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 Ave UNIT 111, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-388
53600
3950-Cleveland-Ave-111-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005370
18000537092103
($388)/mo
3950 Cleveland Ave # 111
San Diego
All Other Attached
$299,999
$572
1987
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-405
75482
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
180007712
18000771292103
($405)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$414,900
$535
1973
2850 Reynard UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-420
51338
2850-Reynard-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
170055554
17005555492103
($420)/mo
2850 Reynard # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$289,000
$491
1982
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 17, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-426
53372
2850-Reynard-Way-17-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002947
18000294792103
($426)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 17
San Diego
All Other Attached
$299,800
$547
1982
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-498
58592
4077-3rd-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180006085
18000608592103
($498)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,000
$523
2005
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 30, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734910
-117.169430
-511
62545
2850-Reynard-Way-30-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009073
18000907392103
($511)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 30
San Diego
All Other Attached
$350,000
$482
1976
1907 Robinson Ave UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746433
-117.144775
-566
67050
1907-Robinson-Ave-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
170032382
17003238292103
($566)/mo
1907 Robinson Ave # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$372
1970
1231 Pennsylvania UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745360
-117.152970
-599
86005
1231-Pennsylvania-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180001617
18000161792103
($599)/mo
1231 Pennsylvania # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$511
1971
4212 Maryland St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753730
-117.151050
-637
83904
4212-Maryland-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
170055111
17005511192103
($637)/mo
4212 Maryland St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$465,000
$408
1980
3775 Georgia St UNIT 105, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746870
-117.144950
-666
80890
3775-Georgia-St-105-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009356
18000935692103
($666)/mo
3775 Georgia St # 105
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,999
$448
1990
1268 Essex St UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.152626
-716
101099
1268-Essex-St-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
180003267
18000326792103
($716)/mo
1268 Essex St # 4
San Diego
Townhome
$557,000
$462
1993
212 Lewis, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751877
-117.162926
-735
133130
212-Lewis-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009029
18000902992103
($735)/mo
212 Lewis 
San Diego
Detached
$725,000
$498
1913
475 Redwood St UNIT 104, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-863
79714
475-Redwood-St-104-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009043
18000904392103
($863)/mo
475 Redwood St # 104
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$670
2006
1758 Neale Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747208
-117.179800
-879
155924
1758-Neale-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180000258
18000025892103
($879)/mo
1758 Neale Street 
San Diego
Rowhome
$848,000
$687
2009
1052 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155250
-880
156114
1052-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005490
18000549092103
($880)/mo
1052 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$514
1935
3666 3rd Ave UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.162730
-887
87433
3666-3rd-Ave-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009261
18000926192103
($887)/mo
3666 3rd Ave # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,997
$466
1988
475 redwood St UNIT 904, san diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-905
86386
475-redwood-St-904-san-diego-CA-92103
180007521
18000752192103
($905)/mo
475 redwood St # 904
san diego
All Other Attached
$485,000
$726
2005
475 Redwood Street UNIT 1204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-924
89143
475-Redwood-Street-1204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180008722
18000872292103
($924)/mo
475 Redwood Street # 1204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,900
$748
2006
1054 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155230
-998
174644
1054-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005492
18000549292103
($998)/mo
1054 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$612
1999
2681 N Arroyo Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733433
-117.168040
-998
174644
2681-N-Arroyo-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
180008044
18000804492103
($998)/mo
2681 N Arroyo Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$678
1956
3650 5th Ave UNIT 306, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1050
102870
3650-5th-Ave-306-San-Diego-CA-92103
170050727
17005072792103
($1,050)/mo
3650 5th Ave # 306
San Diego
All Other Attached
$575,000
$545
2009
2866 UNION, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734270
-117.170040
-1050
182986
2866-UNION-San-Diego-CA-92103
170063391
17006339192103
($1,050)/mo
2866 UNION 
San Diego
Detached
$994,000
$520
1946
3731 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743202
-117.180090
-1057
183909
3731-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170062414
17006241492103
($1,057)/mo
3731 Columbia St 
San Diego
Detached
$999,000
$666
1933
3980 9th Ave UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1067
118850
3980-9th-Ave-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180001534
18000153492103
