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.

3932 9Th Ave UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-570
58232
3932-9Th-Ave-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
190045459
19004545992103
($570)/mo
3932 9Th Ave # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,000
$614
1990
3431 Park Blvd UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741535
-117.147520
-645
61684
3431-Park-Blvd-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008002
20000800292103
($645)/mo
3431 Park Blvd # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$349,000
$516
1970
3815 3rd UNIT 23, san diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-695
63536
3815-3rd-23-san-diego-CA-92103
200005349
20000534992103
($695)/mo
3815 3rd # 23
san diego
All Other Attached
$360,000
$443
1969
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
4259 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754337
-117.160470
-778
61019
4259-5th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005229
20000522992103
($778)/mo
4259 5th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$349,000
$545
1973
3727 7th Ave UNIT 14, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745700
-117.158360
-874
89219
3727-7th-Ave-14-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009642
20000964292103
($874)/mo
3727 7th Ave # 14
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$473
1989
3907 Georgia Street UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748676
-117.144960
-901
85262
3907-Georgia-Street-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
200004551
20000455192103
($901)/mo
3907 Georgia Street # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$479,000
$456
1997
2825 3Rd Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734830
-117.162125
-915
79454
2825-3Rd-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
200004721
20000472192103
($915)/mo
2825 3Rd Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$473
1988
3266 1st Ave 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739365
-117.164000
-941
74544
3266-1st-Ave-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
200007331
20000733192103
($941)/mo
3266 1st Ave 23 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$424,000
$453
1971
1796 Sutter St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747944
-117.179640
-1009
122195
1796-Sutter-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009518
20000951892103
($1,009)/mo
1796 Sutter St 
San Diego
Detached
$675,000
$534
1929
917 Torrance Street UNIT 24, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-1026
88633
917-Torrance-Street-24-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009541
20000954192103
($1,026)/mo
917 Torrance Street # 24
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,900
$475
1982
475 Redwood UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737656
-117.160600
-1085
76884
475-Redwood-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
200004540
20000454092103
($1,085)/mo
475 Redwood # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$440,000
$658
2006
1412 W Thorn, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739000
-117.175440
-1091
116814
1412-W-Thorn-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009810
20000981092103
($1,091)/mo
1412 W Thorn 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$649,000
$593
1930
903 Sutter St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746292
-117.171400
-1133
135724
903-Sutter-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190054747
19005474792103
($1,133)/mo
903 Sutter St 
San Diego
Detached
$749,000
$724
1960
1116 Washington Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749886
-117.173400
-1177
140480
1116-Washington-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008373
20000837392103
($1,177)/mo
1116 Washington Place 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$728
1930
475 Redwood St. UNIT 501, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737656
-117.160600
-1194
83030
475-Redwood-St.-501-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009467
20000946792103
($1,194)/mo
475 Redwood St. # 501
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$655
2006
475 Redwood St UNIT 311, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737656
-117.160600
-1202
84520
475-Redwood-St-311-San-Diego-CA-92103
200006647
20000664792103
($1,202)/mo
475 Redwood St # 311
San Diego
All Other Attached
$483,000
$720
2005
3617 4Th Avenue UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743717
-117.161560
-1206
109739
3617-4Th-Avenue-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002029
20000202992103
($1,206)/mo
3617 4Th Avenue # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$615,000
$546
2000
3819 1st Avenue UNIT 209, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747240
-117.163880
-1209
96342
3819-1st-Avenue-209-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008808
20000880892103
($1,209)/mo
3819 1st Avenue # 209
San Diego
All Other Attached
$545,000
$579
2006
1227 W Quince St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735123
-117.173290
-1267
150352
1227-W-Quince-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190048783
19004878392103
($1,267)/mo
1227 W Quince St 
San Diego
Detached
$829,000
$868
1940
1624 Cypress UNIT 5A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744340
-117.148960
-1336
111000
1624-Cypress-5A-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005789
20000578992103
($1,336)/mo
1624 Cypress # 5A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$625,000
$631
1975
3650 5th Avenue UNIT 210, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1371
103181
3650-5th-Avenue-210-San-Diego-CA-92103
IG20023063
IG2002306392103
($1,371)/mo
3650 5th Avenue # 210
San Diego
All Other Attached
$585,000
$473
2009
4091 Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752544
-117.147800
-1405
139340
4091-Normal-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008261
20000826192103
($1,405)/mo
4091 Normal Street 
San Diego
Rowhome
$775,000
$528
2008
3650 5th Ave UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1417
104840
