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.

3950 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 203, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750590
-117.149925
-350
51688
3950-Cleveland-Avenue-203-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013263
18001326392103
($350)/mo
3950 Cleveland Avenue # 203
San Diego
All Other Attached
$289,000
$551
1987
3807 Richmond St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747543
-117.151215
-376
91709
3807-Richmond-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025163
18002516392103
($376)/mo
3807 Richmond St 
San Diego
Detached
$499,000
$1,054
2006
1030 Robinson Ave UNIT 107, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746414
-117.154884
-384
59260
1030-Robinson-Ave-107-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023587
18002358792103
($384)/mo
1030 Robinson Ave # 107
San Diego
All Other Attached
$329,500
$506
1997
4132 Campus Avenue UNIT 7, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-401
68637
4132-Campus-Avenue-7-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020992
18002099292103
($401)/mo
4132 Campus Avenue # 7
San Diego
All Other Attached
$379,000
$445
1985
4132 Campus Avenue UNIT 6, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753014
-117.148040
-424
72349
4132-Campus-Avenue-6-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019532
18001953292103
($424)/mo
4132 Campus Avenue # 6
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,000
$503
1985
1756 Essex St UNIT 213, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747585
-117.147290
-448
59974
1756-Essex-St-213-San-Diego-CA-92103
180016507
18001650792103
($448)/mo
1756 Essex St # 213
San Diego
All Other Attached
$334,900
$550
1989
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 310, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-451
51183
4077-3rd-Ave-310-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025077
18002507792103
($451)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 310
San Diego
All Other Attached
$289,000
$599
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 205, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-475
54885
4077-3rd-Ave-205-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024767
18002476792103
($475)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 205
San Diego
All Other Attached
$309,000
$491
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 202, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-475
54885
4077-3rd-Ave-202-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026527
18002652792103
($475)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 202
San Diego
All Other Attached
$309,000
$502
2005
4077 3rd Ave UNIT 303, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751347
-117.162766
-486
56741
4077-3rd-Ave-303-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025563
18002556392103
($486)/mo
4077 3rd Ave # 303
San Diego
All Other Attached
$319,000
$498
2005
4277 5th, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754463
-117.160470
-522
61532
4277-5th-San-Diego-CA-92103
180021670
18002167092103
($522)/mo
4277 5th 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$345,000
$539
1973
1263 Robinson Ave UNIT 18, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746403
-117.152680
-542
71759
1263-Robinson-Ave-18-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026245
18002624592103
($542)/mo
1263 Robinson Ave # 18
San Diego
All Other Attached
$399,000
$527
1982
3773 1st Ave, Unit 5, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-565
66097
3773-1st-Ave,-Unit-5-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020074
18002007492103
($565)/mo
3773 1st Ave, Unit 5 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$370,000
$740
1982
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
3773 1St Ave UNIT 8, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746384
-117.163870
-571
67003
3773-1St-Ave-8-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023702
18002370292103
($571)/mo
3773 1St Ave # 8
San Diego
All Other Attached
$374,900
$749
1982
3688 1st Avenue UNIT 15, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744816
-117.163870
-580
81129
3688-1st-Avenue-15-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024219
18002421992103
($580)/mo
3688 1st Avenue # 15
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$493
1969
3430 State St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739340
-117.175540
-586
109779
3430-State-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004591
18000459192103
($586)/mo
3430 State St 
San Diego
Detached
$599,000
$998
1923
1710 Torrance St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.746420
-117.179910
-599
82945
1710-Torrance-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180022159
18002215992103
($599)/mo
1710 Torrance St 
San Diego
Townhome
$459,000
$446
1978
836 W Pennsylvania Ave UNIT 110, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745270
-117.170586
-650
94161
836-W-Pennsylvania-Ave-110-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026106
18002610692103
($650)/mo
836 W Pennsylvania Ave # 110
San Diego
All Other Attached
$519,000
$494
1973
3815 Georgia St UNIT 406, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747322
-117.144950
-665
80704
3815-Georgia-St-406-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020917
18002091792103
($665)/mo
3815 Georgia St # 406
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$447
1990
3795 Georgia Street UNIT 204, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747097
