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.

2694 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733047
-117.169650
-450
71452
2694-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001036
21000103692103
($450)/mo
2694 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$395,000
$486
1913
3950 Cleveland Ave UNIT 111, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-578
57408
3950-Cleveland-Ave-111-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000888
21000088892103
($578)/mo
3950 Cleveland Ave # 111
San Diego
All Other Attached
$324,900
$620
1987
3815 3Rd Ave UNIT 21, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-881
75035
3815-3Rd-Ave-21-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000388
21000038892103
($881)/mo
3815 3Rd Ave # 21
San Diego
All Other Attached
$425,000
$488
1969
1434 Essex St UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.150260
-1031
95299
1434-Essex-St-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054043
20005404392103
($1,031)/mo
1434 Essex St # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$534,900
$616
1984
4136 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752544
-117.164110
-1100
132067
4136-1st-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001808
21000180892103
($1,100)/mo
4136 1st Ave 
San Diego
Townhome
$729,000
$519
2015
3032 Horton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737804
-117.171990
-1102
102604
3032-Horton-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046320
20004632092103
($1,102)/mo
3032 Horton Avenue 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$574,950
$548
1988
4082 Albatross UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751423
-117.166160
-1109
93015
4082-Albatross-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001403
21000140392103
($1,109)/mo
4082 Albatross # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$558
1984
3940 Dove Street UNIT 211, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-1161
97535
3940-Dove-Street-211-San-Diego-CA-92103
NDP2100589
NDP210058992103
($1,161)/mo
3940 Dove Street # 211
San Diego
All Other Attached
$550,000
$558
1981
3635 7th Ave UNIT 2B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1235
88563
3635-7th-Ave-2B-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001829
21000182992103
($1,235)/mo
3635 7th Ave # 2B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$505,000
$627
1976
4080 Front St UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-1248
104694
4080-Front-St-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000800
21000080092103
($1,248)/mo
4080 Front St # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$589,700
$544
2002
521 Arbor Dr UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753803
-117.160250
-1252
105687
521-Arbor-Dr-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001813
21000181392103
($1,252)/mo
521 Arbor Dr # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$595,000
$527
1992
521 Arbor Dr UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753803
-117.160250
-1264
100836
521-Arbor-Dr-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000129
21000012992103
($1,264)/mo
521 Arbor Dr # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$569,950
$488
1992
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 613, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744545
-117.160410
-1323
88885
3650-5Th-Ave-613-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001606
21000160692103
($1,323)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 613
San Diego
All Other Attached
$509,000
$589
2009
4235 5Th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754173
-117.160470
-1335
108141
4235-5Th-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2000124
PTP200012492103
($1,335)/mo
4235 5Th Avenue 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$610,000
$412
1973
3746 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746372
-117.155266
-1384
163154
3746-10th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001108
21000110892103
($1,384)/mo
3746 10th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$985
1910
3695 Indiana Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744930
-117.146170
-1384
163154
3695-Indiana-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001155
21000115592103
($1,384)/mo
3695 Indiana Street 
San Diego
Detached
$899,000
$979
1923
4046 Centre St. UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751330
-117.146935
-1390
134613
4046-Centre-St.-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001585
21000158592103
($1,390)/mo
4046 Centre St. # 3
San Diego
Townhome
$749,900
$647
2011
4235 3rd Ave. UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754993
-117.162250
-1421
143082
4235-3rd-Ave.-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
NDP2100205
NDP210020592103
($1,421)/mo
4235 3rd Ave. # 4
San Diego
Townhome
$795,000
$572
2008
3290 6th Ave UNIT 2E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739600
-117.159424
-1449
120762
3290-6th-Ave-2E-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000806
21000080692103
($1,449)/mo
3290 6th Ave # 2E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$679,000
$585
1973
3980 9Th Ave. UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1460
124529
3980-9Th-Ave.-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
200045686
20004568692103
($1,460)/mo
3980 9Th Ave. # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,000
$453
2007
3753 Richmond Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746500
-117.151210
-1486
174306
3753-Richmond-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200052771
20005277192103
($1,486)/mo
3753 Richmond Street 
San Diego
Detached
$960,000
$563
1915
3235-37 Ibis st, 4515420900, CA 92103
32.738018
-117.173645
-1544
180707
3235-37-Ibis-st-4515420900-CA-92103
210000448
21000044892103
($1,544)/mo
3235-37 Ibis st 
4515420900
Res Income 2-4 Units
$995,000
1951
3634 7th Avenue UNIT 6C, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1553
112593
3634-7th-Avenue-6C-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054990
20005499092103
($1,553)/mo
3634 7th Avenue # 6C
San Diego
All Other Attached
$639,000
$605
1976
3430 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738873
-117.176270
-1619
160237
3430-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000243
21000024392103
($1,619)/mo
3430 Columbia St 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$889,900
$580
1981
4086 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751502
-117.173509
-1637
190760
4086-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200026184
20002618492103
($1,637)/mo
4086 Ibis St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$767
1912
