-92103
190003622
19000362292103
($1,426)/mo
3100 6th ave. 302 
san diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$554
2013
222 Quince St UNIT 2B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736610
-117.162900
-1427
127754
222-Quince-St-2B-San-Diego-CA-92103
180063937
18006393792103
($1,427)/mo
222 Quince St # 2B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$715,000
$504
1964
1251 Lincoln Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.152390
-1434
168637
1251-Lincoln-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190006080
19000608092103
($1,434)/mo
1251 Lincoln Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$929,000
$650
1913
3769 Herbert St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746880
-117.149260
-1467
172202
3769-Herbert-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180066198
18006619892103
($1,467)/mo
3769 Herbert St 
San Diego
Detached
$948,500
$627
2016
3912 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748770
-117.144970
-1468
172294
3912-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190001885
19000188592103
($1,468)/mo
3912 Georgia St 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$522
2002
4067 Albatross St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751156
-117.166145
-1468
172294
4067-Albatross-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007089
19000708992103
($1,468)/mo
4067 Albatross St 
San Diego
Townhome
$949,000
$579
2014
3635 7th UNIT 13D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1473
101522
3635-7th-13D-San-Diego-CA-92103
180062034
18006203492103
($1,473)/mo
3635 7th # 13D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$579,000
$475
1976
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 218, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-1519
118692
3740-Park-Blvd-218-San-Diego-CA-92103
190007255
19000725592103
($1,519)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 218
San Diego
All Other Attached
$670,000
$578
2007
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 315, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1541
121260
3650-5Th-Ave-315-San-Diego-CA-92103
180063909
18006390992103
($1,541)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 315
San Diego
All Other Attached
$684,000
$431
2009
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737663
-117.173225
-1582
161397
3184-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180058393
18005839392103
($1,582)/mo
3184 Harbor Ridge Ln