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.

3940 Dove St UNIT 209, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-650
52099
3940-Dove-St-209-San-Diego-CA-92103
200020536
20002053692103
($650)/mo
3940 Dove St # 209
San Diego
All Other Attached
$299,000
$500
1981
3815 3rd UNIT 23, san diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-676
61529
3815-3rd-23-san-diego-CA-92103
200005349
20000534992103
($676)/mo
3815 3rd # 23
san diego
All Other Attached
$349,000
$430
1969
3421 Park Blvd UNIT 404, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741440
-117.147520
-746
72841
3421-Park-Blvd-404-San-Diego-CA-92103
200015812
20001581292103
($746)/mo
3421 Park Blvd # 404
San Diego
All Other Attached
$410,000
$509
1970
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
4047 8Th Ave UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750572
-117.157425
-754
68853
4047-8Th-Ave-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
200017693
20001769392103
($754)/mo
4047 8Th Ave # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$389,350
$508
1996
1231 Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 3, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745360
-117.152970
-832
84649
1231-Pennsylvania-Ave-3-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023307
20002330792103
($832)/mo
1231 Pennsylvania Ave # 3
San Diego
All Other Attached
$474,000
$521
1970
3907 Georgia Street UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748676
-117.144960
-869
81786
3907-Georgia-Street-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
200004551
20000455192103
($869)/mo
3907 Georgia Street # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$459,999
$438
1997
3450 2nd Ave UNIT 16, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741123
-117.163090
-940
79329
3450-2nd-Ave-16-San-Diego-CA-92103
200018820
20001882092103
($940)/mo
3450 2nd Ave # 16
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$481
1970
1263 Robinson UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746403
-117.152680
-943
86196
1263-Robinson-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
200020823
20002082392103
($943)/mo
1263 Robinson # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$485,000
$473
1982
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 313, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1023
75283
3650-5Th-Ave-313-San-Diego-CA-92103
200014172
20001417292103
($1,023)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 313
San Diego
All Other Attached
$430,000
$497
2009
1420 BROOKES, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.743286
-117.150930
-1049
126584
1420-BROOKES-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
190054095
19005409592103
($1,049)/mo
1420 BROOKES 
SAN DIEGO
Detached
$699,000
$1,120
1920
475 Redwood St. UNIT 501, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737656
-117.160600
-1160
79378
475-Redwood-St.-501-San-Diego-CA-92103
200019251
20001925192103
($1,160)/mo
475 Redwood St. # 501
San Diego
All Other Attached
$455,000
$627
2006
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 404, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1182
85959
3812-Park-Blvd-404-San-Diego-CA-92103
200013300
20001330092103
($1,182)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 404
San Diego
All Other Attached
$489,999
$433
2005
3617 4Th Avenue UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743717
-117.161560
-1189
107913
3617-4Th-Avenue-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002029
20000202992103
($1,189)/mo
3617 4Th Avenue # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$605,000
$537
2000
1270 Cleveland Ave UNIT K302, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1207
92525
1270-Cleveland-Ave-K302-San-Diego-CA-92103
200022832
20002283292103
($1,207)/mo
1270 Cleveland Ave # K302
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$531
1991
3645 7TH AVENUE UNIT 201, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.744530
-117.158360
-1306
114002
3645-7TH-AVENUE-201-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
200024002
20002400292103
($1,306)/mo
3645 7TH AVENUE # 201
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$639,900
$580
2005
3650 5th Avenue UNIT 210, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1359
101902
3650-5th-Avenue-210-San-Diego-CA-92103
IG20023063
IG2002306392103
($1,359)/mo
3650 5th Avenue # 210
San Diego
All Other Attached
$578,000
$468
2009
3310 1st Avenue, 7D, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739906
-117.164010
-1366
110850
3310-1st-Avenue,-7D-San-Diego-CA-92103
200016969
20001696992103
($1,366)/mo
3310 1st Avenue, 7D 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$625,000
$526
1969
3651 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742050
-117.179030
-1369
161411
3651-Columbia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200021870
20002187092103
($1,369)/mo
3651 Columbia St 
San Diego
Townhome
$889,500
$488
2003
3790 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746670
-117.162740
-1377
162422
3790-3rd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200018668
20001866892103
($1,377)/mo
3790 3rd Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$895,000
$697
1915
4055 3rd Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750977
-117.162766
-1433
113384
4055-3rd-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
200017456
20001745692103
($1,433)/mo
4055 3rd Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$640,000
$470
2004
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737580
-117.173140
-1466
148595
3156-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
200011254
20001125492103
($1,466)/mo
3156 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$825,000
$517
2003
3966 Dove St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749330
-117.168655
-1494
149217
3966-Dove-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200019114
20001911492103
($1,494)/mo
3966 Dove St 
San Diego
Townhome
$829,000
$555
2008
