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
32.733404
-117.170051
-450
71452
2694-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200038987
20003898792103
($450)/mo
2694 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$395,000
$486
1913
2850 Reynard Way UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734882
-117.169430
-487
46398
2850-Reynard-Way-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047540
20004754092103
($487)/mo
2850 Reynard Way # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$264,927
$702
1976
720 W Lewis St UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752015
-117.170177
-562
64201
720-W-Lewis-St-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
200040978
20004097892103
($562)/mo
720 W Lewis St # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$359,999
$631
1991
1740 Upas Street UNIT 25, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741184
-117.146630
-667
66545
1740-Upas-Street-25-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048821
20004882192103
($667)/mo
1740 Upas Street # 25
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$651
1960
3980 8Th Ave UNIT 216, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749220
-117.157430
-739
70954
3980-8Th-Ave-216-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048165
20004816592103
($739)/mo
3980 8Th Ave # 216
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,950
$623
1972
3815 3rd Ave UNIT 32, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-770
66890
3815-3rd-Ave-32-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047455
20004745592103
($770)/mo
3815 3rd Ave # 32
San Diego
All Other Attached
$379,500
$590
1969
1756 Essex Street UNIT 303, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747806
-117.147294
-792
70602
1756-Essex-Street-303-San-Diego-CA-92103
200041034
20004103492103
($792)/mo
1756 Essex Street # 303
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,500
$657
1989
3688 1st Ave UNIT 28, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744861
-117.164112
-834
80033
3688-1st-Ave-28-San-Diego-CA-92103
200040255
20004025592103
($834)/mo
3688 1st Ave # 28
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,900
$494
1969
3815 3rd Avenue UNIT 34, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747200
-117.162735
-859
73212
3815-3rd-Avenue-34-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2000400
PTP200040092103
($859)/mo
3815 3rd Avenue # 34
San Diego
All Other Attached
$414,900
$514
1969
2701 2nd Ave UNIT 105, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733720
-117.163050
-909
84455
2701-2nd-Ave-105-San-Diego-CA-92103
200043233
20004323392103
($909)/mo
2701 2nd Ave # 105
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$566
1970
3940 Dove UNIT 211, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748863
-117.168650
-927
82454
3940-Dove-211-San-Diego-CA-92103
200043686
20004368692103
($927)/mo
3940 Dove # 211
San Diego
All Other Attached
$465,000
$472
1981
1250 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 115-C, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749030
-117.153275
-938
78572
1250-Cleveland-Avenue-115-C-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2000108
PTP200010892103
($938)/mo
1250 Cleveland Avenue # 115-C
San Diego
All Other Attached
$445,000
$607
1991
3633 Indiana St UNIT 19, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743877
-117.146164
-981
88858
3633-Indiana-St-19-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048660
20004866092103
($981)/mo
3633 Indiana St # 19
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,900
$512
1981
1756 Essex UNIT 110, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747806
-117.147294
-997
84015
1756-Essex-110-San-Diego-CA-92103
200029229
20002922992103
($997)/mo
1756 Essex # 110
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$481
1989
3972 Jackdaw St UNIT Unit 302, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749302
-117.174242
-998
84010
3972-Jackdaw-St-Unit-302-San-Diego-CA-92103
200040142
20004014292103
($998)/mo
3972 Jackdaw St # Unit 302
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$499
1978
3620 3Rd Ave UNIT 208, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743770
-117.162720
-1016
87747
3620-3Rd-Ave-208-San-Diego-CA-92103
200045638
20004563892103
($1,016)/mo
3620 3Rd Ave # 208
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$683
1991
1442 Essex Street UNIT 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.150154
-1026
98193
1442-Essex-Street-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
IV20198685
IV2019868592103
($1,026)/mo
1442 Essex Street # 5
San Diego
All Other Attached
$549,900
$608
1984
3650 5th Ave UNIT 611, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1087
84332
3650-5th-Ave-611-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049204
20004920492103
($1,087)/mo
3650 5th Ave # 611
San Diego
All Other Attached
$479,000
$657
2009
3032 Horton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737804
-117.171990
-1141
107004
3032-Horton-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046320
20004632092103
($1,141)/mo
3032 Horton Avenue 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,000
$571
1988
1624 Cypress Ave 7B UNIT 7B, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744340
-117.148960
-1226
98930
