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.

4130 Cleveland Ave UNIT 9, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752563
-117.149510
-526
55757
4130-Cleveland-Ave-9-San-Diego-CA-92103
190047177
19004717792103
($526)/mo
4130 Cleveland Ave # 9
San Diego
All Other Attached
$314,900
$487
1987
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 309, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-561
46806
4077-3rd-Ave-309-San-Diego-CA-92103
190042266
19004226692103
($561)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 309
San Diego
All Other Attached
$269,000
$558
2005
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 209, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170590
-595
72643
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-209-San-Diego-CA-92103
190047291
19004729192103
($595)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 209
San Diego
All Other Attached
$405,000
$506
2000
3932 9th Avenue UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749280
-117.156370
-605
60926
3932-9th-Avenue-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
190044901
19004490192103
($605)/mo
3932 9th Avenue # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$344,000
$642
1959
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-613
52475
4077-3rd-Ave-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190045209
19004520992103
($613)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$299,999
$568
2005
3980 8th Ave UNIT 213, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-625
59678
3980-8th-Ave-213-San-Diego-CA-92103
190037088
19003708892103
($625)/mo
3980 8th Ave # 213
San Diego
All Other Attached
$338,000
$527
1972
4077 3rd Ave. UNIT 202, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-626
53940
4077-3rd-Ave.-202-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190037725
19003772592103
($626)/mo
4077 3rd Ave. # 202
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$308,000
$521
2005
4032 Centre St UNIT 5E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751160
-117.147026
-663
60827
4032-Centre-St-5E-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032320
19003232092103
($663)/mo
4032 Centre St # 5E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$345,000
$556
1981
4060 Centre St UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751503
-117.146850
-701
73833
4060-Centre-St-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
190044773
19004477392103
($701)/mo
4060 Centre St # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$414,000
$529
1991
1411 Robinson Ave UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746410
-117.150680
-715
75865
1411-Robinson-Ave-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
190036845
19003684592103
($715)/mo
1411 Robinson Ave # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$425,000
$513
1982
4132 Campus Ave UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-732
83429
4132-Campus-Ave-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031907
19003190792103
($732)/mo
4132 Campus Ave # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$465,000
$461
1985
3815 3rd Ave UNIT 23, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-745
69024
3815-3rd-Ave-23-San-Diego-CA-92103
190023283
19002328392103
($745)/mo
3815 3rd Ave # 23
San Diego
All Other Attached
$390,000
$480
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
4239 Cleveland Ave. UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754208
-117.149970
-799
79267
4239-Cleveland-Ave.-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034136
19003413692103
($799)/mo
4239 Cleveland Ave. # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$445,000
$445
1980
428 Sloane St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746160
-117.166880
-835
102970
428-Sloane-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190035788
19003578892103
($835)/mo
428 Sloane St 
San Diego
Detached
$569,900
$975
1910
3634 7th Ave 3B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-882
69292
3634-7th-Ave-3B-San-Diego-CA-92103
190037509
19003750992103
($882)/mo
3634 7th Ave 3B 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$395,000
$490
1976
140 Walnut Ave UNIT 2D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741467
-117.162994
-883
75961
140-Walnut-Ave-2D-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032418
19003241892103
($883)/mo
140 Walnut Ave # 2D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$429,900
$496
1972
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT A333, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-904
74920
1270-Cleveland-Ave-A333-San-Diego-CA-92103
190045501
19004550192103
($904)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # A333
San Diego
All Other Attached
$425,000
$578
1991
3620 3Rd Ave UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743770
-117.162720
-917
79635
3620-3Rd-Ave-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
190036104
19003610492103
($917)/mo
3620 3Rd Ave # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$450,000
$621
1991
3919 Normal UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749300
-117.149400
-944
83131
3919-Normal-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190046702
19004670292103
($944)/mo
3919 Normal # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$469,000
$508
1994
3930 CENTRE STREET UNIT 202, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-962
79410
3930-CENTRE-STREET-202-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190042315
19004231592103
($962)/mo
3930 CENTRE STREET # 202
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$450,000
$360
1986
917 Torrance UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744175
-117.171646
-967
82254
917-Torrance-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
190044274
19004427492103
($967)/mo
917 Torrance # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$465,000
$442
1981
3930 Centre St UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749382
-117.147930
-979
81219
3930-Centre-St-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032985
19003298592103
($979)/mo
3930 Centre St # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,900
$396
1986
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 513, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1045
82626
3650-5Th-Ave-513-San-Diego-CA-92103
190035614
19003561492103
($1,045)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 513
San Diego
All Other Attached
$469,000
$542
2009
3282 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738740
-117.173490
-1051
126672
3282-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190042505
19004250592103
($1,051)/mo
3282 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$699,500
$681
1918
3266 1st Avenue UNIT 32, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739365
-117.164000
-1067
88254
3266-1st-Avenue-32-San-Diego-CA-92103
190041957
19004195792103
($1,067)/mo
3266 1st Avenue # 32
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$534
1971
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT E144, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1072
88229
1270-Cleveland-Ave-E144-San-Diego-CA-92103