-117.144950
-665
80704
3795-Georgia-Street-204-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013085
18001308592103
($665)/mo
3795 Georgia Street # 204
San Diego
All Other Attached
$449,000
$447
1990
2770 2nd Avenue UNIT 307, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734337
-117.163055
-692
66420
2770-2nd-Avenue-307-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014203
18001420392103
($692)/mo
2770 2nd Avenue # 307
San Diego
All Other Attached
$375,000
$431
1992
1268 Essex St UNIT 4, San Diego, CA 92103
32.747456
-117.152626
-708
99800
1268-Essex-St-4-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017817
18001781792103
($708)/mo
1268 Essex St # 4
San Diego
Townhome
$550,000
$456
1993
4264 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.754080
-117.159600
-709
89282
4264-6th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180021260
18002126092103
($709)/mo
4264 6th Ave 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$495,000
$466
1973
1120 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
32.750854
-117.173730
-762
137579
1120-Fort-Stockton-Drive-San-Diego-CA-92103
180021313
18002131392103
($762)/mo
1120 Fort Stockton Drive 
San Diego
Detached
$749,000
$679
1917
806 W Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739708
-117.170560
-762
137579
806-W-Thorn-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180021603
18002160392103
($762)/mo
806 W Thorn St 
San Diego
Detached
$749,000
$617
1944
1260 Cleveland Ave UNIT E106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749035
-117.153270
-801
89584
1260-Cleveland-Ave-E106-San-Diego-CA-92103
180022638
18002263892103
($801)/mo
1260 Cleveland Ave # E106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$499,000
$525
1991
4075 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751774
-117.153450
-823
147030
4075-Vermont-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026407
18002640792103
($823)/mo
4075 Vermont Street 
San Diego
Detached
$800,000
$571
1950
2770 2nd Ave UNIT 210, San Diego, CA 92103
32.734337
-117.163055
-827
86395
2770-2nd-Ave-210-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025216
18002521692103
($827)/mo
2770 2nd Ave # 210
San Diego
All Other Attached
$483,000
$521
1992
4080 Front St. UNIT 106, San Diego, CA 92103
32.751396
-117.165020
-839
94365
4080-Front-St.-106-San-Diego-CA-92103
180022905
18002290592103
($839)/mo
4080 Front St. # 106
San Diego
All Other Attached
$525,000
$484
2002
3664 Jackdaw St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.173540
-845
150551
3664-Jackdaw-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023521
18002352192103
($845)/mo
3664 Jackdaw St 
San Diego
Detached
$819,000
$880
1926
3912 Ibis St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748535
-117.173210
-852
151665
3912-Ibis-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024828
18002482892103
($852)/mo
3912 Ibis St 
San Diego
Detached
$825,000
$711
1930
3666 3rd Ave UNIT 304, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744484
-117.162730
-862
83541
3666-3rd-Ave-304-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019315
18001931592103
($862)/mo
3666 3rd Ave # 304
San Diego
All Other Attached
$469,000
$446
1988
217 Montecito Way, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752827
-117.162980
-873
135113
217-Montecito-Way-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014227
18001422792103
($873)/mo
217 Montecito Way 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$739,000
$480
2010
1052 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155250
-880
156114
1052-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025575
18002557592103
($880)/mo
1052 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$849,000
$514
1935
475 Redwood St UNIT 601, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737660
-117.160600
-901
84495
475-Redwood-St-601-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020360
18002036092103
($901)/mo
475 Redwood St # 601
San Diego
All Other Attached
$475,000
$655
2005
802 W Nutmeg St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.732730
-117.170500
-934
164637
802-W-Nutmeg-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024786
18002478692103
($934)/mo
802 W Nutmeg St 
San Diego
Detached
$895,000
$547
1912
3426 - 3428 State St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.739337
-117.175795
-939
165379
3426---3428-State-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180004752
18000475292103
($939)/mo
3426 - 3428 State St 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$899,000
1926
1629 Polk Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752525
-117.146950
-939
165379
1629-Polk-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180013851
18001385192103
($939)/mo
1629 Polk Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$899,000
1925
1054 Lincoln Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752205
-117.155230
-998
174644
1054-Lincoln-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025576
18002557692103
($998)/mo
1054 Lincoln Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$949,000
$612
1992
3157 Harbor Ridge Ln, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737587
-117.173134
-1009
176500
3157-Harbor-Ridge-Ln-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026241
18002624192103
($1,009)/mo
3157 Harbor Ridge Ln 
San Diego
Detached
$959,000
$629
2003
3980 9 th Ave UNIT 207, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749954
-117.156390
-1071
118830
3980-9-th-Ave-207-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024602