4057 1st Ave UNIT 105, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751003
-117.163895
-1496
125498
4057-1st-Ave-105-San-Diego-CA-92103
200020675
20002067592103
($1,496)/mo
4057 1st Ave # 105
San Diego
All Other Attached
$705,000
$435
2004
3628-30 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743990
-117.171390
-1552
181603
3628-30-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200011910
20001191092103
($1,552)/mo
3628-30 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$999,900
1958
3855 Pringle St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748120
-117.179590
-1553
181620
3855-Pringle-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023010
20002301092103
($1,553)/mo
3855 Pringle St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,000,000
$535
2020
4270 Ampudia, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754080
-117.189540
-1645
191678
4270-Ampudia-San-Diego-CA-92103
200018574
20001857492103
($1,645)/mo
4270 Ampudia 
San Diego
Detached
$1,055,000
$811
1930
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
3611-13 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743736
-117.144936
-1711
198992
3611-13-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200013086
20001308692103
($1,711)/mo
3611-13 Georgia St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,095,000
1929
3707-09 Georgia St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745182
-117.144940
-1719
199719
3707-09-Georgia-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200021038
20002103892103
($1,719)/mo
3707-09 Georgia St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,098,999
1927
2620 2Nd Ave UNIT 3C, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732685
-117.163050
-1825
132438
2620-2Nd-Ave-3C-San-Diego-CA-92103
200022793
20002279392103
($1,825)/mo
2620 2Nd Ave # 3C
San Diego
All Other Attached
$749,900
$558
1971
3329-31 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740074
-117.163070
-1879
217277
3329-31-2nd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200003643
20000364392103
($1,879)/mo
3329-31 2nd Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,195,000
1928
813-815 VANDERBILT PL, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744736
-117.170410
-1886
218004
813-815-VANDERBILT-PL-San-Diego-CA-92103
200010414
20001041492103
($1,886)/mo
813-815 VANDERBILT PL 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,199,000
1925
845 Fort Stockton UNIT 514, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750860
-117.170890
-1958
162767
845-Fort-Stockton-514-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024395
20002439592103
($1,958)/mo
845 Fort Stockton # 514
San Diego
All Other Attached
$912,000
$718
2009
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 416, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-2004
158138
3650-5Th-Ave-416-San-Diego-CA-92103
200021606
20002160692103
($2,004)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 416
San Diego
All Other Attached
$889,000
$501
2009
4086 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751522
-117.173225
-2052
236294
4086-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024345
20002434592103
($2,052)/mo
4086 Ibis St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,299,000
1912
309 Upas, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740780
-117.162050
-2108
221865
309-Upas-San-Diego-CA-92103
200022887
20002288792103
($2,108)/mo
309 Upas 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,225,000
$720
2016
1210-16 Essex Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.153175
-2178
250004
1210-16-Essex-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200005146
20000514692103
($2,178)/mo
1210-16 Essex Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,374,000
$713
1930
1561-1563 Linwood Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742588
-117.177800
-2186
250922
1561-1563-Linwood-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200018469
20001846992103
($2,186)/mo
1561-1563 Linwood Street 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,379,000
1958
3642 7th Avenue UNIT I, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744510
-117.158380
-2248
216194
3642-7th-Avenue-I-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024428
20002442892103
($2,248)/mo
3642 7th Avenue # I
San Diego
Townhome
$1,199,000
$557
2018
3275 5th Ave UNIT 504, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-2437
196129
3275-5th-Ave-504-San-Diego-CA-92103
200022012
20002201292103
($2,437)/mo
3275 5th Ave # 504
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,099,000
$810
2008
3634 7Th Ave UNIT 9BC, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-2598
174098
3634-7Th-Ave-9BC-San-Diego-CA-92103
200020855
20002085592103
($2,598)/mo
3634 7Th Ave # 9BC
San Diego
All Other Attached
$988,000
$511
1976
3320 Horton Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739304
-117.173330
-2639
300475
3320-Horton-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200018771
20001877192103
($2,639)/mo
3320 Horton Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,650,000
$488
2020
2439 Pine Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.757637
-117.188440
-2656
302301
2439-Pine-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200021198
20002119892103
($2,656)/mo
2439 Pine Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,660,000
$698
1952
1811 Sheridan Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750854
-117.180680
-2664
303219
1811-Sheridan-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024209
20002420992103
($2,664)/mo
1811 Sheridan Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,665,000
$703
1913
1110 Sassafras St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.738415
-117.174310
-2714
308702
1110-Sassafras-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
200016442
20001644292103
($2,714)/mo
1110 Sassafras St. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,695,000
$494
2020
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