4086 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751522
-117.173225
-1637
190760
4086-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024345
20002434592103
($1,637)/mo
4086 Ibis St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,050,000
1912
4057 1St Avenue UNIT 402, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751003
-117.163895
-1662
142811
4057-1St-Avenue-402-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2000119
PTP200011992103
($1,662)/mo
4057 1St Avenue # 402
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,888
$466
2004
3972 Albatross Street UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749454
-117.166140
-1747
140477
3972-Albatross-Street-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
NDP2003379
NDP200337992103
($1,747)/mo
3972 Albatross Street # 202
San Diego
Townhome
$789,900
$473
2008
1796 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747944
-117.179640
-1802
208864
1796-Sutter-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2001929
PTP200192992103
($1,802)/mo
1796 Sutter Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,149,000
$909
1929
2962-64 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736080
-117.169685
-1804
209045
2962-64-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200051979
20005197992103
($1,804)/mo
2962-64 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,150,000
2000
3611 Georgia Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743736
-117.144936
-1861
215451
3611-Georgia-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2002236
PTP200223692103
($1,861)/mo
3611 Georgia Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,185,000
235 Quince St UNIT 401, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736600
-117.162860
-1864
160754
235-Quince-St-401-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000638
21000063892103
($1,864)/mo
235 Quince St # 401
San Diego
All Other Attached
$899,000
$664
1983
1002 Sutter Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746515
-117.172498
-1879
217277
1002-Sutter-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200030326
20003032692103
($1,879)/mo
1002 Sutter Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,195,000
$780
1934
1635-1637 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746418
-117.148320
-1879
217277
1635-1637-Robinson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001622
21000162292103
($1,879)/mo
1635-1637 Robinson Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,195,000
1930
3060 6th UNIT 28, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737247
-117.159424
-1897
117755
3060-6th-28-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001916
21000191692103
($1,897)/mo
3060 6th # 28
San Diego
All Other Attached
$675,000
$541
1991
1434 Tyler Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753464
-117.150276
-2046
235562
1434-Tyler-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054018
20005401892103
($2,046)/mo
1434 Tyler Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,295,000
$955
1954
1434 Tyler Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753464
-117.150276
-2046
235562
1434-Tyler-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054019
20005401992103
($2,046)/mo
1434 Tyler Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,295,000
1954
3635 7th Ave. UNIT 10A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-2072
139810
3635-7th-Ave.-10A-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054751
20005475192103
($2,072)/mo
3635 7th Ave. # 10A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$794,900
$524
2016
4170 Albatross Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752230
-117.166115
-2129
244707
4170-Albatross-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
NDP2001265
NDP200126592103
($2,129)/mo
4170 Albatross Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$1,345,000
$752
1928
3535 1st Avenue UNIT 3B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742146
-117.163820
-2179
147703
3535-1st-Avenue-3B-San-Diego-CA-92103
NDP2003807
NDP200380792103
($2,179)/mo
3535 1st Avenue # 3B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$839,000
$482
1973
4079 1st Avenue UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751373
-117.163895
-2186
187998
4079-1st-Avenue-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000832
21000083292103
($2,186)/mo
4079 1st Avenue # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,049,900
$613
2020
3535 1st Ave UNIT 5C, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742146
-117.163820
-2196
149534
3535-1st-Ave-5C-San-Diego-CA-92103
200052352
20005235292103
($2,196)/mo
3535 1st Ave # 5C
San Diego
All Other Attached
$849,000
$489
1983
2665 Curlew St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735943
-117.167625
-2213
253847
2665-Curlew-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200053802
20005380292103
($2,213)/mo
2665 Curlew St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,395,000
$504
1975
2528 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.731705
-117.164856
-2213
253847
2528-Front-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2100011
PTP210001192103
($2,213)/mo
2528 Front St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,395,000
4013-19 Richmond Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751266
-117.150790
-2219
254579
4013-19-Richmond-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001724
21000172492103
($2,219)/mo
4013-19 Richmond Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,399,000
$577
1925
806-812 W Brookes, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743156
-117.170920
-2269
260067
806-812-W-Brookes-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054211
20005421192103
($2,269)/mo
806-812 W Brookes 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,429,000
1958
4070-72 Georgia Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751556
-117.145004
-2284
261620
4070-72-Georgia-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001201
21000120192103
($2,284)/mo
4070-72 Georgia Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,437,500
1930
3635 7th Avenue UNIT 8E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-2297
154953
3635-7th-Avenue-8E-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2100202
PTP210020292103
($2,297)/mo
3635 7th Avenue # 8E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$879,999
$580
1976
1504 Glenwood Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741894
-117.177025
-2305
263905
1504-Glenwood-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
200037356
20003735692103
($2,305)/mo
1504 Glenwood Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$1,449,999
$667
1927
4079 1st Avenue UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751373