18002460292103
($1,071)/mo
3980 9 th Ave # 207
San Diego
Townhome
$659,000
$427
2007
3650 5th Ave. UNIT 212, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744540
-117.160410
-1082
107473
3650-5th-Ave.-212-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026550
18002655092103
($1,082)/mo
3650 5th Ave. # 212
San Diego
All Other Attached
$599,900
$568
2009
1032 Pennsylvania Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.745365
-117.154880
-1117
193360
1032-Pennsylvania-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180009810
18000981092103
($1,117)/mo
1032 Pennsylvania Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,050,000
$741
1950
1034 W QUINCE, San Diego, CA 92103
32.735980
-117.171930
-1146
145224
1034-W-QUINCE-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017304
18001730492103
($1,146)/mo
1034 W QUINCE 
San Diego
All Other Attached
$799,000
$456
1988
1028 West Brookes, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743130
-117.172870
-1169
201702
1028-West-Brookes-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023569
18002356992103
($1,169)/mo
1028 West Brookes 
San Diego
Detached
$1,095,000
$489
1948
1409 Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743275
-117.150920
-1174
202444
1409-Brookes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020109
18002010992103
($1,174)/mo
1409 Brookes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,099,000
$785
1913
1409 Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743275
-117.150920
-1174
202444
1409-Brookes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020129
18002012992103
($1,174)/mo
1409 Brookes Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,099,000
1913
4373 Cleveland Avenue UNIT 2, San Diego, CA 92103
32.756638
-117.150010
-1190
148059
4373-Cleveland-Avenue-2-San-Diego-CA-92103
180010240
18001024092103
($1,190)/mo
4373 Cleveland Avenue # 2
San Diego
Detached
$815,000
$594
2018
3690 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744858
-117.162730
-1292
220974
3690-3rd-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024259
18002425992103
($1,292)/mo
3690 3rd Ave 
San Diego
Res Income 2-4 Units
$1,199,000
1940
3903 Alameda Place, San Diego, CA 92103
32.748070
-117.185265
-1340
228574
3903-Alameda-Place-San-Diego-CA-92103
180023860
18002386092103
($1,340)/mo
3903 Alameda Place 
San Diego
Detached
$1,240,000
$413
1990
916 Barr Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
32.755688
-117.171520
-1351
230413
916-Barr-Avenue-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025979
18002597992103
($1,351)/mo
916 Barr Avenue 
San Diego
Detached
$1,249,900
$867
2018
3940 7th Ave UNIT 112, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749080
-117.158390
-1382
157236
3940-7th-Ave-112-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026075
18002607592103
($1,382)/mo
3940 7th Ave # 112
San Diego
All Other Attached
$868,000
$478
1997
3344 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.738976
-117.174330
-1437
243904
3344-Union-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180019762
18001976292103
($1,437)/mo
3344 Union Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,322,700
$715
1956
750 W Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740784
-117.170160
-1468
248774
750-W-Upas-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180025116
18002511692103
($1,468)/mo
750 W Upas St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,349,000
$484
1983
3643 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744633
-117.159550
-1489
210429
3643-6th-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180024455
18002445592103
($1,489)/mo
3643 6th Ave 
San Diego
Rowhome
$1,149,000
$658
2016
3635 7th Ave UNIT 8E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158360
-1503
126421
3635-7th-Ave-8E-San-Diego-CA-92103
180018983
18001898392103
($1,503)/mo
3635 7th Ave # 8E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$710,000
$468
1976
3218 Ibis Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.737785
-117.173730
-1522
257302
3218-Ibis-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180017452
18001745292103
($1,522)/mo
3218 Ibis Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,395,000
$536
2017
738 W Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
32.740784
-117.170074
-1528
258230
738-W-Upas-St-San-Diego-CA-92103
180014654
18001465492103
($1,528)/mo
738 W Upas St 
San Diego
Detached
$1,399,999
$608
2017
1875 Lyndon Road, San Diego, CA 92103
32.749237
-117.182106
-1573
265458
1875-Lyndon-Road-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002862
18000286292103
($1,573)/mo
1875 Lyndon Road 
San Diego
Detached
$1,439,000
$458
1983
4139 Eagle Street, San Diego, CA 92103
32.752224
-117.169580
-1580
217623
4139-Eagle-Street-San-Diego-CA-92103
180020036
18002003692103
($1,580)/mo
4139 Eagle Street 
San Diego
Detached
$1,189,000
$590
1988
3634 7Th Ave UNIT 4E, San Diego, CA 92103
32.744434
-117.158380
-1596
141058
3634-7Th-Ave-4E-San-Diego-CA-92103
180002085
18000208592103
($1,596)/mo
3634 7Th Ave # 4E
San Diego
All Other Attached
$789,000
$520
1976
1003 W Brookes Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
32.743122
-117.172790
-1646
276760
1003-W-Brookes-Ave-San-Diego-CA-92103
180026563
18002656392103
($1,646)/mo
1003 W Brookes Ave 
San Diego
Detached
$1,500,000
$446
1913
1212 W Arbor, San Diego, CA 92103
32.753742
-117.174320
-1699
285097
1212-W-Arbor-San-Diego-CA-92103
180027362
18002736292103
($1,699)/mo
1212 W Arbor 
San Diego
Detached
$1,545,000
$674
1916