1624-Cypress-Ave-7B-7B-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048370
20004837092103
($1,226)/mo
1624 Cypress Ave 7B # 7B
San Diego
All Other Attached
$559,000
$491
1975
1116 Washington Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750061
-117.173738
-1236
146876
1116-Washington-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
200038650
20003865092103
($1,236)/mo
1116 Washington Place 
San Diego
Detached
$810,000
$761
1930
4080 Front St UNIT 307, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-1240
106128
4080-Front-St-307-San-Diego-CA-92103
200038012
20003801292103
($1,240)/mo
4080 Front St # 307
San Diego
All Other Attached
$597,000
$543
2002
1270 Cleveland Avenue UNIT B138, Hillcrest, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153260
-1249
97078
1270-Cleveland-Avenue-B138-Hillcrest-CA-92103
200048527
20004852792103
($1,249)/mo
1270 Cleveland Avenue # B138
Hillcrest
All Other Attached
$549,900
$556
1991
2985 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.736250
-117.169750
-1261
149620
2985-Reynard-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049981
20004998192103
($1,261)/mo
2985 Reynard Way 
San Diego
Detached
$825,000
$607
1957
4235 5Th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754173
-117.160470
-1276
111300
4235-5Th-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
PTP2000124
PTP200012492103
($1,276)/mo
4235 5Th Avenue 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$625,000
$422
1973
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 504, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1314
87210
3812-Park-Blvd-504-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047104
20004710492103
($1,314)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 504
San Diego
All Other Attached
$500,000
$442
2005
1623 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752440
-117.147124
-1357
128871
1623-Polk-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200043639
20004363992103
($1,357)/mo
1623 Polk Ave 
San Diego
Townhome
$719,000
$488
2008
1488 Essex, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747463
-117.149536
-1384
163154
1488-Essex-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046660
20004666092103
($1,384)/mo
1488 Essex 
San Diego
Townhome
$899,000
$506
2008
3033 India Street UNIT 9, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735120
-117.174060
-1386
134459
3033-India-Street-9-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047439
20004743992103
($1,386)/mo
3033 India Street # 9
San Diego
Townhome
$749,000
$481
2006
2651 Front UNIT 101, San Diego, CA 92103
32.733244
-117.164572
-1389
124884
2651-Front-101-San-Diego-CA-92103
200044013
20004401392103
($1,389)/mo
2651 Front # 101
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,000
$555
1982
3450 3rd Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.741127
-117.162190
-1394
105913
3450-3rd-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048652
20004865292103
($1,394)/mo
3450 3rd Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,900
$517
1990
3645 7TH AVENUE UNIT 401, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.744530
-117.158360
-1404
124809
3645-7TH-AVENUE-401-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
200049123
20004912392103
($1,404)/mo
3645 7TH AVENUE # 401
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$699,000
$499
2005
3560 1st Ave. UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.742558
-117.163830
-1428
103832
3560-1st-Ave.-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047767
20004776792103
($1,428)/mo
3560 1st Ave. # 2
San Diego
All Other Attached
$589,900
$500
1984
4278 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754475
-117.160484
-1433
118931
4278-5th-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046544
20004654492103
($1,433)/mo
4278 5th Avenue 
San Diego
Townhome
$669,000
$452
1973
3687 4Th Ave UNIT 206, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744800
-117.161570
-1453
107355
3687-4Th-Ave-206-San-Diego-CA-92103
200042369
20004236992103
($1,453)/mo
3687 4Th Ave # 206
San Diego
All Other Attached
$609,000
$527
2007
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
1780 Torrance St, Mission Hills (San Diego), CA 92103
32.746754
-117.180466
-1469
172442
1780-Torrance-St-Mission-Hills-(San-Diego)-CA-92103
NDP2001642
NDP200164292103
($1,469)/mo
1780 Torrance St 
Mission Hills (San Diego)
Detached
$949,800
$844
1960
2920 Union St UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735546
-117.171135
-1483
124586
2920-Union-St-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048820
20004882092103
($1,483)/mo
2920 Union St # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,888
$503
1983
4292-4296 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755432
-117.162260
-1544
180707
4292-4296-3rd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049802
20004980292103
($1,544)/mo
4292-4296 3rd Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$995,000
1958
1210 BUSH STREET, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747368
-117.174210
-1544
180707
1210-BUSH-STREET-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049482
20004948292103
($1,544)/mo
1210 BUSH STREET 
San Diego
Detached
$995,000
$710
1922
4257 3rd Ave UNIT 103, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755590