-117.163895
-2311
201713
4079-1st-Avenue-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000854
21000085492103
($2,311)/mo
4079 1st Avenue # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,124,900
$612
2020
4079 1st Avenue UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751373
-117.163895
-2319
202626
4079-1st-Avenue-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000858
21000085892103
($2,319)/mo
4079 1st Avenue # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,129,900
$612
2020
3160 Goldfinch St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.738270
-117.171290
-2329
266649
3160-Goldfinch-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000618
21000061892103
($2,329)/mo
3160 Goldfinch St. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,465,000
$602
2005
4280 Trias St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753650
-117.188500
-2355
269388
4280-Trias-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001436
21000143692103
($2,355)/mo
4280 Trias St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,480,000
$746
1974
1003 Hayes Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753250
-117.155780
-2380
272132
1003-Hayes-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054853
20005485392103
($2,380)/mo
1003 Hayes Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$1,495,000
$430
2018
2805 State St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734000
-117.170890
-2387
272864
2805-State-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047990
20004799092103
($2,387)/mo
2805 State St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,499,000
1929
2665 5th Avenue UNIT 604, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733041
-117.160022
-2388
196184
2665-5th-Avenue-604-San-Diego-CA-92103
200043910
20004391092103
($2,388)/mo
2665 5th Avenue # 604
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,098,000
$759
2016
1018-1026 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745365
-117.154980
-2472
282190
1018-1026-Pennsylvania-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047760
20004776092103
($2,472)/mo
1018-1026 Pennsylvania Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,550,000
2013
3831 Front St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.747370
-117.165000
-2472
282190
3831-Front-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
NDP2001545
NDP200154592103
($2,472)/mo
3831 Front St. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,550,000
$1,186
1941
3678 Herbert Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744633
-117.149240
-2472
282190
3678-Herbert-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001689
21000168992103
($2,472)/mo
3678 Herbert Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,550,000
$662
1946
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 121, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-2476
210465
3740-Park-Blvd-121-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001275
21000127592103
($2,476)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 121
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,175,000
$449
2007
4111 Randolph St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751926
-117.176820
-2547
290417
4111-Randolph-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047714
20004771492103
($2,547)/mo
4111 Randolph St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,595,000
$804
1924
3265 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739357
-117.163060
-2552
290969
3265-2nd-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048376
20004837692103
($2,552)/mo
3265 2nd Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$1,598,000
$541
1922
3966 Pringle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748290
-117.177400
-2556
291330
3966-Pringle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000181
21000018192103
($2,556)/mo
3966 Pringle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,600,000
$865
1935
1977 Titus Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746635
-117.185850
-2714
308702
1977-Titus-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047208
20004720892103
($2,714)/mo
1977 Titus Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,695,000
$703
1928
1037 W Spruce West St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738094
-117.172700
-2721
309434
1037-W-Spruce-West-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200053115
20005311592103
($2,721)/mo
1037 W Spruce West St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,699,000
$818
1949
1059-61 Johnson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754280
-117.154854
-2806
318760
1059-61-Johnson-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000865
21000086592103
($2,806)/mo
1059-61 Johnson Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,750,000
1920
3332 Horton Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
32.739330
-117.173355
-2882
326987
3332-Horton-Ave.-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047217
20004721792103
($2,882)/mo
3332 Horton Ave. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,795,000
$487
2021
3410 Jackdaw, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741215
-117.174020
-3031
343446
3410-Jackdaw-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001592
21000159292103
($3,031)/mo
3410 Jackdaw 
San Diego
Detached
$1,885,000
$635
1993
2750 4th ave UNIT 201, san diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3039
257366
2750-4th-ave-201-san-diego-CA-92103
200051562
20005156292103
($3,039)/mo
2750 4th ave # 201
san diego
All Other Attached
$1,435,000
$712
2019
2665 5th Ave UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733086
-117.160290
-3054
261880
2665-5th-Ave-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2100281
PTP210028192103
($3,054)/mo
2665 5th Ave # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,459,000
$718
2016
3619 Lark St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742966
-117.175800
-3098
350760
3619-Lark-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
210000805
21000080592103
($3,098)/mo
3619 Lark St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,925,000
$652
1975
2604 5th Ave UNIT 201, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3129
206247
2604-5th-Ave-201-San-Diego-CA-92103
210001669
21000166992103
($3,129)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 201
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,170,000
$681
2019
3415 6Th AVENUE UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741142
-117.159510
-3237
203600
3415-6Th-AVENUE-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
200054426
20005442692103
($3,237)/mo
3415 6Th AVENUE # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,159,000