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.

1464 Essex St UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.149860
-367
58485
1464-Essex-St-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061347
17006134792103
($367)/mo
1464 Essex St # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$325,000
$552
1962
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
3907 Georgia St. UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748676
-117.144960
-457
58797
3907-Georgia-St.-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
170060581
17006058192103
($457)/mo
3907 Georgia St. # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,000
$500
1997
4132 Campus Ave UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-472
77461
4132-Campus-Ave-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
170059173
17005917392103
($472)/mo
4132 Campus Ave # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$427,000
$518
1985
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 311, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-492
57669
4077-3rd-Ave-311-San-Diego-CA-92103
170060373
17006037392103
($492)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 311
San Diego
All Other Attached
$324,000
$540
2005
1221 Essex Street UNIT 1, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747444
-117.153080
-529
79261
1221-Essex-Street-1-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061532
17006153292103
($529)/mo
1221 Essex Street # 1
San Diego
All Other Attached
$437,900
$456
1981
3972 Jackdaw St UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749620
-117.174130
-546
55679
3972-Jackdaw-St-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
170046943
17004694392103
($546)/mo
3972 Jackdaw St # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$315,000
$470
1978
3959 8Th Ave UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749580
-117.157425
-551
90834
3959-8Th-Ave-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061348
17006134892103
($551)/mo
3959 8Th Ave # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$554
1993
3022 Horton, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737545
-117.171760
-564
82358
3022-Horton-San-Diego-CA-92103
170035887
17003588792103
($564)/mo
3022 Horton 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$455,000
$505
1988
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
3040 Horton Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
32.738014
-117.172165
-568
83100
3040-Horton-Ave.-San-Diego-CA-92103
170059023
17005902392103
($568)/mo
3040 Horton Ave. 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,000
$510
1988
3798 Oneida Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.155790
-586
109779
3798-Oneida-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
170056588
17005658892103
($586)/mo
3798 Oneida Place 
San Diego
Detached
$599,000
$656
1916
1270 Cleveland UNIT 145, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-638
70512
1270-Cleveland-145-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061292
17006129292103
($638)/mo
1270 Cleveland # 145
San Diego
All Other Attached
$395,000
$553
1991
2942 Eagle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736027
-117.168976
-644
119049
2942-Eagle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061536
17006153692103
($644)/mo
2942 Eagle St 
San Diego
Detached
$649,000
$732
1939
4212 Maryland St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753730
-117.151050
-660
87611
4212-Maryland-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
170055111
17005511192103
($660)/mo
4212 Maryland St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$485,000
$425
1980
3825 1st Avenue UNIT 117, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747303
-117.163880
-692
83629
3825-1st-Avenue-117-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061700
17006170092103
($692)/mo
3825 1st Avenue # 117
San Diego
All Other Attached
$465,000
$508
2007
3662 Columbia st, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742218
-117.179200
-698
127386
3662-Columbia-st-San-Diego-CA-92103
170018724
17001872492103
($698)/mo
3662 Columbia st 
San Diego
Detached
$694,000
$792
1920
1169 Terracina Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737072
-117.173676
-733
99675
1169-Terracina-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
170060249
17006024992103
($733)/mo
1169 Terracina Ln 
San Diego
Townhome
$550,000
$532
2003
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT A132, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-791
87914
1270-Cleveland-Ave-A132-San-Diego-CA-92103
170059951
17005995192103
($791)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # A132
San Diego
All Other Attached
$490,000
$516
1991
2697 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733450
-117.169510
-793
142400
2697-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
170033106
17003310692103
($793)/mo
2697 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$580
1950
3790 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746670
-117.162740
-793
142400
3790-3rd-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
170052481
17005248192103
($793)/mo
3790 3rd Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$775,000
$603
1915
2084 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746190
-117.188590
-864
153516
2084-San-Diego-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
170034673
17003467392103
($864)/mo
2084 San Diego Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$835,000
$412
2002