($1,067)/mo
3980 9th Ave # 207
San Diego
Townhome
$659,000
$427
2007
3560 1st Avenue UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742558
-117.163830
-1082
106537
3560-1st-Avenue-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004932
18000493292103
($1,082)/mo
3560 1st Avenue # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$595,000
$505
1984
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 506, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1097
110284
3650-5Th-Ave-506-San-Diego-CA-92103
170063090
17006309092103
($1,097)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 506
San Diego
All Other Attached
$615,000
$582
2009
3560 1st Ave UNIT 20, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742558
-117.163830
-1122
112837
3560-1st-Ave-20-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009498
18000949892103
($1,122)/mo
3560 1st Ave # 20
San Diego
All Other Attached
$629,000
$512
1984
1733 W Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752743
-117.179380
-1175
202630
1733-W-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
180000244
18000024492103
($1,175)/mo
1733 W Montecito Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,100,000
$576
1935
3650 5th Ave UNIT 410, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1193
122042
3650-5th-Ave-410-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002106
18000210692103
($1,193)/mo
3650 5th Ave # 410
San Diego
All Other Attached
$679,000
$549
2009
4215 Stephens St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753784
-117.178505
-1228
210950
4215-Stephens-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061243
17006124392103
($1,228)/mo
4215 Stephens St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,144,900
$836
1922
605 W Maple St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732240
-117.168400
-1235
211912
605-W-Maple-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180007864
18000786492103
($1,235)/mo
605 W Maple St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,150,100
$375
2000
710-12 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750877
-117.169716
-1280
219123
710-12-Fort-Stockton-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
170058174
17005817492103
($1,280)/mo
710-12 Fort Stockton Dr 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,189,000
1914
3687 4Th Ave UNIT 308, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-1290
133028
3687-4Th-Ave-308-San-Diego-CA-92103
170062005
17006200592103
($1,290)/mo
3687 4Th Ave # 308
San Diego
All Other Attached
$739,000
$496
2007
3238 Horton Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738620
-117.172714
-1292
220974
3238-Horton-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005420
18000542092103
($1,292)/mo
3238 Horton Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,199,000
$524
1977
3756 Pioneer Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747055
-117.174070
-1351
230430
3756-Pioneer-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180007880
18000788092103
($1,351)/mo
3756 Pioneer Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,250,000
$543
1932
3903 Alameda Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748070
-117.185265
-1351
230430
3903-Alameda-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180006045
18000604592103
($1,351)/mo
3903 Alameda Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,250,000
$416
1990
3344 Union, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738976
-117.174330
-1404
238772
3344-Union-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002912
18000291292103
($1,404)/mo
3344 Union 
San Diego
Detached
$1,295,000
$700
1956
845 Fort Stockton Drive UNIT 311, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-1431
157181
845-Fort-Stockton-Drive-311-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009346
18000934692103
($1,431)/mo
845 Fort Stockton Drive # 311
San Diego
All Other Attached
$869,000
$677
2010
4144 Eagle Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752274
-117.169586
-1439
244330
4144-Eagle-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180007390
18000739092103
($1,439)/mo
4144 Eagle Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,325,000
$699
1925
4382 Ampudia Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755800
-117.188065
-1463
248037
4382-Ampudia-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009218
18000921892103
($1,463)/mo
4382 Ampudia Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,345,000
$612
1923
2949 Brant St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735320
-117.166730
-1469
248960
2949-Brant-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170040392
17004039292103
($1,469)/mo
2949 Brant St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,350,000
$401
1981
4107 1ST AVE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752045
-117.164085
-1520
200905
4107-1ST-AVE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005481
18000548192103
($1,520)/mo
4107 1ST AVE 
San Diego
Townhome
$1,100,000
$542
2003
3345 State Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738630
-117.174900
-1526
258044
3345-State-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180000593
18000059392103
($1,526)/mo
3345 State Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,399,000
$530
1946
4321 goldfinch srtreet, san diego, CA 92103
32.755962
-117.171410
-1551
261937
4321-goldfinch-srtreet-san-diego-CA-92103
180004177
18000417792103
($1,551)/mo
4321 goldfinch srtreet 
san diego
Detached
$1,420,000
$588
1985
3634 7th Avenue UNIT 7A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1552
133629
3634-7th-Avenue-7A-San-Diego-CA-92103
170046632
17004663292103
($1,552)/mo
3634 7th Avenue # 7A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,000
$494
1976
4130 Sunset Rd, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751490
-117.188910
-1565
264159
4130-Sunset-Rd-San-Diego-CA-92103
180006492
18000649292103
($1,565)/mo
4130 Sunset Rd 
San Diego
Detached
$1,432,000
$754
1926
3634 7Th Ave UNIT 4E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1607
142919
3634-7Th-Ave-4E-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002085
18000208592103
($1,607)/mo
3634 7Th Ave # 4E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,000