-117.162250
-1606
142924
4257-3rd-Ave-103-San-Diego-CA-92103
200048021
20004802192103
($1,606)/mo
4257 3rd Ave # 103
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,000
$429
2009
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1620
116085
3812-Park-Blvd-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047570
20004757092103
($1,620)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 207
San Diego
All Other Attached
$659,000
$500
2005
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
3650 5Th Ave UNIT 502, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1664
123509
3650-5Th-Ave-502-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049099
20004909992103
($1,664)/mo
3650 5Th Ave # 502
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,000
$440
2009
4236 4TH AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.754485
-117.161608
-1711
198992
4236-4TH-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
200028237
20002823792103
($1,711)/mo
4236 4TH AVE 
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$1,095,000
$435
2019
4361 Hawk St., San Diego, CA 92103
32.756653
-117.172340
-1711
198992
4361-Hawk-St.-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047933
20004793392103
($1,711)/mo
4361 Hawk St. 
San Diego
Detached
$1,095,000
$829
1921
3812 Park Blvd UNIT 310, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747740
-117.146324
-1736
123149
3812-Park-Blvd-310-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049652
20004965292103
($1,736)/mo
3812 Park Blvd # 310
San Diego
All Other Attached
$699,000
$449
2005
3634 7th Ave UNIT 3A, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1745
104175
3634-7th-Ave-3A-San-Diego-CA-92103
200045613
20004561392103
($1,745)/mo
3634 7th Ave # 3A
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,999
$396
1976
3972 Albatross Unit 202 UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749454
-117.166140
-1806
146895
3972-Albatross-Unit-202-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046125
20004612592103
($1,806)/mo
3972 Albatross Unit 202 # 202
San Diego
Townhome
$825,000
$494
2008
3275 5th Ave UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739456
-117.160355
-1826
130348
3275-5th-Ave-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
200047063
20004706392103
($1,826)/mo
3275 5th Ave # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$739,000
$569
2008
3975 Henry Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747837
-117.184070
-1837
212685
3975-Henry-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
FR20207161
FR2020716192103
($1,837)/mo
3975 Henry Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,169,900
$688
1956
4364 Valle Vista, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754715
-117.182330
-1846
213615
4364-Valle-Vista-San-Diego-CA-92103
200037848
20003784892103
($1,846)/mo
4364 Valle Vista 
San Diego
Detached
$1,175,000
$832
1923
3972 ALBATROSS ST UNIT 404, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749454
-117.166140
-1846
151284
3972-ALBATROSS-ST-404-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046304
20004630492103
($1,846)/mo
3972 ALBATROSS ST # 404
San Diego
All Other Attached
$849,000
$523
2008
3060 6th Ave UNIT 34, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737247
-117.159424
-1857
117955
3060-6th-Ave-34-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049019
20004901992103
($1,857)/mo
3060 6th Ave # 34
San Diego
All Other Attached
$675,000
$526
1991
4238 4TH AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
32.754487
-117.161638
-1871
216359
4238-4TH-AVE-SAN-DIEGO-CA-92103
200028241
20002824192103
($1,871)/mo
4238 4TH AVE 
SAN DIEGO
All Other Attached
$1,190,000
$472
2019
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
126 W Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743300
-117.164560
-1882
217643
126-W-Brookes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049142
20004914292103
($1,882)/mo
126 W Brookes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,197,000
$686
1960
4086 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751502
-117.173509
-1886
218004
4086-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200026184
20002618492103
($1,886)/mo
4086 Ibis St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,199,000
$876
1912
4086 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751522
-117.173225
-1886
218004
4086-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200024345
20002434592103
($1,886)/mo
4086 Ibis St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,199,000
1912
2829 State, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734207
-117.171050
-1970
227316
2829-State-San-Diego-CA-92103
200046063
20004606392103
($1,970)/mo
2829 State 
San Diego
Detached
$1,249,888
$590
1935
2829 State, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734421
-117.170982
-1970
227316
2829-State-San-Diego-CA-92103
200040845
20004084592103
($1,970)/mo
2829 State 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,249,888
1935
3627 Crowell St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743088
-117.176910
-2012
231905
3627-Crowell-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
200049440
20004944092103
($2,012)/mo
3627 Crowell St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,275,000
$812
1976