1758 Neale Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747208
-117.179800
-879
155924
1758-Neale-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170056642
17005664292103
($879)/mo
1758 Neale Street 
San Diego
Rowhome
$848,000
$687
2009
802-804 Vanderbilt Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744747
-117.170350
-881
156300
802-804-Vanderbilt-Pl-San-Diego-CA-92103
170050819
17005081992103
($881)/mo
802-804 Vanderbilt Pl 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$850,000
1947
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT A332, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-930
94868
1270-Cleveland-Ave-A332-San-Diego-CA-92103
170054429
17005442992103
($930)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # A332
San Diego
All Other Attached
$530,000
$558
1991
1629 POLK AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.752530
-117.146950
-939
165379
1629-POLK-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
170044905
17004490592103
($939)/mo
1629 POLK AVE 
SAN DIEGO
Res Income 2-4 Units
$899,000
1925
909 Sutter St UNIT 102, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746292
-117.171440
-955
106214
909-Sutter-St-102-San-Diego-CA-92103
170055530
17005553092103
($955)/mo
909 Sutter St # 102
San Diego
All Other Attached
$589,999
$468
1988
3975 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749730
-117.165020
-999
174830
3975-Front-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170056845
17005684592103
($999)/mo
3975 Front St 
San Diego
Detached
$950,000
$655
1920
3628/3630 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743990
-117.171390
-1028
179465
3628-3630-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061587
17006158792103
($1,028)/mo
3628/3630 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$975,000
$561
1958
3628-30 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743990
-117.171390
-1028
179465
3628-30-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061229
17006122992103
($1,028)/mo
3628-30 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$975,000
1958
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
802 W Nutmeg St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732730
-117.170500
-1051
183172
802-W-Nutmeg-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170052013
17005201392103
($1,051)/mo
802 W Nutmeg St 
San Diego
Detached
$995,000
$608
1911
3980 9th Ave UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1051
116252
3980-9th-Ave-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
170048826
17004882692103
($1,051)/mo
3980 9th Ave # 207
San Diego
Townhome
$645,000
$418
2007
3980 9th Ave UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1051
116252
3980-9th-Ave-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
170048827
17004882792103
($1,051)/mo
3980 9th Ave # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$645,000
$418
2007
3520 Dove Ct, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742880
-117.168976
-1064
185023
3520-Dove-Ct-San-Diego-CA-92103
170048477
17004847792103
($1,064)/mo
3520 Dove Ct 
San Diego
Detached
$1,005,000
$752
1951
3775 8Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746452
-117.157190
-1134
196144
3775-8Th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
170043914
17004391492103
($1,134)/mo
3775 8Th Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,065,000
$576
2010
3855 Pringle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748120
-117.179590
-1139
197072
3855-Pringle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170058869
17005886992103
($1,139)/mo
3855 Pringle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,070,000
$506
1916
3535 Jackdaw Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742480
-117.174020
-1169
201702
3535-Jackdaw-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170057175
17005717592103
($1,169)/mo
3535 Jackdaw Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,095,000
$509
1914
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
710-12 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750877
-117.169716
-1233
211709
710-12-Fort-Stockton-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
170058174
17005817492103
($1,233)/mo
710-12 Fort Stockton Dr 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,149,000
1914
1733 W W Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752743
-117.179380
-1234
211895
1733-W-W-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061511
17006151192103
($1,234)/mo
1733 W W Montecito Way 
San Diego
Detached
$1,150,000
$602
1935
4350 Arcadia Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756485
-117.173645
-1234
211895
4350-Arcadia-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061280
17006128092103
($1,234)/mo
4350 Arcadia Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$1,150,000
$724
1926
313 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740780
-117.162020
-1278
189686
313-Upas-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170056440
17005644092103
($1,278)/mo
313 Upas Street 
San Diego
Rowhome
$1,035,000
$656
2016
605 W Maple, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732230
-117.168430
-1287
220237
605-W-Maple-San-Diego-CA-92103
170034414
17003441492103
($1,287)/mo
605 W Maple 
San Diego
Detached
$1,195,000
$390
2000
3634 7th Ave UNIT 13D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1291
123463
3634-7th-Ave-13D-San-Diego-CA-92103
170055439
17005543992103
($1,291)/mo
3634 7th Ave # 13D
San Diego
All Other Attached
$689,000
$565
1976