$526
1976
342 W Lewis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751854
-117.166980
-1616
272130
342-W-Lewis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009033
18000903392103
($1,616)/mo
342 W Lewis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,475,000
$552
1928
3695 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744920
-117.162720
-1616
272130
3695-3rd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180003976
18000397692103
($1,616)/mo
3695 3rd Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,475,000
$547
1905
4139 Eagle Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752224
-117.169580
-1622
224295
4139-Eagle-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180006491
18000649192103
($1,622)/mo
4139 Eagle Street 
San Diego
Townhome
$1,225,000
$608
1988
1875 Lyndon Road, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749237
-117.182106
-1639
275837
1875-Lyndon-Road-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002862
18000286292103
($1,639)/mo
1875 Lyndon Road 
San Diego
Detached
$1,495,000
$476
1983
4095 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751633
-117.165010
-1737
291407
4095-Front-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180006826
18000682692103
($1,737)/mo
4095 Front St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,579,000
1930
3315 2ND AVE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739952
-117.163070
-1833
306416
3315-2ND-AVE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005451
18000545192103
($1,833)/mo
3315 2ND AVE 
San Diego
Detached
$1,660,000
$572
1912
3223 Hawk Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738920
-117.172210
-1875
312897
3223-Hawk-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061175
17006117592103
($1,875)/mo
3223 Hawk Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,695,000
$674
2018
4156 Couts St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750717
-117.187160
-1910
318460
4156-Couts-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009072
18000907292103
($1,910)/mo
4156 Couts St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,725,000
$514
1974
3369 Hawk Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740380
-117.172200
-1997
332174
3369-Hawk-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002772
18000277292103
($1,997)/mo
3369 Hawk Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,799,000
$661
1977
845 Fort Stockton Dr UNIT 114, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-2079
236350
845-Fort-Stockton-Dr-114-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005454
18000545492103
($2,079)/mo
845 Fort Stockton Dr # 114
San Diego
Townhome
$1,300,000
$522
2010
3105 BRANT STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.738100
-117.166770
-2113
350524
3105-BRANT-STREET-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
180003657
18000365792103
($2,113)/mo
3105 BRANT STREET 
SAN DIEGO
Detached
$1,898,000
$604
1985
3357 State Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738716
-117.174970
-2144
355530
3357-State-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061896
17006189692103
($2,144)/mo
3357 State Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,925,000
$641
1937
3755 Pringle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746960
-117.180600
-2203
364795
3755-Pringle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180008049
18000804992103
($2,203)/mo
3755 Pringle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,975,000
$559
1983
2863-2865 State St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.734490
-117.171290
-2231
369244
2863-2865-State-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180008777
18000877792103
($2,231)/mo
2863-2865 State St. 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,999,000
$605
1932
2468 Presidio Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754765
-117.192180
-2351
387960
2468-Presidio-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
170053989
17005398992103
($2,351)/mo
2468 Presidio Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$2,100,000
$707
1963
3635 7th Avenue UNIT 15H, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-2384
244385
3635-7th-Avenue-15H-San-Diego-CA-92103
180005155
18000515592103
($2,384)/mo
3635 7th Avenue # 15H
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,350,000
$755
1976
2604 5th Avenue UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-2409
205829
2604-5th-Avenue-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002327
18000232792103
($2,409)/mo
2604 5th Avenue # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,149,000
$816
2018
2604 5th Avenue UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-2431
207821
2604-5th-Avenue-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
180008388
18000838892103
($2,431)/mo
2604 5th Avenue # 301
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,160,000
$725
2018
3454 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741364
-117.174020
-2585
424839
3454-Jackdaw-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170054142
17005414292103
($2,585)/mo
3454 Jackdaw St 
San Diego
Detached
$2,299,000
$574
2005
1041 Cypress Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744358
-117.154305
-2615
429660
1041-Cypress-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
170059187
17005918792103
($2,615)/mo
1041 Cypress Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$2,325,000
$701
1935
1506 Plumosa Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754482
-117.177184
-2697
442632
1506-Plumosa-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004236
18000423692103
($2,697)/mo
1506 Plumosa Way 
San Diego
Detached
$2,395,000
$694
1910
2855 5th Avenue UNIT 302, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735107
-117.160320
-2809
232607
2855-5th-Avenue-302-San-Diego-CA-92103
160064633
16006463392103
($2,809)/mo
2855 5th Avenue # 302
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,299,500
$838
2017
4406 Ampudia St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.756226
-117.187700
-2938
480625
4406-Ampudia-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004734
18000473492103
($2,938)/mo
4406 Ampudia St. 
San Diego
Detached
$2,599,999
$743
2014