3650-5th-Ave-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002538
20000253892103
($1,417)/mo
3650 5th Ave # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$594,900
$563
2009
2651 Front St UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732723
-117.164856
-1457
132193
2651-Front-St-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
200003937
20000393792103
($1,457)/mo
2651 Front St # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$739,000
$538
1982
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737580
-117.173140
-1474
149415
3156-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001252
20000125292103
($1,474)/mo
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
Townhome
$829,500
$520
2003
3651 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742050
-117.179030
-1502
176044
3651-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190059141
19005914192103
($1,502)/mo
3651 Columbia St 
San Diego
Townhome
$969,500
$532
2003
4292-4296 3Rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755432
-117.162260
-1511
177050
4292-4296-3Rd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190051262
19005126292103
($1,511)/mo
4292-4296 3Rd Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$975,000
1958
3329 Brant, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740060
-117.166740
-1535
179608
3329-Brant-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008825
20000882592103
($1,535)/mo
3329 Brant 
San Diego
Detached
$989,000
$477
1910
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 315, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1591
115463
3650-5Th-Ave-315-San-Diego-CA-92103
190059274
19005927492103
($1,591)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 315
San Diego
All Other Attached
$655,000
$412
2009
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 502, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1683
125521
3650-5Th-Ave-502-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009198
20000919892103
($1,683)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 502
San Diego
All Other Attached
$710,000
$447
2009
3535 1St Ave UNIT 3A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742146
-117.163820
-1769
104038
3535-1St-Ave-3A-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008096
20000809692103
($1,769)/mo
3535 1St Ave # 3A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,900
$387
1973
4159 Maryland St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752960
-117.150930
-1867
168388
4159-Maryland-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200006849
20000684992103
($1,867)/mo
4159 Maryland St 
San Diego
Rowhome
$939,000
$536
2019
3275 Fifth Ave UNIT 402, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1940
143547
3275-Fifth-Ave-402-San-Diego-CA-92103
190062122
19006212292103
($1,940)/mo
3275 Fifth Ave # 402
San Diego
All Other Attached
$811,000
$645
2008
3275 Fifth Ave UNIT 401, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1958
144126
3275-Fifth-Ave-401-San-Diego-CA-92103
190063348
19006334892103
($1,958)/mo
3275 Fifth Ave # 401
San Diego
All Other Attached
$814,500
$611
2008
3275 Fifth Ave UNIT 403, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1958
146135
3275-Fifth-Ave-403-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005272
20000527292103
($1,958)/mo
3275 Fifth Ave # 403
San Diego
All Other Attached
$825,000
$676
2008
3933 Saint James Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748627
-117.182890
-1987
229166
3933-Saint-James-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
200004637
20000463792103
($1,987)/mo
3933 Saint James Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,260,000
$498
1928
845 Fort Stockton UNIT 514, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-1997
163911
845-Fort-Stockton-514-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005816
20000581692103
($1,997)/mo
845 Fort Stockton # 514
San Diego
All Other Attached
$919,000
$723
2009
4361 Hermosa Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754406
-117.180400
-2046
235562
4361-Hermosa-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200004786
20000478692103
($2,046)/mo
4361 Hermosa Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,295,000
$666
1930
2470 Pine St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.758200
-117.189350
-2051
236109
2470-Pine-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002386
20000238692103
($2,051)/mo
2470 Pine St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,298,000
$446
1978
305 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740780
-117.162080
-2064
214436
305-Upas-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001565
20000156592103
($2,064)/mo
305 Upas Street 
San Diego
Townhome
$1,185,000
$697
2016
845 Fort Stockton Dr UNIT 509, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-2092
174145
845-Fort-Stockton-Dr-509-San-Diego-CA-92103
200001290
20000129092103
($2,092)/mo
845 Fort Stockton Dr # 509
San Diego
All Other Attached
$975,000
$678
2010
1660-62 Linwood St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743664
-117.179600
-2136
245434
1660-62-Linwood-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009895
20000989592103
($2,136)/mo
1660-62 Linwood St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,349,000
1924
475 Redwood Street UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737656
-117.160600
-2155
168859
475-Redwood-Street-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
190060470
19006047092103
($2,155)/mo
475 Redwood Street # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$949,000
$565
2006
1210-16 Essex Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.153175
-2180
250190
1210-16-Essex-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005146
20000514692103
($2,180)/mo
1210-16 Essex Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,375,000
$714
1930
1040 Cypress Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744854
-117.154110
-2197
252016
1040-Cypress-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009682
20000968292103
($2,197)/mo
1040 Cypress Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,385,000
$824