2620 2nd Av UNIT 4A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732685
-117.163050
-1306
111150
2620-2nd-Av-4A-San-Diego-CA-92103
170043513
17004351392103
($1,306)/mo
2620 2nd Av # 4A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$625,000
$470
1971
3060 6TH. AVE UNIT 28, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.737247
-117.159424
-1313
98669
3060-6TH.-AVE-28-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
170057556
17005755692103
($1,313)/mo
3060 6TH. AVE # 28
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$559,900
$449
1991
3788 Park Blvd. UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747290
-117.146324
-1313
137884
3788-Park-Blvd.-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
170052583
17005258392103
($1,313)/mo
3788 Park Blvd. # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$765,000
$439
2006
1331 Bush St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747364
-117.175010
-1322
225795
1331-Bush-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
170059970
17005997092103
($1,322)/mo
1331 Bush St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,225,000
$542
1984
3740 Park Blvd UNIT 612, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746200
-117.146580
-1324
144503
3740-Park-Blvd-612-San-Diego-CA-92103
170055492
17005549292103
($1,324)/mo
3740 Park Blvd # 612
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,900
$596
2007
2147 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754030
-117.184510
-1351
230430
2147-Fort-Stockton-Dr-San-Diego-CA-92103
170058037
17005803792103
($1,351)/mo
2147 Fort Stockton Dr 
San Diego
Detached
$1,250,000
$789
1920
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
2710 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733630
-117.163956
-1528
258230
2710-1st-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
170046623
17004662392103
($1,528)/mo
2710 1st Ave 
San Diego
Rowhome
$1,400,000
$665
2007
2710 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733630
-117.163956
-1528
258230
2710-1st-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
170050231
17005023192103
($1,528)/mo
2710 1st Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,400,000
$665
2007
3642 7th Ave. UNIT H, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744510
-117.158380
-1570
212109
3642-7th-Ave.-H-San-Diego-CA-92103
170059916
17005991692103
($1,570)/mo
3642 7th Ave. # H
San Diego
Townhome
$1,159,900
$539
2017
3218 Ibis, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737785
-117.173730
-1586
267309
3218-Ibis-San-Diego-CA-92103
170054218
17005421892103
($1,586)/mo
3218 Ibis 
San Diego
Detached
$1,449,000
$557
2017
3634 7th Avenue UNIT 7A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1600
141038
3634-7th-Avenue-7A-San-Diego-CA-92103
170046632
17004663292103
($1,600)/mo
3634 7th Avenue # 7A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$789,000
$520
1976
3634 7th Ave UNIT 4E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1607
142919
3634-7th-Ave-4E-San-Diego-CA-92103
170060212
17006021292103
($1,607)/mo
3634 7th Ave # 4E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,000
$526
1976
2665 5th Ave UNIT 503, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733086
-117.160290
-1634
181024
2665-5th-Ave-503-San-Diego-CA-92103
170050464
17005046492103
($1,634)/mo
2665 5th Ave # 503
San Diego
All Other Attached
$999,000
$757
2016
3345 State Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738630
-117.174900
-1639
275837
3345-State-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061657
17006165792103
($1,639)/mo
3345 State Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,495,000
$566
1946
2725 Barnson Pl, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733826
-117.166370
-1645
276574
2725-Barnson-Pl-San-Diego-CA-92103
170058604
17005860492103
($1,645)/mo
2725 Barnson Pl 
San Diego
Detached
$1,499,000
$661
1960
4002 Saint James Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748837
-117.182890
-1646
276760
4002-Saint-James-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061634
17006163492103
($1,646)/mo
4002 Saint James Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,500,000
$488
1917
1230 W BROOKES AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.743110
-117.174380
-1703
285844
1230-W-BROOKES-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
170057680
17005768092103
($1,703)/mo
1230 W BROOKES AVE 
SAN DIEGO
Detached
$1,549,000
$529
2007
1052-1054 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155250
-1822
304560
1052-1054-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
170054228
17005422892103
($1,822)/mo
1052-1054 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,650,000
1935
4111 Randolph Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751923
-117.176820
-1875
312897
4111-Randolph-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170048209
17004820992103
($1,875)/mo
4111 Randolph Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,695,000
$890
1924
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
2017
4030 Bandini, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748222
-117.186940
-2056
341630
4030-Bandini-San-Diego-CA-92103
170046578
17004657892103
($2,056)/mo
4030 Bandini 
San Diego
Detached
$1,850,000
$562
1956
3369 Hawk Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740380
-117.172200
-2110
349967
3369-Hawk-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
170061407
17006140792103
($2,110)/mo
3369 Hawk Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,895,000
$697
1977