3275 5th Ave UNIT 505, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-2778
228842
3275-5th-Ave-505-San-Diego-CA-92103
200021947
20002194792103
($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
2604 5th Ave UNIT 402, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-2830
175235
2604-5th-Ave-402-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023339
20002333992103
($2,830)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 402
San Diego
All Other Attached
$999,999
$739
2019
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
3332 Horton Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739330
-117.173355
-2882
326987
3332-Horton-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200018769
20001876992103
($2,882)/mo
3332 Horton Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,795,000
$487
2020
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
3831 Front St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.747370
-117.165000
-2889
327905
3831-Front-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
200002561
20000256192103
($2,889)/mo
3831 Front St. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,800,000
$1,378
1941
3161 1st Avenue UNIT 1S, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738262
-117.163980
-2896
237028
3161-1st-Avenue-1S-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024001
20002400192103
($2,896)/mo
3161 1st Avenue # 1S
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,324,900
$577
1979
2604 5th Ave UNIT 502, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-2996
193334
2604-5th-Ave-502-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023340
20002334092103
($2,996)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 502
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,099,000
$812
2019
3454 Jackdaw, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741364
-117.174020
-3015
341615
3454-Jackdaw-San-Diego-CA-92103
200016612
20001661292103
($3,015)/mo
3454 Jackdaw 
San Diego
Detached
$1,875,000
$455
2005
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
200023338
20002333892103
($3,081)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 305
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,149,000
$808
2019
3415 6th Avenue UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741142
-117.159510
-3096
208132
3415-6th-Avenue-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
200022048
20002204892103
($3,096)/mo
3415 6th Avenue # 4
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,179,000
$517
2009
2604 5th Ave UNIT 301, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3107
204441
2604-5th-Ave-301-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023336
20002333692103
($3,107)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 301
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,160,000
$725
2019
2604 5th Ave UNIT 201, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732548
-117.160310
-3129
206247
2604-5th-Ave-201-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023335
20002333592103
($3,129)/mo
2604 5th Ave # 201
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,170,000
$681
2019
2750 4th Ave. UNIT 301, san diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3239
279308
2750-4th-Ave.-301-san-diego-CA-92103
200008049
20000804992103
($3,239)/mo
2750 4th Ave. # 301
san diego
All Other Attached
$1,555,000
$771
2019
2750 4th ave UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3251
279248
2750-4th-ave-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008044
20000804492103
($3,251)/mo
2750 4th ave # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,555,000
$721
2019
4021 Bandini, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748090
-117.186874
-3256
367946
4021-Bandini-San-Diego-CA-92103
200006861
20000686192103
($3,256)/mo
4021 Bandini 
San Diego
Detached
$2,019,000
$495
1975
2750 4th Ave UNIT 401, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3319
287515
2750-4th-Ave-401-San-Diego-CA-92103
200020439
20002043992103
($3,319)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 401
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,600,000
$764
2019
2750 4th Ave UNIT 302, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3377
292963
2750-4th-Ave-302-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008053
20000805392103
($3,377)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 302
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,630,000
$756
2019
2484 Pine Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.758350
-117.189580
-3391
382760
2484-Pine-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
200023567
20002356792103
($3,391)/mo
2484 Pine Street 
San Diego
Detached
$2,100,000
$729
1978
2021 Rodelane St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747185
-117.187180
-3621
407993
2021-Rodelane-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200006691
20000669192103
($3,621)/mo
2021 Rodelane St 
San Diego
Detached
$2,238,000
$728
1959
2750 4th Ave UNIT 303, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3731
329433
2750-4th-Ave-303-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008055
20000805592103
($3,731)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 303
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,830,000
$701
2019
2750 4th Ave UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3731
329433
2750-4th-Ave-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008057
20000805792103
($3,731)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,830,000
$701
2019
2750 4th Ave UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3847
341282
2750-4th-Ave-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
200008047
20000804792103
($3,847)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,895,000
$693
2019
2750 4th Ave UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734013
-117.161224
-3860
342170
2750-4th-Ave-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
190040541
19004054192103
($3,860)/mo
2750 4th Ave # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$1,900,000
$670
2019