1932
3329-31 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740074
-117.163070
-2213
253847
3329-31-2nd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200003643
20000364392103
($2,213)/mo
3329-31 2nd Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,395,000
1928
1915 Alameda Terrace, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747610
-117.183304
-2222
254760
1915-Alameda-Terrace-San-Diego-CA-92103
190062987
19006298792103
($2,222)/mo
1915 Alameda Terrace 
San Diego
Detached
$1,400,000
$807
1928
1003 Hayes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753250
-117.155780
-2222
254738
1003-Hayes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008608
20000860892103
($2,222)/mo
1003 Hayes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,399,900
$403
1930
2881 Brant St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735120
-117.166730
-2355
269388
2881-Brant-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005019
20000501992103
($2,355)/mo
2881 Brant St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,480,000
$444
1980
3275 Fifth Ave UNIT 504, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-2355
187153
3275-Fifth-Ave-504-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009530
20000953092103
($2,355)/mo
3275 Fifth Ave # 504
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,049,900
$774
2008
3343-47 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738148
-117.175620
-2714
308702
3343-47-Columbia-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200000305
20000030592103
($2,714)/mo
3343-47 Columbia Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,695,000
1936
3433 Jackdaw, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741287
-117.174000
-2714
308702
3433-Jackdaw-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005769
20000576992103
($2,714)/mo
3433 Jackdaw 
San Diego
Detached
$1,695,000
$488
2008
3634 7Th Ave UNIT 9BC, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-2716
194544
3634-7Th-Ave-9BC-San-Diego-CA-92103
200007427
20000742792103
($2,716)/mo
3634 7Th Ave # 9BC
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,098,000
$568
1976
590 W LAUREL UNIT Town-house, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.731113
-117.168596
-2723
309615
590-W-LAUREL-Town-house-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190053312
19005331292103
($2,723)/mo
590 W LAUREL # Town-house
SAN DIEGO
Townhome
$1,699,999
$753
2019
2439 Pine St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.757637
-117.188440
-2723
309615
2439-Pine-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200006190
20000619092103
($2,723)/mo
2439 Pine St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,700,000
$714
1952
3275 5th Ave UNIT 505, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-2778
228842
3275-5th-Ave-505-San-Diego-CA-92103
200000263
20000026392103
($2,778)/mo
3275 5th Ave # 505
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,279,000
$786
2008
2750 4th Ave UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-2790
232795
2750-4th-Ave-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008068
20000806892103
($2,790)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,300,000
$808
2019
4007 Henry St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748047
-117.183880
-2806
318760
4007-Henry-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005597
20000559792103
($2,806)/mo
4007 Henry St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,750,000
$592
1932
3161 1st Avenue UNIT 1S, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738262
-117.163980
-2831
241959
3161-1st-Avenue-1S-San-Diego-CA-92103
200009527
20000952792103
($2,831)/mo
3161 1st Avenue # 1S
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,349,000
$588
1979
666 Upas St UNIT 1103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741050
-117.158775
-2840
227765
666-Upas-St-1103-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008448
20000844892103
($2,840)/mo
666 Upas St # 1103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,275,000
$751
1973
3140 2nd AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.738094
-117.163070
-2855
324062
3140-2nd-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
200008104
20000810492103
($2,855)/mo
3140 2nd AVE 
SAN DIEGO
Detached
$1,779,000
$556
1913
3702 Clark St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745743
-117.184440
-2882
326987
3702-Clark-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180039533
18003953392103
($2,882)/mo
3702 Clark St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,795,000
$751
1978
3855 Pringle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748120
-117.179590
-2889
327905
3855-Pringle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008338
20000833892103
($2,889)/mo
3855 Pringle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,800,000
$964
1916
2604 5th Ave UNIT 402, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-2912
184194
2604-5th-Ave-402-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065690
19006569092103
($2,912)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 402
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,049,000
$775
2019
1015 Myrtle Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741600
-117.153885
-2973
337045
1015-Myrtle-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005928
20000592892103
($2,973)/mo
1015 Myrtle Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,850,000
$657
1930
2750 4th ave UNIT 201, san diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3039
257366
2750-4th-ave-201-san-diego-CA-92103
200008043
20000804392103
($3,039)/mo
2750 4th ave # 201
san diego
All Other Attached
$1,435,000
$712
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 305, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3081
202469
2604-5th-Ave-305-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065689
19006568992103
($3,081)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,149,000
$808
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3107
204441
2604-5th-Ave-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
190065687
19006568792103
($3,107)/mo