190019511
19001951192103
($1,072)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # E144
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$485
1991
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 613, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1079
86283
3650-5Th-Ave-613-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034565
19003456592103
($1,079)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 613
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,000
$565
2009
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 211, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1121
85289
3812-Park-Blvd-211-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034968
19003496892103
($1,121)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 211
San Diego
All Other Attached
$484,900
$557
2005
130 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751873
-117.163720
-1127
134992
130-W-Lewis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190034000
19003400092103
($1,127)/mo
130 W Lewis St 
San Diego
Detached
$745,000
$676
1970
3263 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739304
-117.172210
-1135
135888
3263-Hawk-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190032083
19003208392103
($1,135)/mo
3263 Hawk St 
San Diego
Detached
$749,900
$321
1939
4096 Goldfinch St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751717
-117.171410
-1135
135910
4096-Goldfinch-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190046766
19004676692103
($1,135)/mo
4096 Goldfinch St 
San Diego
Detached
$750,000
$992
1940
3211 5th Avenue UNIT 308, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738888
-117.160350
-1157
93733
3211-5th-Avenue-308-San-Diego-CA-92103
190039461
19003946192103
($1,157)/mo
3211 5th Avenue # 308
San Diego
All Other Attached
$530,000
$640
2004
3990 Centre St UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750380
-117.147415
-1164
95418
3990-Centre-St-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
190035751
19003575192103
($1,164)/mo
3990 Centre St # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$539,000
$487
2005
909 Sutter St UNIT 105, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746292
-117.171440
-1179
92665
909-Sutter-St-105-San-Diego-CA-92103
190046628
19004662892103
($1,179)/mo
909 Sutter St # 105
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$466
1988
1623 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752605
-117.147150
-1181
125924
1623-Polk-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190039622
19003962292103
($1,181)/mo
1623 Polk Ave 
San Diego
Townhome
$699,000
$475
2008
4080 Falcon St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751453
-117.170480
-1182
106799
4080-Falcon-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190045224
19004522492103
($1,182)/mo
4080 Falcon St 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$566
1988
3990 Centre St UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750380
-117.147415
-1190
98157
3990-Centre-St-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
190047027
19004702792103
($1,190)/mo
3990 Centre St # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$554,000
$495
2005
1861 Robinson, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746430
-117.145226
-1201
143033
1861-Robinson-San-Diego-CA-92103
190033627
19003362792103
($1,201)/mo
1861 Robinson 
San Diego
Detached
$789,000
$501
2002
1659 Guy St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744305
-117.179260
-1250
114108
1659-Guy-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190042294
19004229492103
($1,250)/mo
1659 Guy St 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$639,000
$496
1973
3211 5Th Ave UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738888
-117.160350
-1256
104518
3211-5Th-Ave-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
190043187
19004318792103
($1,256)/mo
3211 5Th Ave # 301
San Diego
All Other Attached
$589,000
$594
2004
3825 Eagle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.169477
-1261
149620
3825-Eagle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190042864
19004286492103
($1,261)/mo
3825 Eagle St 
San Diego
Detached
$825,000
$480
1926
3701 Jackdaw, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745323
-117.174350
-1267
150352
3701-Jackdaw-San-Diego-CA-92103
190038586
19003858692103
($1,267)/mo
3701 Jackdaw 
San Diego
Detached
$829,000
$637
1932
3570 1 st Ave UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742714
-117.163830
-1274
87219
3570-1-st-Ave-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
190039760
19003976092103
($1,274)/mo
3570 1 st Ave # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$420
1984
1233 Bush Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747360
-117.174360
-1284
152178
1233-Bush-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
190044876
19004487692103
($1,284)/mo
1233 Bush Street 
San Diego
Detached
$839,000
$583
1960
3687 4th Ave UNIT 212, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-1300
94738
3687-4th-Ave-212-San-Diego-CA-92103
190036097
19003609792103
($1,300)/mo
3687 4th Ave # 212
San Diego
All Other Attached
$539,000
$503
2007
4374 Georgia, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756832
-117.145020
-1344
158765
4374-Georgia-San-Diego-CA-92103
190035165
19003516592103
($1,344)/mo
4374 Georgia 
San Diego
Detached
$875,000
$693
1913
3675 7th Ave UNIT A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744823
-117.158360
-1359
120445
3675-7th-Ave-A-San-Diego-CA-92103
190042412
19004241292103
($1,359)/mo
3675 7th Ave # A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$675,000
$451
1980
3972 Albatross UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749454
-117.166140
-1363
110636
3972-Albatross-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
190043991
19004399192103
($1,363)/mo
3972 Albatross # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$623,800
$482
2008
3757 Herbert, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746803
-117.149260
-1366
161138
3757-Herbert-San-Diego-CA-92103
190028994
19002899492103
($1,366)/mo
3757 Herbert 
San Diego
Detached
$888,000
$650
1918
3675 8th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744778
-117.157210
-1377
162422
3675-8th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024108
19002410892103
($1,377)/mo
3675 8th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$895,000
$336
1908
3535 Crestwood Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743620
-117.145550
-1384
151678
3535-Crestwood-Pl-San-Diego-CA-92103
190024721
19002472192103
($1,384)/mo
3535 Crestwood Pl 
San Diego
Rowhome
$839,000
$565
2013
3260-62 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738407
-117.173550
-1384
163154
3260-62-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190031794
19003179492103
($1,384)/mo
3260-62 Ibis St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$899,000
1951
3904 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748642
-117.144970
-1384
163154
3904-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
190044390
19004439092103
($1,384)/mo
3904 Georgia St 
San Diego
Townhome
$899,000
$486
2002